March 2013 Blog Posts (56)

Hoboken Irish Fest Highlights NJ's Links to Emerald Isle

By David Cosgrove / The Wild Geese

Hoboken, N.J. -- Hundreds of families and young people gathered at Hoboken's beautiful waterfront to experience a taste of Ireland at the 2nd Annual Hoboken Irish Cultural Festival. The 3-10 p.m. event, held March 13, offered traditional Irish music, dance, fish & chips, corned beef & cabbage,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 20, 2013 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Hoboken Hurling Club’s Roots Planted on Elysian Fields

By David Cosgrove / The Wild Geese 

Hoboken, N.J. -- Seventy-something Hoboken native John Carey, sporting a green sweater, stood amid the city’s annual Irish Festival and spoke of his youth -- having grown up with his parents…

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The Mysterious Provenance of Kylemore’s Battle Flag



From 1702 to 1714, western Europe was engaged in a war involving, on the one side Spain and France, on the other a coalition of states headed by the Holy Roman Empire, and including Portugal, the Dutch Republic, England,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 20, 2013 at 3:00pm — 13 Comments

Sisters Seek Funds for Legendary Kylemore Abbey

By Gerry Regan / The (New) Wild Geese

New York -- Nuns from the Irish Benedictines, who count themselves as cloistered nuns who "are focused on staying  at home and living in our community rather than focused on things outside," made…

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Wild Geese Launch Coverage in Irish American Media

Working with a range of companies & organizations, especially enjoy the Irish projects, such as spreading the good word about the launch of the New Wild Geese.  (see below)  

John Lee

John Lee MEDIA

www.johnleemedia.com …

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Added by John Lee on March 20, 2013 at 2:12pm — No Comments

My Reply to Gerry Regan

 

Regarding your request to describe the Civil War sites I visited. I’d like to help you out Gerry, but I rank among the least observant people on the planet … likely due to my years as an accountant, investigating abnormalities in numbers. I believe research, and not detail description, is my strength, and I apply this technique to my writing.…

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Added by James Francis Smith on March 19, 2013 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Why is Ireland so great to visit?

If you were to do away with the liberal press (US AND Ireland), and take on the thoughts, blogs, posts, from the average person who has visited Ireland, you'd want to visit in the best way!

The beautiful Irish countryside, extremely friendly people, the proximity to the sea, what else could you want? There is always a warm welcome and an openness of the way you are accepted, not as a tourist, but as a friend. The informality, hospitality, friendliness, and helpful…

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Added by Pamela Boyd Shields on March 19, 2013 at 2:52pm — 4 Comments

An Irish Day

Before I became ill I used to organize alternative St Patrick's days. The last one was here in Chicago. It was a tribute to black America and what its struggles had done for Irish culture. The idea was that the black civil rights movement played a major role in inspiring the civil rights movement in Ireland in the late 1960's and this in turn gave a new boost to…

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Added by john throne on March 19, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Liam Neeson packs New York's tribute to Irish heritage

New York -- Actor Liam Neeson helped draw an overflow crowd to New York’s City Hall last night as he became the seventh recipient of the City Council’s Thomas Manton Irish Man of the Year Award. Previous recipients include Senators Ted Kennedy and George Mitchell, city sanitation worker and Gaeilge instructor Ed…

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Added by Gerry Regan on March 19, 2013 at 10:30am — 10 Comments

Shanghai to Guadalcanal

The Life and Times of Liam O’Donnell, volume 5 of the Irish-American Story, covers from the end of WWI through to the end of WWII; a period quickly fading from memory. One might wonder how I bridged the awesome gap from our involvement in China during the 1930s to the Pacific campaign in 1942. The answer is easy … I introduced a fictional character to someone who had been in both…

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Added by James Francis Smith on March 18, 2013 at 2:51pm — 1 Comment

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig Ort! From The Wild Geese

(Illustration by Kevin Gleeson / Verse author unknown)



Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig ort! (St. Patrick’s Day Blessings to You!) From Gerry, Joe, Linda, Alannah, Tiffany, Maryann, David, Mary, Kieron, Liam, and the entire gang at The (New) Wild Geese. 



Win a Photo Package from Irish Homeland Photography! 

There’s still time to enter our Irish Freeze Frame and Tell Your Irish Story Contests. …

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments


Founding Member
Irish Poet William Allingham

The Fairies

by William Allingham (19 March, 1824 - 18 November 1889)…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on March 17, 2013 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Former Irish PM praises Home Ruler John Redmond in NYC

New York -- Friday, with Irish heritage making headlines throughout the world, New York publicist Terry Rooney, with little fanfare, held his 27th annual celebration of Irish heritage, at venerable Manhattan eatery Sardi’s. The self-styled ‘toast of Broadway for 90 years.” Sardi’s is famed for the hundreds…

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Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig ort! From the (new) Wild Geese

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(Illustration by Kevin Gleeson / Verse author unknown)…



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Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2013 at 5:34pm — No Comments


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Happy St Patrick's Day

Added by Nollaig 2016 on March 17, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Wishing all my Irish friends, wherever you may be, a very Happy St Patrick's Day

Raising a glass of Guinness and thinking of my Irish friends today.

Added by Dr Christina Janette HENRI on March 17, 2013 at 1:12am — No Comments

My Irish History - Boyd's of Ireland

This is what I know of the beginning of my family. David Boyd (son of Robert Boyd) was born 17 Jun 1737 in Ireland. He was buried 11 May 1815 in Fishing Creek Presbyterian Churchyard, Chester, South Carolina, USA. He married his first wife in Ireland, (unknown name, maybe born about 1760). She died about 1769 in South Carolina. He married…

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Added by Pamela Boyd Shields on March 17, 2013 at 12:13am — 11 Comments

Is Your Brew Good Enough for St. Patrick?

By Maryann Tracy

Producer / The Wild Geese ‘Kitchen’



I'm no beer aficionado, but I have had a few in my day, and I can tell you, the goings-on in the craft-beer industry is pure craziness. On St. Patrick's Day maybe I'll have only one, but it better be something that tastes like beer, not that…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 15, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Lúnasa Wows Fans at NYC's Lincoln Center

By Megan Finnegan Bungeroth

New York -- The five members of the Irish acoustic band …

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 15, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

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