The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Reviews' (21)

'The Seafarer' - A Devil of a Christmas

By Patricia Jameson-Sammartano

WG Culture Editor

(This review was first produced in 2007, when Pat Jameson served as our culture editor. She died in April 2012.)

Setting: A shabby two-story house, in a suburb north of Dublin, on Christmas Eve. We had originally thought that a play about five drunken…


Added by The Wild Geese on July 20, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

'Prisoner 1082' a Taut Narrative of IRA Man's Escape in 1960

Review By Kieron C. Punch / Associate Editor (First published in 2011)

There is something…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 28, 2015 at 8:00pm — 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,…


Added by The Wild Geese on October 8, 2014 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

'The Loneliest Boy In The World': A Welcome Addition to the Blasket Island Canon

"The Loneliest Boy In The World"

Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin with Patricia Ahern (Collins Press, 2014)

Review by Felicity Hayes-McCoy.


At the westernmost end of Ireland’s Dingle peninsula,…


Added by The Wild Geese on September 17, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

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…


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

Whiskey Tasting in The Virtual Síbín

We hope you enjoy the below…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 13, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Book Review: Irish Rebel: John Devoy and America's Fight for Ireland's Freedom

(First published in 1998) Joseph Gannon's review of Terry Golway's book

Revolution has usually been a young man's game. John Devoy was definitely an exception to this rule; -- a man who lived to a very old age, through times…


Added by The Wild Geese on December 20, 2013 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

'Irish Philadelphia' Roots Run Deep, Says Author Poxon

Marita Krivda Poxon, author of "…

Added by The Wild Geese on August 27, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Brian O'Sullivan's 'Butcher a Hog': Kerry-Born Author's Full Disclosure

The following is a transcript of the LIVE community chat hosted here at on Monday, August 12, 2013 with author, Brian O'Sullivan (left).  Some editing has been applied for clarity.



Added by The Wild Geese on August 14, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

'Catholic Game,' 'Duffy's Cut,' The Celtics, Galway 'Ghost': What's New Among The Wild Geese . . . Today

Dinning Finishing Documentary

Writer and producer, David Dinning (right) is preparing for his next trip to Northern Ireland later this month.  David is finishing up a documentary he has been working on for the past four…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 11, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Making Films That Afflict the Comfortable: A Chat With Director Ken Loach - Part One

(First published in 2007) British filmmaker Ken Loach took time out from editing his latest film, about the exploitation of immigrants in Britain, to chat with WGT. He spoke on a range of subjects, including "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" (his second film set against the Irish War for Independence, now on screens in the U.S.), British policies in Ireland, his unusual…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 3, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Filmmaker Loach's 'Route Irish' Indicts Privatization of Iraq War

Review By Kieron C. Punch / Associate Editor

Coventry, England -- Veteran British director, Ken Loach, doesn't make movies for the popcorn munching, mainstream, cinema-going public, weaned on mindless blockbusters.

Instead he makes thought provoking, abrasive films that frequently challenge the political establishment and serve as a social…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 3, 2013 at 9:29pm — No 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…


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

Lúnasa Wows Fans at NYC's Lincoln Center

By Megan Finnegan Bungeroth

New York -- The five members of the Irish acoustic band …


Added by The Wild Geese on March 15, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

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