Tom Davis from an illustration in Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland, c. 1903.
LUAIN -- On Oct. 14, 1814, Thomas Osborne Davis, the poet laureate of the…Continue
CAPITOL HILL. Friday, October 11, 2013 --- The President of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus (INC) travels on Saturday, October 19 to Seoul, South Korea, for the "swearing in" ceremony.
Fr. Sean Mc Manus will be sworn in as a Judge on the World Peace Prize Awarding Council…
Sean Egan attended the Kick Off Enterprise Week Event in Waterford in November of 2012. Here, Sean talks about his company -- Sean Egan Art Glass -- his path to success, and what he has learned along the way.
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Sean Egan began his apprenticeship as a cutter with Waterford Crystal in 1974. He qualified and worked as a master cutter for some years. In 1984 , when the opportunity arose in Waterford Crystal to train as an engraver, Sean, who was always good at art, jumped at the chance. Sean started his 5 year…Continue
Hello, my fellow Wild Geese!
Just wanted to post a quick note to congratulate Jeanette Nic Lochlainn on winning a set of four drink coasters as part of the "Bring a Pal Home" competition here. Jeanette's name was drawn at random from among all the members who…Continue
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Men at Lunch, a documentary film touring the United States, is intriguing for many reasons. The film, which debuted at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, seeks answers to the mystery surrounding an iconic American photograph. Why Connemara-based Sónta Films tackled what seems a…Continue
When Gerry Regan, executive producer of TheWildGeese.com, heard that I was preparing for my journey through England and Ireland, he asked if I could make my way to Leitrim and the film set of 'Jimmy's Hall' and report on the experience. I…Continue
Jimmy's Hall screenwriter, and former human rights lawyer Paul Laverty is certainly no stranger to controversy -- you only have to look at the comments on…Continue
Things are taking shape with my book and anyone interested can follow me on my newly creted FB site dedicated solely to my book at:
General release is set for 1 November.The ebook should be ready before then.…Continue
Around 1780, a workman digging in a bog at Mountrath near Portlaoise found a porcelain object with Chinese characters engraved on the bottom and a monkey like figure on the top. Similar objects were discovered around Ireland over the years with over 60 being found. They turned out to be wax seals.
Edmund Getty made casts of 26 seals sending them to China and waited two years for a reply on their authenticity. I came across a book he wrote in 1850 on the seals. It can be…Continue
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James Hoban, Architect of the White House, Born at Desart, County Kilkenny,…Continue
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It's a long way to Tipperary,
It's a long way to go.
It's a long way to Tipperary
To the sweetest girl I know!
Farewell, Leicester Square!
It's a long long way to Tipperary,
But my heart's right…Continue
Jennie Irene Hodgers (December 25, 1843 – October 10, 1915) was born in Clogherhead, County Louth, Ireland to Sallie and Patrick Hodgers. She served as a male soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Jennie Irene Hodgers was born female, but lived as a man named Albert D.J. Cashier.
On August 6, 1862, he enlisted into the 95th Illinois…Continue
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In his book on handball the late Tom McElligott devoted two sections thereof to Ballymore Eustace players. The book itself was published to coincide with the World Handball Championships which were played in Ireland in 1984.
General Secretary and Journalist
Tom was a teacher and loved handball. His book has become the standard book on handball. For six years in the late forties and early…Continue
The good old boys at work in The North, sectarianism the game they are good at.…Continue
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For all the Irish Brigade re-enactors out there, you'll like this story:
Below is Capt. Cunningham of the Irish Brigade.…Continue