The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'United States' (295)

Remembering Dan Kelly of Tir Chonaill

Scarsdale, N.Y. (First publish 11/9/10) -- If there was ever a man who demonstrated that one need not raise one's voice to shrillness to be heard, it was Donegal native Dan Kelly, a successful entrepreneur who spent a good part of his last few decades furthering the heritage of his people, on both sides of the Atlantic. For those efforts, and with great…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 18, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

'Father of the American Band' Hailed By Manhattan Parish

New York (first published 9/26/10 Friday, September 24, 2010 was a particularly auspicious day to bear the name Patrick in the grand environs of Chelsea's Church of St. Francis Xavier, despite the fact that it is nearly six months to St. Patrick’s Day.



More than 30 faithful gathered in the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 13, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Honoring Father William 'Fair Catch' Corby

(First published on 9/23/10) - On the broiling afternoon of July 2, 1863, just south of Gettysburg, Pa., a Catholic priest in a black frock coat mounted a rock and raised his right hand in the direction of a Union army unit known to history as “The Irish Brigade.” The brigade’s men were moments from marching to a…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 13, 2013 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Search for Judge Crater extends to NYU's Ireland House

New York (first published on 9/17/10)-- About 90 people were present for a reading of the latest mystery by novelist Peter Quinn (left) on September 16, 2010, when someone in the audience got a call. The title of Quinn’s novel, his third, and fourth published book, is “…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 13, 2013 at 7:30pm — 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…

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

Corca Dhuibhne's 'Place of Goodbyes'

Photo by Wilfred Judd

Window of an abandoned cottage.

By …

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 9, 2013 at 8:00pm — 9 Comments

Kentucky Derby Special: A Tip for Punters -- 'Me Maw'

With the Kentucky Derby fast arriving, our own Maryann Tracy decided to take a look at a truly dark-horse candidate to finish in the Winner's Circle in Churchill Downs on Sunday. Remember you first heard it here, at The Wild…

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

'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

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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