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In France, they eat them! In Germany they race them! In Bikini Bottom they keep them as pets, but here in Galway,..... well, we cure warts with them!Yes, imagine having a wet, green, slimey snail…Continue
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Redmond May 15, 2015. 3 Replies 1 Like
The Irish pub - now there's a welcome sign! No matter where in the world you are, it brings…Continue
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Ian O'Doherty makes a fair point in his article in the Irish Independent this week, but misses the real issue. …Continue
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A friend of mine, an archeologist, …Continue
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I took this photograph in Galway around 1982.
The two, twin, cozy cottages always caught my eye, when I was headed out after…Continue
Posted on March 16, 2020 at 8:00am 9 Comments 5 Likes
Those pictured above -- more likely both of them -- had witnessed and survived another pandemic, the Irish Famine, where generations of whole families were swept away by starvation, typhoid and influenza. Their weather-beaten lined faces tell a story of resilience, and perhaps…Continue
Posted on January 30, 2018 at 10:30am 1 Comment 4 Likes
This poem was penned after the death of King Charles I, who was beheaded outside Whitehall Palace in London on the afternoon of January 30th, 1649, exactly 368 years ago, today.
"He nothing common did or mean
Upon that memorable scene:
But with his keener eye
Just wanted to take a minute here to welcome you to The Wild Geese. I see you're in Galway, as am I. Great to have you among us.
Hope you've had a look around the site already -- some great articles, discussions, resources, etc. Quite a little blossoming community here, and only bigger things to come!
So are you a lifelong Galwegian? What are your interests as far as "Irishness," as Michael D. calls it?
Welcome aboard, Brian!
Failte, Brian. Looking forward to learning about your particular Irish passions, and some of your Irish story(ies). Ger
Was just looking around on your personal blog, Brian. Great stuff. Hope you'll share some of your thoughts on the blogs here!
Thank you Brian for that wonderful song ; I remember my Grand-mother/ Mother wanting to listen to it . It brings back fond memories .
The video below - will take you to a book I have dedicated to my Grandmother in particular . The past shapes us and makes us what we are .
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