...and not a battle at all? Was the area of Brù-na-Bóinne where the survivors of 'Noah's' flood emerged? What about the
strange report from Charles O'Kelly, a Colonel in James’ army, who said the whole thing was a…Continue
The Wild Geese gained a spotlight on 'Communications Corner,' on Queens Public Television (QPTV), the Queens, NYC, public television network. During the broadcast, co-founder Gerry Regan shares his personal background while discussing the ever-growing and very passionate membership of the world's leading social network…Continue
On Thursday April 17th, Toronto's St. James Cathedral was a sea of green scarves and ties as mourners lined the streets at the state funeral for Canada's former Finance Minister James Flaherty.
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I so enjoyed my interviews and interactions with US Genealogist Megan Smolenyak I thought you might enjoy them too. Last year we transferred them from the old website. Below are the links to my articles as well a a…Continue
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Seventy million Irish diaspora know they have something intense and unexplainable coursing through their DNA. Perhaps, more than any other country in the world, Ire-land has left an extremely strong emotional connection…Continue
I was only in Leitrim for 6 day s including the two for traveling and one on the set of Ken Loach's film 'Jimmy's Hall'. In just over 3 days, I was transported to so many magical places it has taken…Continue
For 13 years I had been looking for "The Cross of Ballysheen" County Wexford in historical records and on my journeys with Google streetview. Finally I was here at 'The Lobster Pot' at Carnsore Point which sits right on the crossroads dividing the old townlands of Ballysheen and Ballyfane. I had quickly…Continue
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…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…Continue
It was a big year for New Ross, County Wexford. In June the new visitor center opened…Continue
On my last day in Ireland, before taking an early flight out of Dublin, fellow Wild Geese member and Irish-American Wexford farmer Oisin O'Connell offered to…Continue
When Gerry Regan, executive producer of TheWildGeese.com, heard that I was preparing for my journey through England and Ireland, he asked if I could make my way to…Continue
Jimmy's Hall screenwriter, and former human rights lawyer Paul Laverty is certainly no stranger to controversy -- you only have to look at the comments on…Continue
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
I grabbed some Irish-related links from Megan Smolenyak, one of the world's leading genealogists, posted in a recent newsletter.
From the Huffington…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 from …Continue
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