August 2013 Blog Posts (77)

The Carew Papers: Irish history through English eyes

Here is a link to access the Carew Papers.

http://archive.org/details/calendarofcarewm06lambiala

Sir George Carew (1555 - 1629) was appointed President of Munster by the English queen Elizabeth I in 1600, and was deeply involved in the English struggles against the Irish, notably against the Fitzgeralds in Munster in the 1570/80's and also later during the latter stages of the Nine Year War.

These…

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Added by Gerard Cappa on August 9, 2013 at 6:43am — 1 Comment

Writing Epic Tales of the Irish: Q&A with James Francis Smith

(First published on 2/10/12) Seattle-based author James Francis Smith, 78, found his current calling after he retired from a career in industry and finance.  He has been writing historical fiction for the past 10 years, starting with “Western…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 8, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Story of Ireland's Jews: A Chat With Valerie Lapin Ganley

The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday with Producer and Director Valerie Lapin Ganley.  Some editing has been applied for clarity.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 8, 2013 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

Part 2: Fr. Peter Whelan: Serving the Blue and the Gray

Part 2: Andersonville

By Ed Churchill

A turn of the century postcard view of Fort Monroe, where Whelan and his comrades were exchanged.

On June 20 Olmstead and his officers…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 7, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Fr. Peter Whelan: Serving the Blue and the Gray

Part 1 of 2: Serving Dixie

By Ed Churchill

Father Peter Whelan


Wexford native Peter Whelan saw some of the…
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Added by The Wild Geese on August 7, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Where Irish-Americans Live

I did a search of your archives and this interesting article did not seem to be present, so apologies if it is.  I have been trying to create a map of all the traditional Irish musicians in the world and came across it.

Jed Kolko, chief economist of US property website trulia.com has been looking at another aspect of Irish Populations, namely the…

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Added by Tony Lawless on August 7, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

A 'Bridge' to 'Picture Perfect' for Greg Lynch Jr. -- August 2013

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

Greg Lynch Jr. shared this photo, titled "O'Connell Street Bridge." Rather…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 6, 2013 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments


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Irish Procreation an 8th Wonder of the World?

From a Kinsey study conducted in the late 1950s/early 1960s with a focus on women. Inis Beag  http://www.broadsheet.ie/2013/07/31/the-story-of-oh/

To the left ,…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on August 6, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments


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Irish Jewish population today

During our chat yesterday, Jennifer Willis asked how many Jews are living in Ireland today.  As I mentioned, my numbers were a little dated. The 2002 Irish Census found that there were 1,790 Jewish people living in Ireland then. After our chat, I went to look up the 2011/12 census, I learned that there was no box for Jewish people to check off.  Instead, they had to check "Other" and write in their religion.

The form is found here:…

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Added by Valerie Lapin Ganley on August 6, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 4 - August 10

Linen Hall Library

Daniel O'Connell

MÁIRT -- On August 6,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 4, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments


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Amy Winehouse: The Day She Came to Dingle

The other night, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival screened the documentary film Amy Winehouse: The Day She Came to Dingle.  Not being very familiar with Winehouse's music, I was drawn more by the setting of the film -- since Dingle is one of my favorite places in Ireland -- than the musician. However, after reading some write-ups , I…

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Added by Valerie Lapin Ganley on August 2, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

'Fadó Tales of Lesser Known Irish History'

It is still a work in progress, but my second book is to be published in October. It deals with lesser-known aspects of Irish history. The cover is being designed as we speak and should be ready within a fortnight. Some of the chapters appear on my blogspot:

http://ronangearoid.blogspot.ie

Here is a description of my latest book on…

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Added by Rónán Gearóid Ó Domhnaill on August 1, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Jackie Denver - Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam - Rest in Peace

Sadness descended over Lurgan in Co. Armagh on Sunday, July 21, 2013 as the news filtered out that legendary Belfast Celtic inside forward Jackie Denver had passed away.



A stalwart of Elisha Scott's team in the late 1940's, Denver was an ever present in Scott's sides. He played in many of the most memorable games in the club's final days, including the 'Windsor…

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Added by Belfast Celtic Society on August 1, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Irish a Dying Language?

Have you heard that the Irish language is dying, spoken only by a few old men and women on the fringes of the western seaboard?

Watch these videos made by the young people attending Irish summer courses at Coláiste Lurgan in Indreabhán (County Galway). …

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Added by Gerard Cappa on August 1, 2013 at 5:30am — 57 Comments

1st August, Feast of the god Lugh

An interesting piece here from the 'Cultural Heritage Ireland' site, delving back into the Annals of the Four Masters to find reference to the great fair held annually on 1st August in Co Meath.…

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Added by Gerard Cappa on August 1, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

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