Featured Blog Posts – December 2013 Archive (28)

Your First Guinness in Ireland

Some of you might be taking a trip to Ireland in the near future and having a real pint of Guinness will be first on your agenda. You have all heard that the Black Stuff tastes better in Ireland and it definitely does. Trust me; you are talking to an expert. …:)


Added by margopenelope on December 11, 2013 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

St. Nick Buried in Kilkenny? A Community Chat with Maeve O'Connell

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, December 9, 2013.  The focus for the discussion was the fascinating discovery of Newtown Jerpoint in County Kilkenny, where St. Nicholas' remains (as in Santa Claus) are purported to be buried.  The owner of…


Added by The Wild Geese on December 11, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

The Bodhrán: A Driving Force in Irish Music

by Sharon Hazard for The Wild Geese

When George Millar of the Irish Rovers talks about the music his group has been playing for more than 40 years, he can’t help mentioning the bodhrán, the…


Added by The Wild Geese on December 10, 2013 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

The Story of Irish Women Political Prisoners

Book Review

"In the Footsteps of Anne, Stories of Republican Women Ex-Prisoners"

Compiled by Evelyn Brady, Eva Patterson, Kate Mc Kinney, Rosie Hamill and Pauline Jackson

Shanway Press

$35 from…


Added by Sandy Boyer on December 9, 2013 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

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

Smithsonian Institute

James Hoban and George Washington inspect the unfinished White House in 1798. Washington would never live in it.



Added by The Wild Geese on December 7, 2013 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Nelson Mandela, Model of Reconciliation in World of Conflict

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has drawn quite a bit of attention at The Wild Geese, and not only within the past 24 hours since this legendary leader's passing.

Here are some of the tributes members have posted:



Added by Gerry Regan on December 6, 2013 at 12:00pm — 11 Comments

'Honest Dan': The Man from Derry Who Took on Tammany Hall


It is impossible to write the history of nineteenth century American politics without noting the overwhelming presence of the Irish in the affairs of state. In part this was due to mere numbers - in 1850, 43% of the immigrant population was Irish, and no politician…


Added by Niall McArdle on December 6, 2013 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

An Irish Christmas Cookbook -- Add Your Own Recipes!

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


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

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