All Blog Posts Tagged 'Americas' (70)

LIVE Community Chat with Mike Harrington - Sunday, Sep. 8

Sunday, September 8th is the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Sabine Pass. The occasion is being celebrated as "Dick Dowling Days."



Though a relatively small engagement, Sabine Pass represented perhaps the finest single day's work of any Irish unit, North or South, in the American Civil War. At Sabine Pass, on the Texas coast near the Louisiana…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 5, 2013 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Che Mural

Hey Gerry and everyone, this silly season the Che Mural story has gone viral, and I'm swamped on my Facebook page and Facebook Gallery page.

Two simple points:

1. I really doubt the 'American Tourist' story. It's the local council trying to divert attention from a dumb decision. The Che Festival has given a huge boost to Kilkee, and I'm proud to help a town I…

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Added by JIM FITZPATRICK on September 5, 2013 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

Chat with Author Caroline Doherty de Novoa

When: Monday, July 22, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Where: TheWildGeese.com Main Chatroom…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 19, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

The Irish Impact on America's Revolution

We extend our best wishes to all our American Wild Geese on this Independence Day.  The contributions of Irish-Americans in the War Between the States is well documented and much discussed.  Perhaps less so is the impact some of the earliest Irish immigrants had upon the American revolution of the late 18th century.  

Many of these would have been of Scots-Irish…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2013 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

The Wild Geese Community Extends Condolences to Prescott in Deaths of 19 'Smokeaters'

Firefighters Killed Battling Arizona Blaze



Courage and devotion to duty seems to be second-nature to many in this Arizona city. More than a century ago, beloved Prescott Mayor 'Bucky' O'Neill set out from the town when his country…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 1, 2013 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Happy Birthday, Canada!

Best wishes to our Canadian members, including Connie Kusler, Shawn Gallagher,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 1, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Che Guevara: Father of Revolution, Son of Galway

By Joseph E. Gannon

"Now are you men, or are you kine, ye tillers of the soil? Would you be free, or evermore the rich man's cattle toil? The shadow on the dial hangs that points the fatal hour - Now hold your own! or branded slaves, forever cringe and cower."  Fanny Parnell (1849 - 1882)…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 14, 2013 at 10:00am — 29 Comments

Zorro Returns to Wexford This Weekend

William Lamport (Guillén de Lombardo) - "The Irish Zorro", who managed to strangle himself just before he was to be burned at the stake in Mexico City

ZORROFEST spices up Wexford this Bank Holiday Weekend

Wexford will be sizzling hot this May bank holiday weekend as the town gives itself…

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Added by Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin on May 3, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Free Kindle Book Exclusively for Members of The Wild Geese

To thank The Wild Geese for recent a recent piece in which he was featured, author James Francis Smith is offering a copy of his Kindle book,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 25, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

THE O'BRIEN CHRONICLE BERNARDO O'BRIEN'S BRAZIL

THE O'BRIEN CHRONICLE

BERNARDO O'BRIEN'S BRAZIL

The Brazil that Bernardo O'Brien visited during the early part of the 17th century was much less settled than the coastline of North America. Brazil was first discovered in 1499 by Spanish explorer Vicente Yáñez Pinzón (who could not claim it due to the Treaty of Tordesillas, 1494). It was claimed in 1500 by Portuguese…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 10:26pm — No Comments

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