The Wild Geese's Blog – January 2014 Archive (14)

Great Irish Romances: Charles Stewart Parnell and Kitty O'Shea

Katharine O'Shea

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By Joseph Gannon

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 29, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 26 - February 1

Library of Congress

Simón Bolívar, the South American revolutionary who inspired Thomas Charles Wright.

LUAIN -- On January 26, 1799, Thomas Charles Wright, an officer in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 25, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín with Storyteller Jim Hawkins

 

We hope you enjoy the above video which was broadcast LIVE here at …

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 25, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Review: 'Atlas of the Great Irish Famine'

Review by John Bruton

Atlas of the Great Irish Famine

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 22, 2014 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

The Fairies

by Patrick Bonar

Irish folk lore is part of our heritage and the tradition of storytelling runs strongly through our veins. It would be difficult to find an Irish person who did not hear the stories of ‘Oisin in the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 21, 2014 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

The Man Behind the Long Green Lines (and It's Not Patrick) - Part One

By James Doherty

Waterford City, Ireland - From his perch as rector of the Irish College of St. Isidore in Rome, Waterford-born Franciscan Friar Luke Wadding welcomed a steady stream of refugees from the land of his birth - men forced to leave Ireland to pursue their vocations. He came to understand…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 20, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Luke Wadding: The Man Behind the Long Green Lines - Part Two

Photo courtesy St. Isidore's Church

St. Patrick, from a mural that overlooks the tomb of Luke Wadding at St. Isidore's Church, Via degli Artisti,…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 20, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 19 - January 25

MÁIRT -- On January 20, 1771, Don Hugo O'Conor (left) was named Commandant Inspector of New Spain. O'Conor was born into a…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 12 - January 18

Edmund Burke c. 1767/69, by Joshua Reynolds

DOMHNAIGH -- On January 12, 1729, Edmund Burke, one of the greatest political writers and orators in history, was born in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 11, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Become a Part of The Wild Geese Team

Are you interested in helping ensure that virtually all facets of Irish heritage worldwide can be accessed simply and powerfully in an online community powered by the Irish worldwide?…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 8, 2014 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

2014 Irish Farmers Calendar - Fun and Charity in One Package

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, January 6, 2014.  The focus for the discussion was celebrating Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas).  We were joined by Ciara Ryan, the Creator of the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 7, 2014 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

The Night of the Big Wind: 6-7 January, 1839

by Turtle Bunbury

Bridget Mooney and her four young brothers were putting the final touches on a large snowman outside their wooden cabin in County Mayo when the hurricane…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 5, 2014 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

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

National Museum of Ireland

The 'Cuba 5.' From the left: Devoy, Charles Underwood O'Connell, Henry Mulleda, Rossa, and John McClure.

DOMHNAIGH -- On Jan. 5, 1871, the British…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 4, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

LIVE Community Chat This Monday: 100% Irish 'Beef'

On Monday, January 6th at 5:00 p.m. Eastern (U.S.) Time (10:00 p.m. Irish Time), The Wild Geese Community will have the opportunity to speak with Ciara Ryan, the Creator of the wildly popular Irish Farmer Calendars.  We've selected January 6th not by mere chance, but with quite purposeful…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 2, 2014 at 1:12pm — 1 Comment

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