The Wild Geese's Blog – March 2013 Archive (15)

Like Father, Like Daughter: Q&A With Fiddler Marie Reilly

(All photos by James Higgins)

Fiddler Marie Reilly, 58, clearly has much to be grateful for, not the least of which is a much praised new album, “The Anvil,” her first, created after a 23-year self-imposed pause from playing.  Irish Echo reviewer Dan Neely, for example, called the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 30, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Using Y-DNA to Close-in on my Irish Ancestors' Genetic Homeland

Part one of my interview with Tyrone Bowes of Irishorigines.com described how we can use our Y-DNA Chromosome test results to go back 800 to 1000 years to…
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A Day in the Life of Irish Genealogists: Q&A With Nicola Morris, Helen Kelly

At The Wild Geese, we work every day to weave the threads of individual Irish stories into the tapestry of heritage“wherever green is worn.” Whether you are still pulling at strings or have a fully woven view of your own Irish story, a professional genealogist may hold the key to learning…
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Blessings of Easter to The Wild Geese ... Worldwide

Illustration by Maryann Tracy

Beannachtaí Na Cásca Ort!

Happy Easter!

From Your Friends at The (New) Wild Geese…
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Added by The Wild Geese on March 30, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

'We Are To Be Shot in the Morning'

Paddy Nolan's final letter home to his parents. Click on the

image to see a larger view.

3 teens among 7 IRA 'irregulars' executed 90 years ago in Kildare

'We are…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 26, 2013 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Hoboken Irish Fest Highlights NJ's Links to Emerald Isle

By David Cosgrove / The Wild Geese

Hoboken, N.J. -- Hundreds of families and young people gathered at Hoboken's beautiful waterfront to experience a taste of Ireland at the 2nd Annual Hoboken Irish Cultural Festival. The 3-10 p.m. event, held March 13, offered traditional Irish music, dance, fish & chips, corned beef & cabbage,…

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Hoboken Hurling Club’s Roots Planted on Elysian Fields

By David Cosgrove / The Wild Geese 

Hoboken, N.J. -- Seventy-something Hoboken native John Carey, sporting a green sweater, stood amid the city’s annual Irish Festival and spoke of his youth -- having grown up with his parents…

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The Mysterious Provenance of Kylemore’s Battle Flag



From 1702 to 1714, western Europe was engaged in a war involving, on the one side Spain and France, on the other a coalition of states headed by the Holy Roman Empire, and including Portugal, the Dutch Republic, England,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 20, 2013 at 3:00pm — 14 Comments

Sisters Seek Funds for Legendary Kylemore Abbey

By Gerry Regan / The (New) Wild Geese

New York -- Nuns from the Irish Benedictines, who count themselves as cloistered nuns who "are focused on staying  at home and living in our community rather than focused on things outside,"…

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Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig Ort! From The Wild Geese

(Illustration by Kevin Gleeson / Verse author unknown)



Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig ort! (St. Patrick’s Day Blessings to You!) From Gerry, Joe, Linda, Alannah, Tiffany, Maryann, David, Mary, Kieron, Liam, and the entire gang at The (New) Wild Geese. 



Win a Photo Package from Irish Homeland Photography! 

There’s still time to enter our Irish Freeze Frame and Tell Your Irish Story Contests. …

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Former Irish PM praises Home Ruler John Redmond in NYC

New York -- Friday, with Irish heritage making headlines throughout the world, New York publicist Terry Rooney, with little fanfare, held his 27th annual celebration of Irish heritage, at venerable Manhattan eatery Sardi’s. The self-styled ‘toast of Broadway for 90 years.” Sardi’s is famed for the hundreds…

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Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig ort! From the (new) Wild Geese

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(Illustration by Kevin Gleeson / Verse author unknown)…



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Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2013 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Is Your Brew Good Enough for St. Patrick?

By Maryann Tracy

Producer / The Wild Geese ‘Kitchen’



I'm no beer aficionado, but I have had a few in my day, and I can tell you, the goings-on in the craft-beer industry is pure craziness. On St. Patrick's Day maybe I'll have only one, but it better be something that tastes like beer, not that…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 15, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Lúnasa Wows Fans at NYC's Lincoln Center

By Megan Finnegan Bungeroth

New York -- The five members of the Irish acoustic band …

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 15, 2013 at 8:00am — 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

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