All Blog Posts Tagged 'Dance' (22)

Irish Dance Halls Gone, But the Marriages and Music Live On

The number if married couples in Ireland who met in dance halls is considerable. That is particularly true of people who were married in the '60s and '70s. At that time, dancing was Ireland’s most popular pastime among young people. It was not…

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Added by P.J. Francis on December 13, 2015 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Exploring 'Jimmy's Hall' With Actor Barry Ward (Jimmy Gralton)

The following Q&A with Dublin-born actor Barry Ward (Jimmy Gralton in Sixteen Films' biopic "Jimmy's Hall") is part of the studio's Production Notes for the film, shot in the story's actual locales in County Leitrim. The notes, assembled for…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 29, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Director Ken Loach: Irish Landscape Stars in 'Jimmy's Hall'

The following Q&A with Sixteen Films Director Ken Loach, in two parts, is part of Sixteen Films' Production Notes for its biopic "Jimmy's Hall." The notes, assembled for the produceers by Benji Wilson, were presented to the entertainment…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 14, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Director Loach: IrIsh Landscape Stars in 'Jimmy's Hall,' Part 2 of 2

This is Part 2 of 2 of a Q&A with Sixteen Films Director Ken Loach, part of Sixteen Films' Production Notes for its biopic "Jimmy's Hall." The notes, assembled for the produceers by Benji Wilson, were presented to the entertainment industry trade…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 14, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partner Featured in Virginia's Largest Newspaper

Trish O'Donnell-Jenkins and Michael Regan-Waugh operate Wild West Irish Tours, based in Richmond. Photo taken Wed. Feb. 18, 2015.

BY RANDY HALLMAN Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richmond husband and wife Michael Regan-Waugh and Trish O’Donnell-Jenkins want to introduce you to some of their dear friends — their dear, talented friends — in Ireland.  …

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on February 26, 2015 at 11:30am — 2 Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Cornelius Colbert

Cornelius [Con] Colbert was another young man who is also less known for his role in Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising.  He was born in 1888…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on January 31, 2015 at 8:00am — 4 Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Eámonn Ceannt

Éamonn Ceannt is a little-known leader of the 1916 Easter Rising. Born in Ballymoe in County Galway, he was one of nine children. His father was an RIC Officer…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on January 26, 2015 at 12:30pm — 17 Comments

The Wild Geese Top Ten in 2014

A.D. 2014 has been a magnificent year for The Wild Geese Irish Social Network.  As this year draws to a close, we thought it would be interesting to compile the most popular articles and videos from the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 28, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

'The Last Torch' to Make World Premiere in Melbourne, Australia

It's the stuff great films and spellbinding stage performances are made of.  In the case of "The Last Torch," though, the story is plucked right from the history books.  To be more specific, in this case,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 26, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Daly's pub ennistymon the Craic is mighty..!!

Added by annette counihan on August 2, 2014 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Éilís Crean: Passing on 'The Irish Gift'

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, June 20, 2014 with with Éilís…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 20, 2014 at 10:00am — 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…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 2, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments


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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…

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

Boyer: The St. Patrick's Day Parade Versus Irish Freedom

When the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) marched up Fifth Avenue in New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade it should have been crystal clear, if it wasn't already, that this parade is incompatible with any serious effort to support Irish freedom. The PSNI is the…

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Added by Sandy Boyer on March 25, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Irish and Ireland in Middle Tennessee: Where to Go to Learn About Ireland

Meaití Jó Shéamuis Ó Fátharta is a member of The Irish Gift, a group based in Middle Tennessee that promotes and preserves the Irish culture in this area. The Irish Gift also has a huge online presence as we…

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Added by The Irish Gift on March 11, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

TODAY: Live Community Chat on 'Sober St. Patrick's Day'

Join us for a LIVE Community Chat Today (March 10) with the team producing  Sober St. Patrick’s Day, perhaps the liveliest, most spirited annual party…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 10, 2014 at 12:30am — 2 Comments


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Center for Irish Music in St. Paul Celebrates 10 Years with Éigse: A Gaela Event

On Saturday, February 22, the Center for Irish music celebrated 10 years of handing down the tradition at its annual Éigse: A Gaela Event at the Celtic Junction in St. Paul, MN. This celebration is the yearly benefit for…

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Added by Mark Connor on March 3, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Irish Family Trees

How I am Finding (and Strengthening) My Irish Roots

by Kristin Waggoner, for The Irish Gift…

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Added by The Irish Gift on February 27, 2014 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

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