All Blog Posts Tagged 'the' (19)

And the Winner Is . . .

Here is a fundraiser looking for a home.  Hopes to be a winning horse someday! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/train-an-irish-racehorse-to-be-our-champion-racing#/ The horse in my picture is not…

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Added by Don Greywolf Ford on February 18, 2017 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Samhain: Celtic New Beginning.

In the early evening they would gather in the grove, beneath the sheltering embrace of the sacred white oak tree. The Master had carefully dowsed the area, and had chosen it for the serene beauty and…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 27, 2016 at 8:30pm — 9 Comments

Nods From Jim Sheridan, Malachy McCourt, and Olympia Dukakis

Jim Sheridan, Malachy McCourt, and Olympia Dukakis have all enjoyed my New  Prose with Queen V being published this month.

ArtsPRunlimited, Inc., presents On Fri. 9/30, my Irish long-poem will debut at the GainVille Café Reading Series, in Red Wheelbarrow # 9. The GainVille Café: 17 Ames Av, in Rutherford, NJ at 7 PM.

Wed. Oct 5, 2016: My 3rd play Queen V, an American Phantasmagoria is set for publication by Local Knowledge…

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Added by Daniel P Quinn on September 19, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Poet's Glen and Creggan Vale

Three of Ireland’s well-loved 18th century Gaelic poets lie at rest in the graveyard of Creggan Church, near to my hometown of Crossmaglen, County Armagh. The poets, Filid Art Mc Cooey, Padraig MacAliondain and the rapparee poet…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 7, 2016 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Roots: Clashmore, Waterford

In 2011, I explored the farming area of Ardsallagh in the Clashmore parish of Waterford. My Hogan ancestors farmed in this area, which overlooks the Blackwater River. We enjoyed crossing the bridge to Youghal in County Cork and doing research in the Waterford library…

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Added by John hogan on January 21, 2016 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Irish Dance Halls Gone, But the Marriages and Music Live On

The number if married couples in Ireland who met in dance halls is considerable. That is particularly true of people who were married in the '60s and '70s. At that time, dancing was Ireland’s most popular pastime among young people. It was not…

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Added by P.J. Francis on December 13, 2015 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

'The Fenian'. The Movie

'The Fenian' is an epic production currently in the making, and we're excited to be able to share our story with you all, on The Wild Geese.

Development work on the upcoming…

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Added by Pelican Pictures on November 20, 2015 at 1:30pm — 3 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

Crosswords at the Crossroads: 'Grá XOXO'

It's time for the next offering in our popular Irish-themed interactive crossword puzzles feature, "Crosswords at the Crossroads."   

This time around, we focus on Valentine's Day.  We've pieced together the most Irish Valentine's Day crossword puzzle you'll ever come…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 4, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Ireland's 'The Gathering' Success Inspires Even More!

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…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on November 16, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Irishman Who Witnessed the Charge of the Light Brigade

It was the site of an infamous cavalry charge that was either an act of supreme bravery or one of sheer stupidity, or both. It inspired a famous poem that is still drilled into schoolchildren. A young woman in…

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Added by Niall McArdle on October 23, 2013 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

The Blind Irish Fiddler and 'The Mutiny on the Bounty'

Say the word "mutiny," and it is a fair bet that most people will immediately think Bounty. Maritime history is filled with tales of desertion and revolt against a ship’s captain, some bloodier than others, but none…

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Added by Niall McArdle on September 26, 2013 at 5:00pm — 8 Comments

Film Review: 'The Irish Pub'

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…

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Added by Tony Lawless on September 25, 2013 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments


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Irish Cultural Society Meeting (September 11, 2013)

The September 11 meeting of the Irish Cultural Society will feature Colin Broderick speaking about his experiences growing up in The North during…

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Added by Irish Cultural Society of GC on September 2, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Some references relevant to William Lamport aka Guillèn de Lombardo

In lieu of a proper essay or introduction (which I hope to do later; photos of visit to 3 Lamport sites in Mexico City to follow sooner...), here are some online references as background, relevant to William Lamport aka Guillèn de Lombardo - "The Irish Zorro":



Gary D. Keller,

"Noble Bandits in the Context of the Humanities and Media Studies"

Arizona State University / Noble Bandits project,…

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Added by Oisín Ó Conail on April 5, 2013 at 12:19am — No Comments

Making Art By Ulster’s Sperrins: Q&A With Aine MacAodha

Aine MacAodha is Irish for Ann Keys, who was born in 1963 in the small town of Omagh, Tyrone County, in Northern Ireland. Aine is a writer, a poet, a photographer and artist, and has…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 1, 2013 at 8:30pm — 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

Making Films That Afflict the Comfortable: A Chat With Director Ken Loach, Part 1 of 2

British filmmaker Ken Loach took time out from editing his latest film, about the exploitation of immigrants in Britain, to chat with WGT. He spoke on a range of subjects, including "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" (his second film set against the Irish War for Independence, now on screens in the U.S.), British…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

'Moon' Shines

'Moon' Shines

The latest Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's 'Moon for the Misbegotten' offers plenty of laughs to leaven O'Neill's tragedy. WGT Culture Editor Patricia Jameson-Sammartano offers her take.

New York – It is unusual — not to say oxymoronic — for us to link…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 7:06pm — No Comments

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