Ireland's worldwide invitation to the Irish diaspora to come home in the very ambitious and controversial countrywide event "The Gathering" has exceeded all expectations. A resounding success, especially for Irish tourism, the central statistics office…Continue
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The Halloween 'Legend of Loftus Hall Experience Tour for Adults Only' has been sold out for months! Having a wine and tapas bar and reserved table for after the tour had added to the value of this creative endeavour of the Hall's new owners.
Near the end of my recent trip to Ireland, Wexford maritime historian and writer Jack O'Leary took me down to…Continue
It was a big year for New Ross, County Wexford. In June the new visitor center opened…Continue
Linda Opyr began her tribute to Seamus Heaney with the story of her naming her new dog after the recently deceased Seamus Heaney, the Noble Prize Laureate in Literature in 1995, a native of Derry. Dr. Linda Opyr presented her tribute to Heaney at the October 16 meeting of the Irish Cultural Society at the Garden City…Continue
I posted a story yesterday about the Blind Irish Fiddler aboard the Bounty.
That story is part of a series - DIASPORATIONAL - featuring historical figures from the Irish Diaspora; Politicians, Hollywood stars, activists, writers.
All of the posts can be seen here on my blog
"Silence Exile Cunning ... Maple…Continue
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The Irish Pub is an absolute gem of a movie that should be seen by everyone. In an age when we are hooked by the latest box sets from HBO, Netflix or RTE, this film stands alone as the finest example of documentary film making that has come our way in quite a…Continue
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My Irish backpacking, no-low budget, roving reporter tour as it stands now:
- Arrive Dublin from Bristol Sept 1
- Taking bus or train to Carrick-On-Shannon, County Leitrim.
- Meeting WG admin Anna Porter (she followed my google streetview lead and found the ruins of PJ Clarke's actual homestead for OUR FROM IRELAND TO MANHATTAN VIDEO on the Irish immigrant turned Manhattan pub owner) and Eileen…Continue
The Ferry to Rosslaire across the Irish Sea from Pembrook or a flight to Dublin from Warwickshire and a train down to the Parish of Carne and the most likely villages of my Scallion and Doyle ancestors? A bus to one of the two hostels in Gorey and/or pick up a tent and sleeping bag and camp out at beautiful…Continue
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By Susan Kimura
During Ireland's Great Famine 3,000 Irish Quakers contributed their time,…
Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
I grabbed some Irish-related links from Megan Smolenyak, one of the world's leading genealogists, posted in a recent newsletter.
From the Huffington Post: 'Letter to Ireland Answered -- 28 Years…Continue
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|The original color scheme of the Irish tricolor, with the orange near the staff.|
LUAIN -- On April 15, 1848, in Dublin, Thomas Francis Meagher presented…Continue
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I was going through our Twitter feed @thewildgeese to see who and what's up in the Irish Twitter world I came across this post fromContinue
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DOMHNAIGH -- On April 7, 1865, Brig. Gen. Tom Smyth was mortally wounded at the battle of Farmville, Virginia. Born in County Cork,…Continue
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My 'Irish' GGrandfather was not Irish at all! I just discovered that my hunch that he deliberately hid his childhood turned out to be true and he did it by inventing an Irish background to camouflage everything about his parents poor Liverpool linage, but why did he choose to become Irish?
I received my package from Bernardos Children's home on Thursday so I had time over the Easter Weekend to comb through the information and insert it all into my family tree. I couldn't pull my…Continue