July 2016 Blog Posts (24)

Excerpt - Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862

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Added by James Francis Smith on July 31, 2016 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 31 - August 6

LUAIN -- On Aug. 1, 1915, the funeral of Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa was held before a huge crowd at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Rossa's body had been returned from New York…

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

The Kennedy Assassination Encyclopedia - 7/26/2016 Post

I've been asked, “Why write another book on Kennedy's Assassination?”

In earlier research, I learned the…

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Added by James Francis Smith on July 27, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Preserving the Past to Benefit the Future...

My Grandson TJ insisted I post this on my Facebook profile, so I decided to share it with all…

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Added by James Francis Smith on July 25, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Celebrating Fraughan Sunday (AKA Lughnasa)

The festival of Lughnasadh or Lughnasa (pronounced LOO-na-se) marks the beginning of the harvest season that was historically observed throughout Ireland and other Celtic nations. Originally held July 31-August 1, or approximately halfway between the…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on July 25, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 24 - July 30

MÁIRT -- On July 26, 1739, George Clinton, soldier, first governor of New York, and vice president of the United States, was born in Little Britain, N.Y., of Irish Protestant parents. Clinton served in his father's New York state militia unit during the French…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 23, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Playing Roulette with Irish Luck?

It is estimated that Irish punters gamble over €6 billion a year (equivalent to €14 million per day), with over 3 percent of Irish adults gambling online regularly, and 12 percent visiting bookmakers every week. While the industry is perhaps lagging behind some other…

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Added by Daniel O'Reilly on July 22, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Great O'Neill -- Dead 400 Years in 2016

Last week, in his sleep, in his small palace in Rome, 400 years ago, one of the greatest figures in Irish history passed away, Hugh O'Neill. . With him in his final moments may have been his teenage son, John, whom he had nominated to succeed him as Earl of Tyrone and as The O'Neil. Also there may have been his…

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Added by Brian O'Doherty on July 22, 2016 at 4:30pm — 9 Comments

'The Seafarer' - A Devil of a Christmas

By Patricia Jameson-Sammartano

WG Culture Editor

(This review was first produced in 2007, when Pat Jameson served as our culture editor. She died in April 2012.)

Setting: A shabby two-story house, in a suburb north of Dublin, on Christmas Eve. We had originally thought that a play about five drunken…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 20, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Power of Choice: Salmon Two Ways

When I wrote my first cookbook more than 20 years ago, nearly half of all the recipes I received from Irish chefs contained what they called “a taste of Ireland” — a small dose of Guinness, whiskey, Irish cream, or some other variety of Irish “spirit.”

We all know better now that to be an authentic Irish…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on July 18, 2016 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Druids, Celts, and Romans – A Historical Novel



History Books...Tell…

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Added by James Francis Smith on July 17, 2016 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 17 - July 23

LUAIN -- On July 18, 1874, Irish revolutionary Cathal Brugha was born Charles William St. John Burgess on Richmond Avenue in Dublin.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 16, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Introducing: The Irish Workshop

Hello everyone! 

Please allow us to introduce ourselves: we are The Irish Workshop, an online marketplace for authentic Irish gifts made by craftspeople and artists from all over Ireland. …

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Added by The Irish Workshop on July 14, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments


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'Mary Boyle - The Untold Story'



Here is the trailer for a documentary written and directed by Gemma O'Doherty about the case of Ireland's youngest missing person. Mary Boyle vanished on her…

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Added by Joe Gannon on July 11, 2016 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Kennedy Assassination -- Hulls -- Spent Cartridge Cases

Author James Francis Smith's

Post – 7/11/16

An excerpt fromThe…

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Added by James Francis Smith on July 11, 2016 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Yummy Yogurt Breads With Irish Oats, Flour

On a recent visit to Ireland I discovered two delicious breads made with yogurt: one from Flahavan’s, the well-known company that’s been milling oats in Kilmacthomas, County Waterford, for 200 years, and another from Catherine Leyden, the chef who presents lovely recipes on RTE using Odlum’s flours. You’ll find more…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on July 11, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments


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Irish Wedding Jewellery on Sale

This week's HOT DEALS at Totally Irish Gifts.

Beautiful top quality Irish Jewellery.

Perfect for Wedding Jewellery, Bride gifts and Groom gifts.…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on July 10, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 10 - July 16

LUAIN -- On July 12, 1691, the Jacobite army in Ireland fought the forces of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 9, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Push for 'Republic Day'

John Steinbeck, who had an Irish mother, once wrote that every good Irishman goes back once. This Irishman must confess that he's been back more than once in the many years since he first left for Australia. But it took 13 years before I could make the first trip, and it…

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Added by James O'Brien on July 7, 2016 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

An Author's Gratitude to The Wild Geese Community

In Louisiana, they use the phonetically pleasing word lagniappe to denote a little something extra. Typically, a lagniappe is a small gift given with a purchase to a customer, by way of compliment or for good measure as a way of saying thank you. I’ve been so enamored with this word that it’s found its way into my psyche…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on July 5, 2016 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

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