• 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 number of children, one of which was christened at St Thomas in the East (a C of E church) along with three other children, all registered 16 September,…

    By Gene R Rankin

  • Michael Dwyer known as the Wicklow Chief.

    Hello everyone. I have today joined your Wild Geese community and look forward to being part of it. Michael Dwyer was my great great great grandfather and hsd an interesting story. Some of you may habe heard of him and some of you may not but I am very proud of what he did for his country. My…

    By Chris Dwyer

  • 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 your ties to Ireland? Have you or are you in the midst…

    By The Wild Geese

  • Heritage Partner

    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 sentenced to prison ships and deported to Australia, leaving their families behind to suffer the awful emotional pain that this caused them on top of their…

    By That's Just How It Was


  • Heritage Partner

    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 were born. The famine had caused nothing but starvation, the sight of loved ones dying, and squalid living conditions, with terrible diseases ravaging people’s…

    By That's Just How It Was

  • 'In Flanders Fields the Poppies Blow' But Will They Grace Your Lapel?

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow       Between the…

    By Gerry Regan

  • Patrick Sarsfield

    Patrick Sarsfield was mortally wounded at the battle of Landen (Neerwinden) in current day Belgium on 29th July 1693. He was transported some 20 miles to the town of Huy where he dies a few days later. Huy had a hospital at this time. I am trying to determine where Patrick Sarsfield is buried.…

    By Tony O’Sullivan


  • Founding Member

    Catch 'The Long Ride'

    The Long Ride is a timely new documentary about the historic 2003 Immigrant Workers…

    By Valerie Lapin Ganley

  • Free database access

    The New England Historic Genealogical Society is allowing free access to all of its AmericanAncestors.org databases until the end of Tuesday 17th July.https://www.americanancestors.org/july

    By Kieron Punch

  • 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 life of the great Irishman Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore. This tells the story of his birth in 1829 and early life in Ballygar, County Galway and indeed in Athlone…

    By Jarlath MacNamara