All Blog Posts Tagged 'Galway' (114)

Che Guevara: Father of Revolution, Son of Galway

By Joseph E. Gannon

"Now are you men, or are you kine, ye tillers of the soil? Would you be free, or evermore the rich man's cattle toil? The shadow on the dial hangs that points the fatal hour - Now hold your own! or branded slaves, forever cringe and cower."  Fanny Parnell (1849 - 1882)…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 14, 2013 at 10:00am — 29 Comments

Bodhrán Roll Please ... The Winners of 'Galway Stories'

One day after a superb live members' chat with Connemara-based authors and publishers, John Walsh and Lisa Frank (which you may read here), the winners of the complimentary…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 9, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Talking 'Galway Stories' With Readers Across the Globe

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at on Wednesday, May 8th, with Connemara-based author, poet, and publisher (and fellow Wild Geese member) …


Added by The Wild Geese on May 9, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Ghost of the Galway City Museum

(Claddagh Fish Market Galway drawing used by permission of artist, Sue Bryan.  You may visit Sue here.)



Added by kevin j dalton on May 7, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

'Galway Stories': Gateway to the Country's Heart

We are proud to be partnering with Doire Press in getting a complimentary copy of "…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 6, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

'This Could Be Heaven': Excerpt from 'Galway Stories'

An excerpt from John Walsh's short story, This Could Be Heaven

It all starts in Monroe’s. This time of year they keep a fire burning, and I am freezing; the winds that get twisted around the corners of Dominick Street are fierce. She is standing right where I would like to be, holding her hands…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 6, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

What's New Among The Wild Geese ... Today

John Walsh, right, founder of Galway-based Doire Press, is the latest WG Member of the Day. John, a Derry…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Come With Us to Cúirt

Established in 1985 and quickly becoming one of the premier literature festivals in all of Europe (and beyond), the Cúirt International Festival of Literature launched its 2013 programme on the 23rd of April.  This annual festival based in Galway continues to…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 30, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Sunday at Cúirt: Recalling Ireland's Great Hunger

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…


Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 29, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Get a (Free) Copy of 'Larry Kirwan's Celtic Invasion'

The Wild Geese gave away 5 copies of recently launched Celtic rock compilation "Larry Kirwan's Celtic Invasion" randomly to our members, beginning today. (…


Added by Tiffany Silverberg on April 26, 2013 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

1917 Indreabhán Tragedy Recalled by Connemara Monument

With the bombings in Boston earlier this week still freshly on my mind, it led me to think of a few photographs I captured just a few weeks back.  The cross monument you see in these photos stands near our house here in Indreabhán (or Inverin) Connemara.  It marks the spot where nine Galway fishermen were killed by a floating German…


Added by Irish Homeland Photography on April 17, 2013 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Léightheoirí Nua Ag 'Angela´s Ashes' as Gaeilge

Baile Átha Cliath – Is minicí a aistrítear leabhra ó Ghaeilge go Béarla, ná a mhalairt.

Ocáid neamhghnáthach, dá bhrí sin, a bhí ann nuair a iarradh ar an scríobhnóir agus údar as Gaeilge,  Pádraig Breathnach,  leabhar Frank McCourt as Béarla, “Angela’s Ashes,” a aistriú go Gaeilge.

Cé gurb as Maigh Cuilinn i gCuntae na…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 16, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

‘Angela’s Ashes’ Gains Admirers ‘As Gaeilge’

DUBLIN -- It is more common for books in the Irish Language to be translated occasionally into English, than vice versa.

It was an unusual occurrence, therefore, when Irish language writer and author Pádraig Breathnach was  commissioned to translate Frank McCourt’s best seller, “Angela’s Ashes,” into the Irish language.

Originally from Maigh…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 15, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

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,"…


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

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