The Wild Geese's Blog – November 2013 Archive (23)

This Week in the History of the Irish: December 1 - December 7

Thomas Clarke Luby

DOMHNAIGH -- On December 1, 1901, Fenian Thomas Clarke Luby died in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 30, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Fairies

By Patrick Bonar

Irish folk lore is part of our heritage and the tradition of storytelling runs strongly through our veins. It would be difficult to find an Irish person who did not hear the stories of ‘Oisin in the Land of Youth’ or ‘The Children of King Lir’.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 29, 2013 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

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

Hulton Deutsch

Erskine Childers in his British army uniform, c. 1900

LUAIN -- On November 24, 1922, during the Irish Civil War,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 23, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Remembering JFK: A Community Chat

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, November 22, 2013 -- the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.  Some editing has been applied for clarity.

The Wild Geese:  Céad míle fáilte, a chairde! So glad to see…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 22, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Remembering JFK 50 Years On



Articles

What JFK Meant to the Irish ... Worldwide

Bruton: JFK's…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 22, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Forged in Fire: JFK and PT 109

In the early morning hours of August 2, 1943, a small American torpedo boat was moving just west of New Georgia in the Solomon Islands. In command was a young Irish-American destined to be the first Catholic president of the United States: Lieutenant…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 21, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Bruton: JFK's Visit a Dramatic Turning Point for Ireland

By John Bruton

In 1963, when President John Fitzgerald Kennedy visited Ireland, I was 15 years of age.

To understand the impact of President Kennedy, one has to understand that the Ireland of 1960 was a very different place, even to the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 21, 2013 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

What JFK Meant To the Irish … Worldwide

I am glad to be here. It took 115 years to make this trip,

and 6,000 miles, and three generations. But I…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 19, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

A Taste of Irish Christmas: Chatting with Purveyors of Unique Irish Gifts

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, November 18, 2013 with three crafters of unique Irish gifts: …

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 19, 2013 at 3:28pm — 3 Comments

Chatting with Three of the Leading Lights in Contemporary Celtic Art

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, November 15, 2013 with three of the "leading lights" in contemporary Celtic Art and fellow Wild…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 18, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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

Library of Congress

General Joseph Finegan

DOMHNAIGH -- On…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 16, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Coming November 18th: LIVE Community Chat: 'A Taste of Irish Christmas'

Come along with us on Monday, November 18th at 5:00 p.m. Eastern (U.S.) Time for our next LIVE Community Chat. We'll be joined in the chat room by our friends from Tara the Game, Si-Og…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 16, 2013 at 10:32am — 3 Comments

Viva Irlanda! Transcript from Live Chat with Jim Goulding About the Irish Influence in Latin America

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, November 11, 2013 with fellow Wild Geese member, Jim Goulding.  Jim…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 14, 2013 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

'As Game as Ned Kelly': The Rise and Fall — and Rise — of the Irish in Australia

By Joseph Gannon

Perhaps the most famous — or infamous — Irishman ever to trod south of the equator was the outlaw Ned Kelly, whose legend gave birth to "…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 11, 2013 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 10 - November 16

From a St. Patrick's Day card published about 1910

Theobald Wolfe Tone

DOMNAIGH -- On November 10, 1798,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 9, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

November 16th: LIVE Community Chat on Celtic Art

Join acclaimed Celtic / Fantasy artists, Jim Fitzpatrick, Courtney Davis, and Hamish Burgess as we get together for a real-time Wild Geese Community Chat on what makes Celtic art Celtic.

The chat will be held on Saturday, November 16th at 5:00 p.m. Eastern (U.S.) Time.  As always, the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 8, 2013 at 5:23pm — 2 Comments

Remembering the Irish Who Fell in 'The Great War'

November 11th, marks both Remembrance Day in Ireland and the “Commonwealth Countries,” and Veteran’s Day in the United States of America. Although no official holiday is observed on the 11th of November in the Republic of Ireland,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 8, 2013 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Crossing Paths with Meath Poet-Soldier Francis Ledwidge

By Jean Tubridy

When I agreed to write about the poet Francis Ledwidge (right), I completely underestimated the impact that this exploration of his life, poetry and influence would have on me. Above all, it has made me all the more aware of the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 8, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Coming This Monday: LIVE Community Chat with Jim Goulding

This Monday, The Wild Geese community will have the opportunity to engage in a real-time discussion with fellow member, Jim Goulding, regarding the Irish influence in Latin America.  Jim is a resident of Pereira, Colombia on the South…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 7, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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