The Wild Geese's Blog – June 2013 Archive (20)

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 30 - July 6

Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork

'Men of the South' by Sean Keating, depicting the men of an IRA Flying Column during the War of Independence.

LUAIN --…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on June 30, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

"Crosswords at the Crossroads": Gaeilge Abú!

It's time for another Wild Geese original crossword puzzle.  This time around, we're exploring the Irish language.  If you have some Irish, this puzzle may be quite easy for you; but even if you don't have any Irish, we've provided a link below to PotaFocal.com that will give you the…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on June 29, 2013 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 23 - June 29

St. Patrick's Old Cathedral Archives

Old St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1860. Armed men protected the church against threats of Nativist violence against the church, the seat of the Archdiocese of New York.



 …

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on June 23, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

'That's That': Colin Broderick Discusses Being a Kid Amid 'The Troubles'

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, June 17th with County Tyrone native (and fellow Wild Geese member),…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on June 17, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 16 - June 22

Harry Boland, a Dublin tailor and Sinn Féin leader, left; Michael Collins, who would come to fight forces led by de Valera, center, and Eamon de Valera, right.

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 16, 1917,…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on June 16, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Live Members' Chat with Author, Colin Broderick

On Monday June 17th at 3:00 p.m. ET, members of The Wild Geese will have the opportunity to chat live with author, Colin Broderick.  If you cannot join us to submit your questions…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on June 12, 2013 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Singer Promotes WW1 Music of Irish 'Tommies'

(First published 2/2/12) Dubliner Brendan MacQuaile’s book and one-man show, both titled …

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on June 11, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Picture Perfect: A Members-Only Photography Contest

If you haven't done so already, take a few minutes to flip through the photographs posted here by members of The Wild Geese community.  There is quite a variety of photos, ranging from landscapes to historical figures -- both in "The Motherland" and from points across the globe which have been touched by the Irish diaspora.

We want to encourage…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on June 11, 2013 at 3:00pm — 18 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 9 - June 15

National Army Museum, London

Lieutenant General

Sir George Nugent

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 9, 1798, Col.…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on June 9, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Crosswords at the Crossroads: Irish Wordsmiths

The premiere of our "Crosswords at the Crossroads" at the end of last month was met with exuberant participation among much of the membership here at The Wild Geese.  Quite a few informed us that they learned a great deal about Ireland's unofficial county nicknames by completing the…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on June 7, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

James Braddock: The Real 'Cinderella' Story

By Robert Cassidy

Special to The Wild Geese

It has been said that one of the traits the Irish brought to these shores was that of survival. Heavyweight champion James J. Braddock demonstrated that in life, as well as the boxing ring.…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on June 7, 2013 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Liam Lynch: Victim of the Irish Civil War

In the early morning hours of April 10, 1923, in the Knockmealdown Mountains, County Tipperary, there died a great Irish patriot; a man who had fought with and lead some of the very men who now, tragically, would kill him. The man was General Liam Lynch, Chief of Staff, IRA. Born in the town of…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on June 5, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

3,000 Facebook Followers, Now The Big Winners

The Wild Geese Facebook page surpassed the 3,000-follower mark on Monday, June 3rd.  In…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on June 3, 2013 at 10:30pm — 8 Comments

Painting 'Mother Ireland': Part 2 of 3 - Coming To Know the Irish

Edmund Sullivan, painting Croagh Patrick in 1977.

American artist Edmund Sullivan tells how Ireland has come to dominate his work

By Edmund Sullivan

Special to…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on June 3, 2013 at 6:53pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 2 - June 8

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 2, 1567, Shane "the Proud" O'Neill (left) was murdered. The eldest son of Conn O'Neill, 1st Earl of Tyrone, Shane became chief of the O'Neills in 1559. Shane alternately fought and negotiated with the English through the years. In 1562, Shane went to London to make peace with Queen Elizabeth again. Returning home, he…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on June 2, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Father Peter Paul Cooney: Faithful Servant

Notre Dame Archives.
Father Peter Cooney

Father Peter Paul Cooney C.S.C. a priest of the Holy Cross order from…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on June 1, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The 35th Indiana: Hoosier State's '1st Irish': Part 2 of 2: 'Fight On'

The Battle of Stones River (February 14, 1863 Harper's Weekly)

By Brian D. Henry

The…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on June 1, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The 35th Indiana: Hoosier State's '1st Irish': Part 1 of 2: Be Just and Fear Not

Not all Irish regiments in the Civil War came from the east. From the heartland sprung the hard fighting 35th Indiana. Whether fighting on battlefields from Perryville to Nashville or enduring the horrors of the prison camp in Andersonville, these sons of Erin pressed on to final victory.

(A reproduction of the…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on June 1, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Blog Topics by Tags

Monthly Archives

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2007

2006

2005

The Wild Geese Shop

Get your Wild Geese merch here ... shirts, hats, sweatshirts, mugs, and more at The Wild Geese Shop.

Irish Heritage Partnership

Adverts

Extend your reach with The Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partnership.

Congrats to Our Winners

© 2020   Created by Gerry Regan.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service