May 2014 Blog Posts (80)

Wild Geese Flags

Sorry for delay with the requests regarding flags. I had to work out some details before committing to print. We don't do flags commercially, all flags would be one off commissioned work. But we do appreciate that some people may want a flag for various personal reasons and…


Added by Tomás Ó Brógáin on May 24, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Memorial Day Wall of Honor

To help mark Memorial Day, we're providing a place here for all members of The Wild Geese community to record the name(s) of friends and family members who have died in service as members of the armed forces of The United States of America in any era.

In the comments section…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 24, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Fathers' Day Gift for My Late Father

So often do I hear my friends say: ‘I wish my father were here now to see/hear this’. Indeed many of us who have lost our parents find ourselves often, in our later years, thinking of them and wishing we could spend even…


Added by DJ Kelly on May 24, 2014 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

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Top 5 Things Irishmen Should Not Ask Donald Trump About His Hair

5 Is it thatched like my cottage?

4 Irish Spring and hair body wash?

3 About that wind farm near Doonbeg golf course?

2 Are you sensitive like most redheads?

1 Did the banshee lend you hers for the comb…

Added by Nollaig 2016 on May 23, 2014 at 9:37pm — No Comments

The Wild Geese Green Pages -- Now THE World's FREE Irish Marketplace

The team here at The Wild Geese is happy to announce, effective immediately, that every member of The Wild Geese community can take advantage of a free listing in…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 23, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Surname Wayne - County Wicklow

Where does the surname Wayne come from? Isaac Wayne was born in County Wicklow, Ireland in 1699 to Captain Anthony Wayne, veteran of the Battle of the Boyne. Isaac married Elizabeth Iddings of Philadelphia and had four children: one of whom was Brigadier General Anthony “Mad” Wayne…


Added by Dee Notaro on May 23, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

10 Father's Day Gifts Irish Dads will Love

Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 15th this year! Haven’t got a special gift picked out yet? Here’s a list of presents that any Irish dad would love sent from the Emerald Isle.



Added by The Irish Store on May 22, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

My First Trip to Ireland - My Journey Home

Last winter, a year after my husband died, I decided to take my first trip to Ireland, birthplace of my ancestors.

I don’t have many regrets in my life, but not finding a way to take my father, Edwin Concannon, to Ireland will always be at the top of my list. There were always reasons why I couldn’t do it — raising a child, financial, not enough vacation time, and then…


Added by Kathleen Concannon Maloney on May 22, 2014 at 12:00am — 22 Comments

Life With Joe, Before and After His Illness

My husband Joe and I were blessed to enjoy 18 wonderful years together before he became ill. We shared a beautiful daughter and there was love, laughter, joy, hard work and so many plans for our future. However, like most families who have a loved one stricken with a serious…


Added by Kathleen Concannon Maloney on May 22, 2014 at 12:00am — 7 Comments

Bendigo Remembers Brian Boru

On Sunday May 18 around sixty people attended a concert in Bendigo to celebrate the victory of Brian Boru at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014. Organised by the Central Victoria Irish Association the event took place at the historic Brian Boru Hotel, established in the 1850s at the height of the ‘gold rush’ era. Where else?

A lively and entertaining program of music,…


Added by James O'Brien on May 21, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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‘The Irish Pub’ Reviewed: The Perfect Pint and a Fabulous Film

What draws me back to Ireland over and over again?  There’s the stunning physical beauty.  But what makes a beautiful place so special?  For me, it’s the people: their intellect, passion, warmth and wit.  There’s no better place to find this than in an Irish pub and in the…


Added by Valerie Lapin Ganley on May 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Maher / Meagher and others

I have a net friend, Janet Maher and we've known one another a long time and a couple of years ago (2012) I said to one friend I am NEVER going back to the US again and the very next day I get an email from Janet saying 'book published, launch on such a date" and I said to myself 'That's it Lyons, you're going back to America"

Off I went for about 2.5 weeks.

I'd been in the U.S. a number of times but this time, it was so different.  This time I did not have to pay to stay in…


Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — 25 Comments

First Cousin? Second Cousin?

The terms “first cousin once removed” and “second cousin” are often confused. When the term “removed” is used, it indicates that the two people are from different generations.  Second cousins have the same great grandparents but not the same grandparents.…


Added by Dee Notaro on May 21, 2014 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Muster Roll Kilkenny, 1685

Names have been extracted from a paper published in the “Proceedings and Transactions of the Kilkenny and the South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society” Vol 3. 1855. pp. 231-274

The article was written by John G. A. Prim.

and yes, you can…


Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 20, 2014 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Old Roman Catholic Church, Couraguneen, Tipperary, Ireland

This was actually one of the most interesting Churches I have been to because most of the side walls and the back wall had been knocked down and yu could still see the tiles from the inside of the Church and the wall remnants as you stood beside it.

I went off here because one day, a man on my FB page told me I had been close to a Church his family used to go to one day when I said I has walked the dogs around a bog beside the train line out the Templemore Road.  So, next day i was…


Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 20, 2014 at 5:12am — No Comments

Church of Ireland, Dunkerrin, Offaly (King's Co.), Ireland.

This is actually a very pretty little church and the thing about it is that it is on my way from Laois to Tipperary as I was a few weeks ago on my way to Nenagh. You literally drive through this little patch of Offaly and then you are into Tipperary. I have done the graveyard a good while ago but I haven't checked my site to get a link. Been at the computer for about 2 hours now and all I seem to be doing is talking!!!…


Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 20, 2014 at 4:23am — No Comments

Roman Catholic Church, Knock, Tipperary, Ireland

This is some of what I do :)

Posted to my Facebook page a few mins ago and I've just decided that yep, this is what I will do with this blog.  Post whatever new links I have created on from-ireland and yatter away about whatever I am going to do or where-ever I am going to go any time I go off out looking for something :)

"Roman Catholic Church, Knock, Tipperary.

I've posted that I had put photos of this Church up before, but they were photos taken from the graveyard at…


Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 20, 2014 at 3:36am — No Comments

From-Ireland: My Website

I didn't name my website last night so now I'll tell you a little about it.

It is called from-ireland and I created it about 2001.  A net friend taught me a little about web page creation and I don't mean the kind of web pages that we find free on the internet now, I mean he taught me code and what the 'source code' of a web page looks like.  I had to work from the back forward meaning I created pages in code and then looked at what the end result would look like.  After a while, I…


Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 20, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Genealogy of Others & Introduction

I transcribe gravestones in Ireland as well as transcribing information from parish records.  I began transcribing the words of pre 1901 gravestones in 1996.  

I have a website which was created in 2001 and two years ago we put 170,000 gravestone and church photographs online.  I indexed the names off every stone I could read and we have that index online as well.  The numbers of gravestone photographs have increased since that time and the places I have been to stretch from…


Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 19, 2014 at 3:30pm — 9 Comments

Irish in the American Revolution

The aggregate narrative on America’s Independence,

containing both the Colonial and British sides.  

Volume 2 of the Irish-American Story has finally been published. Even as I wrote it, I was in awe as to the deeds of Barry,…


Added by James Francis Smith on May 18, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments

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