All Blog Posts Tagged 'Armagh' (14)

Oliver Plunkett, Tomás Ó Fiaich and The Bard of Armagh





This month we remember Irishman Oliver Plunkett, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, who was hung, drawn and quartered, on July 1, 1681 at Tyburn Gallows, London. That barbaric act made him the last Catholic victim martyred as a direct result of the devious ‘Popish…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 1, 2018 at 10:13am — 6 Comments

Gullion: Mountain of Steep Slopes

I am Gullion, old as time itself, older than the pre-dawn of life, forged in the crucible of a ring of fire, before man existed. Up here the air is pure and fresh and crisp as the frost of winter’s breath. I’ve seen it all from up here, here by the bottomless…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 6, 2016 at 10:30pm — 10 Comments

My First Blog!

This will be my first blog post here on The Wild Geese. Be gentle with me! I'm only part of this flock since October last year and am just about stretching my wings to fly now. To be honest, I have "flown" before. In the mid 90s I ventured to Herefordshire , England…

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Added by Donagh McKeown on June 3, 2015 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

The Clock of Crossmaglen

Many thanks once again to the ‘Creggan Historical Society', its curator Mr. Michael McShane and local historian Mr. Kevin McMahon, for their vast knowledge, brilliant minds and tireless efforts toward ensuring that the…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on January 6, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

The Dalin' Man from Crossmaglen.

The dealing man can still be found in every market square and bazzar in towns and villages around the world. Their nationalities and languages may be different but the art of dealing always follows the same ancient ways. Dealing men were expected to look the part at all times and had a…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 3, 2014 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

James 'Crash' Ryan: Inventor of the 'Black Box'

Professor James J. Ryan II was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1903.  In a most literal sense, Professor James Ryan earned his nickname. A professor in the University of Minnesota’s mechanical…

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Added by Dee Notaro on August 10, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Boutique Hostels and Unique Places to Stay: The Truth About Irish Budget Accommodation

When I first heard the phrase "boutique hostel," I figured it was a bit of marketing gimmickry at work. I mean, hostels were bottom-of-the-barrel, right? I suspected the word "boutique" was in line to replace "charming" and "lots of character" for describing accommodation that wasn't quite up to par.

Well, this summer I got a taste of modern hosteling,…

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Added by Irish Fireside on August 2, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments


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10 Irish Food and Drink Products to Buy for Christmas

We cannot believe that Christmas is a mere 5 months away and so for this post we asked our Founder, Lisa…

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Added by ISLE magazine on July 27, 2014 at 3:00am — 6 Comments

A 'Wild Goose' in the Mayan Kingdom

Our educated guess is that Dr. Theodore Thaddeus Dominic O’Kelly came to Guatemala around 1696. He might be a surgeon from the ranks of the Jacobite Army that fought in Aughrim. According to his account, he was…

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Added by juan pablo torrebiarte on June 13, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

No Such Thing as a Stranger

The morning sun pressed through my window and pried open my eyes at half past six. Since breakfast wouldn't be served until half past eight, I decided that a short walk to explore the area around Dundrum House of…

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Added by Bit Devine on April 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Fragments of Time

After watching the video of Genetic ghosts, I kept recalling one of my poems, written in preparation for our first performance tour in Ireland back in 2005. I set to understanding the feelings I awakened during my visit the first year in the only way I knew best, rhythm and rhyme.…

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Added by Bit Devine on July 18, 2013 at 5:34pm — 2 Comments

Martin Corey – Irish Political Prisoner Held Without Charge, Trial

Martin Corey has spent more than three years in Northern Ireland’s Maghaberry Prison. Although he hasn’t been charged with any crime, there is little prospect that he will be released any time in the foreseeable future. The Secretary of State for Northern…

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Added by Sandy Boyer on July 1, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Lúnasa Wows Fans at NYC's Lincoln Center

By Megan Finnegan Bungeroth

New York -- The five members of the Irish acoustic band …

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 15, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

'The O'Neill' Bedevils Mountjoy at Moyry Pass

By Joe Gannon…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

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