All Blog Posts Tagged 'Asia' (24)

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 6 - August 12

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 6, 1775, Daniel O'Connell , 'The Liberator,' one of the most influential men in Irish history was born near Cahirciveen, County Kerry. Raised by his uncle, Daniel learned the Irish language and…


Added by The Wild Geese on August 5, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 25 - July 1

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 25, 1870, …


Added by The Wild Geese on June 25, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 30 - November 5

DOMNAIGH -- On Oct. 30, 1892, Eoin O'Duffy, revolutionary and organizer of the infamous…


Added by The Wild Geese on October 29, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Irish Pilgrim Paths Day and the Irish Pilgrim Tag™

National Pilgrim Paths Day is a new Easter Festival based on Ireland’s dense network of medieval pilgrim walking routes. This new heritage themed event is organised by the local communities adjacent to each of…


Added by Thomas R. on February 16, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

The Ottoman Empire and The Great Hunger

During the Great Hunger in Ireland the Ottoman Empire sent £1,000 sterling (about $1,500,000 today) and three shiploads of food to Drogheda, Ireland.

The Ottoman ruler at that time -- Sultan Khaleefah Abdul-Majid – wanted to send…


Added by Des Wade on July 25, 2015 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

A Visit to The Hope Foundation in Kolkata, India

Last night Susan McManamon​ and I joined the night rescue team of The Hope Foundation​, supported by Irish Aid. We spent 3 hours driving through areas of Calcutta where people live…


Added by Aine Edwards on April 23, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

New Member Hello -- Brendan O'Byrne, An Fear Ceol

Hello to all ...

My name is Brendan O'Byrne and I am delighted to be accepted into The Wild Geese community. I am a professional musician, songwriter and composer, and resident musician to Ashford Castle Hotel in Cong, Ireland. I am an artist and love to oil paint.

In my professional life…


Added by Brendan OByrne on April 22, 2015 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

St. Patrick's Day in Chennai, India

This was my third St. Patrick's Day celebration in Chennai, South India. Thanks to the opening of the Hon Irish Consul in 2013, and a little networking in both Ireland and India, we have a small…


Added by Aine Edwards on March 17, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

St. Patrick's Day in Japan

Toru Tazura O'Connell, the Public Relations Director of the Irish Network Japan was kind enough to send in the following…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Patrick Lafcadio Hearn: An Irishman in Japan

The Embassy of Ireland in Tokyo promotes the achievement of Lafcadio Hearn as one of the most important historical connections between Ireland and Japan. A special library devoted to books by and about Hearn was opened at the Embassy in 1987.  The Embassy is also closely involved…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

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The Story of St. Valentine's Day: Celebrating Love Worldwide

How is Valentine’s Day celebrated around…


Added by Totally Irish Gifts on February 10, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Irish Sailor, Hobo, Troublemaker ... Buddhist Monk?

On Sunday August 6, 1911, readers of the Irish Sunday Independent opened their papers to read about a Dublin-born Irish-American who had been “sailor, tramp, shepherd, truckman, stevedore and tally…


Added by Dr Laurence Cox on November 11, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Irish Survivor of Hiroshima

We’re marking the 69th anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima. And yes, an Irish national --- Julia Canny a.k.a. Sister Mary of Saint Isaac Jogues --- was present and survived. My story together with the accompanying photographs (reproduced…


Added by John Edward Murphy on July 26, 2014 at 7:00pm — 14 Comments

Your 'Great Irish Spot' Deserves Your Great Irish Story

A $100 gift card from world-class retailer…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 5, 2014 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Dying Together: From Bull Run to Baghdad

By Joseph E. Gannon (originally published in 2006)

Millions of people across the world were horrified when they heard reports of the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. One such group was far from home and surely more horrified…


Added by The Wild Geese on February 9, 2014 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 12 - January 18

Edmund Burke c. 1767/69, by Joshua Reynolds

DOMHNAIGH -- On January 12, 1729, Edmund Burke, one of the greatest…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 11, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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…


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

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…


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…


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

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INC's Sean McManus Becomes Peace Judge, Barbara Flaherty 'Ambassador'

CAPITOL HILL.  Friday, October 11, 2013 --- The President of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus (INC) travels on Saturday, October 19 to Seoul, South Korea, for the "swearing in" ceremony.


Fr. Sean Mc Manus will be sworn in as a Judge on the World Peace Prize Awarding Council…


Added by Fr. Sean McManus on October 12, 2013 at 11:55am — 1 Comment

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