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Carriganuss Castle, an O'Sullivan castle just outside of Glengariff
MÁIRT -- On December 31, 1602, Dónall…Continue
NEW YORK – Just prior to a recent reception for the soon-to-launch Dingle Distillery at the Irish Consulate General in…Continue
The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at on Friday, December 20, 2013. The focus for the discussion was the tradition of the mummers in Ireland. We were joined by…Continue
The Wild Geese's Gerry Regan, right, brings gifts Monday to a family in need on behalf of The Wild Geese's 1,500+ members, Heritage Partners, and just good ol' friends. On the left is Órla Kelleher. executive director of Aisling Irish Community…Continue
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A 17th century portrait of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone.
MÁIRT -- On December 24, 1601,…Continue
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(First published in 1998) Joseph Gannon's review of Terry Golway's book
Revolution has usually been a young man's game. John Devoy was definitely an exception to this rule; -- a man who lived to a very old age, through times…Continue
A.D. 2013 has been a big year for The Wild Geese. It was just nine months ago that the new and improved version of TheWildGeese.com was launched. As 2013 winds down to a close, we thought it would be interesting to compile the most popular blog posts and discussions…Continue
On Friday, December 20, 2013, we'll be joined by folklorist / entertainer (and fellow Wild Geese member) Jim Ledwith for a LIVE Community Chat on the mummering tradition in…Continue
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On December 5, 2013, The Wild Geese enjoyed a LIVE Community Chat with Sligo-based author and historian, Joe McGowan. It…Continue
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Gen. Richard Mulcahy in the uniform of the Irish Free State.
MÁIRT -- On Dec. 16, 1971, soldier and politician General Richard Mulcahy died in…Continue
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On December 9, 2013, The Wild Geese enjoyed a LIVE Community Chat with Maeve O'Connell who owns the property at Jerpoint Park in County Kilkenny. The grave of St. Nicholas (of "St. Nick" or Santa Claus fame) is purported to be…Continue
The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. The focus for the discussion was The Certificate of Irish Heritage. We were joined by…Continue
The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, December 9, 2013. The focus for the discussion was the fascinating discovery of Newtown Jerpoint in County Kilkenny, where St. Nicholas' remains (as in Santa Claus) are purported to be buried. The owner of…Continue
This time around, we focus on the season at hand -- Christmas. We've put together a puzzle which both tests puzzle…Continue
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Well, for more than a decade, we at The…Continue
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The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, December 6, 2013. The focus for the discussion was bygone Christmas traditions in Ireland with writer / historian, Kevin O'Beirne of Buffalo, New York. Some…Continue
James Hoban and George Washington inspect the unfinished White House in 1798. Washington would never live in it.
DEARDAOIN -- On…Continue