Breezy Point, N.Y. -- More than 100 individuals, a number likely to have doubled before the day ended, came to Breezy Point on Saturday to demonstrate the draw -- and drawing power -- of Gaelic sports worldwide.
The event, billed Gaelic Sports Day, was produced by Shannon Gaels Gaelic Football Club. The Gaels are the only Minor GAA club, serving…Continue
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He is one of the most iconic figures of the American Civil War and, as the commander of the Union Army’s Irish Brigade, Thomas Francis Meagher (right, from from Arthur Griffith's "Meagher of the Sword," Dublin, 1916) is probably the most famous of the…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on May 28, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
I ventured back to my old neighborhood in Sunnyside, Queens to take in the annual “Parade for All” which I haven’t attended in recent years. I remember the parade when it first started roughly fifteen years ago and back then it was more of a street fair. It was really nice for what…Continue
Orphan trains were a social experiment which transported the unwanted child and street kids from New York City, Boston, Chicago, and other crowded Northeastern cities to the Midwest U.S. for adoption. The genealogy of many of these 200,000 orphaned and abandoned kids who were moved…Continue
Are there no sacred boundaries we won't cross for the voyeuristic pleasure of the unrelenting…Continue
… that "Iron Bones" McNamara was our great-uncle.
There are a great many things my Father said and some encompassed his attitudes about what it took to get by in life. Some were…Continue
Just thought I would post a few photographs from the gathering of The Wild Geese at O'Lunney's Times Square on April 26th, 2014.
There were 14 folks in all. Denis Dwyer and Alex Fegan brought their "Irish Pub" film for screening. There was much laughter and trading…Continue
| The National Library of Ireland
DOMHNAIGH -- On May 4, 1916, the British…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on May 3, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Members might like to experience three takes on the Irish food experience by joining chef Noel McMeel and cookbook authors Judith McLaughlin and Margaret Johnson at the prestigious James Beard House in New York. Mark your calendars for May 29! Check the menu and make reservations at…Continue
Featuring history, sports, film, music and song, this is an occasion not-to-be-missed -- combining the efforts, support…Continue
|Lovers Jack Dawson (Leo DiCaprio) and Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) take to the floor at a hooley in steerage in James…|
Added by The Wild Geese on April 15, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Hello! My name is Tommy Dullaghan, and I was born and raised in NYC -- Sunnyside, Queens, to be specific. My parents were from Donegal and Monaghan and I will be using this blog to talk about all my experiences here in NYC and in Ireland about my Irish life. I have the privilege of…Continue
Brooklyn, 1925 - On Christmas night just south of the Gowanus Canal at 154 20th Street, the bodies of three young men were found at a ramshackle saloon known as The Adonis Social Club. One of them had been dragged outside, evidenced by the long blood streaks on the sidewalk, and left in the gutter.…Continue
Added by Eamon Loingsigh on April 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
With 'Transport,' we're formally kicking off our group's efforts to promote outstanding Irish cultural venues and events in metro New York.…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on March 24, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
James Kennedy McGuire, the “boy mayor” of Syracuse, NY, is…Continue
Added by Maryann Tracy on March 20, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
After the Erie Canal was finished, many Irish people settled west of Syracuse on a hill overlooking the canal. This area became known as Tipperary Hill. When the city first installed traffic signal lights in 1925, they placed one at a major intersection in the main business district…Continue
There are many Irish 'spots' in New York City that intrigue me, but perhaps none more so than St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. The edifice, today a parish church, is at turns historic, memorable, symbolic, poignant,…Continue
Light of the Diddicoy
A Novel by Eamon Loingsigh
Published by Three Rooms Press Trade Paperbacks
I have not always been Gerry Regan.
I was born Patrick O’Connor, on February 26, 1953, to a woman I finally met 44 years later. And on learning my first and last name, I was frankly surprised. The name seemed stage-Irish, recalling for me, Harrigan and Hart. For a…Continue