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At 10:32am on November 12, 2014, Greg Lynch Jr said…

Hi Mary,

You can post the video to the Wild Geese site so it appears right on your page. Could you also write a brief summary of the book to post as a blog that way the members of the Wild Geese can get a better sense of what the book is about.

Good luck and welcome to the Wild Geese

Greg Lynch

At 10:33am on November 13, 2014,
Heritage Partner
That's Just How It Was

Greg ; have tried to gain access to The Wild Geese site . Unable to as I am computer illiterate !!!

At 10:41am on November 13, 2014, Greg Lynch Jr said…

Computers are tricky. What seems to be the problem gaining access to the site?

At 9:58am on December 26, 2014, Patricia Louise Hughes said…

Pleased to meet you online, Mary.

At 7:57pm on December 26, 2014, Patrick Francis Deady said…

Thank you, Mary.  Accepted with admiration.


At 6:05am on December 27, 2014,
Heritage Partner
That's Just How It Was

It is so lovely to have made all these new friends on the wild geese . My thanks to Kelly O' Rourke and Gerry Regan for helping me achieve this 

At 7:16am on December 27, 2014, Patricia Louise Hughes said…

It did leave huge gaps in people's lives when someone emigrated. For instance, just take a look at my blog entitled "The Real Honor Bright", she was my grandmother.

Please keep writing!

At 2:49pm on December 27, 2014,
Fran Reddy

Hi Mary! Glad to have you as a friend on here!

At 5:26pm on December 31, 2014, Brian Nolan said…

Ath-bhlian faoi mhaise daoibh! - Happy New Year to you.
Count your blessings instead of your crosses.
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes.
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears.
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full times instead of your lean.
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth. 
Love your neighbor as much as yourself.

The Count himself, Count John McCormack, singing 'The sunshine of your smile' in 1916, when to be fair, there was very little to smile about at all.  
We should all count our blessings, however small.

Brian Nolan

At 6:13am on January 8, 2015, Ryan O'Rourke said…

Hi, Mary.  I don't know if you've noticed, but your blog post about your childhood has now eclipsed 3,000 views (and counting)!  Well done!

At 10:06am on January 8, 2015, Amber Ó Siodhacháin said…

Dia dhuit! Pleased to meet you, Mary! :)

At 11:15am on January 26, 2015, Jack Carey said…

Hi Ms. Thorpe,

Thanks for adding me as a contact.


At 11:25pm on January 31, 2015, Cate Kager said…

Mary, Thank you for the friend request. I look forward to learning much from your blog. I will have to view the one above mentioned by Ryan O'Rourke about your childhood. Alas, it is 00:24 in the states, but tomorrow is another day.

At 6:48pm on February 10, 2015, Michael Quane said…
Thanks for the invite. Happy to be a friend.
At 12:14pm on October 28, 2015, Jim Hawkins said…

Hi Mary,

     Glad to make your acquaintance and looking forward to reading your article and book. Jim

At 5:00am on January 5, 2016, Paul B McNulty said…

Hi Mary - delighted to accept your friend request. Best wishes for the future. Happy New Year.

At 11:38pm on January 20, 2016, Okey Simmons said…

Thanks! 'Tis a   thoughtful  thing to do!

At 7:26am on January 24, 2016, W Considine said…
Hello Mary,I am just writing to tell you that the future Learn Easter rising history course from Trinity College is an inline course. You can do it from anywhere. These courses are totally accessible and can be taken at your own pace and they are free. I have done a few and would highly recommend. I will do this one aswell. William
At 2:25pm on April 26, 2016, Terry Cassidy said…

Hi Mary. I read your piece on Winifred Carney and really enjoyed it. I noticed a comment by an American lady who was a descendant. I also am a descendant. My late father was Winifred's 3rd cousin and my uncle met her when he was a little boy. My family are Cassidy's from Belfast. In Clonmel, Co Tipperary my sister unveiled a commemorative plaque last Sunday to the fallen from the Easter Rising and was chosen to do so as she was the only relative in the town to any of the republicans from that era. We all feel very proud in our family to be connected to such a brave lady. Not just for her stance on Irish freedom but for her wonderful socialist and non sectarian life choices.

Great Blog. All the best Terry.

At 12:16pm on April 28, 2016, Joan Austin said…

Dear Mary,

You have made a huge impact on Wildgeese and I would invite you to do the same on Facebook on the Relatives page.  I thought for sure your work and your presence would come on board during all the centenary celebrations but did not see it.  Yours is a story that needs to be told to a much broader audience:

Here is the site of, Conchuir Dullaghan, a collector who has now become a family friend.  He holds my aunt Winnie's medal and her husband's (George McBride).



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