All Blog Posts Tagged 'West' (19)

'Would You Ever Think of Coming Home?'

I am surely not the first Irish emigrant to have heard these words from their heartbroken mother. Guilt at the impact of my decision to leave Ireland and grief at the loss of my beloved mother are…

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Added by Anne Casey on July 25, 2017 at 4:00am — 6 Comments

About Two Wild Westie Friends ...

I gaze upon a lonely beach, two figures walking all alone,

Slowly the sun settles in the west, remnants of daylight shone.

From my vantage I see two shadows moving on the beach,

Strolling slowly just within darkness’ reach.

I watch the pair moving slowly…

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Added by William Huckeby on June 19, 2015 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Wild West of Ireland (contest entry)

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Have you ever had a place strike at the core of you, even though you've never been there?  It's a sort of remembering....like something calling to you that you don't really understand yet.   Like fog rolling off of hills as the…

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Added by Jennifer Elizabeth Shaw on June 11, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

Wild West of Ireland: Out of Time and Place

Have you ever had a feeling of déjà vu and known it was something you can’t possibly have experienced in your own lifetime? I get this feeling often, a heartfelt pining for a time period I’ve never lived through and a place that I’ve never even visited. Many of these feelings are tied directly to Ireland in the early 20th century and onward. I’ve never been to Ireland and although I’m not about to disclose my age, suffice it to say that while I may not be a spring chicken anymore I certainly…

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Added by Wendy Kowal on June 10, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Wild Westie And a New Bestie

Sitting quietly alone, gazing out the window at the sight,

Of night’s grasp soon giving way to morning’s light.

The sun slowly rising, erasing the morning gloom

With me sitting quietly alone in that room.

Enjoying the peace and solitude of this place,

A good book in hand, feeling the rising sun in my face.

The smell of eggs, rasher, sausage and toast,

Being prepared by our gracious Irish hosts.

Suddenly out of the corner of my…

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Added by William Huckeby on June 10, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The Wild West of Ireland

A trip to the West of Ireland would be a lifetime dream come true for me.  I have never been to Ireland and have always had a great longing to go.  I live in the western side of San Francisco and have many Irish friends and neighbors.  There is a spirit among these people like no other I have felt before.  My Irish friends are loving, spirited and proud people with a gift of gab.  I love spending time with these lovely people.  I have some Irish roots but have not formally explored my…

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Added by Jeanine Wiater on June 10, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Wild Westies of Ireland on Innishmurray

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Added by William Huckeby on June 8, 2015 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Wild West of Ireland Contest Entry

From the Wild Westie’s owners a message was conveyed,

Win a free trip back with airfare paid!

 

You need to tell us why you want to return and have it posted,

On the Wild Irish Geese website where the contest is hosted.

 

So tell us why in a video, picture, or blog on their site,

And wait for a decision as they pick the one that’s just right.

 

So here is my entry, a story to tell,

Of a magical journey as I drop my poem…

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Added by William Huckeby on June 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

My Wild West of Ireland Heart

Endless shades of green everywhere you look

Sounds of water from a babbling brook

Fresh smells the air after a summer shower

As we walk the woods you can feel the power

Of a land whose people love so dear

And with each step taken dwindles our troubles and fears

Soon we gather and board into the Blue Beast

And with steady driver at the helm we head to a pub for a feast

Soon voices, music, and laughter fill the air

And we celebrate…

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Added by William Huckeby on June 5, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Wild West of Ireland - Pa loved it!



Ah, my darlin, surely you've got the map of Ireland on your face.”   He always dropped his “g’s”…

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Added by Sharon Keenan on June 1, 2015 at 2:00pm — 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

A Wild West Irish Tours Musical Surprise (and Some Healing) for Our Family!

'It’s the little things that happened quite spontaneously and unexpectedly that made this trip so special.'

By Marie Evans, Decatur TX

If…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on February 2, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

'What Is Seldom Is Wonderful' -- Mystical Innismurray Island on the Wild West Irish Tour

Innismurray Island is, perhaps, the gem of the Wild Atlantic Way and is certainly a place where…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on November 25, 2014 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Finding Traces of My Irish Heritage with Wild West Irish Tours

Ken and Antonette Kaufman came on a Wild West Irish Tours special "Emigrant Trail Ancestry Tour" to find his family roots. Here is his story:…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on November 6, 2014 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Back in the Days of Corncrakes

One glorious July morning, I was on my way to help John Joe Maher make hay, when I noticed a crowd of strangers in the town square. A film…

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Added by Eddie Stack on May 10, 2014 at 12:00am — 8 Comments

Filmmaker Loach Again Takes Aim at Ireland's Capitalists

British filmmaker Ken Loach is turning his practiced muse and penetrating focus once again toward Ireland with a new film exploring the disabilities inflicted on Ireland's working classes, this time in the aftermath of Irish independence.

According to a report this week in…

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Added by Gerry Regan on May 3, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

A 1631 Raid on West Cork: When Barbary Pirates Came To Prey - Part 3 of 3: Aftermath

By James Doherty

A British sailing ship of the "Welp" type.

A deeply unhappy king ordered an inquiry with high-ranking admiralty officials blaming the captain of the ill-fated Fifth Whelp with incompetency. The captain in turn blamed officials for corruption. The public and the government…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

A 1631 Raid on West Cork: When Barbary Pirates Came To Prey - Part 2 of 3: The Raid

By James Doherty

Photo by James Doherty 

The cove where the pirates landed. Click on the image for a larger view.

On the 20th of June 1631, Morat Rais led his mixed force…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

A 1631 Raid on West Cork: When Barbary Pirates Came To Prey

Photo by James Doherty

Baltimore Harbor today.

By James…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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