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For the Grace of a Happy Death

December 18, 2013, marked the 135th anniversary of the execution of John Kehoe at Pottsville, Pennsylvania. On that day in 1878,…

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Added by Anne Flaherty on December 18, 2013 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Snuff at a Wake and Other Pipe Dreams

While yet a teenager, I collected most of these clay pipes around Loughrea, in county Galway, some from the lake shore, some from under the water using a snorkel and mask, the smallest ones from the bottom of a hole I was digging in Elephant and Castle, while working as a student in…

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Added by Brian Nolan on December 16, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Introducing: The Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way will be Ireland’s first long-distance driving route, stretching from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in west Cork.  With a launch date of March 2014, this route…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on December 15, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

10 Places in Ireland Where History Isn’t Boring

I’m not sure why so many people think history is boring. Sure, a dull teacher can ruin any good story, but history, in the right setting is not only intriguing, but it is alive. You’ll be amazed at the history you can discover during a driving tour of Ireland. The lens of history is…

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Added by margopenelope on December 13, 2013 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

The Story of Irish Women Political Prisoners

Book Review

"In the Footsteps of Anne, Stories of Republican Women Ex-Prisoners"

Compiled by Evelyn Brady, Eva Patterson, Kate Mc Kinney, Rosie Hamill and Pauline Jackson

Shanway Press

$35 from…

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Added by Sandy Boyer on December 9, 2013 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: December 8 - December 14

Smithsonian Institute

James Hoban and George Washington inspect the unfinished White House in 1798. Washington would never live in it.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 7, 2013 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

'Honest Dan': The Man from Derry Who Took on Tammany Hall

 

It is impossible to write the history of nineteenth century American politics without noting the overwhelming presence of the Irish in the affairs of state. In part this was due to mere…

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Added by Niall McArdle on December 6, 2013 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Nelson Mandela, Model of Reconciliation in World of Conflict

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has drawn quite a bit of attention at The Wild Geese, and not only within the past 24 hours since this legendary leader's passing.

Here are some of the tributes members have posted:

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Added by Gerry Regan on December 6, 2013 at 12:00pm — 11 Comments

Cleburne: A Confederate 'Meteor'

Historical Art Prints

The final, tragic, moments of…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

The Fairies

By Patrick Bonar

Irish folk lore is part of our heritage and the tradition of storytelling runs strongly through our veins. It would be difficult to find an Irish person who did not hear the stories of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 29, 2013 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

The Scum of England, or Ordinary Men? A Review of DJ Kelly's 'Running with Crows'

Running with Crows: The Life and Death of a Black and tan

A novel by DJ Kelly

Published by PublishNation (6 Mar 2013)

Available from…

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Added by John J. Gaynard on November 22, 2013 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Tara: Ireland’s Royal Board Game – A Review

As we know from the ancient Celtic legends, our ancestors were very fond of a board game named Fidhcell by the Irish and Gwyddbvyll by the Welsh. It was like chess, often being proclaimed as one of…

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Added by Celtic Myth Podshow on November 28, 2013 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

Chatting With Anne Ó Máille: 'Guardian' of Aran Knitting

The Wild Geese's Ryan O'Rourke recently paid a visit to Ó Máille's Original House of Style in Galway City to talk with its…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — 13 Comments

Who Really Discovered America?

 

On the Galway's Horrible Histories Walk, I weave the Brendan Voyage tale into the stories I tell, explaining how in 929 AD the Vikings raided the Priory Abbey of Annaghdown, 4 miles up the Corrib River from Galway city, which was founded by…

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Added by Brian Nolan on November 27, 2013 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Your 5 Go-to Irish spirits

IRISH TO THE CORE

Added by Castle Brands Inc on November 26, 2013 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments

One Knot: 240 Metres of Rope, 2,200 Crossings - 3 Months Work!

Zen and the Art of Knots





Celtic knotwork has fascinated me for over 30 years now. It has always been drawn, painted, etched and carved etc., so I set myself a completely new…

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Added by Murray Heasman on November 25, 2013 at 7:00pm — 10 Comments


Founding Member
New Israeli Labor Party Chief’s Irish Roots Run Deep

Last Thursday, Israel’s Labor Party elected a new leader.  Isaac Herzog replaces Shelly Yacimovich as the party’s Chairman.

Herzog immediately called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to move the peace process with the Palestinians forward.  In his victory speech, Herzog vowed to refocus the…

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Added by Valerie Lapin Ganley on November 24, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments


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Be Reunited This Christmas At The Emigrant Flame

New Ross, County Wexford -- The JFK Trust announced an exciting new campaign with Irish emigrants and their families at its heart. The REUNITED AT THE EMIGRANT FLAME campaign will give participants a chance to win return flights to Ireland in time for Christmas and is…

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Added by The Kennedy Homestead on November 23, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

JFK Not the Only Great Loss on November 22, 1963

Today (November 22, 2013), the world commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Irish-American president John F. Kennedy.  You may not know that Belfast-born author and theologian, C.S. Lewis, passed on the very same day.  Fifty years after his death, Lewis is even more influential than…

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Added by Kelly O'Rourke on November 22, 2013 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Remembering JFK: A Community Chat

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, November 22, 2013 -- the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.  Some editing has been applied for clarity.

The…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 22, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

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