All Blog Posts Tagged 'Preservation' (91)

Archaeologist Uncovering More Secrets of Ireland's Cilliní in Belfast, Part 2 of 3

Part 2 of 3: Belfast's Milltown Cemetery: Atmosphere ‘tense,’ ‘emotions … just below the surface’

(Images courtesy of Toni Maguire)

(First published 2012) Last year’s BBC documentary on Ireland's "Limbo Babies" [featured on our Family History YouTube…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 7, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Archaeologist Uncovering More Secrets of Ireland's Cillíní Burials in Belfast

In Milltown Cemetery's unconsecrated cillíní

lie the graves of thousands of unbaptized…

Added by The Wild Geese on May 7, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Find Your Irish Family in the Late Middle Ages

Maps ... I love them.  My grandfather instilled a tremendous appreciation for the art / science of cartography, and the essentiality of being proficient in geography.  He was neither a professional cartographer nor an expert geographer, but he studied maps on a regular basis.  I…


Added by Ryan O'Rourke on May 7, 2014 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

Ancient Celtic and Early Irish Fare

Much is known about what ancient Celtic foods, dining customs, and cooking methods:

"The eating and feasting habits of the Celts were recorded by a number of classical writers, the most important of these being Posidonius, a Syrian Greek philosopher who in his…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 1, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Priceless Easter Rising Footage Made Available Online

A priceless film archive which includes extensive footage of the Easter Rising and its aftermath has been released online by British Pathé.

The multimedia resource has made its entire archive, consisting of 3,500 hours of coverage on 85,000 films, available on YouTube. For…


Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 22, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Wild Geese’s Latest Initiative: Relentlessly Uncovering Our Irish Ancestry

We in The Wild Geese social network, now 13 months old, are experiencing a swell of interest and passion in exploring Irish ancestry among our growing membership. No surprise, considering that we as a community have already produced thousands of pages of content -- articles,…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 21, 2014 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Ireland's Midland Great Western Railway

I recently came across the lovely and nostalgic promotional poster from Ireland's Midland Great Western Railway shown above.  Although I live one of the areas formerly served by this grand old railroad, I didn't know much about the history thereof.  I've shared the information…


Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 9, 2014 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

The Story Behind Catholic Rosary Beads

Along with the cross and the sacred holy water fonts, the small beads that make up Rosary beads are one of the most…


Added by The Irish Store on April 4, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Ireland's Top 8 Most Remote & Beautiful Churches

Ireland is home to some of the most beautiful churches, cathedrals and oratories. We’ve compiled a list of our top 8 favourite churches found throughout Ireland, most of them in remote…


Added by The Irish Store on April 4, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Heritage Partner
Irish Heritage Tours of Cuba in April and November

The Irish have a long-term presence in Cuban history.  We are undertaking two exceptional journeys to explore the Irish diaspora's legacy, along with deepening the links of Irish…


Added by Irish in Cuba on March 28, 2014 at 6:30pm — 10 Comments

'One Great Irish Spot': Newgrange, County Meath

I am not usually a great one for "tourist sites," and it was a damp, rainy day and I was not of a mood to go out. But I had a friend visiting, and by heaven, she had read about this place north of Dublin (where I was living and where I had a very comfortable spot, and a lovely pub…


Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on March 12, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Memories of Growing Up in Manhattan, N.Y.

The following was written by my father in the last weeks of his life as his present to his eight children. I am his fourth of eight children and am in my 15th year of intermittent family history research.  I am also the current Irish Study Group Leader of the BIFHS-USA society in West Los Angeles and currently work for a manufacturing firm as an…


Added by James McNamara on March 9, 2014 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

Irish American Heritage Month

Just a reminder to all, March begins the time dedicated to Irish-Americans and the irish everywhere. It is a time to celebrate our history, culture, accomplishments and ties to the homeland!  

The following is from the website of the same name. If you haven't visited it would be well worth your time.  I plan to post the video from that site on my Facebook page for all to see!



Added by Danny Alexander on February 28, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Introducing The Wild Geese Irish Ancestry Group

We are pleased to announce the debut of the latest members' group here in The Wild Geese community.  The "Irish Ancestry" group is open to all members of The Wild Geese, and will become the hub for all things relating to ancestry and genealogical research.  Within this…


Added by The Wild Geese on February 28, 2014 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

Celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge 2014

Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) is an international Irish language festival and one of the biggest celebrations of our native language and culture that takes place each year in Ireland and in many other countries. 

This year’s festival is running from 1 –…


Added by Ryan O'Rourke on February 26, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

The Irish Gift - Online Irish Language Classes and Much More

Welcome to The Irish Gift, an Irish organization that provides online classes in the East Galway music tradition and the music of Eddie Kelly. We also offer classes in the Irish language, sean nós singing and sean nós dancing. Online classes in bodhrán and uilleann pipes are also…


Added by The Irish Gift on February 23, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Desmond Fitzgerald Photographic Gallery now Available Online

The Desmond Fitzgerald Photographs, a stunning collection of 179 photos is now available to view on the University College Dublin Digital Library website.  This collection of photographic prints forms part of the papers of Desmond FitzGerald. The majority of these photographs arise out of the…


Added by Ryan O'Rourke on February 17, 2014 at 4:30am — 5 Comments

Cormac O'Malley: Revolutionary's Son Helps NYU Focus on the 'Possibilities'

Originally published on November 01, 2006.

Former IRA commander and author Ernie O'Malley left the people of Ireland, indeed the world, a rich legacy, in political conviction, principled action, recorded memory, and commitment to the…


Added by The Wild Geese on February 8, 2014 at 7:37am — 1 Comment

The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín with Cormac O'Malley

From Easter 1916 until the bitter end of the Civil War, County Kerry was embroiled in bloody conflict. Now, for the first time in…


Added by The Wild Geese on February 8, 2014 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

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