All Blog Posts (3,528)

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 5 - September 11

CÉADAOIN -- On September 8, 1798, Lord Cornwallis and General Gerard Lake cornered French General Joseph Humbert's small Franco-Irish army at Ballinamuck, County Longford. With the two British armies closing in, Humbert drew his men up into line of battle. Humbert had…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on September 4, 2021 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Wild Geese - McCarty's from Ireland to France to the US?

I recently acquired the book - "History of David McCarty and his Family in America 1765 to Present, by Dale Eugene McLellan. 2010.

David McCarty (1737-1812) was my 5th Great Grandfather. In the book the author reveals that some family histories have the McCarty family relocating from Ireland to Lorient in France in the early eighteenth century, and that they were "Wild Geese". We believe that his father's name was William.

I am hoping to confirm or otherwise this story and…

Continue

Added by Henry Singer on August 31, 2021 at 4:31pm — 3 Comments

Is Irish CBD Really a Thing?

For many years now, CFAH has provided free educational material to help cannabis consumers make informed decisions about their health and professional interests. We've done so by posting articles and educational videos, as well as conducting interviews with local marijuana regulators, police officers, healthcare professionals, pharmacists, abuse specialists, and anyone else we can think of who's a potential source of medical advice. And we've even done a few things that stand out for us,…

Continue

Added by Claudia Alba on August 31, 2021 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Belfast Cowboy.

Happy Birthday Van. Thanks for the joy and inspiration. Aug. 31, 1945

52 years ago a determined, multi-talented individual arrived in NYC and fought the greatest battle he had ever faced. His vision, thwarted by powerful men in suits and long black limousines, vindictive record companies, and immigration officials, only came to fruition…

Continue

Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 31, 2021 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Two of America's Irish Heroes

In September 1862, two Irish-born men were about to put their lives on the line for their adopted American nation.  One was Dennis Heenan from Borrisokane, County Tipperary who arrived in Philadelphia in 1839.  He joined one of the many Irish militias defending Irish neighborhoods from the bigoted…

Continue

Added by Mike McCormack on August 30, 2021 at 12:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 28 - September 4

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 29, 1803, Samuel Neilson, one of the founders of the United Irishmen, died in Poughkeepsie, New York. The son of a Presbyterian minister, Neilson had made a fortune in business by 1790, then he dedicated himself to Irish…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on August 28, 2021 at 2:39pm — No Comments

The Norman Invasion of Ireland

On this day 23 August 1170, the Vikings returned to Ireland. They didn't arrive…

Continue

Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 23, 2021 at 11:28am — 7 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 22 - August 28

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 22, 1846, Fenian poet John Keegan Casey (right) was born at Mount Dalton, Co. Westmeath. While only in his teens Casey began writing poetry for The Nation. After teaching in Cleraun and Keenagh, Casey gave up the profession to work…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on August 21, 2021 at 2:26pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 15 - August 21

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 15, 1909, the Ancient Order of Hibernians dedicated a monument to victims of the Great Hunger at Grosse Ile, in Quebec, Canada. More than 60 years had passed since more than 5,000 Irish men, women, and children had perished on the island, which served as a…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on August 14, 2021 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Texas did a re-enactment of the Hiroshima bombing that appears in FANGS TO RICHES as the first play in AP (Lulu books 2020)

Texas did a re-enactment of the Hiroshima bombing that appears in FANGS TO RICHES as the first play in AP (Lulu books 2020)

Added by Daniel P Quinn on August 13, 2021 at 8:38am — No Comments

Celebrating Goat Cheese!

Did you know August is National Goat Cheese Month? Frankly, I didn’t, but a friend who follows a “National Day Calendar” that celebrates foods on a monthly and daily basis reminded me to promote goat cheese before I’m too late. No problem, as I’ve enjoyed goat cheese countless time during my…

Continue

Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 10, 2021 at 8:00am — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On August 9, 1876, Josephine Bracken, whose parents were from Belfast, was born in Victoria City, British Hong Kong. Her father James, a soldier in the British army, was a native of County Offaly. Josephine's mother, a McBride, died in childbirth. She…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on August 7, 2021 at 5:58pm — No Comments


Admin
Sarsfield and Hogan: Irish Triumph at Ballyneety

Slowly marching back and forth through the still night air in Ballneety, Co. Limerick, the Williamite sentry standing guard over King Williams siege train blinked and rubbed his sleepy eyes, hoping his relief would be there soon. King William’s army had Limerick under siege, and the eight heavy…

Continue

Added by Joe Gannon on August 5, 2021 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 1 - August 7

DOMHNAIGH -- On Aug. 1, 1915, the funeral of Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa was held before a huge crowd at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Rossa's body had been returned from New York where he died June 30. He had been exiled by the British…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on July 31, 2021 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Galloping Hogan

After Cromwell’s conquest of Ireland, more than 40,000 Irish were relocated west of the River Shannon by the end of 1654. Those who weren’t were press-ganged into the British Navy or sold as indentured servants to the colonies. There was one group, however, who refused either. They eluded capture in the…

Continue

Added by Mike McCormack on July 31, 2021 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Miami Showband Massacre: Horror in the Dead of Night

Much has been written about the period of upheaval, sectarian hatred and relentless bloodshed that occurred in the province of Ulster in the north of Ireland in the 30 years between 1968 and 1998. Unless you were there and lived through the madness, it's likely that you have trouble actually…

Continue

Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 31, 2021 at 1:00am — 16 Comments

United Irishman Nicholas Gray: Mississippi Territory "Believe me Sir, I fear no man" [Part -2]

                                        Mississippi became a state on December 10, 1817  [Enchanted Learning]                                           

The Mississippi Territory with its rich soil for growing cotton was a complex area with the scourge of…
Continue

Added by Don Gray on July 26, 2021 at 10:41am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 25 - July 31

LUAIN -- On July 26, 1739, George Clinton, soldier, first governor of New York, and vice president of the United States was born in Little Britain, N.Y., of Irish Protestant parents. Clinton served in his father's New York state militia unit during the French and Indian War before…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on July 24, 2021 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Thomas Addis Emmet: Twice a Rebel

The next time you visit the East Village in New York City, and if time is on your side, walk to St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery churchyard and give a nod to an Irishman who was initially interred there. The man, a well-known lawyer, also held the prestigious position of New York State Attorney General for a short period of…

Continue

Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 23, 2021 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

United Irishman Nicholas Gray: Mississippi Territory -- 'Believe Me, Sir, I Fear No Man' Part 1

                                                         Above, Mississippi Territory (1798-1817), Wikipedia

Nicholas Gray was a young attorney from Wexford, when he was sentenced to be executed after the 1798 Rebellion.  Gray and his brother-in-law, Henry…
Continue

Added by Don Gray on July 23, 2021 at 7:30am — No Comments

Blog Topics by Tags

Monthly Archives

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2007

2006

2005

1999

The Wild Geese Shop

Get your Wild Geese merch here ... shirts, hats, sweatshirts, mugs, and more at The Wild Geese Shop.

Irish Heritage Partnership

Adverts

Extend your reach with The Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partnership.

Congrats to Our Winners

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2021   Created by Gerry Regan.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service