All Blog Posts Tagged 'United States' (450)

'My American Struggle': A Priest's Bold Bid To Put Injustice in Ulster on U.S. Agenda

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 30, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Free Kindle Book Exclusively for Members of The Wild Geese

To thank The Wild Geese for recent a recent piece in which he was featured, author James Francis Smith is offering a copy of his Kindle book,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 25, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Remembering 'Bloody' Maggie's Role in the Hunger Strikes

Margaret Thatcher's passing yesterday brings to mind a very stormy period in Anglo-Irish relations, the period of The Hunger Strikes [CAIN Web Service], which Dame Thatcher oversaw. The protest began with Bobby Sands' decision…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 9, 2013 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

97 Years After The Rising, The Ascent of Irish America

By Gerry Regan / The Wild Geese

Mineola, N.Y. -- Fifty years after JFK’s visit to Ireland and his…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 1, 2013 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Comparing and Contrasting African and Irish Slavery in Revolutionary America

When the term "slavery" as it pertains to the United States is mentioned, almost all minds immediately turn towards thinking of the enslavement of Africans by pre-Civil War American citizens. While the images that are conjured up by contemplating this era of human indignity…

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Added by Riocard Ó Cruimín on March 25, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

My Irish Story James Francis Smith, author of The Irish-American Story Series

 

The grandson of Big John Meehan from Sligo, Mary Ellen McLaughlin-Keane from Galway, Bridget Munnelly from Mayo, and Matthew Smith from Cavan ended up with the least recognized Irish name of them all. I can’t begin to tell you how many times, I’ve been asked, “Smith, huh! English … right?” When I meet up with my ancestor Mac an Gabhann—the one who anglicized our family name to Smith—he…

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Added by James Francis Smith on March 10, 2013 at 2:10pm — 6 Comments

Tom Sweeny: He Wasn't Called "Fighting Tom" For Nothing



The dust of some is Irish earth;

Among their own the rest;

and the same land that gave them birth

Has caught them to her…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

A Soldier's Story: Sgt. Lawrence F. Condon

Company L, 106th Infantry, U.S. Army

Gerry Regan photo

The grave of Sgt. Lawrence F. Condon, St. Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, New…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Painting 'Mother Ireland': Part 1 -- Learning To 'Be Still'

American artist Edmund Sullivan tells how Ireland came to dominate his work

By Edmund Sullivan

Special to TheWildGeese.com

PART 1 OF A 3-PART SERIES

Life's decisions have a way of testing one's beliefs. My…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

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