(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.
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…
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…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…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…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…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…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…Continue
Part 3 of 3 of the Series 'We Will Probably Land Christmas Day’: At War in the Atlantic, 1942
In January 2015, Fordham University Press released "The Sons of Molly Maguire." Mark Bulik’s upcoming work is the latest in a line…Continue
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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
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…Continue
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Ó am go ham, feicimid sna hAnnála tagairt do mhná céile agus d'iníonacha na cléire oidhreachtúla, mar sna samplaí thíos.…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…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…Continue
Reveille presents Ireland's military story by bringing you eyewitness accounts from veterans, travelling to military heritage sites, and…Continue