December 2013 Blog Posts (75)

The Wild Geese Elf Name Generator

Added by The Wild Geese on December 5, 2013 at 10:30am — 30 Comments

An Irish Christmas Cookbook -- Add Your Own Recipes!

We have a dynamic collection of members' own special Irish Christmas recipes building…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 5, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Sláinte From Your 5 Go-To Irish Spirits!

IRISH TO THE CORE

Added by Castle Brands Inc on December 5, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Is St. Nick Buried in Kilkenny? Let's Chat About It

Join us for a LIVE Wild Geese Community Chat session centered around the intriguing possibility that "good ol' St. Nick" is actually buried on the grounds of Jerpoint Abbey in County Kilkenny . Our special guest for this chat will be Maeve O'Connell from …

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 4, 2013 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Spirit of Giving: TWG Play Santa for Irish-American Family

In the spirit of giving, The Wild Geese community has adopted an Irish-American family from the Aisling Irish Community Center in metro New York. The family that we have chosen consists of a 13-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy, and a 9-year-old boy, and mother and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 4, 2013 at 3:30pm — 13 Comments

The American Civil War at Christmastime -- Live Chat this Friday

Join us for a LIVE Wild Geese Community Chat session all about the American Civil War at Christmastime. Battlefield behavior during the holidays is a fascinating subject, so this should make for quite the educational evening. Our special guest for this chat will be historian and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 4, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Thursday: Chat with Joe McGowan About Irish Christmas Traditions

Join us for a LIVE Wild Geese Community Chat session on Irish Christmas traditions.  Our special guest for this chat will be author and historian, Joe McGowan of County…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 4, 2013 at 1:45pm — 8 Comments

Irish Christmas Facts -- Traditions of the Celtic Holiday Season

Christmas whitewashing: Around Christmastime, you’ll still find the odd farm building out in the Irish countryside that looks like it’s just been whitewashed. Long ago, farm families cleaned and then whitewashed every building on the farm in December. They were covered in…

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Added by Celtic Myth Podshow on December 4, 2013 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

I'll Sing You All Home With Me

I'll sing you home with me tonight

To Galway Bay & the old Hook Light

"O'Carolan's Lament" sung in harmony

I will sing you all home with me

It's Christmas in Montana, to be sure, draped in her mantle of white

Though I am here with the rest of the crew, my heart is lonely tonight

The rancher & his wife they take good care of the rest of the crew & me

The wife, she prepared a great feast…

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Added by Bit Devine on December 3, 2013 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Saint Stephen's Day and the Wren Boys

Celtic myth had it that the robin that was suppose to represent the New Year killed the wren which represented the Old Year,  During this time Wren Boys blacken their faces and go from house to house asking for money to bury the wren. The money they collect is used to buy food and drink for the "wren dance" held…

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Added by Celtic Myth Podshow on December 3, 2013 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Hiraeth

I recently discovered the word "hiraeth" (HEER-eyeth) and the definition explained why I'd been feeling a bit lost these past months.  Do any of you know the word, and perhaps the feelings?



"(n.) a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past."

This isn't just the holiday blues; I've felt like this for months, and this particular year was consistently stress-filled…

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Added by Cindy Butler on December 1, 2013 at 10:53pm — No Comments


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Lydia Darragh, One of the Heroines of the Revolution By Henry Darrach FREE EBOOK

On the night of December 2, 1777, Philadelphia housewife and nurse Lydia Darragh (born Dublin, Ireland) did supposedly single-handedly save the lives of General George Washington and his Continental Army when she overhears the British planning a surprise attack on Washington's army for the following day. Read about her in this free  …

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on December 1, 2013 at 12:36am — 1 Comment

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