All Blog Posts Tagged 'James' (13)

The Gunpowder Plot ... Remember, Remember

'Remember, remember the fifth of November, the Gunpowder treason and plot.

I know of no reason why the Gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.'

The Background

James I was the son of Mary, Queen of Scots, and a great-great-grandson of Henry VII,…


Added by John Anthony Brennan on November 4, 2016 at 7:00pm — 10 Comments

The Heifer: A Pub Story

Most of the stuff in my novels comes from my imagination but I owe a fair amount of what I write to a pub called The Rocking Chair where there’s such a variety of characters that you’d need to be brain deaf not to pick up some nuggets. …


Added by Colm Herron on October 4, 2016 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

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10 Irish Food and Drink Products to Buy for Christmas

We cannot believe that Christmas is a mere 5 months away and so for this post we asked our Founder, Lisa McGee to put together a list of her top 10 Irish Food & Drink…


Added by ISLE magazine on July 27, 2014 at 3:00am — 6 Comments

Why the Hell do I love Gabriel Byrne and how do I know it's Love-not like but Love?

No matter that I have not met Gabriel--forget that for but a few moments as I explain myself.

Well first off-because so many people think it's odd that I a 23 year old just…


Added by Sarah R on September 20, 2013 at 11:33pm — No Comments

Re: Gabriel Byrne on The Authorized Biography of Oliver Reed

Gabriel Byrne’s review of “What Fresh Lunacy is This?: The Authorized Biography of Oliver Reed, by Robert Sellers(August 03-Books-Book Reviews),” is such a phenomenal review with such rawness-that I am amazed so many just seem to go on disregarding Gabriel’s writing from experience, from the heart and soul and disregard him as a person thinking something to…


Added by Sarah R on September 20, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

An Engimatic, Soulful, Egoless Actor

Enigmatic, Soulful, Egoless....









Young at Heart





Added by Sarah R on September 20, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

~ Gabriel James Byrne & Hannah Beth King ~ Fanvideos ~


Added by Sarah R on August 31, 2013 at 5:17am — No Comments

James Braddock: The Real 'Cinderella' Story

By Robert Cassidy

Special to The Wild Geese

It has been said that one of the traits the Irish brought to these shores was that of survival. Heavyweight champion James J. Braddock demonstrated that in life, as well as the boxing ring.…


Added by The Wild Geese on June 7, 2013 at 8:30am — 3 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…


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

James J. Shields: Tyrone Native Served America Well—and Often

By Pat Hickey

No textbook tells the story of James J. Shields, but his personal story and resume are among the most impressive of any American, in any era.

(Left: "Churubusco" by James Walker, 1819-1889. James Shields fought there during the Mexican War.)



Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments

Long-dead James J. Shields faces GOP in new tussle

Long-dead James J. Shields faces GOP in new tussle

By Gerry Regan


Library of Congress

James J. Shields, still fending off Republicans.

After battling Republicans in elections throughout much of his nearly 50-year-long career, Irish-American politico and Civil War hero James J. Shields may go another round with the GOP in a fight for his 112-year-old perch in Washington, D.C.

Illinois State Rep. Robert Pritchard, a Republican from…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 2:58am — No Comments

'Bloody Sunday': 49 Years Later, Still Seeking Answers

I can't believe the news today

Oh, I can't close my eyes

And make it go away

How long... How long must we sing this song?

How long? How long... "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" -- U2

By Joseph E. Gannon…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Chatting with ‘Max O’Rover’ on Italish-Irish Relations (Jan. 4, 1913)

Italian writer and editor Massimiliano Roveri is driven, and, in a sense, adrift, as a storyteller who has found himself 1,300 miles from Ireland, the country that inspires him most. Roveri, 43, based in the central Italian province of Tuscany, has…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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