The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Galway' (19)

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

Quiz: Can You Name These Irish Sights?

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

'The Quiet Man' Cottage: On the Brink of Extinction

On the afternoon of Wednesday, 6 August, 2014, our own Ryan O'Rourke had the opportunity to visit the site of the old White O'Morn Cottage in Tiernakill, Maumm, County Galway.  This old site, which now lies in ruins, is better known to the world as "The Quiet Man Cottage."  The…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 12, 2014 at 4:30pm — 9 Comments

Éilís Crean: Passing on 'The Irish Gift'

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, June 20, 2014 with with Éilís Crean, the founder of a very creative online Irish community called…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 20, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cathal O'Malley: Capturing Ireland's Essence With Every Stroke

The Wild Geese team are pleased to introduce the newest of The Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partners, Cathal O Malley.  Cathal is  a self-taught artist living in Connemara…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 5, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

The Bodhrán: A Driving Force in Irish Music

by Sharon Hazard for The Wild Geese

When George Millar of the Irish Rovers talks about the music his group has been playing for more than 40 years, he can’t help mentioning the bodhrán, the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 10, 2013 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

Writing Epic Tales of the Irish: Q&A with James Francis Smith

(First published on 2/10/12) Seattle-based author James Francis Smith, 78, found his current calling after he retired from a career in industry and finance.  He has been writing historical fiction for the past 10 years, starting with “Western…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 8, 2013 at 9:00pm — 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

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)…

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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…

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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 TheNewWildGeese.com on Wednesday, May 8th, with Connemara-based author, poet, and publisher (and fellow Wild Geese member) …

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 9, 2013 at 9:30am — 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 "…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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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…

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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,"…

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

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