The Wild Geese's Blog – September 2014 Archive (7)

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 28 - October 4

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 27, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

'The Last Torch' to Make World Premiere in Melbourne, Australia

It's the stuff great films and spellbinding stage performances are made of.  In the case of "The Last Torch," though, the story is plucked right from the history books.  To be more specific, in this case, the story is taken from the personal journey of 16th century…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 26, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Irish Films in New York: Chatting with Niall McKay

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, September 26, 2014 with with Niall McKay of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 24, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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

Michael Corcoran left his imprint on his Legion, which continued to carry his name after his death in December 1863.

DOMHNAIGH -- On Sept. 21, 1827, Michael…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 20, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

'The Loneliest Boy In The World': A Welcome Addition to the Blasket Island Canon

"The Loneliest Boy In The World"

Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin with Patricia Ahern (Collins Press, 2014)

Review by Felicity Hayes-McCoy.

 

At the westernmost end of Ireland’s Dingle peninsula,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 17, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

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

CÉADAOIN -- 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…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 13, 2014 at 1:26pm — No Comments

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

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 6, 2014 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

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