The Aran sweater is Ireland's major contribution to international style. A national icon, the sweater is still worn and loved, connecting people with Ireland, all over the world. Cozy, cool, and knitted with the best quality wool, the …Continue
I absolutely loved this short film by Wild Geese member and fellow County Tyrone author, Colin Broderick.
It's called "Smile," and it's a visual poem set in New York. Lyrical and melancholic, like so much Irish poetry, it is, in the end an uplifting story of transformation and renewal.
"Ireland, the United Nations and the Congo"
Hardback. 288 pages; illustrated
Retail Price: €45.00
Read this fabulous review by Diarmaid Ferriter in Saturday’s Irish Times of Michael Kennedy and Art Magennis’ "Ireland, the United Nations and the Congo."
“As a military and diplomatic history it has many strengths, principally its showcasing of…Continue
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DOMHNAIGH -- On Sept. 29, 1972, Kathleen Clarke, wife…Continue
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Administration of the estates of the landed gentry in Ireland during the Victorian era was meticulous. Large estates employed agents, accountants, solicitors, valuators and cartographers, all of whom created detailed records. These collections, if they survive, can be a treasure…Continue
Let’s face it, studying any language gets boring after a while even if the language itself is fun. To resolve this problem, we need to examine the nature of language and how to use that to our advantage. The most basic need for language is to communicate ideas, of course, and this I…Continue
It's the stuff great films and spellbinding stage performances are made of. In the case of "The Last Torch," though, the story is plucked right from the history books. To be more specific, in this case, the story is taken from the personal journey of 16th century…Continue
Sherlock / JFK Murder
Added by James Francis Smith on September 25, 2014 at 4:23pm — No Comments
"As we celebrate this decade of centenaries, it is easy to forget those who went before, and without whom many of these events would not have happened.
One such person was Anne Devlin, in…Continue
This is one of the photographs taken of 'Honor Bright' by Garda Sgt Andrew Gordon on the morning of 9th June 1925. The photos were not used in court. In fact the court allowed no evidence about her at all apart from her name, address, age and her location on that night of 8th of June, the hottest night of the year, in relation to the location of the two accused murderers. Her words, emotions and actions or any closer description of her were objected to by the counsel of Leopold Dillon, who…Continue
On a sunny afternoon in the early 1960s, a Canadian sea-plane touched down on the silvery-grey waters of Loughrea lake, taxied to a jetty and tied off. The children swimming at Long Point were distracted for a while but quickly returned to doggy-paddle and soccer on that sunny…Continue
Review by Ronnie O’Gorman, Chairman of the Galway Advertiser…Continue
Just days after MJ celebrated his thirtieth year in America, the foreman gripped his hand, muttered that…Continue
Each year the Emmet and Devlin Memorial…Continue
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Every year, on the Sunday closest to her anniversary, I organise a commemoration of Ireland's greatest women - Anne Devlin. I have been dong this for the last nine years now, and each year the format is the same: Midday mass in St. Catherine's Church on Meath Street in Dublin's…Continue
Help Solve JFK’s Murder
Post this in a conspicuous location, such as on your refrigerator…Continue
Added by James Francis Smith on September 24, 2014 at 5:38pm — No Comments
Hello Wild Geese!
I've decided to write this blog to get congratulations - yes, for me - for not only finishing writing my book, but also this week publishing a readable copy of it. I actually published it in August but the print was so small only leprechauns could read it. Now I've improved it and it looks quite nice - just have a look and see on www.HuesBooks.com.
Finishing my project is quite a surprise. Now another has turned up. I…Continue
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"The Decline and Fall of the Dukes of Leinster, 1872–1948
by Terrence Dooley
304 pages with colour…
John McDonagh (JM) and Sandy…Continue