March 2014 Blog Posts (83)

On This Mothering Sunday . . .

I thought this might be appropriate. A little bit of Irish history, but as a mother might see it. I can only imagine the…


Added by Bean Sáirséil on March 30, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

'One Great Irish Spot': Discovering the Sacred on Inishmurray Island

You won’t find it listed in most Irish travel books and I have yet to see a travel website that mentions it. But in my book, Inishmurray Island is the greatest place in Ireland, perhaps on Earth. Because I always strive to be a traveler…


Added by Jill Fuller on March 30, 2014 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

Tom O Connor Profile

Fr. Tom O Connor, a native of Kiltulla, Athenry, Co. Galway, has spent more than 50 years researching the history and geopolitics of Iron Age Ireland. His book, Hand of History, Burden of Pseudo-History, presents a Celtic royal complex, unprecedented in Ireland for its size and…


Added by Tom O Connor on March 30, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Lá na Máithreacha Shona

To all of those in the Wild Geese who answer to Mom, Mum, Mummy, Mother, Ma, mháthair ~ 

Lá na máithreacha shona ~ Happy Mother's Day…


Added by Bit Devine on March 29, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: March 30 - April 5

DOMHNAIGH -- On March 30, 1873, Richard Church (right), of County Cork, soldier, sometimes called the "liberator of Greece," died in Athens. Church was born in Cork in 1784. As a young man he ran off to join the British army, serving in Egypt then and Italy, where he met many exiled Greek leaders. After the…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 29, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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Irish Heritage Tours of Cuba in April and November

The Irish have a long-term presence in Cuban history.  We are undertaking two exceptional journeys to explore the Irish diaspora's legacy, along with deepening the links of Irish…


Added by Irish in Cuba on March 28, 2014 at 6:30pm — 10 Comments

News & Info for 'Light of the Diddicoy'

Well, there has been non-stop action the past couple of weeks. Light of the Diddicoy has been released to the public and we are getting feedback…


Added by Eamon Loingsigh on March 27, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

My Time with 'The Chieftains' in 1983

Back in the 1980s I was a music reviewer (under the name Adelle Cooper)  for three local papers in Calgary, Alberta, while also an entertainment booker (first agency to book Motley Crue…


Added by Alannah Ryane on March 26, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

How Irish Is Your Mother?

Another flow chart brought to you by our friends at The last flow chart designed by TheIrishStore, "How Irish…


Added by The Irish Store on March 26, 2014 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

‘Against The Wind’: Irish-Aussie Memoir Explores ‘50s-‘60s ‘Dark Old Days’

‘Against The Wind’: Irish-Aussie Memoir Explores ‘50s-‘60s ‘Dark Old Days’

Recollections of the 1950s and 60s in and around Dublin, the famed capital of the Irish republic, form the basis of the historically insightful and highly entertaining memoir "Against the Wind" by Irish-Australian writer James…


Added by Gerry Regan on March 25, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Boyer: The St. Patrick's Day Parade Versus Irish Freedom

When the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) marched up Fifth Avenue in New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade it should have been crystal clear, if it wasn't already, that this parade is incompatible with any serious effort to support Irish freedom. The PSNI is the…


Added by Sandy Boyer on March 25, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Irish Mother's Day Video in Dublin

This Sunday, 30th March is Mother’s Day in Ireland. We’re sure many of you are Irish mothers yourselves or indeed maybe your Mother was Irish or your Mother’s Mother. Either way, we hope you get spoiled on this special day.

Our friends over at made a heart warming Mother’s Day video filmed on the streets of Dublin. Listen to different people’s stories…


Added by The Irish Store on March 25, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Lady Gregory and the Abbey Theatre

In the late 19th century and early 20th century, an Irish literary revival occurred as a means of establishing cultural nationalism, and Irish literary talent bloomed. As a result, culturally significant…


Added by Mercier Press on March 25, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

'One Great Irish Spot': Turoe Iron Age Celtic Capital

As a schoolboy some 65 years ago, I was often asked for directions to the famous Turoe Stone (2 miles up the road) by French, German and British ‘tourists’. Intriguing winter fireside stories recalled remnants of a local ancient ‘city’ cum royal site enclosed within the same…


Added by Tom O Connor on March 25, 2014 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

'The Wild Geese in NYC' Prepare for 'Transport'

The Wild Geese in NYC is launching, with an April 2 evening performance of the world premier musical "Transport," at New York's Irish Repertory Theatre.

With 'Transport,' we're formally kicking off our group's efforts to promote outstanding Irish cultural venues and events in metro New York.…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 24, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Home Rule

by Patrick Bonar

It is generally accepted that the term ‘Home Rule’ is a nation’s desire to self-government without outside interference. To cover this subject in Irish history, it is necessary to go back many centuries…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 24, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments


Brother Mick

On June 2, 2010, in Sigerson Clifford, by Editor

The mountain frowned upon the school,

The school stared at the street,

And rich men’s sons came there in shoes

While I ran in bare feet.

The rich had meat and cakes to eat,

And butter like the Danes,

While I had only spuds and fish,

And fish,…

Added by brendan woods on March 24, 2014 at 5:16am — 6 Comments

Companion Poem

  Previously I had submitted the Poem "The Ghost of the Galway City Museum"

The following is a companion poem     "The Ghost of the Waterford County Museum" 




Added by kevin j dalton on March 23, 2014 at 5:36pm — 2 Comments

Last Day to win a trip to Ireland!

Today is the LAST DAY to submit your photos in the contest to win the trip! There is still time to share and increase your chances of winning! "Free trip" now who says that? Go on, make it happen! No such thing as "mañana" in Ireland...Click…


Added by Castle Brands Inc on March 23, 2014 at 2:33pm — 1 Comment

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If you love The Wild Geese and don't want to miss a thing, connect with us in all your favorite places around the Internet. You be able to find the latest posts, articles, discussions and more as we share them…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 22, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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