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Fort Niagara returns fire on Fort George at daybreak Nov 21st, 1812

Posted on December 14, 2018 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Fort Niagara - Betsy Doyle carries red hot cannon balls

Betsy Doyle married Andrew Doyle, a private in the First United States Artillery Regiment. "Private Doyle was with the U.S. forces when they invaded Upper Canada. He was captured in the Battle of Queenston and…


Nicholas Gray: Seeking 'Liberty To Recruit a Regiment of Irish'

Posted on September 28, 2018 at 7:00am 0 Comments

In 1798, the new Oaths issued by the Wexford Council had good effect. As Crown forces gathered on Wexford’s borders for the showdown, Nicholas Gray, Secretary of the Council, wrote on 16 June to Fr. Philip Roche, the new commander‑in‑chief. Gray was desperate for reinforcements for his Southern Army, which had…


Wexford's Thomas Gray: Rebellion of 1641's Siege of Fort Duncannon

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 7:30am 1 Comment

Irish loyalties in the Rebellion of 1641 were intertwined between religion and the destabilization of English politics. "The Catholic  landowners desire to recover their lost land was one main reason for the rebellion. The rebellion started eleven years of war between 1641-52 in Ireland and was…


Sir David Goodall: Irish Genealogist

Posted on August 14, 2016 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

David Goodall was born in 1931. One side of his family had Wexford ancestors who were on both sides of the 1798 Rising. Though he had no professional involvement in Anglo-Irish relations until 1982, Goodall had a lifelong scholarly interest in Irish and, especially, Wexford history. He was president of…


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At 7:17pm on July 17, 2013, Séamas Ó Donnghaile said…
Hi don.
Tá fearadh na fáilte romhat / you're more than welcome to WG again.
At 1:32pm on July 22, 2013, Ryan O'Rourke said…

Hi, Don.

Just wanted to extend a bit of a belated welcome here to The Wild Geese.  Hope you've had the opportunity to look around the site to see what's on offer.  Of course, there is even more to come.  It's a great little burgeoning community with loads of interesting folks enjoying the discussion of all-things-Irish.

Hope to hear more about your own Irish connections here in the days ahead.

Thanks, Don ... and welcome aboard!

~ Ryan

At 4:28pm on September 2, 2014, Lois Harrison said…

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