October 2017 Blog Posts (10)

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 29 - November 4

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 29, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Heart of the Wild West: Choose Your Own Adventure!

As of today, you now have the opportunity to virtually visit The Wild West of Ireland.

The Heart of the Wild West!

Wild West Irish Tours…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on October 29, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Death of WG Founding Member and Producer Maryann Tracy Leaves Us Bereft

We are indeed saddened to announce that Maryann Tracy, a founding member of TheWildGeese.irish and one of our earliest staff members, died September 6 in Syracuse at the age of 63. Maryann began her tenure with us in February 2012 as part of the small team that helped us transition from TheWildGeese.com,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 24, 2017 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 22 - October 28

LUAIN -- On October 23, 1641, implementing a plan by Rory O'More and led by Phelim O'Neill (left), the Irish rose up against the English. Their plan had called for the seizing of Dublin Castle on the 23rd along with a general uprising in the countryside, but the plot…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 21, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

More Ideas for the Great Pumpkin!

As promised in my last post, here’s another interesting recipe using one of fall’s most popular ingredients---pumpkin. Since most cooks find it more efficient to purchase canned pumpkin rather than to cut and scrape the flesh from a fresh one, this recipe uses pumpkin purée. You’ll find more like these in my newest…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on October 16, 2017 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 15 - October 21

DOMHNAIGH -- On Oct. 15, 1763, Lord Edward Fitzgerald, military leader of the United Irishmen, was born in Carton House, Co. Kildare. Like Wolfe Tone and Emmet, Lord Edward was from a prominent family. His father was the 1st…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 14, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments


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From Dunkirk to Nagasaki: The Long War of Dr. Aidan MacCarthy





Aidan MacCarthy crouched low in the air raid shelter he and the other prisoners of war had dug themselves. They had seen two American B-29 bombers flying toward the city of Nagasaki before they went into the shelter. A few POWs had stayed outside, though, wanting to see bombs fall on the Japanese for a…

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Added by Joe Gannon on October 13, 2017 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 8 - October 14

DOMHNAIGH -- On October 8, 1862, Irish-born Confederate General Patrick Cleburne commanded a brigade at the battle of Perryville, Kentucky. Cleburne's brigade was part of the army of General Braxton Bragg.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 7, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

An Gorta Mor: The Great Hunger

This year 2017, is the 170th anniversary of the ‘great Hunger’ that befell Ireland in 1847. Otherwise known as ‘an Gorta mor’ or more commonly referred to as ‘Black ‘47’ it was a seminal turning point in the long tortuous history of Ireland.With the failure of the potato crop due to a serious blight,…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 6, 2017 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere!

Behold, the great pumpkin, one of fall’s most iconic images. We find the large orange fruit taking center stage in breads, cakes, puddings and, of course, on doorsteps everywhere, so a few recipes using it are in order for the next few weeks. Since most cooks find it more efficient to purchase canned pumpkin…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on October 2, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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