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LCpl Patrick Gallagher, Courage Worthy of the Foremost Recognition

Over 250 men have been awarded the Medal of Honor who list as their place of birth “Ireland”.  Though uniforms, weapons and enemies have changed, their love and devotion to their adopted country that motivated them to deeds of the highest bravery in her defense have remained constant.   There should, in this writer’s opinion, be one more name on that list, Lance Corporal Patrick Gallagher,…See More
May 21, 2023
Lynne Murphy liked Neil F. Cosgrove's blog post Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf
Apr 26, 2021
Neil F. Cosgrove commented on Tom O Connor's blog post The Battle of Clontarf
"Sorry, but have to ask.  Why are we illustrating an article on Brian Boru with a picture of Gauls attacking Romans?  The helmet being worn in the foreground went out of use around 10 BC and the shields have the late Republic Eagles wings…"
Apr 26, 2020
Neil F. Cosgrove's blog post was featured

The Irish-American Signers of the Declaration of Independence

As the July 4th holiday approaches, sadly as with many of our other holidays, the true meaning of the day is lost a midst ballgames, cookouts, and fireworks. We forget that on that hot July of 1776 fifty six men came together to pledge their “lives, fortunes and sacred honor” to form a new country where “all men are created equal” and entitled to “life, liberty and the pursuit of…See More
Jul 2, 2019

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The Sheas -- Three Generations of Olympic Greatness

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Since the ancient past, societies have honored athletes.  Athletic competition may have developed out of pragmatic concerns such as training warriors, but it was soon realized that certain individuals were gifted with exceptional talents.  In the Ancient Olympic Games winning competitors were awarded Olive Wreaths and…


An Epic Olympian, Tipp Immigrant Becomes 'The Prince of Whales'

Posted on August 6, 2016 at 12:00pm 4 Comments

There once was a time when Irish giants roamed the earth, their feats of strength and courage becoming legendary. However, these were not the mythical Cuchulain, or Finn McCool; they were real men who pushed the boundary of what was thought to be humanly possible. They were known as “the Irish Whales” for their size and strength and they dominated the strength events of the Olympics for the first part of the 20th century.…


Young Irish Immigrant Awaits Recognition for His Heroism in Vietnam

Posted on May 28, 2016 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Patrick Gallagher was born in Derrintogher, County Mayo, Ireland on February 2, 1944. At the age of 18, Patrick immigrated to the United States for the promise of a new life, one filled with opportunity. He quickly started on the immigrant dream: studying law while working in real estate, even getting involved in local politics…


After the Easter Rebellion, Justice Turned Her Back on Ireland

Posted on April 18, 2016 at 8:30pm 1 Comment

Dublin Castle was the seat of British rule in Ireland for over 700 years.  On top of the gate to the courtyard of the castle is a statue depicting Justice.  The statue is unusual for several reasons. The figure of Justice faces inward not outward as would be usual. This results in Justice facing the rulers of the castle and the…


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At 3:22pm on May 16, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

N, failte to The (New) Wild Geese. Delighted to have you in our ranks. We know the Irish to be a strong part of the fabric of New City, the pride of Rockland County, in suburban New York. We are looking forward to helping you further explore your Irish interests and passions, and to learning more of your 'Irish story.' Ger

At 5:08pm on May 16, 2013, Ryan O'Rourke said…

Hello, 'N'.

Just wanted to take a minute to welcome you here to The Wild Geese.  Hope you enjoy your explorations around the site ... there are some great articles, discussions, resources, etc. already here, and it's increasing with every passing day.

Welcome aboard, "N."

~ Ryan

At 6:31pm on October 7, 2013, Tiffany Silverberg said…

N, you've won a CD in our random giveaways through Bring a Pal Home. Email your address to me at and I will get that CD out to you!

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