June 2016 Blog Posts (19)

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Caitlín Bean Uí Chléirigh [Kathleen, Mrs Clarke] Widow of Thomas Clarke - Mother, Entrepreneur, Politician and All Around Woman of Principle

-The following article will give many facts and details of this extraordinary woman, who, without much formal education, rose to the top of the most higher echelons of power in a Political Institution, in an era when women were supposed to be ‘seen but not heard’..She lived for fifty years after…


Added by That's Just How It Was on June 30, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review of 'The Little Red Chairs' by Edna O'Brien

In 2008, Radovan Karadžić, the ‘Butcher of Bosnia,’ was captured in Belgrade and went on to be convicted by an international tribunal, of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.…


Added by DJ Kelly on June 29, 2016 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Celebrate Summer with Red, White, and Blue Dessert

Eton Mess is an easy-to-assemble classic summer dish with a rather inelegant name. Said to have originated at Eton College during its annual…


Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 27, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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Read Foreword and Excerpts From 'That's Just How It Was'


Within Bridget’s story, Mary is writing about an era of tough times, and she acknowledges ‘these roots’ as the make-up of her own resilient Irish…


Added by That's Just How It Was on June 27, 2016 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Announcing The Kennedy Assassination Encyclopedia

I have decided to announce my current project, The Kennedy Assassination Encyclopedia, and join…


Added by James Francis Smith on June 26, 2016 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Is a Kildare Native General Custer’s Unknown Soldier?

By Robert Doyle

The Curragh, County Kildare, Ireland – It was one of the most iconic battles in American history. On June 25, 1876, the charismatic General George Armstrong Custer (left) and almost six hundred troops of the 7th U.S. Cavalry rode into the Little Big Horn Valley…


Added by The Wild Geese on June 26, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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Games and Puzzles on Sale This Week at Totally Irish Gifts

This week's HOT DEALS at Totally Irish Gifts on

Games & Jigsaws…


Added by Totally Irish Gifts on June 26, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 26 - July 2

LUAIN-- On June 27, 1862, the Irish 9th Massachusetts Infantry regiment of the Union Army was heavily engaged at the battle of Gaines Mill, Virginia, during McClellan's Peninsula Campaign. Put into an exposed, forward position near the bridge over Powhite Creek, the…


Added by The Wild Geese on June 25, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Patrick White: A Clareman's Tragic Death on Spike Island

On our vacation in Ireland in June 2015 we took the boat trip out to Spike Island in Cobh harbor in Co. Cork. Cobh is famous as last port of call of the Titanic. Spike Island is most often mentioned in Irish history as a place where many Irish political…


Added by Joe Gannon on June 22, 2016 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Go Green for Summer

Now that it’s officially summer, access to fresh vegetables is limitless. Zucchini, peas, and carrots are some of the most popular and, coincidentally, some of the best ingredients for summer soups, both hot and cold. This zucchini soup is not only…


Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 21, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

A Field ... For Toby

Toby is a beautiful chestnut Bavarian warmblood gelding.  He came into our lives four years ago.…


Added by Jillian Godsil on June 20, 2016 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 19 - June 25

LUAIN -- On June 20, 1763, one of the most famous revolutionary leaders in Irish history, Theobald Wolfe Tone, was born at 44 Stafford St., now called Wolfe Tone St., in Dublin. Tone was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and called to the bar, but he never…


Added by The Wild Geese on June 18, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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Indefatigable Irish Labour Leader 'Big' Jim Larkin: 'Let Us Rise'

James Connolly said of "Big" Jim Larkin, his colleague in the labour movement: "We have amongst us a man of genius, of splendid vitality, great in his conceptions, magnificent in his courage." George Bernard Shaw described him as "the…


Added by That's Just How It Was on June 15, 2016 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Hot Off the Grill for Dad’s Day

Grilling season is officially here, and when it comes to cooking up something special for Dad, a juicy steak, some delicious potato cakes, and an Irish-inspired steak sauce are just the ticket. A full-bodied red wine or a glass of cold beer complete the picture!…


Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 13, 2016 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 12 - June 18

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 12, 1844, Januarius A. MacGahan , war correspondent, was born near New Lexington, Ohio. MacGahon's father was a native of County Derry. Januarius…


Added by The Wild Geese on June 11, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Taken Into an Irish Confidence

This Irish vignette has stayed with me throughout the years, the way poignant moments tend to do. It was only a moment, really, yet even at the time I could have told you of its impact; there was something about sitting in Seamus O’Flaherty’s porch on the…


Added by Claire Fullerton on June 8, 2016 at 6:00pm — 21 Comments

Here Come the Strawberries -- Shortcake In a Jar!

While I traveled through Ireland a few weeks ago, I noticed the first signs of strawberry season emerge, with roadside stands popping up in places like Kilkenny and east Cork (transported, no doubt, from Wexford, where strawberries grow in great abundance). The…


Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 5, 2016 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 5 - June 11

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 5, 1868, James Connolly was born of Irish immigrant parents in the Cowgate, an Edinburgh, Scotland, slum. He served in the British army but deserted to marry an Irish girl and…


Added by The Wild Geese on June 4, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

For the Ireland of Ages Past, Go to the Far North

By John Yacobian

Special to TheWildGeese.com

(First published in 2004)

When people tell me they are headed for Ireland, I always encourage…


Added by The Wild Geese on June 2, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

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