March 2013 Blog Posts (56)

Win a Photo Package from Irish Homeland Photography

 In celebration of our launch gala, we are hosting TWO contests - the prizes from our latest Heritage Partner,Irish Homeland Photography. These photo packages are worth HUNDREDS of dollars and are the perfect way to bring a special part of Ireland home to YOU.

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Added by Tiffany Silverberg on March 14, 2013 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

My Irish Story James Francis Smith, author of The Irish-American Story Series

 

The grandson of Big John Meehan from Sligo, Mary Ellen McLaughlin-Keane from Galway, Bridget Munnelly from Mayo, and Matthew Smith from Cavan ended up with the least recognized Irish name of them all. I can’t begin to tell you how many times, I’ve been asked, “Smith, huh! English … right?” When I meet up with my ancestor Mac an Gabhann—the one who anglicized our family name to Smith—he…

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Added by James Francis Smith on March 10, 2013 at 2:10pm — 6 Comments

The Launch Lives On... with contests and videos

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday for our Live Gala Launch!

We had a wonderful time welcoming new members, giving away prize packs, asking questions to our live panelists, and chatting with each other. 

If you missed…

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Added by Tiffany Silverberg on March 9, 2013 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Ghosts of My Irish Past

recently, I was able to trace my family from Seattle, Washington and all the steps they took from the home in county Laois.All my life I never knew where my family came from... just Ireland. I feel pretty good about bringing my family back to life....and in my imagination I could really feel who these people were. It also helped to watch period shows like "Coppers" and "Boardwalk Empire" I read books on the history of Ireland and America in the 1800's and early 1900's... The journey was so…

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Added by Kerry Murphy on March 9, 2013 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Irish in America's Civil War with Damian Shiels, Robbie Doyle, Gerry Regan

Damian Sheils - Director at Rubicon Heritage 

Robbie Doyle - Associate Editor of The Wild Geese

Gerry Regan - Executive Producer of The Wild Geese

Added by Tiffany Silverberg on March 9, 2013 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Irish Kitchen Panel with Mairead Geary, Maryann Tracy, John Lee, Gerry Regan

   

Mairead Geary - Blogger at Irish American Mom

                      Here's her Guinness Beef Stew.

Maryann Tracy - Our Kitchen Editor here at TheWildGeese

John Lee -…

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Added by Tiffany Silverberg on March 9, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Irish Family History Panel with Nicola Morris, Alannah Ryane, Henry Healy, Ryan O'Rourke, Gerry Regan

 

Nicola Morris - Director a Timeline Research Ireland

Alannah Ryane - Media Manager at TheWildGeese

Henry Healy - Community Activation Leader at Ireland Reaching Out

Ryan O'Rourke - Owner at …

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Added by Tiffany Silverberg on March 9, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Random Prize Pack Winners for Our Gala Launch

Throughout the day, to celebrate our Grand Launch, we are giving away Prize Packs to our new members. Sign up now, if you haven't already, to be eligible for our prizes throughout the day! To claim your prize, send an email to tjsilverberg@thewildgeese.com! Good Luck!

Prize Pack #1

Winter's Last Hurrah:

  • Cherish The Ladies' Star in the East CD
  • Sephira's Starlight CD
  • Ashley Davis' Song of the Celtic…
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Added by Tiffany Silverberg on March 9, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Irish Freeze Frame Photo Contest for the Launch Gala

Join the fun and Share your Irish Freeze Frame.

Sign up for a free membership and get sharing!

How do you get in on the action? Hover over "media" and go to "Photos." Click "Add" and Upload your photo!…

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Added by Tiffany Silverberg on March 9, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Tell Your Irish Story Blog Contest for the Launch Gala

Sign up for a free membership and get blogging!

How do you get in on the action? Hover over "Blogs" and go to "Add a Blog." Then tell us your story! Long or short. A haiku or limerick. A sentence or a novel.

Tell…

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Added by Tiffany Silverberg on March 9, 2013 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Irish Travel Panel with Mindie Burgoyne, Henry Healy, Ryan O’Rorke, Gerry Regan, David Cosgrove

Recorded live during our Launch Gala on March 9 at 9am eastern

Moderating the panel is David Cosgrove.

Panelists include:

Mindie Burgoyne- "Travel Hag" blogger, author, curator of "Thin Places"

Henry Healy - Community Activation Leader at …

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Added by Tiffany Silverberg on March 9, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Irish Cillini and Magdalene Laundry Panel with Linda Evangelista, Toni Maguire, Mari Steed, Gerry Regan

Linda Evangelista - Preservation Editor of The Wild Geese

Toni Maguire - Archaeologist and Anthropologist

Mari Steed - Activist

Gerry Regan - Executive Producer of The Wild Geese

Added by Tiffany Silverberg on March 8, 2013 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

Stephen Moylan, First President “Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick”

The Moylan’s, a merchant family from County Cork, were well off. They had Stephen educated by Jesuits in Paris, since Catholics were forbidden by the Penal Laws from obtaining an education in Ireland. He apprenticed in the family shipping business in Lisbon before immigrating to Philadelphia.…

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Added by James Francis Smith on March 7, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

International Poetry Readings at NYU Glucksman Ireland House Friday

Friday, March 8th 2013, 2:30 - 4:30pm at Glucksman Ireland House NYU

Free and open to the public, lovers of poetry are invited to an afternoon of internationally-selected poetry readings at Glucksman Ireland House NYU this Friday, 2:30-4:30 PM. Glucksman Ireland House sits across the street from…

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Added by David Cosgrove on March 6, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Genealogy Records from Westminster Online, Says Firm



RECORDS REVEAL 400 YEARS OF WESTMINSTER’S HISTORY

Leading family history website findmypast.ie a href="http://www.findmypast.ie/">http://www.findmypast.ie/> has today published online for the first time parish records held by the City of Westminster Archives…

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Added by Gerry Regan on March 6, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments

Irish History Site Celebrates Relaunch with On-Line Event

The (New) Wild Geese Debuts Sat., Mar. 9…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2013 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

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