Irish families traditionally revere their mothers, and the Smith clan was no different. My Kindle book The O’Donnells of Philadelphia, however, was set in Port Richmond to preserve the essence of my father’s boyhood before it fades from memory. An Irish section situated in northeast…Continue
Hello, Wild Geese! I just wanted to make you aware of an intriguing new recipe shared by fellow member, Maryann Tracy. We've posted it in the special members' group called, "…Continue
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Jed Marum, a Boston lad who now calls Texas home, is a storyteller in true fashion of the Seanchaí of old. He traces his heritage and roots back to Kilkenny and Galway. I can easily see him amongst the Bards of old entertaining Kings and commoners alike.
Jed has been performing on the Folk and Celtic music…Continue
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On Monday June 17th at 3:00 p.m. ET, members of The Wild Geese will have the opportunity to chat live with author, Colin Broderick. If you cannot join us to submit your questions to…Continue
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If you haven't done so already, take a few minutes to flip through the photographs posted here by members of The Wild Geese community. There is quite a variety of photos, ranging from landscapes to historical figures -- both in "The Motherland" and from points across the globe which have been touched by the Irish diaspora.
We want to encourage…Continue
An Open Letter to Bill…Continue
A young Celtic supporter from Belfast - Brendan Barnes - has just started on his 2 year cycle trip round the world on behalf of the charity Project Zambia. The Project was started by the staff and students of St Mary's Christian Brothers School (CBS) in Belfast in response the cry of the poverty-stricken people…Continue
|National Army Museum, London
Sir George Nugent
DOMHNAIGH -- On June 9, 1798, Col.…Continue
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Did you know that the first copies of the Declaration of Independence were printed by an Irishman named John Dunlap who hailed from Meetinghouse Street, Strabane in County Tyrone? He began learning his trade when he went to work for his Uncle at the tender age of ten in Philadelphia…Continue
A small victory but still counted...
The PSNI will only be allowed access to 11 out of the 85 taped interviews...
The 1st Circuit reined in the reach of a subpoena that would grant access to Boston College’s confidential interviews with former Irish Republic Army fighters.
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Father's Day, according to scholars may be traced to the ruins of Babylon where they have recorded that a young boy called Elmesu carved a Father's Day message on a card made out of clay nearly 4,000 years ago. Elmesu wished his Babylonian father good health and a long life. Although there is no record of what happened to Elmesu and his father, some history books note that the…Continue
The premiere of our "Crosswords at the Crossroads" at the end of last month was met with exuberant participation among much of the membership here at The Wild Geese. Quite a few informed us that they learned a great deal about Ireland's unofficial county nicknames by completing the…Continue
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NEW YORK -- It has been said that one of the traits the Irish brought to these shores was that of survival. Heavyweight champion James J. Braddock demonstrated that in life, as well as the boxing ring.
Radio Free Eireann on WBAI in New York City, reports on the victory of the grassroots struggle for Marian --- and on what still lies ahead for…, co-coordinator of the Free Marian Price Campaign in the U.S. and co-host of the weekly radio program
In the early morning hours of April 10, 1923, in the Knockmealdown Mountains, County Tipperary, there died a great Irish patriot; a man who had fought with and lead some of the very men who now, tragically, would kill him. The man was General Liam Lynch, Chief of Staff, IRA. Born in the town of Barnagurraha,…Continue
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The Wild Geese Facebook page surpassed the 3,000-follower mark on Monday, June 3rd. In…Continue