The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'irish history' (9)

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 23 - June 29

St. Patrick's Old Cathedral Archives

Old St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1860. Armed men protected the church against threats of Nativist violence against the church, the seat of the Archdiocese of New York.



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Added by The Wild Geese on June 23, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

IRISH MINUTE: Memories of Christmas During ‘The Big Snow’ in Mayo

(First published in December 2011)

Maura Mulligan was first-born in a family of six siblings, children of farmers who ran the family farm in the rural village of Aghamore, County Mayo.  After immigrating to the United States and working for telephone companies and even trying life in the convent, Maura took up memoir and fiction…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Geneablogger Deborah Large Fox Interview on Irish Genealogy

This Q&A with Genealogist Deborah Large Fox was previously posted in our weekly newsletter but we feel is well worth posting this very popular genealogy blogger's interview, in it's entirety, for those who have not signed up for our free newsletter...enjoy!…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Cromwell And His Irish "Friends"

Almost all genealogy researchers have a goal of discovering the immigrant ancestor especially the Irish! Where did they come from? Why did they choose this land? What did they do after they got here?…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 5 - May 11

DOMHNAIGH -- On May 5, 1981, Bobby Sands…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 3, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Irish Family History Sources in India

By Kieron Punch

Although many Irish people may be reluctant to acknowledge that our countrymen played a significant role in extending and administering British colonial rule in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 18, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The Silent History of the Irish

"I'm Irish" my Mother always said.  "Where in Ireland did they come from"  I always asked.  "I don't know" my Mother always replied. I have since discovered that this is a very common conversation between the generations.  The more I delved into the History of the Irish in Canada and…
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Added by The Wild Geese on April 15, 2013 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: April 14-April 20

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…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 14, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

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