All Blog Posts Tagged 'Games' (13)


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How Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page Led Me To Tara

mandolin strap

Well, how did Murray Heasman's interest in Celtic knotwork begin?  I used to play (well, try to play) a classical lute back mandolin (and before that, the Scottish bagpipes).  When in London, a friend and musician, Vince Millet of Secret…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on December 2, 2016 at 1:30am — 2 Comments


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Games and Puzzles on Sale This Week at Totally Irish Gifts

This week's HOT DEALS at Totally Irish Gifts on

Games & Jigsaws…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on June 26, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments


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Fidchell - The Ancient Celtic Chess Game

Legend has it that the ancient Irish game of Fidchell (literally translated as ‘Wood Wisdom’) was invented in the 9th century by Lugh, the Irish god of light, master druid and warrior – predating the game of chess as we know it by c300 years!  Fidchell would have played…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on March 20, 2015 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments


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Have You Ever Played the Old Irish Game of 'Rings'?

The game of 'Rings' is a traditional Irish game, brought to the four corners of the world by the emigration of the Irish during the famine years.  The other traditional Irish games of Bowls, Skittles and Horseshoes are played during the summer, while…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on March 5, 2015 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Quiz: Are You an Irish Poetry Expert?

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 20, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Wild Geese Valentine Name Generator

Check out more Valentine's features at our Grá XOXO headquarters page.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 4, 2014 at 4:36pm — 16 Comments

Crosswords at the Crossroads: 'Grá XOXO'

It's time for the next offering in our popular Irish-themed interactive crossword puzzles feature, "Crosswords at the Crossroads."   

This time around, we focus on Valentine's Day.  We've pieced together the most Irish Valentine's Day crossword puzzle you'll ever come…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 4, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Crosswords at the Crossroads: An Irish Christmas

It's time for the next offering in our popular Irish-themed interactive crossword puzzles feature, "Crosswords at the Crossroads."   

This time around, we focus on the season at hand -- Christmas.  We've put together a puzzle which both tests puzzle…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 10, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Crosswords at the Crossroads: Top Tourist Destinations

Our Irish-themed crossword puzzles are among the most popular features in The Wild Geese community.  This time around, we focus on the most visited tourist destinations in Ireland, as recorded by Fáilte Ireland.  This list may come in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 27, 2013 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

Crosswords at the Crossroads: Irish Wordsmiths

The premiere of our "Crosswords at the Crossroads" at the end of last month was met with exuberant participation among much of the membership here at The Wild Geese.  Quite a few informed us that they learned a great deal about Ireland's unofficial county nicknames by completing the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 7, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Celebrating 3,000 Facebook Fans



Leagaigí oraibh!  Bring it on! 

To celebrate our impending 3,000th Facebook fan, we are launching a contest to test your knowledge of Irish culture! Each day, until we hit that 3,000-follower…

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Added by Tiffany Silverberg on May 13, 2013 at 2:30pm — 13 Comments

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