All Blog Posts Tagged 'Mayo' (28)

Now Comes the Spring -- 'Anois Teacht An Earraigh'

Once St. Brigid's Day has passed, our thoughts turn to the arrival of Spring . . .

I was reminded of what little credit I give sometimes Ireland's forgotten writers and poets, especially those who wrote in…

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Added by Brian Nolan on February 1, 2016 at 5:00am — 3 Comments


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In the Footsteps of Bridget: A Titanic Connection

In 2013 our annual trek to the Ireland brought us to a pleasant small cottage in the…

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Added by Joe Gannon on July 24, 2015 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments


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Pilgrimage to Knock

On our trip to County Waterford that we won back in 2013, my husband Bill and I  decided to take some extra days and trek northwest while in Ireland, to see the Knock Cathedral in County Mayo. After passing through Waterford we headed up through Tipperary and Offaly before heading into the beautiful Counties of Galway and Mayo, which of course are part of the Wild West of…

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Added by Fran Reddy on May 20, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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Tracing the Irish Potato Famine - Places to Visit in Ireland

Between the years of 1845 and 1852, Ireland’s population was reduced by about 20% due to the impacts of the Potato Famine, also known as The Great…

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Added by The Irish Tourism Group on March 2, 2015 at 2:30am — 4 Comments

Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partner Featured in Virginia's Largest Newspaper

Trish O'Donnell-Jenkins and Michael Regan-Waugh operate Wild West Irish Tours, based in Richmond. Photo taken Wed. Feb. 18, 2015.

BY RANDY HALLMAN Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richmond husband and wife Michael Regan-Waugh and Trish O’Donnell-Jenkins want to introduce you to some of their dear friends — their dear, talented friends — in Ireland.  …

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on February 26, 2015 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

'The Great Hunger' in County Mayo

by Dr.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 21, 2015 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Quiz: Can You Name These Irish Sights?

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 15, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Exploring the Music of Ireland's Islands - Achill

This is from a series of programmes released in 2009.

This programme is about Achill Island where music was an integral part of island life. "You get serious goosebumps as you march into into the Church if your band is going well," Piper Conal Mc Namara states, as he describes playing with an Achill pipe band on St Patrick's day.

Added by Bit Devine on October 23, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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

Guillermo (William or Liam) Brown

So who the **** was Guillermo (William or Liam) Brown?

Guillermo (William or Liam) Brown (1777 - 1857) was an Irishman acknowledged as the “father of the Argentine Navy.” That’s right, an Irishman founded…

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Added by John Edward Murphy on July 26, 2014 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

Exploring Unspoiled Ireland with Wild West Irish Tours

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, June…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 12, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments


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Irish Eye Candy: Keem Beach, Achill Island

Keem Beach, Achill Island, Ireland…
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Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on June 11, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments


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‘The Irish Pub’ Reviewed: The Perfect Pint and a Fabulous Film

What draws me back to Ireland over and over again?  There’s the stunning physical beauty.  But what makes a beautiful place so special?  For me, it’s the people: their intellect, passion, warmth and wit. …

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Added by Valerie Lapin Ganley on May 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 4 - May 10

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Willie Pearse

DOMHNAIGH --…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 3, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Willie Walsh's Wake

Willie Walsh was every inch the typical Mayo man, hardworking and well disposed to help his fellow villagers, and indeed it was just such an act of kindness which brought about…

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Added by DJ Kelly on April 23, 2014 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

Top 5 Spectacular Walking Trails in Ireland

See what the Emerald Isle has offer on foot. Walk along gigantic cliff faces, sandy dunes and beaches,…

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Added by The Irish Store on April 17, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Ireland's Top 10 Natural Wonders

Feast your eyes on the natural beauty that Ireland has to offer. From amazing stone landscapes, to breathtaking cliff faces to picturesque lakes and more.…

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Added by The Irish Store on April 11, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Ireland's Midland Great Western Railway

I recently came across the lovely and nostalgic promotional poster from Ireland's Midland Great Western Railway shown above.  Although I live one of the areas formerly served by this grand old railroad, I didn't know much…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 9, 2014 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Step Back in Time and See Ireland from the Late 1800s Onwards

Let's take a look back to the late 1800s and…

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Added by The Irish Store on February 19, 2014 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Top 8 Romantic Places in Ireland

As the countdown to Valentines Day begins, we decided to take a look at some of the most romantic places around Ireland and compiled a list of our top favourites. You may have been lucky enough to get to some of these places and if not they’re definite recommendations to enjoy alongside your loved one.…
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Added by The Irish Store on February 6, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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