All Blog Posts Tagged 'Family' (12)


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Celebrating the Joys of Family at Christmas

When I lost my Mum and my husband within two days of each other, my whole life crumbled around me.  I very slowly learned how to live again, with the help of my then two teenage boys and my grandchildren. Since then, my Christmas has changed, with my daughter now being the host of Christmas lunch, with family coming from…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on December 25, 2015 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Create Your Own Irish Culture

If you're reading this, you're probably proud of your Irish Heritage and rightly so. Honoring your family's roots is nothing to laugh at. There are several ways to do this, of course. Varying from studying the Irish language, playing Irish music, listening to Irish music, and other creative…

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Added by David Joyce on December 7, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Open invitation to my Celtic extended family seeking affordable healthcare in NYC!

Good day,

To my NYC Celtic family, are seeking affordable quality healthcare? Family Physician, Dr. Tommy O, is inviting you to join him at his brand new medical office in Upper East Side, Manhattan, NYC. Membership medicine, Better Care and Low Cost. Attached, find a business care and a link to my website. I look forward to seeing you. God Bless with continued Celtic Success!…

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Added by Dr. Thomas G. O'Brien II on April 8, 2015 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Wicklow's Daughter, Beloved Mother: To the Girl on the Lawn at Cal

This year AVID students -- kids whose family backgrounds do not include a college experience -- invited me, their AP European History teacher, to go on the Northern California college tour, and I was honored. I had never visited Cal until a few years ago, with another…

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Added by Jim Gregory on January 23, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Grandma Gregory and the Pendergast Machine

Somewhere we have a penciled thank-you note from John W. Davis, who is about as famous as whichever team finished third in the National League pennant race in 1939. (It was the Dodgers, 12 1/2 games out.) Davis was the Democratic nominee for President in 1924, and he…

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Added by Jim Gregory on January 21, 2015 at 12:30am — 2 Comments


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My Childhood in Ireland

I was born on the the 8th of January in 1945 -- the year the war ended in Europe.  By chance, I also share  a birthday with Elvis Presley.  He would have been 80 years old on the 8th of January, 2015.  

My memories of my birthday are very precious. This was due to the fact…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on January 1, 2015 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

Passing for White: Race, Religion, and the Healy Family (1820-1920)

The Healy family is an interesting Irish-American and and African-American family.  I did the following book review a couple of years back:

Passing for White: Race, Religion, and the Healy Family, 1820-1920

by James M. O’Toole

Reviewed by John Edward “Ed” Murphy

I first learned of the Healy family in January 1959, when I paged…

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Added by John Edward Murphy on July 25, 2014 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Memorial Day Wall of Honor

To help mark Memorial Day, we're providing a place here for all members of The Wild Geese community to record the name(s) of friends and family members who have died in service as members of the armed forces of The United States of America in any era.

In the comments section…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 24, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Fathers' Day Gift for My Late Father

So often do I hear my friends say: ‘I wish my father were here now to see/hear this’. Indeed many of us who have lost our parents find ourselves often, in our later years, thinking of them and wishing we could spend even half…

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Added by DJ Kelly on May 24, 2014 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

My Father Always Said ...

… that "Iron Bones" McNamara was our great-uncle.

There are a great many things my Father said and some encompassed his attitudes about what it took to get by in life.  Some were…

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Added by James McNamara on May 11, 2014 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

No Such Thing as a Stranger

The morning sun pressed through my window and pried open my eyes at half past six. Since breakfast wouldn't be served until half past eight, I decided that a short walk to explore the area around Dundrum House of Tassagh would do me some good. I spent an hour and a half…

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Added by Bit Devine on April 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — No 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

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