November 2013 Blog Posts (76)

Warfield Makes It Easy: 'Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight'

”They could take our land, starve our poor, destroy our homes and plunder our institutions; they could deny us education, but they could not destroy our music and song” No truer words were ever spoken. These are by Derek Warfield himself.

Derek Warfield is a singer, songwriter, mandolin player and a founding member of the…


Added by Kevin Gleeson on November 17, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

'Sandy'-Whipped Rockaway -- One Year Later

I made several trips back into the devastation after that initial writing. The work never got easier. In fact it got much harder. Age on a man is often internal and aches and pains are the wrinkles.

Above, Cross Bay Blvd and a ship washed into the median. See more pictures below. Photos by Kevin Gleeson

One friend in particular deserves a mention here – a year later. Living in east Rockaway on…


Added by Kevin Gleeson on November 17, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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

Library of Congress

General Joseph Finegan



Added by The Wild Geese on November 16, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Ireland's 'The Gathering' Success Inspires Even More!

Ireland's worldwide invitation to the Irish diaspora to come home in the very ambitious and controversial countrywide event "The Gathering" has exceeded all expectations.  A resounding success, especially for Irish tourism, the central statistics office…


Added by Alannah Ryane on November 16, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Coming November 18th: LIVE Community Chat: 'A Taste of Irish Christmas'

Come along with us on Monday, November 18th at 5:00 p.m. Eastern (U.S.) Time for our next LIVE Community Chat. We'll be joined in the chat room by our friends from Tara the Game, Si-Og…


Added by The Wild Geese on November 16, 2013 at 10:32am — 3 Comments

Founding Member
Irish Neighborhoods In NYC At The Irish Cultural Society Meeting

John Ridge Presents on Lost Irish Colonies of New York

John Ridge, premier researcher of Irish life in the New York metropolitan area, spoke about the discoveries he has made about Irish neighborhoods in New York at the Irish Cultural Society…


Added by John M. Walsh on November 15, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

'The Big Crowd' - When New York Was Irish

One of the joys of my early childhood was going with my family to the beaches of New York City, particularly Rockaway and Jacob Riis. Getting there was at least half the fun. We’d go over the George Washington Bridge, then…


Added by Jim Curley on November 14, 2013 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Viva Irlanda! Transcript from Live Chat with Jim Goulding About the Irish Influence in Latin America

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at on Monday, November 11, 2013 with fellow Wild Geese member, Jim Goulding.  Jim…


Added by The Wild Geese on November 14, 2013 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

I'm Building a Street Team to Prepare for Next Book Launch!

Would you like to be a part? Details here: Street Team Details

Added by Cindy Thomson on November 13, 2013 at 6:18pm — No Comments

'As Game as Ned Kelly': The Rise and Fall — and Rise — of the Irish in Australia

By Joseph Gannon

Perhaps the most famous — or infamous — Irishman ever to trod south of the equator was the outlaw Ned Kelly, whose legend gave birth to "…


Added by The Wild Geese on November 11, 2013 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

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

From a St. Patrick's Day card published about 1910

Theobald Wolfe Tone

DOMNAIGH -- On November 10, 1798,…


Added by The Wild Geese on November 9, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

November 16th: LIVE Community Chat on Celtic Art

Join acclaimed Celtic / Fantasy artists, Jim Fitzpatrick, Courtney Davis, and Hamish Burgess as we get together for a real-time Wild Geese Community Chat on what makes Celtic art Celtic.

The chat will be held on Saturday, November 16th at 5:00 p.m. Eastern (U.S.) Time.  As always, the…


Added by The Wild Geese on November 8, 2013 at 5:23pm — 2 Comments

Lest We Forget: Jack and Sam Mallaghan and the Royal Dublin Fusiliers

I wrote about my novel, Ghost of Gallipoli, in a previous blog. However, given the significance of Sunday, 10th November, I’d like to dedicate this article to all those men of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, including my great-uncles, who died during the Gallipoli Campaign, in 1915.



Added by Margaret Whittock on November 8, 2013 at 12:00pm — 12 Comments

Remembering the Irish Who Fell in 'The Great War'

November 11th, marks both Remembrance Day in Ireland and the “Commonwealth Countries,” and Veteran’s Day in the United States of America. Although no official holiday is observed on the 11th of November in the Republic of Ireland,…


Added by The Wild Geese on November 8, 2013 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

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