July 2015 Blog Posts (47)

The Choctaw Nation and The Great Hunger

A sculpture of nine eagle feathers by Alex Pentek has been installed in Midleton, County Cork, to thank the Choctaw Indians for their …


Added by Des Wade on July 24, 2015 at 6:00am — 11 Comments

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Ireland's Timeless Connemara Marble -- Special Offer for Members

The region of Connemara is the very edge of Europe on the west coast of Ireland, spanning the majestic Twelve Bens mountains, embracing lakes and pre-historic bogs, bounded on the west, south and north by the Atlantic Ocean. This beautiful region is the essence of Ireland, with unspoilt and ever changing invigorating…


Added by Totally Irish Gifts on July 19, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Michael Collins Scene From 'A Time of Traitors'

Michael Collins sat hunched over the small office desk, studying the papers before…


Added by David Lawlor on July 19, 2015 at 4:30am — 16 Comments

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

DOMHAIGH -- On July 19, 1798, after months of begging and cajoling by …


Added by The Wild Geese on July 18, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Here's to the Winners of 'Wild West' Contest -- Everyone of You

The votes for "The 'Wild West' of Ireland: You Won't Forget Your First Time' are the culmination of our 24-day exploration of the glories of travel in Ireland's rugged western counties.  Our panel of five…


Added by The Wild Geese on July 15, 2015 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

With Dublin Talk, Irish Gov'ment Highlights America's Civil War

On behalf of TheWildGeese.Irish, I attended the latest lecture in the Irish Department Foreign Affairs Commemorative Lecture Series, titled Ireland, the Irish and Civil War America, held in the magnificent Iveagh House, Dublin.

Pictured: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan T.D.

Hosted by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie…


Added by Robbie Doyle on July 15, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Indicting Ireland's 'Masters,' 'Pastors': Q&A With Director Ken Loach

Sandy Boyer (SB) interviews via telephone …

Added by The Wild Geese on July 14, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

‘Days of Brave Music’: Dark Clouds Over 'Jimmy's Hall'

The real Jimmy Gralton in 1944

By Donal Ó Drisceoil

Jimmy Gralton returned to Leitrim from New York in June 1921, just as the Anglo-Irish war was coming to a close. That conflict between…


Added by The Wild Geese on July 14, 2015 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

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Helena Molony: Forgotten Hero of the Easter Rising and Trade Unionist

Helena Molony was born in 1883- 1967 she was born at No 8, Coles Lane  just off Henry Street  in the centre of Dublin. Her father was Michael Molony, and her mother Catherine McGrath. They owned and operated a…


Added by That's Just How It Was on July 14, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

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Win a Farm Stay Experience with B&B Ireland


B&B Ireland is offering one lucky person 5 nights B&B accommodation for two in an Irish Farmhouse B&B. Experience life on a working farm, enjoy farmhouse style homemade cooking, feed the chickens and meet the farm animals.

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Added by B&B Ireland on July 14, 2015 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

Comic Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen: July 26,1895

Gracie Allen was born to George Allen and Molly Darragh, who were of Irish Catholic extraction. The Darraghs are listed as being from County Antrim with Gracie’s father, Patrick, born in 1833 and married Margaret Peggy McKillip from Ballymoney, County Antrim. The Darraghs were from County Antrim. Gracie’s father, Patrick, born in…


Added by Dee Notaro on July 12, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

'A Dirty Mind,' Mr. Joyce? -- A Tale of Repression and Redemption

“A nice thing to find in one of the largest bookshops in the city. And in one of the main streets of Dublin, no less.”

Dan slammed the book on the manager’s desk.

Mr. Molloy looked at the book. “My good man, there is no way we would have that book for sale,” he said.

“It was with the Greek literature.  Any young student could have…


Added by James O'Brien on July 11, 2015 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

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

Linen Hall Library

Baron Godert de Ginkel, commander of the Williamite forces at Aughrim.



Added by The Wild Geese on July 11, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Get a 'Jimmy's Hall' Poster Winging Your Way

Each week through Sept. 15, TheWildGeese.Irish will be giving away an official “Jimmy’s Hall” movie poster, courtesy of Sixteen Films and Sony Pictures Classics. (For the U.S. market, not a French edition as pictured here.)

To be eligible for the drawing, you need…


Added by The Wild Geese on July 11, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

From Paradise to Gotham ... Historical Novelists and the Irish-American Story

New York looms large in the history of the Irish. For the Irish-American -- particularly the 19th century Irish-American -- New York City was, in almost every way possible, the gateway city of America. Vast, foreign, dangerous, the city consumed migrants and emigrants alike. Decade after decade the people…


Added by Sarah Nagle on July 10, 2015 at 8:30pm — 9 Comments

Chillin' in Tipp's Nearly 900-Year-Old Kilcooley Abbey

One day during our just completed two-week vacation to Ireland my wife, Lindy, and I had another of those thoroughly enjoyable “only in Ireland” experiences that make traveling there such a joy. We stayed in a 200-year-old cottage in the little town of Ardfinnan…


Added by Joe Gannon on July 8, 2015 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

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The Heroic Legend of Fionn mac Cumhaill

Fionn mac Cumhaill is a main character from ancient Irish legend from the 3rd century AD. He was a warrior, a chieftain, a poet and seer. Often referred to as Finn McColl, Finn MacCoul, Finn Mac Cool, Finn McCul, Fin McCool or Fionn…


Added by Totally Irish Gifts on July 8, 2015 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Clifden Pub Scene From Novel 'Dancing to an Irish Reel'

The distance between Inverin and Clifden is approximately sixty kilometers. It’s a visually inspiring hour-long ride through undulating midlands with grass as soft as velvet, gray stone walls that split the landscape, and bubbling intermittent streams as you glide along a two-lane road that cuts through a…


Added by Claire Fullerton on July 7, 2015 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Famine-Era Films To Screen in Metro New York

I leave for New York this week in preparation of the film screenings that take place from New York to Detroit through Philly, Baltimore, Hamilton in Canada and Rochester. We have produced two feature films based on true stories from the Famine era. The first, "The Minnitts of Anabeg," will screen in the Aisling Center in Yonkers on Wednesday, July 15. "The Cormack Brothers" screens on July 22.

We are screening to an Irish-American audience at this stage, taking the films and their…


Added by Alan Brown on July 6, 2015 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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