The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Politics' (10)

Making of 'Jimmy's Hall': Part 1, 'Long Distant Ripple from Nicaragua'

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 Joss…

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

‘Days of Brave Music’: Dark Clouds Over 'Jimmy's Hall'

The real Jimmy Gralton in 1944

By Donal Ó Drisceoil

Jimmy Gralton returned to Leitrim from New York in June 1921, just as the Anglo-Irish war was coming to a close. That conflict between…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 14, 2015 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

Hanna Sheehy-Skefffington: Irish Suffragette

Hanna Sheehy-Skefffington, (above, center) born 24 May 1877, was one of Ireland’s most ardent promoters of women’s rights. She was an influential figure during the suffragette movement, tirelessly campaigning for the equal status of men and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Remembering JFK: A Community Chat

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, November 22, 2013 -- the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.  Some editing has been applied for clarity.

The Wild Geese:  Céad míle fáilte, a chairde! So glad to see…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 22, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

The First Republican President in Ireland, Part 1: Ulysses S. Grant Tests the Emerald Waters



Candace Scott, Ulysses S. Grant Homepage

Ulysses Grant, taken in 1879

Ulysses S. Grant spent five days in Ireland, the 21st country in a world tour he launched after his…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

U.S. Grant's Ancestral Homestead in Tyrone



Tourism Office, Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council

The hearth of the Simpson family home.

The relationship between Ulster and the United States of America originated in days of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

James J. Shields: Tyrone Native Served America Well—and Often

By Pat Hickey

No textbook tells the story of James J. Shields, but his personal story and resume are among the most impressive of any American, in any era.

(Left: "Churubusco" by James Walker, 1819-1889. James Shields fought there during the Mexican War.)

Shields'…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments

Long-dead James J. Shields faces GOP in new tussle

Long-dead James J. Shields faces GOP in new tussle

By Gerry Regan

Producer, TheWildGeese.com

Library of Congress

James J. Shields, still fending off Republicans.

After battling Republicans in elections throughout much of his nearly 50-year-long career, Irish-American politico and Civil War hero James J. Shields may go another round with the GOP in a fight for his 112-year-old perch in Washington, D.C.

Illinois State Rep. Robert Pritchard, a Republican from…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 2:58am — No Comments

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