The Wild Geese's Blog – February 2014 Archive (18)

Introducing The Wild Geese Irish Ancestry Group

We are pleased to announce the debut of the latest members' group here in The Wild Geese community.  The "Irish Ancestry" group is open to all members of The Wild Geese, and will become the hub for all things relating to ancestry and genealogical research.  Within this…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 28, 2014 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 23 - March 1

Hulton Deutsch

Roger Casement being led out of Pentonville Prison, where he would later be hanged.

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 23, 1965, Irish patriot…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 22, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

‘St. Pat’s Drinking Team’: Taking On Irish Stereotypes

Sign Our Petition Taking On Irish Stereotypes

“Irish I Were Drunk” -- huh?

Sadly, you can readily find these words emblazoned on merchandise at a retailer near…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 22, 2014 at 1:30pm — 26 Comments

In Memoriam: Historical Sculptor Ron Tunison

By Joseph Gannon

Last October we lost one of the finest historical…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 19, 2014 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Irish Stereotypes: Organizing Our Thoughts

In a recent discussion dealing with stereotypes…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 17, 2014 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 16 - February 22

Library of Congress

Richard Busteed

DOMNAIGH --…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

'A Yen for An Irish Lass'

(First published February 14, 2006)

Ah, the one day of the year when mankind celebrates love, in all of its variations and permutations. Happy St. Valentine's Day from all of us here at…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 12, 2014 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín with Annette Counihan

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

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 12, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Great Irish Romances: Tristan and Isolde

The tale of Tristan and Isolde was one of the most influential romances in the medieval period. It predated and influenced the Arthurian romance of Lancelot and Guinevere.

Originally, the Tristan legend had nothing to do with King Arthur, but shortly…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 11, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Dying Together: From Bull Run to Baghdad

By Joseph E. Gannon (originally published in 2006)

Millions of people across the world were horrified when they heard reports of the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. One such group was far from home and surely more horrified than any other: the men and women of the Louisiana Army…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 9, 2014 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 9 - February 15

Belfast Central Library

Sir Edward Carson, leader of the Ulster's resistance to Home Rule.

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 9, 1854, Sir Edward Henry Carson, Unionist politician, was…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 8, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Cormac O'Malley: Revolutionary's Son Helps NYU Focus on the 'Possibilities'

Originally published on November 01, 2006.

Former IRA commander and author Ernie O'Malley left the people of Ireland, indeed the world, a rich legacy, in political conviction, principled action, recorded memory, and commitment to the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 8, 2014 at 7:37am — 1 Comment

The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín with Cormac O'Malley

From Easter 1916 until the bitter end of the Civil War, County Kerry was embroiled in bloody conflict. Now, for the first time in published form, many of the county's main participants in the struggle tell their own stories. These were narrated to Ernie…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 8, 2014 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

The Wild Geese Valentine Name Generator

Check out more Valentine's features at our Grá XOXO headquarters page.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 4, 2014 at 4:36pm — 16 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

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 2 - February 8

'The Rough Riders' by Theodore Roosevelt (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899)

Capt. Buckey O'Neill, 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 2, 1860, William O.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 1, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Sacrifices for Freedom: The Life of John Devoy, Fenian

Born near Kill, County Kildare, in 1842, John Devoy would go on to become a man described by the London Times as ‘the most dangerous enemy of this country [Britain] Ireland has produced since Wolfe Tone’. His republican career began when, as a teenager, he met the Young Irelander John…

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

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