The Wild Geese's Blog – September 2013 Archive (14)

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 29 - October 5

National Museum of Ireland

Kathleen Clarke

DOMHNAIGH -- On Sept. 29, 1972, Kathleen Clarke, wife…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 28, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Crosswords at the Crossroads: Top Tourist Destinations

Our Irish-themed crossword puzzles are among the most popular features in The Wild Geese community.  This time around, we focus on the most visited tourist destinations in Ireland, as recorded by Fáilte Ireland.  This list may come in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 27, 2013 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 22 - September 28

From "History of the Irish Rebellion of 1798," published in 1799

The battle of Ballinamuck, after which Bartholomew Teeling was captured.

MÁIRT -- On September 24, 1798,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 21, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

‘Bring a Pal Home to Ireland’ on the Wings of The Wild Geese

Two round-trip tickets to Ireland will go to the most successful…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 16, 2013 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Remembering Those Lost at Washington Navy Yard

Our thoughts go out to the Navy families and personnel who have lost loved ones at the Washington Navy Yard today. The Irish have long had a rich heritage with the Navy. The situation is still unfolding, but if you are close to or interested in the Navy, below are some articles we have researched and curated over the years, while you await more details. …

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 16, 2013 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 15 - September 21

MÁIRT -- On Sept. 17, 1860, units of the Irish Battalion of St. Patrick of the Papal army fought a Piedmontese army allied with Garibaldi at Spoleto. Spoleto was a walled city south of Florence with the fortress of Rocca on the side…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 14, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

'The Irish Sword': A Community Chat All About Dick Dowling, with Mike Harrington

The following is a transcript of the LIVE Wild Geese Community Chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Sunday, September 8, 2013 with historian C. Michael (Mike) Harrington.  Some editing has…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 9, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 8 - September 14

Linen Hall Library

Lord Charles Cornwallis had already lost one colony, and his reputation wouldn't survive the loss of another.

LUAIN -- On September 8, 1798,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 7, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Derek Warfield's Music -- Right for Aer Lingus?

This article was first produced on TheWildGeese.com in April 2003.

POINT / COUNTERPOINT

Roy Beggs Jr. responds to our Derek Warfield interview.

Editor's Note: Before publishing our…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 5, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Derek Warfield on His Aer Lingus Disappearing Act

Derekwarfield.com.

Derek's latest musical focus has been the music of the Irish in the American Civil War. Here (standing left), he dresses the part.…
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Derek Warfield on His Aer Lingus Disappearing Act

This article was first produced on TheWildGeese.com in April 2003.

WGT's Tom Madigan speaks with legendary folk singer Derek Warfield about his differences with Ulster Unionist politican Roy Beggs Jr., and Aer Lingus' decision in March to…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 5, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

LIVE Community Chat with Mike Harrington - Sunday, Sep. 8

Sunday, September 8th is the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Sabine Pass. The occasion is being celebrated as "Dick Dowling Days."



Though a relatively small engagement, Sabine Pass represented perhaps the finest single day's work of any Irish unit, North or South, in the American Civil War. At Sabine Pass, on the Texas coast near the Louisiana…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 5, 2013 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

'Honorably Arrested': The Irish Behind the National Maritime Union

By Joe Doyle / Special to The Wild Geese

(Left: Seamen in hiring hall, National Maritime Union. New York City, New York - December 1941, from Archives of Irish America, Tamiment Library, New York…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 2, 2013 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Condolence Page for Seamus Heaney: Sign and Add Your Comments

The friends and members of The Wild Geese wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Seamus Heaney.

Please add your signature and comments below.

Added by The Wild Geese on September 2, 2013 at 8:43am — 13 Comments

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