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What Irish Christmas Traditions Do You Recall or Hand Down?

Wrenboys on St. Stephen's Day in Dingle, Ireland.

Started by Nollaig 2016Latest Reply

The Meaning of the Poppy

Here is a copy of the letter written by a Wigan soccer player to his club's owner on why he is not wearing the poppy on his uniform. What s…

Started by Jim CurleyLatest Reply

Irish-American Impresario P.S. Gilmore the Subject of New Radio Documentary

Hello everyone! A radio documentary was launched this month by Athlone Community Radio in Ireland titled "The Bandmaster," highlighting the…

Started by Jarlath MacNamaraLatest Reply

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Welcome to the Flock!

 Please use this thread to introduce yourself to your fellow Wild Geese. In particular, we would love to hear your Irish story. What are yo…

Started by The Wild Geese

306 May 31
Reply by Ron Redmond

Portlaoise (formerly Maryborough) in County Laois (formerly Queen's County)

I live in Portlaoise (formerly Maryborough) and while I cannot provide a Genealogy service, I can advise people on aspects of our town's hi…

Started by Sean O Duinn

1 May 21
Reply by Josh Cole

Irish to Jamaica

Here's the descent:  James Matthew Rankin, born in Tyrone, County Galway, somehow got to Jamaica.  There he married Rachel Maria and had a…

Started by Gene R Rankin

0 Mar 19

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Thats Just How it Was [Part 3]

  Trevelyan went on to imprison any Irish Catholic who stole corn from the surplus corn sheds to feed their families. These people were sen…

Started by That's Just How It Was

0 Feb 4

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Thats Just How It Was [part 2]

They built mud cabins or huts, just as all the other evicted people did, and it was into these dire conditions that both Patrick and Anne…

Started by That's Just How It Was

0 Jan 31

Free database access

The New England Historic Genealogical Society is allowing free access to all of its AmericanAncestors.org databases until the end of Tuesda…

Started by Kieron Punch

0 Jul 11, 2018

Irish-American Impresario P.S. Gilmore the Subject of New Radio Documentary

Hello everyone! A radio documentary was launched this month by Athlone Community Radio in Ireland titled "The Bandmaster," highlighting the…

Started by Jarlath MacNamara

1 May 23, 2018
Reply by Jarlath MacNamara

My article on Paul Morphy, Irish American Chess Master

Here is an article I wrote about a famous Irish American chess master named Paul Morphy. http://www.irishamericanjournal.com/2017/08/chess-

Started by ADRIAN McGRATH

0 Apr 16, 2018

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What Irish Christmas Traditions Do You Recall or Hand Down?

Wrenboys on St. Stephen's Day in Dingle, Ireland.

Started by Nollaig 2016

12 Apr 12, 2018
Reply by Michael Brosnan

The County Mayo Peace Park Castlebar 10 year Anniversary 0ctober 7th at Castlebar

The Mayo Peace Park Castlebar is commemorating their 10 year unveiling by the then President of Ireland Mary McAleese on October 7th 2018 a…

Started by martin c

0 Apr 12, 2018

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