The Wild Geese's Blog – May 2015 Archive (11)

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 31 - June 6

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 30, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

'Prisoner 1082' a Taut Narrative of IRA Man's Escape in 1960

Review By Kieron C. Punch / Associate Editor (First published in 2011)

There is something…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 28, 2015 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 24 - May 30

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 23, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Memorial Day: Recalling Those Who Gave Their Last Full Measure

Memorial Day, originally titled Decoration Day, has a somewhat murky origin. But what is clear is that on May 30, 1868, 146 years ago today, 5,000 gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate the 20,000 fallen warriors buried there, with the help of remarks by General and future President James…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 23, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 17 - May 23

Gael-Linn photo

Young men holding up the Anti-Conscription pledge,. The pledge reads: "Denying the right of the British Government to enforce compulsory service in this country, we pledge ourselves solemnly to one another to resist…
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Added by The Wild Geese on May 16, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Your 'Wild West' of Ireland Is ThisClose ... WOW!

Would you like to bring a pal to the 'Wild West' of Ireland for free? Read on!

We at TheWildGeese.Irish, along with partners Wild West Irish Tours, WOW…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 16, 2015 at 12:00pm — 11 Comments

The 5th New York's Daniel J. Meagher

Tipperary native among the earliest heroes of the FDNY…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 15, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 10 - May 16

Library of Congress

Brig. Gen. James Shields

DOMHNAIGH -- On May 10, 1806, …

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 9, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Exploring Ireland's Bogs in The Virtual Síbín

On Wednesday, May 6th 2015, we were joined by two special guests: World renowned archaeologist and "bog bodies" specialist Dr. Eamon…

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

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 3 - May 9

The National Library of Ireland

Willie Pearse

LUAIN -- On May…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 2, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Irish Myths and Legends Part 5: Never-Ending Stories

I hope that my examination of the stories in this series show that Irish myths and legends are not museum pieces to be taken out once in a while, dusted down, admired and then put back in a glass case. These stories are the living companions to our daily lives. They…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 1, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

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