David Joyce
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Researching the Scots-Irish of 18th Century Virginia: Pt. 2

Posted on January 7, 2017 at 6:30pm 4 Comments

The immigration experience of the Presbyterians in colonial Virginia was an oppressive time for the Scotsmen from Northern Ireland. Subject to the penalties imposed on them by the Established Church of England, their presence in Virginia, especially, in Hanover and Louisa County was tenuous. Formed from New Kent County,…


Researching the Scots-Irish of 18th Century Virginia, Pt. 1

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 10:00am 6 Comments

The genealogy and history of the Presbyterian Church has always been intertwined in Virginia history. Beginning in the 18th century, protestant dissenters were seen unfavorably by the Established Church of England. Presbyterians, Quakers, and Puritans because of their religious beliefs were penalized by the British government socially, politically, and in matters of religion. The Presbyterians, especially, had a traumatic…


Create Your Own Irish Culture

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

If you're reading this, you're probably proud of your Irish Heritage and rightly so. Honoring your family's roots is nothing to laugh at. There are several ways to do this, of course. Varying from studying the Irish language, playing Irish music, listening to Irish music, and other creative…


Learning Gaeilge: Staying Motivated

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Whether you’re studying Gaeilge as a native Irish person or as part of the Irish diaspora, the most important aspect to consider is staying motivated. It is true that there're several ways to achieve this goal, however, the best methodology to keep in mind is to maintain your…


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At 4:28am on August 19, 2014, Ryan O'Rourke said…

Hi, David.

First of all, welcome to The Wild Geese community.  Glad to have you aboard!

Secondly, I see you're in Mechanicsville.  My wife and I lived there for just over four years (2007-11) before moving to Galway.  Are you a lifelong resident of M'ville?  

~ Ryan

At 3:13pm on August 19, 2014,
Fran Reddy

Welcome to the Wild Geese David! Glad you're a member and great to hear your story.

At 10:08am on August 20, 2014, Bit Devine said…

Céad míle fáilte, a chara! We look forward to learning your Irish story and enjoying your contributions ...when you have a moment,please add a profile photo

At 12:22pm on August 20, 2014, David Joyce said…

Thanks :}. I will add it asap.

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