The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Oceania' (11)

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 2 - August 8

DOMHNAIGH -- In the early morning hours of August 2, 1943, a small American torpedo boat was moving just west of New Georgia in the Solomon Islands. In command was a young…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 1, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 5 - July 11

DOMHNAIGH -- On July 5, 1812, Frederick Maning (left), who would become beloved in New Zealand by its native Māori people, was born in Johnville, County Dublin. Maning immigrated to Australia with his…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 5 - January 11

DOMHNAIGH -- On Jan. 5, 1871, the British in a general amnesty released 30 Fenian prisoners. Most of these prisoners were men who had either been swept up the…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: February 18-24

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 18, 1817, Walter Paye Lane, Confederate general in the American Civil War, was born in County Cork. He emigrated to the United States with his parents when he was only 4 years old. Lane grew up in Ohio but traveled to Texas at 18. He fought with Sam Houston at…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 18, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 30 - August 5

MÁIRT -- On Aug. 1, 1915, the funeral of Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa was held before a huge crowd at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Rossa's body had been returned from New York where he died June 30. He had…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 29, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 7 - August 13

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 7, 1890 labor organizer and American Communist Party official…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 6, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 2 - August 8

DOMHNAIGH-- In the early morning hours of August 2, 1943, a small American torpedo boat was moving just west of New Georgia in the Solomon Islands. In command was a young Irish-American destined to one day be the first Catholic…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 1, 2015 at 6:00pm — No 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

Your 'Great Irish Spot' Deserves Your Great Irish Story

A $100 gift card from world-class retailer TheIrishStore.com or one of five gifts from our 'locker'…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 5, 2014 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Introducing: The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín

The team here at The Wild Geese is excited to announce the newest regular feature in this community.  The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín will be a series of occasional conversations with newsmakers (often members) from the global Irish community, broadcast live via Google + Hangout.  These talks will also be…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 13, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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