(Above: The Irish Brigade who fought alongside the Boers against the British army in the Anglo-Boer War. Col. John Blake is sitting in the front row 2nd to the left of the concertina player.
In far-off Africa to-day the English fly dismayed…Continue
Count your blessings instead of your crosses.
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes.
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears.
Count your courage instead of your fears.…
A.D. 2014 has been a magnificent year for The Wild Geese Irish Social Network. As this year draws to a close, we thought it would be interesting to compile the most popular articles and videos from the community. Depending on how new you are to The Wild Geese…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on December 28, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
Yes indeed, what to do? After the festivities are festivitied - after all the ceremonies, the lighting of candles, the opening of presents, the cooking and the eating of…Continue
New Year’s eve had been celebrated with cheerful noise for many years, but in New York City on December 31, 1888, that all changed with the formal addition of music to the annual celebration and it took an Irishman to do it. In those early days, the tiny triangle of land at the…Continue
I first heard that toast when I was very young from an elderly neighbor. It was a toast from her childhood in the early 1920s. The toast her mother and uncles always used. Already something of an antique in Jazz Age America.…Continue
Don Mullan, author, humanitarian and Christmas Truce ambassador, stood in front of two graves in Messines, Belgium. On the left was Private T Delaney of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, who died on Christmas Eve 1914 and on the right,…Continue
My dad, Guard John Murphy (Killimor, Ballinasloe) died in Our Lady’s Hospice (Harold’s Cross, Dublin) aged forty-four, leaving my mother, aged thirty-nine, with ten children aged two and a half to eighteen years old.
On Christmas Eve of 1945, we spent most…Continue
Part 3 of 3 of the Series 'We Will Probably Land Christmas Day’: At War in the Atlantic, 1942
I have just made a wonderful connection via The Wild Geese Irish Social Network and thanks to my Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partnership that I wanted to share with…Continue
In January 2015, Fordham University Press released "The Sons of Molly Maguire." Mark Bulik’s upcoming work is the latest in a line that characterizes Pennsylvania’s alleged “Molly Maguires” as Roman Catholic…Continue
Added by Anne Flaherty on December 19, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Oh the town, it climbs the mountain and looks upon the sea
At sleeping time or waking, 'tis there I'd long to be
To walk again that kindly street, the place where life began
And the Boys of Barr na Sráide went hunting for the wren
With cudgels stout they roamed about to hunt the dreólín
William Paterson (December 24, 1745 – September 9, 1806) was born in County Antrim to William Paterson and Unknown named mother. (How about it, Ireland – who is she?) He immigrated to the U.S. at the age of two, and entered the College of New Jersey (now Princeton…Continue
Added by Dee Notaro on December 19, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
Ó am go ham, feicimid sna hAnnála tagairt do mhná céile agus d'iníonacha na cléire oidhreachtúla, mar sna samplaí thíos.
From time to…Continue
I awoke this morning to the sound of rain beating down on a tin roof. I was hoping that somehow, in my dream time hours, the faeries had come and carried me home.
Sadly, I opened my eyes, looked out my window and saw ... cactus. It's a soft day here in the Old…Continue
We at RE/MAX Ireland are delighted to bring “Copper Beech”, Dock Road, Dunmore East, County Waterford to the market.
“Copper Beech” is a substantial home tucked away just off Dock Road within walking distance of all the charming village of Dunmore East has to offer.…Continue
Reveille presents Ireland's military story by bringing you eyewitness accounts from veterans, travelling to military heritage sites, and exploring the past with Ireland's leading Living History groups.…Continue