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Confronting the Dark Side of the Irish ‘Down Under’

Image: 'Falling' by Jane Theau (2017)

When I was asked to write a series of poems for an art exhibition in Australia earlier this year, I embarked on a dark voyage of…

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Added by Anne Casey on November 6, 2017 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

'Would You Ever Think of Coming Home?'

I am surely not the first Irish emigrant to have heard these words from their heartbroken mother. Guilt at the impact of my decision to leave Ireland and grief at the loss of my beloved mother are…

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Added by Anne Casey on July 25, 2017 at 4:00am — 6 Comments


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Happy 20th Anniversary!

Where would we who must keep current on things Irish be without The Wild Geese?  Gerry and Joe, founding fathers, have given to us all the gifts of Irish history, Irish culture, and Irish…

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Added by John M. Walsh on December 25, 2016 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

Irish Revolution Premiere This Fall, 1916-2016

September Update: Making a Difference

Our book signings at the Landmark Tavern, and Kilkenny's went well as a whole. We just received a Matching Gift from Marion O'Neill our newest Patron @ PSEG. See www.fracturedatlas.org

Mark your calendar's for a William Carlos Williams event In Rutherford, NJ on 9/17/16. WCW Poetry Symposium event…

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Added by Daniel P Quinn on September 19, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A Tribute to Father Mychal Judge

New York's Irish pack a chapel to recall beloved FDNY chaplain, friend (first publish in October, 2001)

Mychal Judge may be happily 'working the door' at St.Peter's Gate, and heaven would be the fuller for it. But for those many lives he touched on earth, there is an…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 9, 2016 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Larry Kirwan Reflects on 9/11

Rocker Larry Kirwan, the founder and front-man of Irish rock mainstay Black 47, had a close-up perspective on the mayhem of 9/11. He shared the following reminscence of that day with subscribers to the band's newsletter in 2006. (Kirwan mentioned to readers that…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 9, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Playing Roulette with Irish Luck?

It is estimated that Irish punters gamble over €6 billion a year (equivalent to €14 million per day), with over 3 percent of Irish adults gambling online regularly, and 12 percent visiting…

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Added by Daniel O'Reilly on July 22, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

After the Easter Rebellion, Justice Turned Her Back on Ireland

Dublin Castle was the seat of British rule in Ireland for over 700 years.  On top of the gate to the courtyard of the castle is a statue depicting Justice.  The statue is unusual for several reasons. The figure of Justice faces inward not outward as…

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Added by Neil F. Cosgrove on April 18, 2016 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

For Malachy McAllister, 50 Years Under the Gun

TheWildGeese.irish published the following interview with beleaguered and much-respected Irish immigrant Malachy McAllister in 2006, and we are astounded at how relevant -- and urgent -- the concerns the Irish-American community expressed about his plight then remain today. The account we reprise here dramatically underscores how precarious Malachy's hold on the American dream has remained for the past…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 16, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Quo Vadis? (Who Are the Irish and Where Are They Going?)

Boy, we had us a whopping week of celebrations. There isn't a child in the country who can't now recite the Proclamation, nor an adult that cannot name everyone who fought in the GPO in 1916. We can all quote Yeats and Pearse, Connolly and Casement. We…

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Added by Brian Nolan on April 3, 2016 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Making a Very Tough Call -- St. Patrick's Day, New York City, 2016

After a long period of prayer and reflection, it is with deep sadness that I realize that as a matter of conscience, I will be unable to march in the St. Patrick’s Day…

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Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on March 11, 2016 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

A Peak at the Disappearing Supermac

I did not eat out very much on my 2015 visit to Ireland. For most of the time I had cooking facilities available for my exclusive use. It was practical as I was being fiscally prudent. I…

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Added by P.J. Francis on February 10, 2016 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

'Brooklyn' the Movie: Finding Love, Vanquishing Fear

There is a moment in "Brooklyn" -- the recently released 1950s period semi-romance -- when one naive and worried young Irishwoman turns to a slightly less naive and worried young Irishwoman and asks her what America will be like. The response is…

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Added by Sarah Nagle on December 10, 2015 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Pete Hamill on Radio Free Eireann Saturday

The great Irish American journalist Pete Hamill will be our guest on Saturday December 5 at 12 Noon New York time. We will talk about his book Why Sinatra Matters which is being re-issued in time for the centenary of Sinatra's birth. Pete has written a new introduction for this edition.

As always, Radio Free Eireann is heard on WBAI 99.5 FM andwbai.org on the web. Unfortunately we still can't broadcast…
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Added by Sandy Boyer on December 3, 2015 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Hail the Rise of the Irish 'Sidepreneur'

They say the best business is grown in a recession -- where labour, rents and expectations are cheap, but equally venture capital, support and credit is short. To straddle that gap comes the new sidepreneur -- someone who has…

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Added by Jillian Godsil on November 1, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade: A Perspective

If you have missed the ongoing conversation about the need to preserve the tradition of the parade in New York, and to protect the role and the voice of its many affiliate groups, it's worth looking up the many places where the dialogue continues. There is a petition to help focus the…

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Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on October 30, 2015 at 10:00am — 12 Comments

Helping Ballyvaughan's Permanent Residents Rest Easier

While in Ireland during what laughingly passed as a summer in 2015 I spent time doing maintenance at a graveyard. Three of us spent a few hours mowing and strimming Rath Graveyard near Ballyvaughan in County Clare. Well, I did the mowing and my…

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Added by P.J. Francis on October 28, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments


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2 Upcoming Screenings of Shalom Ireland

There's going to be two San Francisco screenings of "Shalom Ireland," a documentary film about Ireland's remarkable, yet little known Jewish community.

During the Beth Israel Judea screening, we will show a short sneak preview clip from "The Long…

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Added by Valerie Lapin Ganley on October 1, 2015 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

TheWildGeese.Irish Heritage Partnership

Conveying Your Brand’s Irish Story ... 'Wherever Green Is Worn'

Every brand has a story, and Irish brands…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 24, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

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