The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'New York' (19)

The 5th New York's Daniel J. Meagher

Tipperary native among the earliest heroes of the FDNY…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 15, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

In `92, Billy Yank and Johnnie Reb March in Dublin

By Joe Gannon and Gerry Regan

It’s hard to believe that it’s now been 23 years since we participated in one of our most memorable St.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

The Irish 'Backbone' of the Erie Canal

by Maryann Tracy

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…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 29, 2014 at 5:30am — 10 Comments

Limerick Scholar Rebuts Those Who Dismiss The Rising's Heroes

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,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 8, 2014 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Sheridan Film Retrospective Draws Hundreds -- and Jim Himself

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…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 8, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

For Irish in NYC, September Brings Focus on 1916, 'The Alt,' Fibin, Baseball

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…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 23, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Fíbín Set to Bring Exciting Irish Language Show to NYC

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…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 22, 2014 at 5:00am — 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…

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

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

'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

'A Yen for An Irish Lass'

(First published February 14, 2006)

Ah, the one day of the year when mankind celebrates love, in all of its variations and permutations. Happy St. Valentine's Day from all of us here at…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 12, 2014 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

A New York Childhood 'More Irish Than American'

(First published 1/9/12) Kevin Gleeson, a talented guitarist and former portrayer of Keith Richards in Stones’ tribute bands Sticky Fingers and Beggars Banquet, is a graphic artist with the New York Police Department and a native of the borough of Queens, in New York City.  Gleeson’s heritage is steeped in both Irish music and the turbulent history of Northern…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 27, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Irish Fight for Union Resounds

(First published 1/9/12) Patrick Young is a blogger for Long Island Wins, a communications and organizing campaign focused on immigrants’ needs and immigration reform in Long Island, in New York State.  In his blogs, he has written extensively on the experiences of immigrants in America, including an…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 27, 2013 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Immigrant Dreams Founder Off Long Island

I look where the ship helplessly heads end on,

I hear the burst as she strikes,

I hear the howls of dismay,

They grow fainter and fainter.

– From "The Sleepers" by Walt Whitman

Left, a Currier print…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 18, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Search for Judge Crater extends to NYU's Ireland House

New York (first published on 9/17/10)-- About 90 people were present for a reading of the latest mystery by novelist Peter Quinn (left) on September 16, 2010, when someone in the audience got a call. The title of Quinn’s novel, his third, and fourth published book, is “…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 13, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Talking 'Galway Stories' With Readers Across the Globe

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheNewWildGeese.com on Wednesday, May 8th, with Connemara-based author, poet, and publisher (and fellow Wild Geese member) …

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 9, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

'The Fighting 69th' Part 1

 

The regiment that Robert E. Lee christened is going strong at 150

PART 1 IN A TWO-PART SERIES

By Lt. Col. Kenneth H. Powers, NYARNG (Ret.)…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

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