All Blog Posts Tagged 'Tyrone' (11)


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Bernadette Devlin McAliskey: A Gutsy Lady

Berndadette Devlin McAliskey, born in 1947 in County Tyrone, is a memorable political figure in the making of Ireland’s history.  As a founding member of the People’s Democracy, she was elected an MP when she was 21 years old.  She is still the youngest ever female to have been…

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Added by Meabh Ann on March 4, 2015 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Tomás Séamus Ó Cléirigh

Tomás Séamus Ó Cléirigh (Thomas James Clarke) was born on the 11th day of March in 1858.  He was  one of the oldest members of the 1916 Rising.  Clarke was also known as Henry Wilson, an alias he used to counteract any publicity that his own name may attract in his role as a…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 18, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Special Yuletides in Irish History

In 1587, the English inside the Pale (a fortified district around Dublin) were concerned about the Irish whom they had not yet brought under their control – especially in Ulster. The Ulster clans were an independent lot, and something had to be done to insure their non-interference…

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Added by Mike McCormack on December 8, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

'Smile' - A Short Film

I absolutely loved this short film by Wild Geese member and fellow County Tyrone author, Colin Broderick

It's called "Smile," and it's a visual poem set in New York. Lyrical and melancholic, like so much Irish poetry, it is, in the end an uplifting story of transformation and renewal. 

Enjoy!

Caroline …

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Added by Caroline Doherty de Novoa on September 29, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

'Dysphasia,' 'Rory O'Shea': Irish Films With Heart, Hard Heads

Long Island City, N.Y. – How we try, and often fail to communicate, and how we ultimately and triumphantly can bridge that chasm came across as the focus of two extraordinary and allegorical films that screened Saturday night in Queens at New York Irish Center's…

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Added by Gerry Regan on July 21, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Irish Magic Realism: 'The Inventor' Short Film

Two years ago if you asked me what magic realism was I would have confidently told you that it was “a creative device where magic elements appear within an otherwise realistic environment.” I was sure I understood the concept. After all I had read Allende, García Marquez and…

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Added by Caroline Doherty de Novoa on June 30, 2014 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 4 - May 10

The National Library of Ireland

Willie Pearse

DOMHNAIGH -- On May 4, 1916, the British…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 3, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Bittersweet Glimpse Into Waning Days of Gaelic Ireland



The image above on the left is a detail from Richard Bartlett's A.D. 1602 map of Ulster showing the inauguration of the O'Neill chief/king at Tullyhogue, County Tyrone. Bartlett has been called, "…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on August 24, 2013 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

'That's That': A Searing Look at a Wartime Childhood

Book Review

"That’s That" By Colin Broderick

Broadway Paperbacks $15

No memoir you have read about growing up in Ireland, not even Angela’s…

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Added by Sandy Boyer on June 19, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

'That's That': Colin Broderick Discusses Being a Kid Amid 'The Troubles'

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, June 17th with County Tyrone native (and fellow Wild Geese member),…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 17, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

'The O'Neill' Bedevils Mountjoy at Moyry Pass

By Joe Gannon…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

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