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

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 1 - June 7

Maj. C. Donohue and D. Egan, 1869

Depicted somewhat imaginatively, O'Neill's soldiers launch their assault at Ridgeway. Above the harp on the Fenians' flag are the initials IRA. The Fenian army assumed the title "Irish…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 31, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Over 100 Years On, A Firmer Understanding

By Daniel McCarthy / TheWildGeese.com (Originally published in 2006)

Ennis, County Clare, Ireland – Venerable Gaelic Athletic Association founder Michael Cusack (left) is gaining new scrutiny, in this, the centennial year of his passing. As well as picking up his own website in September, next year an exhibit will open on "The Citizen" in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 29, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

‘Meagher of the Sword’ – The Civil War Legend and His Kildare Boyhood

By Robert Doyle

He is one of the most iconic figures of the American Civil War and, as the commander of the Union Army’s Irish Brigade, Thomas Francis Meagher (right, from from Arthur Griffith's "Meagher of the Sword," Dublin, 1916) is probably the most famous of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 28, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 25 - May 31

National Library of Ireland

A Catholic tied to the triangle flogged by Loyalist militia. This was a frequent occurrence in many Irish towns in the days leading to the '98…
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Added by The Wild Geese on May 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Memorial Day Wall of Honor

To help mark Memorial Day, we're providing a place here for all members of The Wild Geese community to record the name(s) of friends and family members who have died in service as members of the armed forces of The United States of America in any era.

In the comments section…

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

The Wild Geese Green Pages -- Now THE World's FREE Irish Marketplace

The team here at The Wild Geese is happy to announce, effective immediately, that every member of The Wild Geese community can take advantage of a free listing in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 23, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 11 - May 17

From an engraving by Jean Sorieul

Uniforms of
the Irish Brigade of France from the 1750s. Note that red coats were worn…
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Added by The Wild Geese on May 10, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Cilliní, An Issue of Remembrance, Part 3 of 3

(First published 2012) Last year's BBC documentary on Ireland's "Limbo Babies" brought to light an emotionally charged issue that affected almost all of our Irish ancestors.  Ever since the Roman Catholic Church declared that the non-baptized were forbidden burial in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 7, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Archaeologist Uncovering More Secrets of Ireland's Cilliní in Belfast, Part 2 of 3

Part 2 of 3: Belfast's Milltown Cemetery: Atmosphere ‘tense,’ ‘emotions … just below the surface’

(Images courtesy of Toni Maguire)

(First published 2012) Last year’s BBC documentary on Ireland's "Limbo Babies" [featured on our Family History YouTube…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 7, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Archaeologist Uncovering More Secrets of Ireland's Cillíní Burials in Belfast

In Milltown Cemetery's unconsecrated cillíní

lie the graves of thousands of unbaptized…
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Added by The Wild Geese on May 7, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Dissident Dubliner: Chatting with Irish-Australian Author James O’Brien

The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, May 9, 2014 with James O'Brien, an Irishman living…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 6, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 4 - May 10

The National Library of Ireland

Willie Pearse

DOMHNAIGH -- On May 4, 1916, the British…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 3, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Frances Browne: Novelist, Journalist and Poetess

by Patrick Bonar

Frances Browne was born at Upper Main Street, Stranorlar…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 2, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Ancient Celtic and Early Irish Fare

Much is known about what ancient Celtic foods, dining customs, and cooking methods:

"The eating and feasting habits of the Celts were recorded by a number of classical writers, the most important of these being Posidonius, a Syrian Greek philosopher who in his…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 1, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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