All Blog Posts Tagged 'Irish history' (5)

'Time and Tide': Q&A With Poet, Writer and Sociologist Jean Tubridy

(First published 1/26/12) Waterford-based poet, writer and sociologist Jean Tubridy (left) writes about her Irish experience, often in lyrical, charming terms, in her blog, Social Bridge. In the following excerpt, she describes a recent night in her home town of Tramore: “At about ten o’clock on New Year’s Eve,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 29, 2013 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Growing Up Irish In French Canada!

(First published 12/30/11) At 70 years old, Billy Willbond is a man of many roles: a poet, decorated peacekeeping veteran, and social  activist, providing humanitarian aid to the developing world through his NGO, ICross…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 27, 2013 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Building a trail to recall the Irish role in America’s bloodiest war

(First published 12/14/11) 2011 marked the 150th anniversary of the start of America’s Civil War, and in Ireland, a group of historians and writers used the occasion to promote the concept of a Civil War heritage trail. Archaeologist Damian Shiels and writers James Doherty and Robert Doyle  [All three…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 27, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Fight To Save St. Brigid's - San Fransico's Irish Civil War Church

(First published 11/4/11) Guthrie, a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, spent six years covering the parishioners’ fight.  Her book tells the story of the parish’s history, the drama of the fight to save it, and what the parishioners learned about their own…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 25, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Biography on the extraordinary life of John Boyle O’Reilly becomes an event



By Robert Doyle



Dublin, Ireland (First published 10/5/11) -- “Although this is…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 24, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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