The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Literature' (34)

Irish Christmas Songs and Stories in the Virtual Síbín

[Below is a link to a recording of an interactive broadcast of Irish Christmas songs and stories, part of TheWildGeese.Irish Sibin series of discussions and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 8, 2014 at 8:30am — 10 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 Loneliest Boy In The World': A Welcome Addition to the Blasket Island Canon

"The Loneliest Boy In The World"

Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin with Patricia Ahern (Collins Press, 2014)

Review by Felicity Hayes-McCoy.

 

At the westernmost end of Ireland’s Dingle peninsula,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 17, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

The Irish-American Story: Q&A With Author James Francis Smith

Editorial Coordinator for The Wild Geese, Ryan O'Rourke, recently had the opportunity to chat with Irish-American author…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 6, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Dissident Dubliner: Chatting with Irish-Australian Author James O’Brien

The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, May 9, 2014 with James O'Brien, an Irishman living…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 6, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Frances Browne: Novelist, Journalist and Poetess

by Patrick Bonar

Frances Browne was born at Upper Main Street, Stranorlar…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 2, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Cúirt International Festival of Literature, 2014

Enjoying its final year as a 20-something-year-old (the festival was founded in 1985), the 2014 Cúirt International Festival of Literature is back and ready to satiate the appetites of literature enthusiasts from all over the world.  Running from Tuesday, April 8th…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 7, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Great Irish Romances: Tristan and Isolde

The tale of Tristan and Isolde was one of the most influential romances in the medieval period. It predated and influenced the Arthurian romance of Lancelot and Guinevere.

Originally, the Tristan legend had nothing to do with King Arthur, but shortly…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 11, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín with Cormac O'Malley

From Easter 1916 until the bitter end of the Civil War, County Kerry was embroiled in bloody conflict. Now, for the first time in published form, many of the county's main participants in the struggle tell their own stories. These were narrated to Ernie…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 8, 2014 at 5:30am — 3 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

Review: 'Atlas of the Great Irish Famine'

Review by John Bruton

Atlas of the Great Irish Famine

Edited by…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 22, 2014 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Discuss Halloween Origins and Traditions with Author Joe McGowan

 

This Thursday, October 31st (Halloween), members of The Wild Geese will have the chance to join in on a LIVE community chat with author and historian, …

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Condolence Page for Seamus Heaney: Sign and Add Your Comments

The friends and members of The Wild Geese wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Seamus Heaney.

Please add your signature and comments below.

Added by The Wild Geese on September 2, 2013 at 8:43am — 13 Comments

Brian O'Sullivan's 'Butcher a Hog': Kerry-Born Author's Full Disclosure

The following is a transcript of the LIVE community chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, August 12, 2013 with author, Brian O'Sullivan (left).  Some editing has been applied for clarity.

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 14, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

Coming This Monday: LIVE Community Chat with Author Brian O'Sullivan

Members, here's your chance to chat with author, Brian O'Sullivan, a County Kerry native now living in New York City.  Join us Monday, August 12th at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time in …

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 11, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

'Blood', Belfast, and Brando: Transcript from Live Chat with Author Gerry Cappa

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, July 29, 2013 with Belfast native (and fellow Wild Geese member), Gerry Cappa, right.  Gerry's first novel, "…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Chat with Author Caroline Doherty de Novoa

When: Monday, July 22, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Where: TheWildGeese.com Main Chatroom…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 19, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

'That's That': Colin Broderick Discusses Being a Kid Amid 'The Troubles'

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, June 17th with County Tyrone native (and fellow Wild Geese member),…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 17, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Live Members' Chat with Author, Colin Broderick

On Monday June 17th at 3:00 p.m. ET, members of The Wild Geese will have the opportunity to chat live with author, Colin Broderick.  If you cannot join us to submit your questions…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 12, 2013 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

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