The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Irish' (52)

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 11-16

Ultonia Regiment of the Spanish army, toy soldiers by "The Warrior Irish."

LUAIN -- On August 11, 1744, during the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 9, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 6 - October 12

The Battle of Perryville from a contemporary illustration.

MÁIRT -- On October 8, 1862, Irish-born…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 5, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

IRISH MINUTE: Memories of Christmas During ‘The Big Snow’ in Mayo

(First published in December 2011)

Maura Mulligan was first-born in a family of six siblings, children of farmers who ran the family farm in the rural village of Aghamore, County Mayo.  After immigrating to the United States and working for telephone companies and even trying life in the convent, Maura took up memoir and fiction…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: April 28-May 4

Thomas Ashe

DOMHNAIGH -- On April 28, 1916, as the rebels in Dublin were being squeezed harder and harder by the British and nearing the end of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 28, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Irish Family History Sources in India

By Kieron Punch

Although many Irish people may be reluctant to acknowledge that our countrymen played a significant role in extending and administering British colonial rule in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 18, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The Silent History of the Irish

"I'm Irish" my Mother always said.  "Where in Ireland did they come from"  I always asked.  "I don't know" my Mother always replied. I have since discovered that this is a very common conversation between the generations.  The more I delved into the History of the Irish in Canada and…
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Added by The Wild Geese on April 15, 2013 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

Honoring Irish Women of Our Past: Q&A With Artist Rachael Flynn

The Book of Names is an Internet-based project to recognize the women in our past who have migrated from Ireland. By adding the names of your Irish mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and so on, you will have the chance to ‘light a candle’ in their memory.



The effort is…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 1, 2013 at 8:22pm — 2 Comments

Like Father, Like Daughter: Q&A With Fiddler Marie Reilly

(All photos by James Higgins)

Fiddler Marie Reilly, 58, clearly has much to be grateful for, not the least of which is a much praised new album, “The Anvil,” her first, created after a 23-year self-imposed pause from playing.  Irish Echo reviewer Dan Neely, for example, called the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 30, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Using Y-DNA to Close-in on my Irish Ancestors' Genetic Homeland

Part one of my interview with Tyrone Bowes of Irishorigines.com described how we can use our Y-DNA Chromosome test results to go back 800 to 1000 years to…
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Added by The Wild Geese on March 30, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A Day in the Life of Irish Genealogists: Q&A With Nicola Morris, Helen Kelly

At The Wild Geese, we work every day to weave the threads of individual Irish stories into the tapestry of heritage“wherever green is worn.” Whether you are still pulling at strings or have a fully woven view of your own Irish story, a professional genealogist may hold the key to learning…
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Added by The Wild Geese on March 30, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Is Your Brew Good Enough for St. Patrick?

By Maryann Tracy

Producer / The Wild Geese ‘Kitchen’



I'm no beer aficionado, but I have had a few in my day, and I can tell you, the goings-on in the craft-beer industry is pure craziness. On St. Patrick's Day maybe I'll have only one, but it better be something that tastes like beer, not that…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 15, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

A Brief History of the 16th 'Irish' Division

By Kieron Punch

John Redmond addressing a recruiting meeting in Wexford. Above his head was a banner reading "Ireland a…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

The Forgotten Ten: Kevin Barry: 'Just a Lad of 18 Summers'

Ten IRA volunteers, fighting for their fledgling nation, met their fate more than 80 years ago at the end of a British noose, and until this month lay buried in Mountjoy Prison. Kieron Punch relates each of their stories, starting with 18-year-old Kevin Barry.

In Prison we…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

The Devil's Own Mutineers

In June of 1920, as Ireland was ravaged by the excesses of the infamous "Black and Tans," a group of Irishmen far from home agonized over the harsh treatment their families were being subjected to back in Ireland. These men, Irishmen serving as soldiers in Englands' 88th Foot, the Connaught Rangers, sometimes know as the "Devil's Own," agonized over the suffering of their…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Niece's Biography Brings Pathos To 'Patrick Moran Story'

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A Review By Kieron C. Punch

On Sunday,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Saluting Ireland's Tommies

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Bloody Sunday films: Both 'agonizingly faithful'

'BLOODY SUNDAY -- THE MOVIE"
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Evidence Abounds: British Leaders OK'd Mayhem

Cork Examiner

On December 11, 1920, an IRA ambush near Cork City caused more casualties among the Auxiliaries, less than two weeks after the IRA killed 17 of 18 Auxiliaries caught in an ambush in…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

The West Cork Trail: Scenes From the Anglo-Irish and Civil Wars, 1920-1922

By Capt. Donal Buckley, Irish Army (ret.)

Special to The Wild Geese Today

(Left: Where the road disappears in the center of the picture marks Tom Barry's command post, where he lobbed the grenade into the first truck of the Auxiliaries' convoy.)

Michael Collins died on August 22nd, 1922, on a…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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