All Blog Posts Tagged 'Leitrim' (25)

Message From The Wild West: Time Is Running Out!

Tell us why YOU want to experience the ‘Wild West’ of Ireland, and you might win a free 9-day trip there, courtesy of Wild West Irish Tours and WOW Air. Get the details!…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 3, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Siege of Parke's Castle in the Wild West of Ireland

When visiting the West of Ireland, consider making time to explore County Leitrim.  This lesser-known gem is the homeland of my ancestors, and I first traveled there in 2008.  In…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on June 1, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

History Comes Ashore in Sligo

You can imagine my surprise when I saw a large piece of wood washed up on Streedagh Strand recently. (For more information on the ongoing discoveries at Streedagh Strand go to…

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Added by The Last Torch on February 22, 2015 at 10:30pm — 7 Comments

Margaret Gaffney Haughery: From Poverty to Philanthropy

By Dr. Laura Kelley

“No work was too menial, no venture too unprofitable, for her.”…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 17, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Seán Mac Diarmada

Seán Mac Diarmada (Sean MacDermott) is yet another one of the 1916 Easter Rising leaders who has remained in the historical shadow of other prominent leaders who have enjoyed iconic status in the history…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 12, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Yeats Declares His Love

The year before his marriage Yeats had published ‘Easter…

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Added by Patricia Louise Hughes on December 2, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Yeats Falls in Love

By 1919, W.B. Yeats was writing Ego Dominus Tuus (Latin: I am your Master). For the first time…

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Added by Patricia Louise Hughes on October 27, 2014 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Exclusive Look at 'The Last Torch' for The Wild Geese

Well, we did it. It was hard, but overall I conducted myself with class and rehearsed for hours with an array of talented, crazy people. It was so challenging as a first-time producer and…

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Added by The Last Torch on October 10, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

The Last Torch - Mini Doco

Added by The Last Torch on September 16, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

'The Last Torch' - Cast

Come meet the cast of "The Last Torch"!  

"The Last Torch" is set in…

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Added by The Last Torch on September 12, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

'Listening' - A Poem to W.B. Yeats

I wrote this poem after months of studying Yeats' work and life for my undergrad thesis. One night, I found a BBC recording of him reading "The Lake Isle of Innisfree." I finally got to hear the voice I had been reading for so long and the moment took my breath away. This poem resulted…

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Added by Jill Fuller on August 24, 2014 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

Auditions for 'The Last Torch'

It was a very exciting weekend auditioning for "The Last Torch." Both tiring and exhilarating. Casting has been a very tough job, but we have our cast -- all except Brian O'Rourke, but he will appear!

BUAGH!…

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Added by The Last Torch on July 24, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

'Jimmy's Hall' a Nod to 'Free Spirit of the People': A Review

In 2006, British director, Ken Loach won the Cannes Film Festival’s prestigious Palme d’Or award with his portrayal of the 1919-23 Irish War of Independence and Civil War in “The Wind That Shakes the Barley”. There is a…

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Added by Kieron Punch on July 1, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Auditions for 'The Last Torch'

“The Last Torch” is an exciting new Irish ceoldrama being premiered in Melbourne, Australia October 1st - 4th, 2014 at the Malthouse Theatre, Southbank. It will be part of this year's Melbourne Fringe Festival. Auditions will be held in July. Please email…

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Added by The Last Torch on June 14, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Exploring Unspoiled Ireland with Wild West Irish Tours

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, June…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 12, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

My First Trip to Ireland - My Journey Home

Last winter, a year after my husband died, I decided to take my first trip to Ireland, birthplace of my ancestors.

I don’t have many regrets in my life, but not finding a way to take my father, Edwin Concannon, to Ireland will always be at the top of my list. There were always reasons why I couldn’t do it —…

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Added by Kathleen Concannon Maloney on May 22, 2014 at 12:00am — 22 Comments

The Otherworldly Reach of the O'Rourkes

I was only in Leitrim for 6 day s including the two for traveling and one on the set of Ken Loach's film 'Jimmy's Hall'.  In just over 3 days, I was transported to so many magical places it has…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on January 9, 2014 at 11:00am — 12 Comments

From Béarra to Bréifne: The Epic March of O'Sullivan Beara

On New Year's Eve of 1602, Donal Cam O'Sullivan Beare (Domhnall Cam Ó Súilleabháin Bhéara), Chieftain of the great O'Sullivan clan of west Cork and 1,000 others from the area over which he ruled set out on one of the…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on December 30, 2013 at 1:30pm — 10 Comments

Introducing: The Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way will be Ireland’s first long-distance driving route, stretching from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in west Cork.  With a launch date of March 2014, this route…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on December 15, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

From Ireland to America Part One - Bonded through Time & Famine



Our Wild Geese teammate Anna Porter took me to two 'famine' graveyards in the county of Leitrim.  At first sight there are just stone walls enclosing areas of beautiful…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on October 18, 2013 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

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