The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Poetry' (14)

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 11 - June 17

MÁIRT -- On June 12, 1844, Januarius A. MacGahan…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 10, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Limerick Challenge - Last Day to Enter!

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we invite you to try your hand at writing a limerick!  The three best submissions will each win a child-size T-shirt from our friends at Hairy Baby Clothing Company.  Post your…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Irish Christmas Songs and Stories in the Virtual Síbín

[Below is a link to a recording of an interactive broadcast of Irish Christmas songs and stories, part of TheWildGeese.Irish Sibin series of discussions and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 8, 2014 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

Quiz: Are You an Irish Poetry Expert?

Check out our past quizzes here.

Added by The Wild Geese on November 20, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Frances Browne: Novelist, Journalist and Poetess

by Patrick Bonar

Frances Browne was born at Upper Main Street, Stranorlar…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 2, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Cúirt International Festival of Literature, 2014

Enjoying its final year as a 20-something-year-old (the festival was founded in 1985), the 2014 Cúirt International Festival of Literature is back and ready to satiate the appetites of literature enthusiasts from all over the world.  Running from Tuesday, April 8th…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 7, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Bard of Erin ... A Man of Many Parts

By John Bruton

I remember, as a child, playing over and over again our old 78-rpm records of John McCormack’s songs, which had been the property of my late grand uncle and namesake. Many of the songs…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 18, 2014 at 6:30pm — 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

Condolence Page for Seamus Heaney: Sign and Add Your Comments

The friends and members of The Wild Geese wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Seamus Heaney.

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 2, 2013 at 8:43am — 13 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

'This Could Be Heaven': Excerpt from 'Galway Stories'

An excerpt from John Walsh's short story, This Could Be Heaven

It all starts in Monroe’s. This time of year they keep a fire burning, and I am freezing; the winds that get twisted around the corners of Dominick Street are fierce. She is standing right where I would like to be, holding her hands…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 6, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

Chat With Doire Press' John Walsh, Get a Shot at a Book

We're excited to be launching our next members' giveaway today.  We will be sending five members of The Wild Geese a complimentary copy of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

Come With Us to Cúirt

Established in 1985 and quickly becoming one of the premier literature festivals in all of Europe (and beyond), the Cúirt International Festival of Literature launched its 2013 programme on the 23rd of April.  This annual festival based in Galway continues to…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 30, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Wild Geese at Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Established in 1986 and quickly becoming one of the premier literature festivals in all of Europe (and beyond), the Cúirt International Festival of Literature launches its 2013 program in Galway today.  The festival will run through Sunday, April 28th, and will feature some of the very best in what modern Irish literature has to offer (as well as literature…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 23, 2013 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

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