All Blog Posts Tagged 'Massachusetts' (8)

Unpacking 'The Wreck of the Hesperus'

'You look like the wreck of the Hesperus' was a much-used phrase in our house in Loughrea, 20 miles from the sea at Galway Bay. Boys, well you know boys, they never comb their hair, never wash their hands, wear the same clothes forever. . . . You know the…

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Added by Brian Nolan on January 7, 2017 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Jews Who Fought in Famed Irish Brigade's 28th Massachusetts

In my research on the history of the 28th Massachusetts Volunteers, a Boston Irish regiment raised to be a part of Thomas Meagher’s Irish Brigade, the most surprising find was the identification of three Jewish soldiers who served in its ranks.  The three were…

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Added by Robert A Mosher on April 28, 2016 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment


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Irish Rebels and the Baltimore Riots

Avenge the patriotic gore

That flecked the streets of Baltimore,

And be the battle queen of yore,…

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Added by Joe Gannon on May 3, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The True Story of Thanksgiving

History, as written, is not always accurate. Revised versions of past events are often presented to support conclusions already reached - political or otherwise. Sadly, many of these revised…

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Added by Mike McCormack on November 21, 2014 at 3:00pm — 10 Comments

Talking 'Galway Stories' With Readers Across the Globe

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheNewWildGeese.com on Wednesday, May 8th, with Connemara-based author, poet, and publisher (and fellow Wild…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 9, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Hoboken Irish Fest Highlights NJ's Links to Emerald Isle

By David Cosgrove / The Wild Geese

Hoboken, N.J. -- Hundreds of families and young people gathered at Hoboken's beautiful waterfront to experience a taste of Ireland at the 2nd Annual Hoboken Irish Cultural Festival. The 3-10 p.m. event, held March 13, offered traditional…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 20, 2013 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Hoboken Hurling Club’s Roots Planted on Elysian Fields

By David Cosgrove / The Wild Geese 

Hoboken, N.J. -- Seventy-something Hoboken native John Carey, sporting a green sweater, stood amid the city’s annual Irish…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 20, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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