The Wild Geese's Blog – July 2013 Archive (17)

'Blood', Belfast, and Brando: Transcript from Live Chat with Author Gerry Cappa

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, July 29, 2013 with Belfast native (and fellow Wild Geese member), Gerry Cappa, right.  Gerry's first novel, "…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 28 - August 3

The National Gallery of Ireland

Patrick Sarsfield, by William Mossop

LUAIN -- On July 29, 1693, units…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 28, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

'Dancing with Statues': Caroline Doherty de Novoa Discusses Colombian-Irish Connections

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, July 22, 2013 with County Tyrone native (and fellow Wild Geese member), Caroline Doherty de Novoa, left.  Now a resident of Bogotá, Colombia, Caroline's first novel, "…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 23, 2013 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Hennigan’s Heritage Centre: A Link to a Vanishing Past

By Joe Gannon

On our recent trip to Ireland my wife and I visited a small museum in Killasser, Swinford, County Mayo, which should be on the itinerary of anyone who is ever in the area and is interested in Irish history and culture. The greatest treasure at Hennigan's Heritage…

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

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

Picture courtesy of Lt. Col. Ken Powers

The Prince of Wales Flag, the regimental color carried by the 69th New York State Militia at 1st Bull Run.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 20, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Chat with Author Caroline Doherty de Novoa

When: Monday, July 22, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Where: TheWildGeese.com Main Chatroom…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 19, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 14 - July 20

A scene from the Draft Riots.

SATHAIRNMÁIRT -- From…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 14, 2013 at 1:00am — 5 Comments

Your Home’s ‘Family Tree’: Q&A With Know Thy Place’s Colm Moloney

As an archaeologist of 25 years standing, Colm Moloney (on left in photo) knows Ireland from the ground up in a way few people do. Thus it would seem a natural extension of his work to focus on the role of ‘place’ in Irish family history, as distinct from ‘people.’…
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Added by The Wild Geese on July 11, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 7 - July 13

Linen Hall Library

Mary McCracken's ill-fated United Irishman brother, Henry Joy.

MÁIRT -- On July 8,…

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Member Photo Winner - July 6, 2013

Our first winner of Picture Perfect: A Members-Only Photography Contest has been chosen by you, through your Likes!

Rob shared this photo, entitled Inis Meáin. So evocative and full of detail, Rob's photo drew the most number of Likes and comments. As our first winner, Rob will have the distinction of being the first member of our Picture Perfect Hall of Fame and his profile will reflect that with a…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 6, 2013 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

The Resurrection of Edward Hand

Irish-born soldier served the late Mike Flannery, George Washington and his adopted nation well

By 'Brigadier'

Reproduced by Anna Frances

Levin
Edward Hand,…
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Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2013 at 12:36pm — No Comments

2001: Brooklyn Holds a Bash for "The Maryland 400"

By Gerry Regan

For The Wild Geese

WGT Photo/Gerry Regan

Thousands take to the streets Saturday to help commemorate the Maryland Regiment's heroic…
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Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Honoring Matilda and Willam Tone in Brooklyn

By Gerry Regan

for The Wild Geese

WGT Photo/Gerry Regan

With piper Chris Heinl in the fore, members of the Brooklyn Irish American Parade Committee head off to honor Matilda and William Tone at Green-Wood…
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Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments

View From Battle Hill Is Green

Brooklyn Irish show the flag throughout battle's commemorations

By Gerry Regan

For The Wild Geese

WGT Photo/Gerry Regan

Minerva, one hand upon the "Altar to Liberty," salutes "Lady Liberty" in New York…
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Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2013 at 10:59am — No Comments

The Irish Impact on America's Revolution

We extend our best wishes to all our American Wild Geese on this Independence Day.  The contributions of Irish-Americans in the War Between the States is well documented and much discussed.  Perhaps less so is the impact some of the earliest Irish immigrants had upon the American revolution of the late 18th century.  

Many of these would have been of Scots-Irish…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2013 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

The Wild Geese Community Extends Condolences to Prescott in Deaths of 19 'Smokeaters'

Firefighters Killed Battling Arizona Blaze



Courage and devotion to duty seems to be second-nature to many in this Arizona city. More than a century ago, beloved Prescott Mayor 'Bucky' O'Neill set out from the town when his country…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 1, 2013 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Happy Birthday, Canada!

Best wishes to our Canadian members, including Connie Kusler, Shawn Gallagher,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 1, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

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