The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Faith' (27)

Making of 'Jimmy's Hall': Part 3, 'Dance Your Anger'

In the following three-part series, Sixteen Films' screenwriter Paul Laverty writes about the genesis of "Jimmy's Hall." His observations were first published in Sixteen Films' Production Notes, and are reproduced here with permission. Production Photos see here are by …

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 7, 2015 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

'Jimmy's Hall' -- Screenings in the United States

From the Team That Brought the World “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” ...

‘Jimmy’s Hall’: Where Anything Goes and Everyone Belongs

Directed by Ken Loach, Screenplay by Paul Laverty, Produced by Rebecca…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 24, 2015 at 9:00am — 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

Margaret Gaffney Haughery: From Poverty to Philanthropy

By Dr. Laura Kelley

“No work was too menial, no venture too unprofitable, for her.”

Without question, among the Irish…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 17, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Cilliní, An Issue of Remembrance, Part 3 of 3

(First published 2012) Last year's BBC documentary on Ireland's "Limbo Babies" brought to light an emotionally charged issue that affected almost all of our Irish ancestors.  Ever since the Roman Catholic Church declared that the non-baptized were forbidden burial in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 7, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Archaeologist Uncovering More Secrets of Ireland's Cilliní in Belfast, Part 2 of 3

Part 2 of 3: Belfast's Milltown Cemetery: Atmosphere ‘tense,’ ‘emotions … just below the surface’

(Images courtesy of Toni Maguire)

(First published 2012) Last year’s BBC documentary on Ireland's "Limbo Babies" [featured on our Family History YouTube…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 7, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Archaeologist Uncovering More Secrets of Ireland's Cillíní Burials in Belfast

In Milltown Cemetery's unconsecrated cillíní

lie the graves of thousands of unbaptized…
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Added by The Wild Geese on May 7, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Mummering: 'The Idiotic Hero Combat Drama'

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, December 20, 2013.  The focus for the discussion was the tradition of the mummers in Ireland.  We were joined by…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 24, 2013 at 5:23am — 1 Comment

St. Nick Buried in Kilkenny? A Community Chat with Maeve O'Connell

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, December 9, 2013.  The focus for the discussion was the fascinating discovery of Newtown Jerpoint in County Kilkenny, where St. Nicholas' remains (as in Santa Claus) are purported to be buried.  The owner of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 11, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Irish Christmas Nostalgia: A Community Chat with Joe McGowan

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Thursday, December 5, 2013.  The focus for the discussion was bygone Christmas traditions in Ireland with Sligo-based author / historian,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 6, 2013 at 6:22pm — 1 Comment

Chatting with Three of the Leading Lights in Contemporary Celtic Art

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, November 15, 2013 with three of the "leading lights" in contemporary Celtic Art and fellow Wild…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 18, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Mazel Tov to the Winners of 'Shalom Ireland'

We had a great LIVE community chat with film producer / director, Valerie Lapin Ganley on August 5, 2013.  Valerie was kind enough to offer…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 13, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Story of Ireland's Jews: A Chat With Valerie Lapin Ganley

The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday with Producer and Director Valerie Lapin Ganley.  Some editing has been applied for clarity.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 8, 2013 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

'That's That': Colin Broderick Discusses Being a Kid Amid 'The Troubles'

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, June 17th with County Tyrone native (and fellow Wild Geese member),…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 17, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Mysterious Provenance of Kylemore’s Battle Flag



From 1702 to 1714, western Europe was engaged in a war involving, on the one side Spain and France, on the other a coalition of states headed by the Holy Roman Empire, and including Portugal, the Dutch Republic, England,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 20, 2013 at 3:00pm — 14 Comments

Sisters Seek Funds for Legendary Kylemore Abbey

By Gerry Regan / The (New) Wild Geese

New York -- Nuns from the Irish Benedictines, who count themselves as cloistered nuns who "are focused on staying  at home and living in our community rather than focused on things outside,"…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 20, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig ort! From the (new) Wild Geese

The Latest From The Wild Geese





(Illustration by Kevin Gleeson / Verse author unknown)…



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Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2013 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Engaging the Enemy Part 2 of 3 of 'The Pope's Irish Battalion'

* Part 1 of 3: A Call to Arms

In 1860, 1,400 Irishmen travelled to Italy, responding to Pope Pius IX's call for help thwarting Italian efforts to seize Papal lands. Robert Doyle relates the saga in this 3-part series.

By Robert Doyle…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The Pope's Irish Battalion Part 1 of 3: A Call to Arms



In 1860, 1,400 Irishmen traveled to Italy, responding to Pope Pius IX's call for help thwarting Italian efforts to seize Papal lands. Robert Doyle relates the saga in this 3-part series.

By Robert Doyle

Up to the mid-19th century, Italy was a patchwork of small independent states, each…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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