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

This Week in the History of the Irish: March 30 - April 5

DOMHNAIGH -- On March 30, 1873, Richard Church (right), of County Cork, soldier, sometimes called the "liberator of Greece," died in Athens. Church was born in Cork in 1784. As a young man he ran off to join the British army, serving in Egypt then and Italy, where he met many exiled Greek leaders. After the…

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

'The Wild Geese in NYC' Prepare for 'Transport'

The Wild Geese in NYC is launching, with an April 2 evening performance of the world premier musical "Transport," at New York's Irish Repertory Theatre.

With 'Transport,' we're formally kicking off our group's efforts to promote outstanding Irish cultural venues and events in metro New York.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 24, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Home Rule

by Patrick Bonar

It is generally accepted that the term ‘Home Rule’ is a nation’s desire to self-government without outside interference. To cover this subject in Irish history, it is necessary to go back many centuries…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 24, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments

How to Follow The Wild Geese - And Never Miss A Thing

Find The Wild Geese around the World Wide Web!

If you love The Wild Geese and don't want to miss a thing, connect with us in all your favorite places around the Internet. You be able to find the latest posts, articles, discussions and more as we share them…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 22, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: March 23 - March 30



DOMHNAIGH -- On March 23, 1862, Irish-born Union General James Shields (left: pictured during the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Grow the Flock -- Win a Prize!

Update: Joe Ormonde is the winner of our first Flash Contest! He brought in over a dozen new members over the weekend! Congratulations, Joe! Please email Tiffany at…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 21, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Bard of Erin ... A Man of Many Parts

By John Bruton

I remember, as a child, playing over and over again our old 78-rpm records of John McCormack’s songs, which had been the property of my late grand uncle and namesake. Many of the songs…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 18, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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

Courtesy of the Carter House Archives

The Carter cotton gin, at the Carter House in Franklin, TN, site of some of the most intense fighting on November 30, 1864.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 15, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Whiskey Tasting in The Virtual Síbín

We hope you enjoy the below…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 13, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Sober St. Patrick's Day - A Community Chat with Bill Reilly



Winners Announced! Bill generously provided the following prizes to the following winners chosen at random! Tickets to the event go to Jim Curley. Hats with the event logo go to Thomas Besore and Catherine White! Congrats!

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at …

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 10, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

TODAY: Live Community Chat on 'Sober St. Patrick's Day'

Join us for a LIVE Community Chat Today (March 10) with the team producing  Sober St. Patrick’s Day, perhaps the liveliest, most spirited annual party found anywhere March 17. Now an international phenomenon,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 10, 2014 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

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

Left to right: Harry Boland, Michael Collins, and Eamon de Valera



LUAIN -- On March 9, 1932…

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

Your 'Great Irish Spot' Deserves Your Great Irish Story

A $100 gift card from world-class retailer TheIrishStore.com or one of five gifts from our 'locker'…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 5, 2014 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

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

Currier and Ives

Robert Emmet stands defiant before the judge at his trial.

MÁIRT -- On March 4, 1778,…

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

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