The Wild Geese's Blog – April 2013 Archive (38)

'My American Struggle': A Priest's Bold Bid To Put Injustice in Ulster on U.S. Agenda

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Seán McManus' Brother a Hero of IRA Border Campaign

Patrick McManus



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‘Connecting Across Oceans and Time’: Q&A With Celebrity Genealogist Megan Smolenyak

(photo courtesy of Megan Smolenyak)

Genealogist,…

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Irish Family History of the Pims: 1st Irish Quakers From England To Pennsylvania

Susan Potts Kimura read an article in TheWildGeese.com on Tennis In Ireland by James Doherty. Her famous Waterford relative Tennis Player Joshua Pim (Right: nicknamed The Ghost) was featured with a photo.  Susan had never seen a likeness of him and…

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Irish Custer Writer Discovers 7th Cavalry Ancestor!

The Curragh, County Kildare - It’s who you are. Your blood, your genes and, some would say, your personality, can be influenced by your ancestors, the family members that came before you. It should be essential knowledge for anyone to have and yet there is hesitancy by many to undertake what seems an onerous…

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Come With Us to Cúirt

Established in 1985 and quickly becoming one of the premier literature festivals in all of Europe (and beyond), the Cúirt International Festival of Literature launched its 2013 programme on the 23rd of April.  This annual festival based in Galway continues to…

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The Sweet Taste of an Ancient Celtic Festival

Beltane (“Bealtaine” in Irish) is a festival with ancient origins traditionally celebrated on May 1st, a spring time festival of optimism.  Most commonly it is held on the first day of May, or about halfway…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 29, 2013 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: April 28-May 4

Thomas Ashe

DOMHNAIGH -- On April 28, 1916, as the rebels in Dublin were being squeezed harder and harder by the British and nearing the end of…

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S African Rose Maurer: Irish Culture in KwaZulu-Natal

Most of South Africa is more than 8,000 miles (14,000 km) from Tipperary, a truly “long, long way,” but still, as in Ireland, another former British colony, the tramping of British army boots once was a familiar sound to that nation’s natives and immigrants.  …

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 27, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Black 47's Larry Kirwan: At 'Sixteen' Still a Voice for Underdog

Whether singing about James Connolly or Bobby Sands or quoting Federico García Lorca, Wexford-born rocker and writer Larry Kirwan casts a discerning, empathetic and sometimes angry eye on the world. With "…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 25, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Free Kindle Book Exclusively for Members of The Wild Geese

To thank The Wild Geese for recent a recent piece in which he was featured, author James Francis Smith is offering a copy of his Kindle book,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 25, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

The Wild Geese at Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Established in 1986 and quickly becoming one of the premier literature festivals in all of Europe (and beyond), the Cúirt International Festival of Literature launches its 2013 program in Galway today.  The festival will run through Sunday, April 28th, and will feature some of the very best in what modern Irish literature has to offer (as well as literature…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 23, 2013 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: April 21-April 27





Roger Casement (without cap) approaches Ireland aboard

the U-19.

DOMHNAIGH -- On April 21, 1916,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 21, 2013 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Q&A with 'Lockout' Playwright, Historian Ann Matthews

Historian Ann Matthews, author of “Renegades: Irish Republican Women 1900-1922,” understands intimately the kind of…
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Added by The Wild Geese on April 19, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

How Megan Traced Barack Obama's Irish Family History to Ireland

By Megan Smolenyak, Genealogy Expert & Author of "…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 18, 2013 at 10:03pm — No Comments

Irish Family History Sources in India

By Kieron Punch

Although many Irish people may be reluctant to acknowledge that our countrymen played a significant role in extending and administering British colonial rule in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 18, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Ireland's Women 'Dissidents': Q&A With Ann Matthews



Editor's Note: We have confirmed a LIVE STREAMING Interview with Ann Matthews from Dublin Friday morning, April 19, 10:30 AM ET! This event will broadcast live on our website and recorded for our youtube channel.

Historian Ann Matthews, author…
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Added by The Wild Geese on April 18, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Léightheoirí Nua Ag 'Angela´s Ashes' as Gaeilge

Baile Átha Cliath – Is minicí a aistrítear leabhra ó Ghaeilge go Béarla, ná a mhalairt.

Ocáid neamhghnáthach, dá bhrí sin, a bhí ann nuair a iarradh ar an scríobhnóir agus údar as Gaeilge,  Pádraig Breathnach,  leabhar Frank McCourt as Béarla, “Angela’s Ashes,” a aistriú go Gaeilge.



Cé gurb as Maigh Cuilinn i gCuntae na…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 16, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

The WG Team Is Expanding -- Seeking PT Coordinators

Nearly 16 years in the making, The (New) Wild Geese is now seeking a part-time Projects Associate to help keep WG on track in the weeks ahead, coordinating our marketing, editorial, advertising and community-building efforts. We are also looking for a part-time Editorial…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 16, 2013 at 8:26am — No Comments

The Silent History of the Irish

"I'm Irish" my Mother always said.  "Where in Ireland did they come from"  I always asked.  "I don't know" my Mother always replied. I have since discovered that this is a very common conversation between the generations.  The more I delved into the History of the Irish in Canada and…
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Added by The Wild Geese on April 15, 2013 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

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