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…Continue
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…Continue
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! ~…Continue
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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…Continue
Roger Casement (without cap) approaches Ireland aboard
DOMHNAIGH -- On April 21, 1916,…Continue
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…Continue
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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…
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.
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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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…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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…Continue
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