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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

Jacqueline Kennedy's Handwritten Letter to De Valera

The image to the left is the first page of a hand-written letter from Jacqueline Kennedy to Eamon De Valera in January of 1964.  In the letter, Mrs. Kennedy expresses how much her late husband's trip to Ireland the previous summer had impacted him, and how much his Irish heritage meant to…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on November 22, 2013 at 2:09pm — 3 Comments

Forged in Fire: JFK and PT 109

In the early morning hours of August 2, 1943, a small American torpedo boat was moving just west of New Georgia in the Solomon Islands. In command was a young Irish-American destined to be the first…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 21, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Bruton: JFK's Visit a Dramatic Turning Point for Ireland

By John Bruton

In 1963, when President John Fitzgerald Kennedy visited Ireland, I was 15 years of age.

To understand the impact of President…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 21, 2013 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Playing the Wild Rover: Some Irish Pubs Around the Globe

France has its Eiffel Tower, the U.S. its Statue of Liberty, but arguably the most iconic attraction in Ireland is that cathedral of conviviality, the Irish pub. The unique thing that this Irish institution has is that, unlike the others, it’s exportable, if you don’t count plaster-of- Paris…

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Added by Michael Quane on November 20, 2013 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Help Our Philippine Brethren Today

The government of Ireland has pledged aid of more than 3 million euro to the disaster-stricken Philippines, and Irish missionaries are in the forefront of providing assistance to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, according to Irish news reports. Tipperary-born…

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Added by Michael Quane on November 19, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Respect for JFK’s Legacy an Enduring Part of This Family

November 22nd. Strikes a sullen chord. Any year -- and yet this year, it is the 50th year. Striking a crescendo of deep and bitter sadness.

Maybe it’s because I was raised in a house where John Fitzgerald…

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Added by Kevin Gleeson on November 20, 2013 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

A Little Giggle from The Independant - Irish Mammy's Words of Wisdom

Have a read and see what you think, but I think Colm O'Regan has captured the essence of of Irish Mammys. Don't some of these phrases ring bells? …

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Added by Ruthie Colcombe on November 19, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Chatting with Three of the Leading Lights in Contemporary Celtic Art

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, November 15, 2013 with three of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 18, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Remembering JFK's Funeral Fifty-Four Years On

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States

It was early Friday afternoon, November 22, 1963. I…

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Added by Jim Goulding on November 20, 2013 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

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