All Blog Posts Tagged 'Asia' (32)

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 20 - January 26

DOMHNAIGH -- On January 20, 1771, Don Hugo O'Conor was named Commandant Inspector of New Spain (Mexico). O'Conor was born into a Jacobite family in Dublin in December 1734. The family…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 20, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 28 - November 3

MÁIRT -- On Oct. 30, 1892, Eoin O'Duffy, revolutionary and organizer of the infamous Blueshirts, was born in Castleblayney, County Monaghan.

(Right: O'Duffy's Blueshirts rally in a Dublin cemetery, 1934)

O'Duffy was apprenticed to an engineer in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 27, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On August 6, 1775, Daniel O'Connell , 'The Liberator,' one of the most influential men in Irish history was born near Cahirciveen, County Kerry. Raised by his uncle, Daniel learned the Irish language and Irish lore in Kerry. O'Connell did part of his schooling in France…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 4, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

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

Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork

'Men of the South' by Sean Keating, depicting the men of an IRA Flying Column during the War of Independence.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 30, 2018 at 10:52pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 24 - June 30

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 24, 1797, John Hughes, the first archbishop of New York, was born in Annaloghlan, County Tyrone. Hughes emigrated to the United States in 1817 and was ordained in Maryland in 1826. Appointed bishop in New York in 1842 and archbishop in 1850, Hughes was a fierce defender of Catholic…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 23, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Irish Rebels Who Fought for Israel

It was 1948, and as the military half-track drove through the Beit Netofa Valley, at the village of Madna in Galilee, shots rang out. One Israeli soldier was killed and another was hit in the head. A sniper had zeroed in on the men and was picking them off one by one.

Then, one of the half-track’s occupants, a tall,…

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Added by David Lawlor on May 11, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 21 - January 27

DOMHNAIGH -- On January 21, 1876, James "Big Jim" Larkin one of the greatest labor leaders of the 20th century, was born in Liverpool, England, the second son of a poor Irish couple. At 5 he was sent back to Newry, County Down, to live with his grandparents. He returned to…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 20, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 29 - November 4

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 29, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 6 - August 12

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 6, 1775, Daniel O'Connell , 'The Liberator,' one of the most influential men in Irish history was born near Cahirciveen, County Kerry. Raised by his uncle, Daniel learned the Irish language and Irish lore in Kerry. O'Connell did part of his schooling in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 5, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 25 - July 1

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 25, 1870, …

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 25, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 30 - November 5

DOMNAIGH -- On Oct. 30, 1892, Eoin O'Duffy, revolutionary and organizer of the infamous Blueshirts, was born in Castleblayney, County…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 29, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Irish Pilgrim Paths Day and the Irish Pilgrim Tag™

National Pilgrim Paths Day is a new Easter Festival based on Ireland’s dense network of medieval pilgrim walking routes. This new heritage themed event is organised by the local communities adjacent to each of our principal penitential routes and is aimed at raising…

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Added by Thomas R. on February 16, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

The Ottoman Empire and The Great Hunger

During the Great Hunger in Ireland the Ottoman Empire sent £1,000 sterling (about $1,500,000 today) and three shiploads of food to Drogheda, Ireland.

The Ottoman ruler at that time -- Sultan Khaleefah Abdul-Majid – wanted to send £10,000 sterling to Irish farmers but Queen Victoria requested…

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Added by Des Wade on July 25, 2015 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

A Visit to The Hope Foundation in Kolkata, India

Last night Susan McManamon​ and I joined the night rescue team of The Hope Foundation​, supported by Irish Aid. We spent 3 hours driving through areas of Calcutta where people live on the street or in slums or work in the red light district. This is very real…

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Added by Aine Edwards on April 23, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

New Member Hello -- Brendan O'Byrne, An Fear Ceol

Hello to all ...

My name is Brendan O'Byrne and I am delighted to be accepted into The Wild Geese community. I am a professional musician, songwriter and composer, and resident musician to Ashford Castle Hotel in Cong, Ireland. I am an artist and love to oil paint.

In my professional life I perform nightly at Ashford; so if you find yourself in…

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Added by Brendan OByrne on April 22, 2015 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

St. Patrick's Day in Chennai, India

This was my third St. Patrick's Day celebration in Chennai, South India. Thanks to the opening of the Hon Irish Consul in 2013, and a little networking in both Ireland and India, we have a small community in the city, who catch-up at least once a year around St.…

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Added by Aine Edwards on March 17, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

St. Patrick's Day in Japan

Toru Tazura O'Connell, the Public Relations Director of the Irish Network Japan was kind enough to send in the following thoughts about St. Patrick's Day celebrations in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Patrick Lafcadio Hearn: An Irishman in Japan

The Embassy of Ireland in Tokyo promotes the achievement of Lafcadio Hearn as one of the most important historical connections between Ireland and Japan. A special library devoted to books by and about Hearn was opened at the Embassy in 1987.  The Embassy is also closely involved with many Hearn –related e events in Japan including links with Matsue  in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments


Heritage Partner
The Story of St. Valentine's Day: Celebrating Love Worldwide

How is Valentine’s Day celebrated around…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on February 10, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Irish Sailor, Hobo, Troublemaker ... Buddhist Monk?

On Sunday August 6, 1911, readers of the Irish Sunday Independent opened their papers to read about a Dublin-born Irish-American who had been “sailor, tramp, shepherd, truckman, stevedore and tally clerk” before becoming a Buddhist monk in Rangoon, Burma  and working…

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Added by Dr Laurence Cox on November 11, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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