April 2013 Blog Posts (72)

Capturing 'Every Bit of the Old Country'

At the encouragement of some fellow members of TheWildGeese.com, I'd like to introduce myself to everyone here with whom I have not had the privilege of interacting (yet).  I've recently made the decision to combine two of my most ardent passions -- Irishness and photography -- into a new business venture.  That business is called Irish Homeland Photography.   I'm thrilled to be one of the very first…


Added by Irish Homeland Photography on April 4, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

‘A Chilling Effect on Oral History in This Country’: Q&A With ‘Belfast Project’ Director Ed Moloney

We conducted this interview in September 2011 for our Newsletter readers but because of the importance of the issues represented to the practice of oral history in this country, we have chosen to share this interview here in its entirety. To sign up for exclusive content through our newsletters,…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 3, 2013 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Remembering All Those Who Worked In Dublin Docks

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Remembering All Those Who Worked In Dublin Docks
 Dear Friend, 

I wish to invite you to our service of remembrance for all deceased Dublin…


Added by Declan Byrne on April 3, 2013 at 8:52am — 1 Comment

Making Art By Ulster’s Sperrins: Q&A With Aine MacAodha

Aine MacAodha is Irish for Ann Keys, who was born in 1963 in the small town of Omagh, Tyrone County, in Northern Ireland. Aine is a writer, a poet, a photographer and artist, and has been published widely in Ireland, United Kingdom and the United…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 1, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Honoring Irish Women of Our Past: Q&A With Artist Rachael Flynn

The Book of Names is an Internet-based project to recognize the women in our past who have migrated from Ireland. By adding the names of your Irish mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and so on, you will have the chance to ‘light a candle’ in their memory.

The effort is…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 1, 2013 at 8:22pm — 2 Comments

Founding Member
Recalling a Final, Bittersweet Trip Home to Monaghan


(Frank McCaughey and his sisters Mary Beth and Anne brought their father’s remains home to Ireland last year.

Frank wrote about the experience and it is reprinted here with his permission.)



Added by John M. Walsh on April 1, 2013 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

'Finnegan's Wake' Takes China By Storm

I had to go down to the hospital very early today. On the way back, I was exhausted and stopped in a coffee shop. And what do you know? My whole day was transformed. Somebody had left a copy of The New York Times behind, and there staring up at me from the front page was the man himself, wee Joyce. with his head and hat cocked…


Added by john throne on April 1, 2013 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

97 Years After The Rising, The Ascent of Irish America

By Gerry Regan / The Wild Geese

Mineola, N.Y. -- Fifty years after JFK’s visit to Ireland and his…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 1, 2013 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

I Am Na hÉireann Agus Meicsiceo, Chomh Maith Le

Growing up Mexican and Irish, as well as Sicilian had its moments of light and shade. All three are a family-based culture so there was a great emphasis placed on family, loyalty, culture and history. Growing up in the Desert Southwest within a 45 minute drive of the Mexican border also brought about an acute awareness.



Added by Bit Devine on April 1, 2013 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Poor Liverpool Orphan Re-invents as Irish!

My 'Irish' GGrandfather was not Irish at all!  I just discovered that my hunch that he deliberately hid his childhood turned out to be true and he did it by inventing an Irish background to camouflage everything about his parents poor Liverpool linage, but why did he choose to become Irish?  

I received my package from Bernardos Children's home on Thursday so I had time over the Easter Weekend to comb through the information and insert it all into my family tree. I couldn't pull my…


Added by Alannah Ryane on April 1, 2013 at 12:00pm — 12 Comments

World Irish Dance Championship 2013 - Boston

Hammerstep at the Opening Ceremonies of Oireachtas Rince an Cruinne 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az2Nls-eN0A&sns=em

Added by Bit Devine on April 1, 2013 at 11:37am — No Comments

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