The Wild Geese's Blog – March 2015 Archive (24)

This Week in the History of the Irish: March 29 - April 4

LUAIN -- 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. As ensign in the 13th (Somersetshire) Light Infantry he…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 28, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Faugh a Ballagh (’Clear the Way’) for TheWildGeese.IRISH

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With the push of an aul’ button or two, The Wild Geese Irish Social Network, aka TheWildGeese.com, has been reborn, becoming TheWildGeese.Irish. (Try typing it in your browser. It works!)

Finally, we have digitally married The Wild Geese to the Irish…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 28, 2015 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: March 22 - March 28



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

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 21, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

St. Patrick's Day in Chile

IRISH SHOW THEIR TRUE COLOURS THIS ST. PATRICK’S DAY

The official society of the Irish in Chile, “The Wild Geese”, will be celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day by turning some of Santiago’s famous landmarks green this Tuesday…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2015 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

The Greening of the World

Here is a note from Tourism Ireland about turning the world green for St. Patrick's Day.

Tourism Ireland today announced that the Colosseum in Rome, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in the fabled district of Montmartre overlooking Paris and the Grand Ole Opry (the show that…

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St. Patrick's Day in Japan

Toru Tazura O'Connell, the Public Relations Director of the Irish Network Japan was kind enough to send in the following thoughts about St. Patrick's Day celebrations in…

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Patrick Lafcadio Hearn: An Irishman in Japan

The Embassy of Ireland in Tokyo promotes the achievement of Lafcadio Hearn as one of the most important historical connections between Ireland and Japan. A special library devoted to books by and about Hearn was opened at the Embassy in 1987.  The Embassy is also closely involved with many Hearn –related e events in Japan including links with Matsue  in…

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In `92, Billy Yank and Johnnie Reb March in Dublin

By Joe Gannon and Gerry Regan

It’s hard to believe that it’s now been 23 years since we participated in one of our most memorable St.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Leprechaun: Ireland’s Most Distinguished Fairy

The following is an excerpt from an article of the same title, first published on the website: Tales and Whispers.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Limerick Challenge - Last Day to Enter!

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we invite you to try your hand at writing a limerick!  The three best submissions will each win a child-size T-shirt from our friends at Hairy Baby Clothing Company.  Post your…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

St. Patrick and the Skerries

Saint Patrick was born into a well-to-do British family, perhaps in what now is the North-Western English county of Cubmria. His father was a local government official and the family language was probably a version of Latin. As a youth he was captured by Irish pirates and taken into…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: March 15 - March 21

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 14, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Where Every Day Is Bathed in ... Green

The "Great Day" is approaching again.

On St. Patrick's Day all around the world, the Irish and those who love all things Irish will be…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 13, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

A Trinity of Irish Bread Recipes

In days gone by, there was a popular Irish…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 10, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How to Remember 1916 Without Glorifying Violence?

By John Bruton

The rebellion of Easter Week 1916 was one of the formative events in Irish history.

It led towards the independence we now enjoy, along with the enactment of Home Rule in 1914, the meeting of the First Dail in 1919, the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 7, 2015 at 6:00pm — 14 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: March 8 - March 14

Anne Bonny

DOMHNAIGH -- On March 8, 1700, or perhaps a year or two earlier,…

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Patricia Horne: Irish Surgeon in Africa

Patricia Horne is an Irish medical doctor who worked in Nigeria during in the 1950s at one of several medical missionary hospitals managed by Irish Catholic religious orders.

Horne came from a medical family. Her grandfather, Andrew Horne, was a founder and first…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 3, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

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