This year my non-verbal autistic daughter nearly died. I was trying to work from home when it happened and it was a huge wake-up call. I had to quit and focus on her. She was of course traumatized by it and then we went into hard lock-down here in Melbourne. She can't go back to school and we need to survive. To stay sane I wrote this children's book for 3 - 7…Continue
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I’ve been following author Billy O’Callaghan’s career with rapt enthusiasm, since I fortuitously came across him online, last year. That he is Irish caught my attention, and as I delved further, I discovered he is the author of three short story collections, all of which I’ve read, all of which, to me, are in their own…Continue
Because I once lived on the western coast of Ireland, and because author Lisa Carey moved to the island of Inishbofin, off Ireland's west coast to research her first book, I've been following her career for many years. I've loved each of her four Irish-themed novels, and eagerly awaited the February 7th release of her latest, "The…Continue
I have arranged for my novel "Part an Irishman" to be available via a free download from Amazon over the Easter weekend. This is to say thanks for all of the marvelous support and good will that I have received from my friends.
In 1820, Lieutenant John Turner Flinn R.N stood in the witness box in the House of Lords. The Queen of Great Britain…Continue
Now the Roman occupiers of the kingdom of Israel required that all men go to their own towns…Continue
My historical novel "Lieutenant and Mrs. Lockwood" is based on an actual Irish family, and I've had people ask about their story. The Lockwoods' story turns out better than that of the Fortescues, but I think I have…Continue
If you're looking for great Irish books, CDs or movies, please have a look in The Wild Geese Marketplace Bookstore -- there are all kinds of great Irish books on History, Genealogy, Travel and Military History. If you are looking for Irish films and documentaries or great Irish music, there is…Continue
Added by Fran Reddy on November 13, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
Oh dear, it’s been such a long time since I wrote anything for The Wild Geese … I didn’t realise how long until I re-entered the site. Why? I moved house (or 'flitted' as we call it in Northern Ireland). I moved to a house that looked great on viewing but proved otherwise when we got in. With all the furniture removed and no one there, the extent of what needed to be done swiftly became all too clear.…Continue
Added by Margaret Whittock on November 4, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Dhia dhuit, all,
Now that all the final editing is done (including one version in which the title town was spelled 'Conakilty'...argg) my novel "The Lockwoods of Clonakilty" is available through Amazon or any bookstore's online ordering.
I'll be working with TheWildGeese.Irish to share some of the content, and…Continue
Dan slammed the book on the manager’s desk.
Mr. Molloy looked at the book. “My good man, there is no way we would have that book for sale,” he said.
“It was with the Greek literature. Any young student could have…Continue
New York looms large in the history of the Irish. For the Irish-American -- particularly the 19th century Irish-American -- New York City was, in almost every way possible, the gateway city of America. Vast, foreign, dangerous, the city consumed migrants and emigrants alike. Decade after decade the people…Continue
New York (first published on 9/17/10)-- About 90 people were present for a reading of the latest mystery by novelist Peter Quinn (left) on September 16, 2010, when someone in the audience got a call. The title of Quinn’s novel, his third, and fourth published book, is “…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on May 13, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
While we were not able to attend any of the Saturday events at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature due to prior obligations, the lineup certainly had great appeal. Moreover, all the chatter on Twitter and from other sources of discussion indicates a superb…Continue
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