All Blog Posts Tagged 'America' (9)

Hy Brasil, Songs of the Irish in Latin America

I'm a musician by trade but have also worked a good bit in documentary film over the last few years. Hy Brasil, as well as being the title of my new album, is an island from Irish mythology. "That shadowy isle" appeared on maps until the 1860's until they realised that it wasn't there at all, as…


Added by Charles G O' Brien on June 1, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

With Dublin Talk, Irish Gov'ment Highlights America's Civil War

On behalf of TheWildGeese.Irish, I attended the latest lecture in the Irish Department Foreign Affairs Commemorative Lecture Series, titled Ireland, the Irish and Civil War America, held in the magnificent Iveagh House, Dublin.

Pictured: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan T.D.

Hosted by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie…


Added by Robbie Doyle on July 15, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Irish in Early San Francisco

A visit to the cemetery next to little Mission Dolores reveals how important the Irish influence was on the city, and how brief life could be on the Gold Rush frontier.…


Added by Jim Gregory on January 6, 2015 at 10:44am — No Comments

Who Really Discovered America?


On the Galway's Horrible Histories Walk, I weave the Brendan Voyage tale into the stories I tell, explaining how in 929 AD the Vikings raided the Priory Abbey of Annaghdown, 4 miles up the Corrib River from Galway city, which was founded by St. Brendan for his sister, Briga, and where he died in 577 AD.…


Added by Brian Nolan on November 27, 2013 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

The Meaning of Thanksgiving

History is written by the winner, which accounts for the revised versions of some events.  Another reason is that some  rewrote history to support a specific agenda, quoting facts out of context, citing only those which support conclusions they’ve already reached and exaggerating,…


Added by Mike McCormack on November 2, 2013 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Coming Up -- Irish Road Bowling Champs 'Hit' the Road

North American Region Finals, August 2, 3 and 4, 2013 East Durham, New York

The 350-year old Irish sport of long bullets road bowling is firmly established in the Irish communities of New York and Boston, and the green hills of West…


Added by david powell on July 19, 2013 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Dan O'Hara: The Man Behind the Song

I had occasion to visit Dan O’Hara’s hillside farm in Connemara recently as part of my work as a tour guide, work that takes me all over the country. The owner Martin Walsh, a natural born storyteller captivated the group with the story of how the unfortunate farmer ended up in New York and sang the sad song which told of his misfortune.…


Added by Rónán Gearóid Ó Domhnaill on July 18, 2013 at 3:30am — 11 Comments

Stephen Moylan, First President “Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick”

The Moylan’s, a merchant family from County Cork, were well off. They had Stephen educated by Jesuits in Paris, since Catholics were forbidden by the Penal Laws from obtaining an education in Ireland. He apprenticed in the family shipping business in Lisbon before immigrating to Philadelphia.…


Added by James Francis Smith on March 7, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

The O'Brien Chronicle


Over the next several months, THE WILD GEESE TODAY will be presenting a most unusual and fascinating document: The story of an Irishman in colonial South America in the 1600s, written by the man himself, and hidden away in an archive in Brazil for several hundred years. It was translated from the original Old Spanish and…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 4:34pm — No Comments

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