Please use this thread to introduce yourself to your fellow Wild Geese. In particular, we would love to hear your Irish story. What are your ties to Ireland? Have you or are you in the midst of uncovering your genealogy? What are your particular Irish interests? The arts? Cooking? Literature? Travel?
Please tell us also about yourself. What are your occupations and hobbies? What are your goals and ambitions? Where are you from?
And finally we would love to hear what brought you to The Wild Geese and how can we help you uncover, share, and preserve your Irish Story!
Brendan woods better known as barney from lisburn originally but lived in Newcastle Downpatrick and now kilkeel co down ancestors came from Dundalk co louth near st bridgets stream,monascribe mountpleasant was the home address
I have posted details of that family of my fathers home
you could try the census for lisburn will send you details later
I got my mothers family details here logues lived in same area
Hello everyone, my name is Cathy Hicks. I have been researching my family for many years. In so doing I have learned that I am Scot-Irish. I am a direct descendant of the firs Bryan O' Bannon who came to America in the 1700's, My ancestry is through one of his many sons, Captain John O' Bannon who fought in the American Revolution. My line is as follows,
Bryan O' Bannon
John O' Bannon
Joseph O' Bannon
Parmenas O' Bannon
Corella O' Bannon who married Anson Anderson Williams
Lucy Ann Williams who married L. B. Morris
Hallie Morris who married Thomas Jefferson Taylor, II (my great grandfather)
Thomas Jefferson Taylor, III (my grandfather) who married Verna Katherine Harvey
Patricia Ann Taylor m. Charles D. Brown (son of Maury B. Brown, Jr. and Lenna Burns)
I am interested learning more about my heritage, I have never been to Ireland but hope to travel there before I die. I enjoy reading about Ireland in both the historical and non-historical area. I have read, "How the Irish Saved Civilization" and immediately became even more proud of my heritage. I have always been proud of my heritage but even more so now. I have learned so much about Ireland while I was a History major during my years in college which continually fascinates me. I am looking forward to learning more.
O'Bannon is a name I never came across at all here but all other surnames are popular here in Nr Ireland
We've written about Father John Bannon, who served as a chaplain in the Confederate army during America's Civil War: http://thewildgeese.irish/profiles/blogs/a-brief-history-of-the-o-b...
Welcome to the flock, Joe. I know well of that genetic tug, which you speak of in your introduction. Seems to me it's atavistic and part and partial to many an Irish heart. Slainte!
Phil, fascinating story, indeed. Any progress to report the past two years?