No large operation in World War II surpassed the invasion of North Africa in complexity, daring, risk, or -- as the official U.S. Army Air Forces history concludes -- 'the degree of strategic surprise achieved.'
-- Author Rick Atkinson,…
Alert to Wild Geese Members: There is a special discount available for this seasonal favorite show produced by the Irish Arts Center and Dr. Mick Moloney. contact phone 201-965-6598 or the Wild Geese administrator for further details.
SPECIAL GUESTS FROM WORLDS OF POLITICS, CULTURE & ACADEMICS ANNOUNCED FOR IRISH ARTS CENTER’S ACCLAIMED…Continue
Added by Paul Edward Keating on December 13, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
My first big memory of my Uncle Charlie Clarke is when he arrived home from Naval duty after World War II. I was seven years old. Soon after, my granduncle, Patrick Joseph Clarke, appointed Uncle Charlie to be the manager at his saloon, P. J. Clarke’s, at 55th Street and Third…Continue
Added by Helen Molanphy on December 8, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments
History, as written, is not always accurate. Revised versions of past events are often presented to support conclusions already reached - political or otherwise. Sadly, many of these revised versions are presented as fact in our school books like the discovery and conquest of…Continue
An NYC tradition since 1858, the carriage horses are regulated and well cared for. Out of the 220 Horses licensed and registered to operate, only 68 can be working at one time. This builds in rest time for all of the horses and assures that none are overworked.
Are there unscrupulous and uncaring Carriage…Continue
This Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10AM to 3PM, Molloy College's Irish Studies Institute will host a Feast of Gaelic Culture in Long Island, New York with free workshops in the Irish Language, modern Irish Genealogy, Seanchas…Continue
Added by Jerry Kelly on October 29, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
To say that the Irish built the Erie Canal is an exaggeration, since there were British and Germans who worked alongside them, but to say that they were the backbone of the Erie Canal is…Continue
We were expecting her unwelcome visit thanks to the ingenious invention of Radar, which had been developed during the dark, frightful years of World War II. All we could do was prepare for her inevitable onslaught. She was conceived and born on the African continent…Continue
Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 22, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
New York -- University of Limerick Professor Ruan O'Donnell drew more than 40 to O'Lunney's Times Square Pub on Thursday, October 2nd to issue a resounding rebuttal -- some would argue refutation -- of the recent critics of the 1,700 who went out on Easter Monday 1916. Directly challenging former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton and Senator David Norris,…Continue
New York -- Writer and director Jim Sheridan returned to his film making roots Saturday with a 60-minute interview followed by a screening of one of Sheridan's numerous Oscar-nominated films, in this case, "In America." The event drew a full house, close to 400 attendees, to NYU's Cantor Film Center. Sheridan is now focused on his next project, a film…Continue
I absolutely loved this short film by Wild Geese member and fellow County Tyrone author, Colin Broderick.
It's called "Smile," and it's a visual poem set in New York. Lyrical and melancholic, like so much Irish poetry, it is, in the end an uplifting story of transformation and renewal.
Those attending the Irish Cultural Society meeting in the Garden City Library on September 10, 2014 now know how baseball got its term “pinch hitter.” When John McGraw was asked why he signed the over-the-hill player Mike (Turkey Mike) Donlon to the team, McGraw explained that Turkey Mike was good in a…Continue
Added by John M. Walsh on September 14, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Thoughts of labor this holiday, however modest in its aspirations, invite me to contemplate the role of work in both defining and coloring the lives of my family.
My grandfather Ray Regan was born in Harlem, in upper…
Up and Coming: We're delighted to put the spotlight on a growing number of intriguing events in metro New York in September. Here's a sketch of each along with links for more information:
(BTW, don't hesitate to reach out to fellow WG in…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on August 23, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The massive blasts of the four homemade, two-hundred-pound mortars, launched from the rear of a commandeered, flatbed truck, reverberated and shook the buildings throughout the town as they hit their target with deadly precision. Thankfully, all residents living in the immediate area…Continue
We bring you exciting news as our friends and Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partners Fíbín Teo, will be bringing their exciting show "Réiltín" to New York City. Fíbín…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on August 22, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
A unique blend of traditional Irish, Scottish, English & Americana music
Exciting new musical…Continue
Duffy Square as it was in 1904
Duffy Square is…Continue
Long Island City, N.Y. – How we try, and often fail to communicate, and how we ultimately and triumphantly can bridge that chasm came across as the focus of two extraordinary and allegorical films that screened Saturday night in Queens at New York Irish Center's…Continue
Added by Gerry Regan on July 21, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
In "Machine Made: Tammany Hall and The Creation of Modern American Politics," author Terry Golway doesn’t sugar-coat the negative aspects of a New York institution that flourished for about 100 years. What he does is swing the pendulum back from a crazy imbalance caused by…Continue