The Wild Geese's Blog – January 2015 Archive (16)

Discussing 'The Great Hunger' with Dr. Christine Kinealy

Here's Christine's last book on Amazon.The following is a transcript taken from the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 25, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 25 - January 31



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 24, 2015 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

'The Great Hunger' in Belfast

By Dr. Christine Kinealy

For many decades, the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 23, 2015 at 4:30am — 9 Comments

'The Great Hunger' in County Donegal

"Burying the Child" by Lilian Lucy Davidson

by …

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 22, 2015 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

'The Great Hunger' in County Roscommon

by Dr. Christine…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 20, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 18 - January 24

MÁIRT -- On January 20, 1771, Don Hugo…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

'The Great Hunger' in Dublin

by Dr. Christine Kinealy

While Dublin was less affected by the famine than almost any other region or county in Ireland, this…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2015 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Quiz: Can You Name These Irish Sights?

Check out our past quizzes here.

Added by The Wild Geese on January 15, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 11 - January 17

National Army Museum

An officer from an Irish regiment of the Spanish army, 1808. The uniform coat would have been sky-blue.

DOMHNAIGH -- On January 11, 1775, Louis De Lacy,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 10, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

'Stand Up and Fight' to chronicle Limerick’s Military Heritage

I found this on the Limerick County Council website and thought I should share. I thought it especially apropos since the exhibition starts with Siege of Limerick and the Flight of the Wild Geese.

(Left: King John's Castle, Limerick)

Friday, 9th January 2015

Private collectors and members of the public are being asked to…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 9, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 4 - January 10

Courtesy of the New York Public Library

A drawing of the British siege lines at Charleston in 1780.



DOMHNAIGH -- On January 4,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 3, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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