All Blog Posts Tagged 'New York' (80)

'The Wild Geese in NYC' Catch 'Gaelic Sports Day'

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…

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Added by Gerry Regan on June 9, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

‘Meagher of the Sword’ – The Civil War Legend and His Kildare Boyhood

By Robert Doyle

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…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 28, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sunnyside's St. Patrick's Day 'Parade for All' - and They Mean it!

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…

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Added by Tommy Dullaghan on May 24, 2014 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Treasured Mementos: A Last Father's Day Card

My grandmother Susan C. Regan was born Susan Catherine Condon, the granddaughter of Irish immigrants. She was very excitable, what in another time and…

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Added by Gerry Regan on May 15, 2014 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

What Is An Orphan Train?

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…

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Added by Dee Notaro on May 14, 2014 at 4:30am — 4 Comments

Jackie Kennedy's Letters to Dublin Priest to be Sold at Auction

Is is just me, or does anyone else find the release of private letters from Jackie Kennedy to Father Joseph Leonard, a Vincentian priest from Dublin, particularly distasteful?

Are there no sacred boundaries we won't cross for the voyeuristic pleasure of the unrelenting…

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Added by Maryann Tracy on May 13, 2014 at 9:00am — 12 Comments

My Father Always Said ...

… 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…

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Added by James McNamara on May 11, 2014 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

A Grand Time Indeed at O'Lunney's

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…

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Added by Bit Devine on May 9, 2014 at 2:00am — 4 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 4 - May 10

The National Library of Ireland

Willie Pearse

DOMHNAIGH -- On May 4, 1916, the British…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 3, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Fine Dining Dons 'Three Shades of Green'

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…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on April 28, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Great Day for Tipp Hill -- Syracuse To Grab Green Spotlight



Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse is proud to host the Irish event of the year on Wednesday, 30 April 2014.

Featuring history, sports, film, music and song, this is an occasion not-to-be-missed -- combining the efforts, support…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 16, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Assessing Titanic's Irish Connections Part 2: A 'Titanic' Legacy, In Film and Story

By John Walsh

Lovers Jack Dawson (Leo DiCaprio) and Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) take to the floor at a hooley in steerage in James…
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Added by The Wild Geese on April 15, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Welcome to NYIrish with Tommy D

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…

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Added by Tommy Dullaghan on April 10, 2014 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Famous Irish Gangster - Pegleg Lonergan

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.…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on April 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

'The Wild Geese in NYC' Prepare for 'Transport'

The Wild Geese in NYC is launching, with an April 2 evening performance of the world premier musical "Transport," at New York's Irish Repertory Theatre.

With 'Transport,' we're formally kicking off our group's efforts to promote outstanding Irish cultural venues and events in metro New York.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 24, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

James Kennedy McGuire, the 'Boy Mayor' of Syracuse

James Kennedy McGuire, the “boy mayor” of Syracuse, NY, is…

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Added by Maryann Tracy on March 20, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

'One Great Irish Spot': Syracuse's Tipp Hill - Where Green Goes on Top

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…

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Added by Jim Curley on March 13, 2014 at 10:00am — 19 Comments

'One Great Irish Spot': St. Patrick's 'Old' Cathedral -- Both Heart and Home

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,…

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Added by Gerry Regan on March 8, 2014 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Book Review: 'Light of the Diddicoy'

Light of the Diddicoy

A Novel by Eamon Loingsigh

Published by Three Rooms Press Trade Paperbacks

Release Date:…

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Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on March 1, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

‘Birthday Boy’: Seeking Patrick O’Connor

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…

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Added by Gerry Regan on February 26, 2014 at 12:30pm — 26 Comments

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