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A Wild West of Ireland Day

Arise in the morning with a day anew

What new adventures are waiting for you

Chatter and laughter filling the air

Full Irish breakfast is the fare

We spy the blue beastie driving up from the drive

Quickly we get ready like bees in a hive

We board our blue stallion not knowing which way

We are headed towards cloudy…

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Added by William Huckeby on June 6, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

My Wild West of Ireland Heart

Endless shades of green everywhere you look

Sounds of water from a babbling brook

Fresh smells the air after a summer shower

As we walk the woods you can feel the power

Of a land whose people love so dear

And with each step taken dwindles our troubles and fears

Soon we gather and board into the Blue Beast

And with steady driver at the helm we head to a pub for a feast

Soon voices, music, and laughter fill the air

And we celebrate…

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Added by William Huckeby on June 5, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Wild West of Ireland - Pa loved it!



Ah, my darlin, surely you've got the map of Ireland on your face.”   He always dropped his “g’s” when speaking. Perhaps it was still a hint of Ireland in his voice.  

As a boy, he along with enough…

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Added by Sharon Keenan on June 1, 2015 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Recalling The Father of Irish Railways -- William Dargan

The man who changed the face of Ireland, County Laois's most famous son, William Dargan, was born near Killeshin, on Feb. 28th, 1799. He worked for some time as an apprentice to the pioneering Scottish engineer, Thomas Telford, and helped construct the London-Holyhead road across…

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Added by Brendan OByrne on May 22, 2015 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

WHY I NEVER GOT WILD IN THE WILD WEST OF IRELAND!! The Wild West Of Ireland/competition Blog

This is a Photo my sister in law Sheena sent me of the new statues...  Wild Geese chasing a poor boy. Which can be seen at the top of my old home town of Midleton Co Cork,Ireland.They are in an area/village green that is known as the Gooses Acre, this Photo with the statues I felt  was very fitting to share on this page considering the name of the Page THE WILD GEESE IRISH.At…

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Added by Louise M O'Brien on May 22, 2015 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Mr William Butler and Mrs George Yeats

When Olivia Shakespear introduced her ex-lover, W.B. Yeats, to her niece-by-marriage, Georgie, in London in 1917 she knew he was looking for a young wife and hoped they would be compatible. From…

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Added by Patricia Louise Hughes on December 31, 2014 at 4:07am — 5 Comments

Croick Church

    Croick Church is not everyone’s list of places to visit on a trip to Scotland. Edinburgh and Sterling Castles, yes. Loch Ness, definitely. The Isle of Skye if we have time. John O’Groats? Perhaps next time. What church?      

  Croick Church was built in 1827 at a cost of 1,426 pounds sterling. Robert Williamson was the first minister and he performed his duties…

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Added by P.J. Francis on November 16, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Yeats's poem A Prayer for My Son - which son was he referring to?

“A Prayer for My Son”  by William Butler Yeats

Bid a strong ghost stand at the head

That my Michael may…

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Added by Patricia Louise Hughes on October 6, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Lily O'Neill, known as Honor Bright, photographed by the Garda Siochana

This is one of the photographs taken of 'Honor Bright' by Garda Sgt Andrew Gordon on the morning of 9th June 1925. The photos were not used in court. In fact the court allowed no evidence about her at all apart from her name, address, age and her location on that night of 8th of June, the hottest night of the year, in relation to the location of the two accused murderers. Her words, emotions and actions or any closer description of her were objected to by the counsel of Leopold Dillon, who…

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Added by Patricia Louise Hughes on September 25, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

My new book "Who Killed Honor Bright? How William Butler and George Yeats Caused the Fall of the Irish Free State"

Hello Wild Geese!

I've decided to write this blog to get congratulations - yes, for me - for not only finishing writing my book, but also this week publishing a readable copy of it. I actually published it in August but the print was so small only leprechauns could read it. Now I've improved it and it looks quite nice - just have a look and see on www.HuesBooks.com.

Finishing my project is quite a surprise. Now another has turned up. I…

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Added by Patricia Louise Hughes on September 24, 2014 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Dennis O’Kane and the Philadelphia Brigade of the Pennsylvania 69th

Excerpts from James Francis Smith’s The Civil War’s Valiant Irish

The Begining

The Derry native nodded to his brigadier commander, Joshua Owen. Not expecting nor receiving a return greeting, he didn’t bother to salute. O’Kane crossed to the most distant campfire, where Duffy and Devereux joined him. His first question was a repeat of one he asked every night.

“Is that bastid Welshman drunk or sober?”

Tonight, Duffy responded. “He’s well on his way, but not there…

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Added by James Francis Smith on June 30, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Church of Ireland, Dunkerrin, Offaly (King's Co.), Ireland.

This is actually a very pretty little church and the thing about it is that it is on my way from Laois to Tipperary as I was a few weeks ago on my way to Nenagh. You literally drive through this little patch of Offaly and then you are into Tipperary. I have done the graveyard a good while ago but I haven't checked my site to get a link. Been at the computer for about 2 hours now and all I seem to be doing is talking!!!…

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Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 20, 2014 at 4:23am — No Comments

Great Irish Romances: James Joyce and Nora Barnacle

Typically, anyone who is familiar with Irish literature is acquainted with James Joyce. Most have read Dubliners and some brave souls have even managed to plow though Finnegans Wake and actually got something out of it.  He, like most well-known writers, are known…

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Added by Bean Sáirséil on February 2, 2014 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

An Interview with Irish Comic Creator Paddy Brown

First off, Paddy is a Hell of a nice guy! Secondly, he gives an IMPRESSIVE interview!

You can visit his site here: http://paddybrown.co.uk

Read on to find out more about the Belfast Cartoonist….…

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Added by John Walsh on January 3, 2014 at 11:55am — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: December 22 - December 28

Linen Hall Library

A 17th century portrait of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone.

MÁIRT -- On December 24, 1601,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 21, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Wexford Ancestors & Druids

UPDATE:  My Irish Backpacking, No-Low Budget, Roving Reporter Tour So Far!

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…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on July 21, 2013 at 5:00pm — 10 Comments

3,000 Quakers Help the Irish During The Great Famine

By Susan Kimura



During Ireland's Great Famine 3,000 Irish Quakers contributed their time,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Irish History Site Celebrates Relaunch with On-Line Event

The (New) Wild Geese Debuts Sat., Mar. 9…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2013 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

The First 'Sister of Mercy': Catherine McAuley could have given her wealth to the poor. Instead she gave her life.

By Joseph E. Gannon

In Drumcondra, County Dublin, on September 29, 1778, a daughter was born to the McAuley family. The McAuleys were one of the handful of Catholic families that had attained upper-middle class status during the years of the Penal Laws. They named their daughter Catherine. Before Catherine's days were done, she would…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

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