March 2015 Blog Posts (92)

'Long Way to Tipperary' Traces Great War's Impact on Irish Family

Hi all, if  members have an interest in the Irish involvement in World War I, the link here may be of benefit, It is a free online World War I exhibition titled 'it's a long way to Tipperary: An Irish story of the great war'. This project follows the lives of a single…


Added by Pat McMahon on March 20, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

20 March, 2015 - The Most Important Day in Years

Friday, 20th March, 2015 must have happened before, and it must have been so vitally important to early Celts and those who lived in Ireland before them.


Friday, the 20th of March is the Spring Equinox with an early eclipse of the sun followed by a supermoon all…


Added by Frank Scott on March 19, 2015 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

TheIrishStore Launches TISTV Home Shopping Channel has launched TISTV – a home…


Added by The Irish Store on March 19, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Galvanized Yankees

If you live in the southern part of the United States, you know they are still not over the war. Which war? The one where the south lost!  So thought I would stir the pot a little.

A large part of the 34th Mississippi Infantry was captured on the 24th of November, 1863 at…


Added by Dee Notaro on March 18, 2015 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

St. Patrick's Day in Chile


The official society of the Irish in Chile, “The Wild Geese”, will be celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day by turning some of Santiago’s famous landmarks green this Tuesday…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2015 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

The Greening of the World

Here is a note from Tourism Ireland about turning the world green for St. Patrick's Day.

Tourism Ireland today announced that the Colosseum in Rome, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in the fabled district of Montmartre overlooking Paris and the Grand Ole Opry (the show that…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

St. Patrick's Day in Chennai, India

This was my third St. Patrick's Day celebration in Chennai, South India. Thanks to the opening of the Hon Irish Consul in 2013, and a little networking in both Ireland and India, we have a small community in the city, who catch-up at least once a year around St.…


Added by Aine Edwards on March 17, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

st particks day.


Shona Lá Fhéile Pádraig.... Happy St Patrick's Day to one and all…


Added by annette counihan on March 17, 2015 at 9:19am — No Comments

St. Patrick's Day in Japan

Toru Tazura O'Connell, the Public Relations Director of the Irish Network Japan was kind enough to send in the following thoughts about St. Patrick's Day celebrations in…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Patrick Lafcadio Hearn: An Irishman in Japan

The Embassy of Ireland in Tokyo promotes the achievement of Lafcadio Hearn as one of the most important historical connections between Ireland and Japan. A special library devoted to books by and about Hearn was opened at the Embassy in 1987.  The Embassy is also closely involved with many Hearn –related e events in Japan including links with Matsue  in…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

In `92, Billy Yank and Johnnie Reb March in Dublin

By Joe Gannon and Gerry Regan

It’s hard to believe that it’s now been 23 years since we participated in one of our most memorable St.…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

A Piece of History Made New

A number of months ago I was approached by a gentleman who had a piece of teak wood kicking around his garage for years.  He asked me if it would be possible for me to make him some pens from this wood.  I duly obliged and made him four lovely pens, which he was delighted…


Added by Peninsula Pens on March 16, 2015 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Leprechaun: Ireland’s Most Distinguished Fairy

The following is an excerpt from an article of the same title, first published on the website: Tales and Whispers.…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Limerick Challenge - Last Day to Enter!

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we invite you to try your hand at writing a limerick!  The three best submissions will each win a child-size T-shirt from our friends at Hairy Baby Clothing Company.  Post your…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

St. Patrick and the Skerries

Saint Patrick was born into a well-to-do British family, perhaps in what now is the North-Western English county of Cubmria. His father was a local government official and the family language was probably a version of Latin. As a youth he was captured by Irish pirates and taken into…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Heritage Partner
Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Patrick Pearse

Pádraig Pearse (Patrick Henry Pearse) is one only a handful of men who have  enjoyed the dubious honour of becoming an iconic status in Irish History  books based on his role in the 1916 Easter Rising.  He was born in Great Brunswick Street in Dublin and had a  brother,…


Added by That's Just How It Was on March 15, 2015 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

I'm moving to Ireland

A few days before St. Patrick's Day in 2003, I purchased a beautiful six-piece dessert set of fine bone china from a local shop. As the shop owner carefully packed it up, I read the bottom of one of the tea cups: "Royal Tara-fine bone china-made in Ireland."

I bought the set because it was gorgeous. But knowing it came from Ireland made it even more special to me. At the time, I'd never been to Ireland and my father, Edwin, who died in 2001, had never been to Ireland either. But he…


Added by Kathleen Concannon Maloney on March 15, 2015 at 10:57am — No Comments

All Women's Writing Retreat Private Island House Coastal Maine

I am hosting a one week all-inclusive women's writing retreat on an island in Casco Bay,Maine in mid-June, 2015.  Enrollment is limited to 10.  Retreat includes professional/published writers/editors.  This retreat is open to all genres. interests and levels.  Your enquiries for…


Added by Ann V Quinlan on March 15, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

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