The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'News' (50)

Help With Bid to Honor Mayo-Born Marine Via Navy Ship

Our Goal: A US Navy Ship To Be Named For Cpl. Patrick 'Bob' Gallagher USMC, NC

We write to tell you about our most recent achievements with regards to having the U.S. Navy name a ship in honor of Cpl. Patrick "Bob" Gallagher! It has been a busy month indeed.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 14, 2017 at 9:00pm — 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 aching sense of loss.

By Gerry Regan

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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 the excerpt is based upon a chapter from his memoir,…

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

For Malachy McAllister, 54 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

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

Every brand has a story, and Irish brands have a particularly compelling story for our tens of…

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

Making of 'Jimmy's Hall': Part 3, 'Dance Your Anger'

In the following three-part series, Sixteen Films' screenwriter Paul Laverty writes about the genesis of "Jimmy's Hall." His observations were first published in Sixteen Films' Production Notes, and are reproduced here with permission. Production Photos see here are by …

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 7, 2015 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Making of 'Jimmy's Hall': Part 2, 'Ah ... He Was a Free Man'

In the following three-part series, Sixteen Films' screenwriter Paul Laverty writes about the genesis of "Jimmy's Hall." His observations were first published in Sixteen Films' Production Notes, and are reproduced here with permission. Production Photos see here are by …

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 31, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

'Jimmy's Hall' -- Screenings in the United States

From the Team That Brought the World “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” ...

‘Jimmy’s Hall’: Where Anything Goes and Everyone Belongs

Directed by Ken Loach, Screenplay by Paul Laverty, Produced by Rebecca…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 24, 2015 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Here's to the Winners of 'Wild West' Contest -- Everyone of You

The votes for "The 'Wild West' of Ireland: You Won't Forget Your First Time' are the culmination of our 24-day exploration of the glories of travel in Ireland's rugged western counties.  Our panel of five…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 15, 2015 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Indicting Ireland's 'Masters,' 'Pastors': Q&A With Director Ken Loach

Sandy Boyer (SB) interviews via telephone …
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Added by The Wild Geese on July 14, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Get a 'Jimmy's Hall' Poster Winging Your Way

Each week through Sept. 15, TheWildGeese.Irish will be giving away an official “Jimmy’s Hall” movie poster, courtesy of Sixteen Films and Sony Pictures Classics. (For the U.S. market, not a French edition as pictured here.)

To be eligible for the drawing, you need…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 11, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Judging " 'Wild West' of Ireland: You Won't Forget Your First Time"

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The ‘Wild West’ judges are lined up and raring to go! Knowing their mettle and commitment to promoting Irish culture, we are confident that “justice” will be a lot fairer, if a tad more considered, than that meted out in Tombstone or the OK Corral. ;-)

Speaking of 'swift' justice, by the way, our judges have requested additional time to more carefully…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 1, 2015 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Your 'Wild West' of Ireland Is ThisClose ... WOW!

Would you like to bring a pal to the 'Wild West' of Ireland for free? Read on!

We at TheWildGeese.Irish, along with partners Wild West Irish Tours, WOW…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 16, 2015 at 12:00pm — 11 Comments

Lt. Michael P. Murphy Honored in County Cork

The Irish Examiner reports that the Irish Veterans, an organization whose goal is…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 21, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Don't Miss Out on Our Newsletters

Are you missing out on your beloved Wild Geese Newsletters and e-mail updates?

It's possible that your email server is sending our messages into your "junk" file, because it doesn't recognize our new address: TheWildGeese.Irish.

Here's the easy solution:

Add the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 13, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Faugh a Ballagh (’Clear the Way’) for TheWildGeese.IRISH

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With the push of an aul’ button or two, The Wild Geese Irish Social Network, aka TheWildGeese.com, has been reborn, becoming TheWildGeese.Irish. (Try typing it in your browser. It works!)

Finally, we have digitally married The Wild Geese to the Irish…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 28, 2015 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Irish Cooking for Dummies

Do you love to cook, or do you find the kitchen to be a challenge wrapped in an enigma?  Either way you’ll love our upcoming feature: Irish Cooking for Dummies!

Watch the hangout in The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín as renowned cookbook author and culinary guru Margaret Johnson (above left) as she coaches professional "cooking dummy" Kelly O’Rourke (above right) through one of her…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 1, 2014 at 4:30pm — 2 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

'The Last Torch' to Make World Premiere in Melbourne, Australia

It's the stuff great films and spellbinding stage performances are made of.  In the case of "The Last Torch," though, the story is plucked right from the history books.  To be more specific, in this case, the story is taken from the personal journey of 16th century…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 26, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

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

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