The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Dublin' (26)

In `92, Billy Yank and Johnnie Reb March in Dublin

By Joe Gannon and Gerry Regan

It’s hard to believe that it’s now been 23 years since we participated in one of our most memorable St.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

St. Patrick and the Skerries

Saint Patrick was born into a well-to-do British family, perhaps in what now is the North-Western English county of Cubmria. His father was a local government official and the family language was probably a version of Latin. As a youth he was captured by Irish pirates and taken into…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Where Every Day Is Bathed in ... Green

The "Great Day" is approaching again.

On St. Patrick's Day all around the world, the Irish and those who love all things Irish will be…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 13, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

'The Great Hunger' in Dublin

by Dr. Christine Kinealy

While Dublin was less affected by the famine than almost any other region or county in Ireland, this…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2015 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Quiz: Can You Name These Irish Sights?

Check out our past quizzes here.

Added by The Wild Geese on January 15, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

For Irish in NYC, September Brings Focus on 1916, 'The Alt,' Fibin, Baseball

Up and Coming: We're delighted to put the spotlight on a growing number of intriguing events in metro New York in September. Here's a sketch of each along with links for more information: 

(BTW, don't hesitate to reach out to fellow WG in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 23, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Talking 'The Yank' with Director Sean Lackey

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Thursday, June 19, 2014 with with…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 19, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

‘Meagher of the Sword’ – The Civil War Legend and His Kildare Boyhood

By Robert Doyle

He is one of the most iconic figures of the American Civil War and, as the commander of the Union Army’s Irish Brigade, Thomas Francis Meagher (right, from from Arthur Griffith's "Meagher of the Sword," Dublin, 1916) is probably the most famous of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 28, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dissident Dubliner: Chatting with Irish-Australian Author James O’Brien

The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, May 9, 2014 with James O'Brien, an Irishman living…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 6, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

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 Wild Geese’s Latest Initiative: Relentlessly Uncovering Our Irish Ancestry

We in The Wild Geese social network, now 13 months old, are experiencing a swell of interest and passion in exploring Irish ancestry among our growing membership. No surprise, considering that we as a community have already produced thousands of pages of content -- articles,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 21, 2014 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Assessing Titanic's Irish Connections: Part 1 -- 'From Titanic. Good Bye all.'

By John Walsh

"Titanic Sinking" by Willy Stöwer. Click on image to see a larger…
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Added by The Wild Geese on April 15, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

This Week in Irish History - April 6 - April 12

High bridge of the South Side Railroad across the Appomattox. Capture of this bridge allowed Union troops to catch up to Lee at Farmville

LUAIN --…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 5, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Remembering JFK: A Community Chat

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, November 22, 2013 -- the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.  Some editing has been applied for clarity.

The Wild Geese:  Céad míle fáilte, a chairde! So glad to see…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 22, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Hitting the Road To Trace The Easter Rising

By Robert A. Mosher…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 16, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

'Time and Tide': Q&A With Poet, Writer and Sociologist Jean Tubridy

(First published 1/26/12) Waterford-based poet, writer and sociologist Jean Tubridy (left) writes about her Irish experience, often in lyrical, charming terms, in her blog, Social Bridge. In the following excerpt, she describes a recent night in her home town of Tramore: “At about ten o’clock on New Year’s Eve,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 29, 2013 at 11:10pm — No Comments

An Excess of Abominations – Ireland’s Three ‘Bloody Sundays'

by Neil Cosgrove (First publish 1/11/12)

(Left:'Black and Tans' on the streets of Dublin, 1920)

A recent post on TheWildGeese.com’s Facebook page discussed Irish revolutionary Michael Collins’ role in the event of Bloody Sunday, November 21, 1920. On that day, under Collin’s…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 27, 2013 at 4:20pm — 1 Comment

Biography on the extraordinary life of John Boyle O’Reilly becomes an event



By Robert Doyle



Dublin, Ireland (First published 10/5/11) -- “Although this is…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 24, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The faithful recall ‘Manchester Martyrs’

Some died on the glenside, some died near a stranger

And wise men have told us their cause was a failure

But they fought for old Ireland and never feared danger

Glory O, Glory O, to the bold Fenian men

-- From ‘The Bold Fenian…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 18, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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