The Wild Geese's Blog – September 2015 Archive (8)

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 27 - October 3

DOMHNAIGH -- On Sept. 27, 1847, Civil War veteran and middleweight champion 'Professor' Mike Donovan (pictured) was born in Chicago to Irish-born parents. The first of many memorable events in Donovan's life came when he fought for the Union Army, serving in Sherman's army in its march…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 26, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Keeping Score for 'Jimmy's Hall,' Master Composer George Fenton

The following Q&A with award-winning composer George Fenton is part of Sixteen Films' Production Notes for its biopic "Jimmy's Hall," largely filmed in the story's actual settings in County Leitrim. Fenton has composed music for more than 70 films, including "Jimmy's Hall" and "The…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 25, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

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Conveying Your Brand’s Irish Story ... 'Wherever Green Is Worn'

Every brand has a story, and Irish brands have a particularly compelling story for our tens of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 24, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 20 - September 26

DOMHNAIGH On September 20, 1920 Kevin Barry (left) was captured after an IRA attack on a British van. Kevin Barry was born at 8 Fleet Street, Dublin, on January 20th, 1902, the fourth of a family of two boys and five girls. He was only 15 years old when…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 19, 2015 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Rekindling Love in 'Jimmy's Hall': Q&A with Simone Kirby

The following Q&A with County Clare-born actor Kirby Simone (Oonagh) in Sixteen Films' biopic "Jimmy's Hall") is part of the studio's Production Notes for the film, shot in the story's actual locales in County Leitrim. The notes,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 18, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 13 - September 19

DOMHNAIGH -- On September 13, 1803, John Barry (left), of Ballysampson, Co.Wexford, considered by many to be the 'Father of the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 12, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

'Undoing' His Irish Education: Q&A With 'Jimmy's Hall' Star Jim Norton

The following Q&A with Dublin-born actor Jim Norton (Father Sheridan in Sixteen Films' biopic "Jimmy's Hall") is part of the studio's Production Notes for the film, shot in the story's actual locales in County Leitrim.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 11, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 6 - September 12

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

MÁIRT -- On September 8, 1798,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 5, 2015 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

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