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This time I feature Isolde of Dublin, the heroine of Tristan and Isolde, Europe's most famous Love story prior to Romeo and Juliet.
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The case is reminiscent of Lyons who raped a woman and got six months because he was a man of means. This kind of thing deserves international attention.
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The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 with Darach Ó Tuairisg, Producer and Managing Director at…Continue
Members might like to experience three takes on the Irish food experience by joining chef Noel McMeel and cookbook authors Judith McLaughlin and Margaret Johnson at the prestigious James Beard House in New York. Mark your calendars for May 29! Check the menu and make reservations at…Continue
|Gustavus Conyngham, from an original lithograph by Arthur Szyk, courtesy of the Arthur Szyk Society You can find more of Mr. Szyk's…|
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1. Go to a GAA match
Whether it’s hurling or football, this is a definite must on your visit to Ireland.
Hurling is believed to be the world’s oldest field game as well as the fastest game played on grass. It is an amazing game to watch full of speed and…Continue
April 20-26, 2014 is Cowboy Poetry Week. I thought I would share one of my own poems, written in 2007, a tribute to te Irish cowboy.
Right: Jeff Streeby, Cowboy Poet, in the dining room of Man of Aran Cottage, Inis Mor (©2005 C.E.Devine ~ Rincon Creek…
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The morning sun pressed through my window and pried open my eyes at half past six. Since breakfast wouldn't be served until half past eight, I decided that a short walk to explore the area around Dundrum House of Tassagh would do me some good. I spent an hour and a half…Continue
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On the afternoon of July 3, 1863 Pickett's Virginians charged the Bloody Angle at the Gettysburg battlefield. This was the main confederate attack to crack the Union line. Defending the left side of the Bloody Angle was the 69th Pennsylvania, a volunteer Irish regiment from…Continue
If your mind is anything like mine, you have wondered and imagined what important historical figures may have looked like in the flesh. Before the photograph came into play -- and even centuries before its forerunner, the Daguerrotype, came on the scene -- men and women of high status and important positions were posed for portraits by the best painters of their own days.…Continue
Willie had often spoken of his fear of dying, especially if the Ban Sidhe should…Continue
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The multimedia resource has made its entire archive, consisting of 3,500 hours of coverage on 85,000 films, available on YouTube. For…Continue
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Brian Boru Country. Co. Clare
One thousand years ago tomorrow, on April 23rd 1014, Ireland's High King, Brian Boru of Thomond (Munster) fought and won…Continue
With nine million chocolate Easter eggs being eaten in Ireland over Easter, I wondered if our children have any idea what life was like for our parents and grand-parents.
My grandfather, Michael Brody, operated a general store, grocery, hardware,…
We in The Wild Geese social network, now 13 months old, are experiencing a swell of interest and passion in exploring Irish ancestry among our growing membership. No surprise, considering that we as a community have already produced thousands of pages of content -- articles,…Continue
Since my last blog post in December, many changes have occurred in my life. The most unforeseen being that I am now back 'home' in my beloved Vermont! A new town, from my living here three years ago, but still within "The Green Mountains" which is where I resided before. And HERE is where my heart lies - in the most blissful of states. Hiraeth no more! This is what I had longed for during those dark, long, winter days of my last…Continue
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In March of 2014 I traveled from Illinois to Ireland courtesy of Aer Lingus. As I followed our progress across the…Continue
During his 1984 presidential visit to Ireland, a reporter asked Ronald Reagan what he thought of the groups who were protesting about various American policies. The president replied that it was good they lived in a country where they were allowed to protest.
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That was a practice I have not participated in for several years. I am the worse for that. If I had continued with that pleasant pastime the water that has flowed under the…Continue