All Blog Posts Tagged 'Americas' (71)

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 24 - October 31

LUAIN -- On Oct. 26, 1771John (Juan) MacKenna  (left), who would rise to fame in South America, was born in Clogher,…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: August 16-22

Bernardo O'Higgins

LUAIN -- On August 17, 1778,…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: May 3 - May 9

The National Library of Ireland

Willie Pearse

LUAIN -- On May…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 2, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

On the Anniversary of García Márquez's Death, a New Book Asks, 'Was Gabo an Irishman?'

My husband is convinced that there is a website called “wiki-paddy-a,” which I use to prove that my beloved homeland, Ireland, has given the world many great things. Like Halloween, for example, or the discovery of America.

That’s…

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Added by Caroline Doherty de Novoa on April 12, 2015 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On April 5, 1818, Bernardo O'Higgins (right) defeated the Spanish at the…

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

Anne Bonny

DOMHNAIGH -- On March 8, 1700, or perhaps a year or two earlier,…

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

Belfast Central Library

A drawing of Lord Randolph Churchill from the Illustrated London News. Churchill died at age 46.

DOMHNAIGH -- On…

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Blame it On Christopher Columbus - Remember Chocolate is Also His Fault!

Before Columbus, Europe had never tasted potatoes, tomatoes, red peppers, chocolate, pumpkins, coconuts, pineapples, strawberries, and much more.  All these food items are native to the Americas.  Although explorers brought potatoes back from the New World in the early 1500s,…

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Added by Dee Notaro on February 21, 2015 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

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



Thomas Charles Wright

LUAIN -- On January 26, 1799, Thomas Charles Wright, an officer in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2015 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments


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Westmeath Emigrants to Argentina

A game of hurling in Mercedes, Argentina (1917)

A frequently asked…

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Added by Helen Kelly Genealogy on October 21, 2014 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

A 'Wild Goose' in the Mayan Kingdom

Our educated guess is that Dr. Theodore Thaddeus Dominic O’Kelly came to Guatemala around 1696. He might be a surgeon from the ranks of the Jacobite Army that fought in Aughrim. According to his account, he was an Ulsterman born in Loughgall (County Armagh) around 1658.

In…

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Added by juan pablo torrebiarte on June 13, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 4 - May 10

The National Library of Ireland

Willie Pearse

DOMHNAIGH -- On May 4, 1916, the British…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 3, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Craic Is in Cuba: A Live Community Chat With John McAuliff of Cuba/US People to People Partnership

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 with John McAuliff of the Cuba/U.S. People to People Partnership.  Some editing has been applied for clarity.  John has started a members' group here on The Wild Geese called…

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Irish Heritage Tours of Cuba in April and November

The Irish have a long-term presence in Cuban history.  We are undertaking two exceptional journeys to explore the Irish diaspora's legacy, along with deepening the links of Irish…

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Added by Irish in Cuba on March 28, 2014 at 6:30pm — 10 Comments

The Healys: One Extraordinary Family

How many families have you met in which there were nine children, of…

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Added by Jim Goulding on March 10, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Your 'Great Irish Spot' Deserves Your Great Irish Story

A $100 gift card from world-class retailer TheIrishStore.com or one of five gifts from our 'locker'…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 5, 2014 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 23 - March 1

Hulton Deutsch

Roger Casement being led out of Pentonville Prison, where he would later be hanged.

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 23, 1965, Irish patriot…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: January 26 - February 1

Library of Congress

Simón Bolívar, the South American revolutionary who inspired Thomas Charles Wright.

LUAIN -- On January 26, 1799, Thomas Charles Wright, an officer in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 25, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Viva Irlanda! Transcript from Live Chat with Jim Goulding About the Irish Influence in Latin America

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, November 11, 2013 with fellow Wild Geese member, Jim Goulding.  Jim…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 14, 2013 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

Coming This Monday: LIVE Community Chat with Jim Goulding

This Monday, The Wild Geese community will have the opportunity to engage in a real-time discussion with fellow member, Jim Goulding, regarding the Irish influence in Latin America.  Jim is a resident of Pereira, Colombia on the South…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 7, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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