The Wild Geese's Blog – October 2013 Archive (11)

Halloween A-BOO! Joe McGowan Chats About Halloween Traditions in Ireland

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Thursday, October 31, 2013 with County Sligo historian and author (and fellow Wild Geese member), Joe McGowan.  Joe's website and …

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 31, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Discuss Halloween Origins and Traditions with Author Joe McGowan

 

This Thursday, October 31st (Halloween), members of The Wild Geese will have the chance to join in on a LIVE community chat with author and historian, …

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A View From the 'Sandy'-Shattered 'Irish Riviera'

Photo by Adelaide…
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Added by The Wild Geese on October 29, 2013 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

For This Son of Meath, the Somme Holds Particular Resonance

By John Bruton

Recently I visited the battlefields of the Somme in Northern France. In doing so, I was fulfilling a long-held wish.

Last year, I was at the launch of “…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 28, 2013 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 27 - November 2

O'Duffy's Blueshirts rally in a Dublin cemetery, 1934

CÉADAOIN -- On Oct. 30, 1892, Eoin O'Duffy, revolutionary and organizer of the infamous Blueshirts, was born in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 26, 2013 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín with Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones Rescheduled

We've rescheduled our community hangout with  Derek Warfield the Young Wolfe Tones in The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín for the week of October 28th. Logistical challenges…

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'The Streets of New York' by Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones

Enjoy this video of Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones performing one of the quintessential Wolfe Tones songs, "The Streets of New York."  Derek Warfield and one of his Young Wolfe Tones, banjo player Damaris Woods, will be joining us for a LIVE hangout in The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín in November.

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 15, 2013 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

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



Tom Davis from an illustration in Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland, c. 1903.

LUAIN -- On Oct. 14, 1814, Thomas Osborne Davis, the poet laureate of the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 12, 2013 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

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

The Battle of Perryville from a contemporary illustration.

MÁIRT -- On October 8, 1862, Irish-born…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 5, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

A Short History of the Celts

By Patrick Lavin (First published in 2004)

The Celts stand out as one of the most daring of all the ancient European people in the history of pre-Roman Europe. They arrived on the European stage in prehistoric times as a "fierce naked warrior class that collected enemy heads as war trophies," and evolved into a singular culture that flourished…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 5, 2013 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Q&A With Claíomh’s Dave Swift – Living History By the ‘Sword’

Claíomh members in…
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Added by The Wild Geese on October 1, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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