The Wild Geese's Blog – August 2013 Archive (24)

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

Hulton Deutsch

Roger Casement being led out of Pentonville Prison, where he would later be hanged.

DOMHNAIGH -- On September 1,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 31, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

'The Fall of the Celtic Tiger’: How Ireland Fell Into the Abyss, Part 2 of 2

In Part 2 of this two-part review, former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton

continues his look at Donal Donovan and Antoin E. Murphy's recently

published book "…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 27, 2013 at 10:45pm — 1 Comment

'Irish Philadelphia' Roots Run Deep, Says Author Poxon

Marita Krivda Poxon, author of "…
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Added by The Wild Geese on August 27, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 25 - August 30

National Gallery of Ireland

Irish martyr Robert Emmet, from a miniature by John Comerford.

DEARDAOIN -- On August 25, 1803, the British captured one of the most famous…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 24, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Chatting With Anne Ó Máille: 'Guardian' of Aran Knitting

The Wild Geese's Ryan O'Rourke recently paid a visit to Ó Máille's Original House of Style in Galway City to talk with its owner, Anne Ó Máille.  Anne has been called the "Guardian of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — 13 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 18-24

National Library of Ireland

A galloglas from the 16th century fought with mail shirt and long-handled battle axe.…



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Added by The Wild Geese on August 18, 2013 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Hitting the Road To Trace The Easter Rising

By Robert A. Mosher…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 16, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

‘Irish Music Forever’: Irish and British, and Keeping in Touch

(First published on 3/22/12) Irish Music Forever is run by devotees of Irish heritage based in Nottingham, England, including Pat Kehoe. He and his colleagues plainly love Irish songs, music and all aspects of the Irish cultural experience. Like millions of the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 15, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Brian O'Sullivan's 'Butcher a Hog': Kerry-Born Author's Full Disclosure

The following is a transcript of the LIVE community chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, August 12, 2013 with author, Brian O'Sullivan (left).  Some editing has been applied for clarity.

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 14, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

Introducing: The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín

The team here at The Wild Geese is excited to announce the newest regular feature in this community.  The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín will be a series of occasional conversations with newsmakers (often members) from the global Irish community, broadcast live via Google + Hangout.  These talks will also be…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 13, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Mazel Tov to the Winners of 'Shalom Ireland'

We had a great LIVE community chat with film producer / director, Valerie Lapin Ganley on August 5, 2013.  Valerie was kind enough to offer…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 13, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

January 1864 – At the Nexus of Black and Irish History

By James Francis Smith (First published 2/25/12)

As February’s Black History Month fades into memory and March Madness for the Irish begins its ascendancy, there’s a brief moment where the black takes on a tinge of green.

(A…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 12, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Building 'The Little Museum' That Could: Q&A With Founder Trevor White

(First published 2/23/12) …

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 12, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Coming This Monday: LIVE Community Chat with Author Brian O'Sullivan

Members, here's your chance to chat with author, Brian O'Sullivan, a County Kerry native now living in New York City.  Join us Monday, August 12th at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time in …

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 11, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

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

Ultonia Regiment of the Spanish army, toy soldiers by "The Warrior Irish."



DOMHNAIGH -- On August 11, 1744, during the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 10, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Writing Epic Tales of the Irish: Q&A with James Francis Smith

(First published on 2/10/12) Seattle-based author James Francis Smith, 78, found his current calling after he retired from a career in industry and finance.  He has been writing historical fiction for the past 10 years, starting with “Western…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 8, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Story of Ireland's Jews: A Chat With Valerie Lapin Ganley

The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday with Producer and Director Valerie Lapin Ganley.  Some editing has been applied for clarity.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 8, 2013 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

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