The Wild Geese's Blog – April 2015 Archive (17)

'May Day, May Day': The Irish Connection

As May Day is observed around the world, we take a look at the close connection between the Irish and the efforts to organize labor around the world. At home in Ireland the fight was led by men like James Connolly and "Big Jim" Larkin. In…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 30, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Irish Myths and Legends Part 4: Aoife's Tale

Lir is known to many as the father of the boys and girls turned into swans by their wicked step mother Aoife in "The Children of Lir." This is the story I only tell on very rare…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 30, 2015 at 4:08am — 1 Comment

Irish Myths and Legends Part 3: The City Beneath the Waves

Whether ancient legends or modern family tales, the stories of Ireland and Scotland have all played an important role in my life. They give me great pleasure and they help provide the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 29, 2015 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Irish Myths and Legends Part 2: Cúchulainn

Given the history of Scotland and Ireland - two sibling nations with fierce and loyal ties to each other but also marred (and often scarred) by bloody disagreement, rivalry and the power politics of these islands - it…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 28, 2015 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Hanging With Storyteller Rab Fulton in The Virtual Síbín

Rab is a Galway-based storyteller who originally comes from Scotland. He specialises in reimagining Irish and Scottish myths, folklore and urban legends. His "Celtic Tales" summer sessions in Galway have a strong and growing…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 27, 2015 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: April 26 - May 2

Gustavus Conyngham, from an original lithograph by Arthur Szyk, courtesy of the Arthur Szyk Society You can find more of Mr. Szyk's historical lithographs …
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Added by The Wild Geese on April 25, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Lt. Michael P. Murphy Honored in County Cork

The Irish Examiner reports that the Irish Veterans, an organization whose goal is…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 21, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

This Week in Irish History - April 19 - April 25

LUAIN --  On April 20, 1772, William Lawless, revolutionary and officer in Napolean's Irish Legion…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 18, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 13, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Transcript: Interactive Discussion on Ireland's Easter Rising

The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Some editing has been applied for…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 12, 2015 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Irish Myths and Legends Part 1: Introducing Rab Fulton

I am a very lucky man. I live on a hill in Galway surrounded by a landscape and seascape filled with myths and legends, and make a living doing what I love - telling stories and writing books, mostly about (or influenced by) the older tales of Ireland and Scotland. Yet, I would be…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 9, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: April 5 - April 11

DOMHNAIGH -- On April 5, 1818, Bernardo O'Higgins (right) defeated the Spanish at the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 4, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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