The Wild Geese's Blog – August 2014 Archive (13)

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 31 - September 6

Hulton Deutsch

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

MÁIRT -- On September…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 30, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

100 Years Ago ... The Lost Opportunity of a Peaceful Path to Irish Independence

A response to some critics of a commemoration of the centenary of the Home Rule act

By John Bruton

Ronan Fanning (Irish Times 16 August) is right to say we should not…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 27, 2014 at 10:00pm — 14 Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 24, 1968, the Northern Ireland…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 23, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

For Irish in NYC, September Brings Focus on 1916, 'The Alt,' Fibin, Baseball

Up and Coming: We're delighted to put the spotlight on a growing number of intriguing events in metro New York in September. Here's a sketch of each along with links for more information: 

(BTW, don't hesitate to reach out to fellow WG in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 23, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Fíbín Set to Bring Exciting Irish Language Show to NYC

We bring you exciting news as our friends and Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partners Fíbín Teo, will be bringing their exciting show "Réiltín" to New York City.  Fíbín…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 22, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Why the Irish State Should Formally Commemorate the Centenary of Home Rule, Part 1

By John Bruton

In 2016, there will be extensive commemoration of the centenary of the Rising in Dublin in 1916.

No comparable commemoration is planned for an earlier centenary, that of 18 September 2014, the 100th anniversary of the passage into law of Home Rule for Ireland.

The events of Easter 1916 inaugurated an armed…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 19, 2014 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

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

Bernardo O'Higgins

DEARDAOIN -- On August 17, 1778,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 16, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

'The Quiet Man' Cottage: On the Brink of Extinction

On the afternoon of Wednesday, 6 August, 2014, our own Ryan O'Rourke had the opportunity to visit the site of the old White O'Morn Cottage in Tiernakill, Maumm, County Galway.  This old site, which now lies in ruins, is better known to the world as "The Quiet Man Cottage."  The…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 12, 2014 at 4:30pm — 9 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 11-16

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

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

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 9, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Chatting About Love and Adventure with Cupid's Crusade

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, August 8, 2014 with with Annette…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 8, 2014 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

Join The WG Team and Help Us Build a Community Dedicated to Exploring Irish Heritage Worldwide

Do you want to help drive the dramatic growth of The Wild Geese, our 17-month-old network of devotees of Irish…

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

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

Courtesy of the late Lt. Col. Ken Powers (ret.), historian of the 69th New York Regiment

Thomas F. Meagher in zouave uniform while a captain commanding Company K of the 69th New York State Militia. The picture appeared in the…
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Added by The Wild Geese on August 2, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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