July 2013 Blog Posts (56)

Officials Repudiate Police Effort To Probe Ulster Violence

Imagine you were launching a new medicine for arthritis and in your application for approval from the FDA you employed as technicians people who had huge numbers of shares in your company and stood to make a fortune if the FDA gave your product a green light, that you only canvassed patients who had reported health improvements and…


Added by ed moloney on July 8, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 7 - July 13

Linen Hall Library

Mary McCracken's ill-fated United Irishman brother, Henry Joy.…


Added by The Wild Geese on July 7, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Member Photo Winner - July 6, 2013

Our first winner of Picture Perfect: A Members-Only Photography Contest has been chosen by you, through your Likes!

Rob shared this photo, entitled Inis Meáin. So evocative and full of detail, Rob's photo drew the most number of Likes and comments. As our first winner, Rob will have the distinction of being the first member of our Picture Perfect Hall of Fame and his profile will reflect that with a…


Added by The Wild Geese on July 6, 2013 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

The Resurrection of Edward Hand

Irish-born soldier served the late Mike Flannery, George Washington and his adopted nation well

By 'Brigadier'

Reproduced by Anna…

Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2013 at 12:36pm — No Comments

2001: Brooklyn Holds a Bash for "The Maryland 400"

By Gerry Regan

For The Wild Geese

WGT Photo/Gerry Regan

Thousands take to the streets Saturday to help commemorate the Maryland Regiment's heroic…

Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Honoring Matilda and Willam Tone in Brooklyn

By Gerry Regan

for The Wild Geese

WGT Photo/Gerry Regan

With piper Chris Heinl in the fore, members of the Brooklyn Irish American Parade Committee head…

Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments

View From Battle Hill Is Green

Brooklyn Irish show the flag throughout battle's commemorations

By Gerry Regan

For The Wild Geese

WGT Photo/Gerry Regan

Minerva, one hand upon…

Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2013 at 10:59am — No Comments

The Irish Impact on America's Revolution

We extend our best wishes to all our American Wild Geese on this Independence Day.  The contributions of Irish-Americans in the War Between the States is well documented and much discussed.  Perhaps less so is the impact some of the earliest Irish immigrants had upon the American…


Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2013 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Some of our Irish and Indian History

Hi my name is Stanley Garrett Hogan; I was born in Calcutta, India in 1946. I was the third child born to my mother and father. The eldest child a girl, Gloria died in early infancy at the tender age of 6 months, and then there was my older brother Geoffrey James Hogan who was born in Calcutta, in 1945. We were the fourth generation of Hogan’s to be born in India. I had a third brother Kenneth William Hogan, he was born in Australia. My father was Hubert “Sinclair” Hogan (it should have been…


Added by Stanley Garrett Hogan on July 3, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Best Platform for 'Copper' Soundtrack Is Small Screen

'Copper' Original Soundtrack

Music by Brian…


Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on July 2, 2013 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Irish Confederate at Gettysburg

On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, here are two different recordings of my song Prayer From Little Round Top, a song inspired by the story of a young irish immigrant who died there.

The Confederate soldier in this song left Connemara Ireland with his family when he was a boy. They…


Added by Jed Marum on July 2, 2013 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Martin Corey – Irish Political Prisoner Held Without Charge, Trial

Martin Corey has spent more than three years in Northern Ireland’s Maghaberry Prison. Although he hasn’t been charged with any crime, there is little prospect that he will be released any time in the foreseeable future. The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland,…


Added by Sandy Boyer on July 1, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

The Wild Geese Community Extends Condolences to Prescott in Deaths of 19 'Smokeaters'

Firefighters Killed Battling Arizona Blaze

Courage and devotion to duty seems to be second-nature to many in this Arizona city. More than a century ago, beloved…


Added by The Wild Geese on July 1, 2013 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

The Irish at Sabine Pass -- September 6-8, 1863

We're rapidly approaching the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Sabine Pass. The occasion is being celebrated as "Dick Dowling Days." Information is available here.…


Added by C. Michael Harrington on July 1, 2013 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Happy Birthday, Canada!

Best wishes to our Canadian members, including Connie Kusler,…


Added by The Wild Geese on July 1, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

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