LUAIN -- On March 4, 1804 in Australia former United Irishmen stage a small insurrection that ended with a short fight at Castle Hill. Starting in 1799 the British had been shipping many of the leaders and participants of the Rising 1798 Rising to “Van Diemen’s Land” (Australia). Once there they…Continue
DOMHNAIGH -- On August 19, 1504, the battle of Knockdoe was fought northeast of Galway by the forces of Gerald Fitzgerald, 'The Great Earl,' and his Anglo-Irish allies, against those of his son-in-law, Ulick de Burgh, or Burke of Clanrickard, husband of his daughter, Eustacia. Knockdoe would be the…Continue
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DOMHNAIGH -- On June 3, 1836, Dr. Barry O'Meara (left) died in London. Born in Ireland, O'Meara joined the British Navy in 1808, after he had been dismissed from the army for assisting in a duel. In July 1815 he was serving on the HMS Bellerophon when Napoleon surrendered on board. His knowledge of Italian…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on June 2, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments
We’ve shown out the pros and the cons of dating an Irish man. Choose wisely and consider these points before you agree or disagree to a date with the rare breed that is Irish men.
Get him an…Continue
Added by The Irish Store on May 1, 2018 at 4:00am — No Comments
DOMHNAIGH -- On March 4, 1804 in Australia former United Irishmen stage a small insurrection that ended with a short fight at Castle Hill. Starting in 1799 the British had been shipping many of the leaders and participants of the Rising 1798 Rising to “Van Diemen’s Land” (Australia). Once there they…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on March 3, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments
This month in January 1868, after a voyage of 89 days, an infamous convict-ship docked for the last time in Freemantle harbor, Western Australia.
On October 12, 1867, after picking up cargo from Sheerness and Plymouth harbors,…Continue
DOMHNAIGH -- On September 24, 1798, United Irishman Bartholomew Teeling was executed in Dublin. Teeling was the son of wealthy linen merchant in Lisburn, County Antrim. His father was involved in both the Defender and United Irish movement and Bartholomew and his brother joined him in the…Continue
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When at 18 or 20, or in my case 24, you fly away on the adventure of a lifetime, you aren't thinking of your future self. When I first winged my way to Australia, I had no inkling where it would lead. Or all the losses it would lead to. For me. For my future husband. For our future children. For our…Continue
MÁIRT -- 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 quarantine station on…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on August 12, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
I am surely not the first Irish emigrant to have heard these words from their heartbroken mother. Guilt at the impact of my decision to leave Ireland and grief at the loss of my beloved mother are central themes in my poetry collection…Continue
Irish loyalties in the Rebellion of 1641 were intertwined between religion and the destabilization of English politics. "The Catholic landowners desire to recover their lost land was one main reason for the rebellion. The rebellion started eleven years of war between 1641-52 in Ireland and was…Continue
LUAIN - On February 27, 1735, Thomas Conway, a soldier in French and U.S. armies, was born in Cloghane, County Kerry. Conway was taken to France at the age of six to be educated and, in 1749, he joined the Irish Brigade of…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on February 25, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Thomas R. on February 16, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments
An Irishman walking along the bank of a slow moving river near Castlebar, Co. Mayo, rod in hand, fishing bag comfortably positioned over his shoulder, wondered if that day would be the day he caught the big one. He…Continue
The whole day that I spent in Belfast and the evenings on either side really need more than one blog post. That day we went to so many places and I was shown so many things. It was mind-blowing and at times very emotional. Belfast is a lovely place and I was certainly shown a good time. We started with breakfast, as the…Continue
Reviewer: J.A. O’Brien
Summary: Songs of the Snowy Mountains: The Settlers represents an important new contribution to the history of Australian folk music and to Australian folklore. The new…Continue
George Arthur French was born at Roscommon, Ireland in 1841. He was educated at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and commissioned in the Royal Artillery in 1860.
In 1871, at the request of the Canadian government, he was sent…Continue
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Added by Greg Lynch Jr on April 22, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
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…Continue