April 2013 Blog Posts (72)

'Larry Kirwan’s Celtic Invasion’: The Big Boys Come Out to Rock

I have long been a fan of Larry Kirwan and his radio show, Celtic Crush. For those who might not have had a chance to listen, Celtic Crush features artists of the eight Celtic nations. Their musical background spans many genres and generations. Having all of that to work off, I was honored to be asked to review the…

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Added by Bit Devine on April 25, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Cúirt Launches in Presidential Style

The 2013 Cúirt International Festival of Literature kicked off in style last night as Ireland's President, Michael D. Higgins, officially opened the festivities with a speech at Hotel Meyrick in Galway's city centre.  The main event for the evening were the reading by well-known authors, Seamus Heaney and Michael…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 25, 2013 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Irish Homeland Photography Video Montage

Just wanted to share this little video montage of some of my favourite shots I captured in 2012.  I'll do another one of these at the end of 2013.  The beautiful music is from the great uilleann piper, Davy Spillane.  If you have any questions about the location of any of the images, just leave me a comment below. 

I really appreciate The Wild Geese encouraging the promotion of Irish culture, history, art, etc.  Hope you enjoy this, and thanks for watching!  ~…

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Added by Irish Homeland Photography on April 25, 2013 at 3:53am — No Comments

The Wild Geese at Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Established in 1986 and quickly becoming one of the premier literature festivals in all of Europe (and beyond), the Cúirt International Festival of Literature launches its 2013 program in Galway today.  The festival will run through Sunday, April 28th, and will feature some of the very best in what modern Irish literature has to offer (as well as literature…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 23, 2013 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: April 21-April 27





Roger Casement (without cap) approaches Ireland aboard

the U-19.

DOMHNAIGH -- On April 21, 1916,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 21, 2013 at 12:00am — 1 Comment


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IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY WRITING CONTEST

WRITING CONTEST SPONSORED BY THE IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY

 

The Irish Cultural Society will give cash awards to thirty five students who wrote winning contributions in its writing contest.  The awards ceremony will be held at the Garden City Library (across the street from the Garden City Hotel) on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.  At the meeting, three prize winning papers will be dramatized.   An expected outcome of the meeting is that the…

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Added by John M. Walsh on April 20, 2013 at 8:39am — No Comments

Free book "Irish-American Chronicle"

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To thank Gerry Regan for his delightful article, "Author James Francis Smith's Eye Fixed on Irish-America", I'm offering a copy of my Kindle book "Irish-American Chronicle" as an email insert to the members of thenewwildgeese. Just send an email to 236sulis@gmail.com with the subject "The Wild Geese," and I''ll reply with an attachment of the book.

Irish-American Chronicle is a concise tale (130+ pages) which takes the reader along a historical byway lightly…

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Added by James Francis Smith on April 19, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Q&A with 'Lockout' Playwright, Historian Ann Matthews

Historian Ann Matthews, author of “Renegades: Irish Republican Women 1900-1922,” understands intimately the kind of…
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Added by The Wild Geese on April 19, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

How Megan Traced Barack Obama's Irish Family History to Ireland

By Megan Smolenyak, Genealogy Expert & Author of "…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 18, 2013 at 10:03pm — No Comments

Irish Family History Sources in India

By Kieron Punch

Although many Irish people may be reluctant to acknowledge that our countrymen played a significant role in extending and administering British colonial rule in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 18, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Ireland's Women 'Dissidents': Q&A With Ann Matthews



Editor's Note: We have confirmed a LIVE STREAMING Interview with Ann Matthews from Dublin Friday morning, April 19, 10:30 AM ET! This event will broadcast live on our website and recorded for our youtube channel.

Historian Ann Matthews, author…
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Added by The Wild Geese on April 18, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

1917 Indreabhán Tragedy Recalled by Connemara Monument

With the bombings in Boston earlier this week still freshly on my mind, it led me to think of a few photographs I captured just a few weeks back.  The cross monument you see in these photos stands near our house here in Indreabhán (or Inverin) Connemara.  It marks the spot where nine Galway fishermen were killed by a floating German…

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Added by Irish Homeland Photography on April 17, 2013 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Supreme Court Rules Against Belfast Project Plea

There's been an update on the Boston College (Belfast) Oral History Project. Here's the latest from former project director Ed Moloney, sent out to subscribers to his blog yesterday (Tuesday):

The US Supreme Court today rejected a request from lawyers acting on…

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Added by Gerry Regan on April 17, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

But For the Grace of God ... The Dublin/Monaghan Bombings

I am reprising this April 26, 2013, post to help commemorate the 40th anniversary of this, the modern-day 'Troubles' deadliest atrocity. Feel free to comment on the day's significance in WG's Forum.

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Added by Gerry Regan on April 16, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Léightheoirí Nua Ag 'Angela´s Ashes' as Gaeilge

Baile Átha Cliath – Is minicí a aistrítear leabhra ó Ghaeilge go Béarla, ná a mhalairt.

Ocáid neamhghnáthach, dá bhrí sin, a bhí ann nuair a iarradh ar an scríobhnóir agus údar as Gaeilge,  Pádraig Breathnach,  leabhar Frank McCourt as Béarla, “Angela’s Ashes,” a aistriú go Gaeilge.



Cé gurb as Maigh Cuilinn i gCuntae na…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 16, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

The WG Team Is Expanding -- Seeking PT Coordinators

Nearly 16 years in the making, The (New) Wild Geese is now seeking a part-time Projects Associate to help keep WG on track in the weeks ahead, coordinating our marketing, editorial, advertising and community-building efforts. We are also looking for a part-time Editorial…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 16, 2013 at 8:26am — No Comments

The Silent History of the Irish

"I'm Irish" my Mother always said.  "Where in Ireland did they come from"  I always asked.  "I don't know" my Mother always replied. I have since discovered that this is a very common conversation between the generations.  The more I delved into the History of the Irish in Canada and…
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Added by The Wild Geese on April 15, 2013 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

Megan Smolenyak's New Book, Website, and YouTube Channel



We interviewed the "Indiana Jones of Genealogy," Megan Smolenyak, for this genealogy blog in a two-part post, ‘Connecting Across Oceans and Time’: Q&A With Celebrity Genealogist Megan Smolenyak…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 15, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

‘Angela’s Ashes’ Gains Admirers ‘As Gaeilge’

DUBLIN -- It is more common for books in the Irish Language to be translated occasionally into English, than vice versa.

It was an unusual occurrence, therefore, when Irish language writer and author Pádraig Breathnach was  commissioned to translate Frank McCourt’s best seller, “Angela’s Ashes,” into the Irish language.

Originally from Maigh…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 15, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Latest Irish Genealogy Links From Megan Smolenyak

I grabbed some Irish-related links from Megan Smolenyak, one of the world's leading genealogists, posted in a recent newsletter.

From the Huffington Post:  'Letter to Ireland Answered -- 28 Years…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on April 15, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

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