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Geoffrey Cobb liked Sarah Nagle's blog post From Paradise to Gotham ... Historical Novelists and the Irish-American Story
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Gerry Regan liked Geoffrey Cobb's blog post Wild Bill Donovan- Irish-American War Hero and C.I.A. Founder
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Wild Bill Donovan -- Irish-American War Hero and C.I.A. Founder

Among “Wild Bill “ Donovan’s many fascinating friends was Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, the fictional, globe trotting superspy. Donovan’s real-life feats, however, surpassed even Bond’s wildest exploits.Perhaps no other Irish-American served his country more daringly, yet Donovan’s largely clandestine service to America is still greatly underappreciated. Born in 1883 into poverty, the son of a Co. Cork born railroad superintendent in Buffalo, New York, Donovan combined rakish good looks…See More
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Rinty Monaghan -- Beloved Belfast Champion Boxer

His fists earned him a world featherweight boxing title, but his songs and geniality won him his city’s hearts. Nicknamed the singing Irishman, Rinty Monaghan, even decades after he left the ring, remains a beloved Belfast icon. In a town full of fascinating characters, Monaghan has proven to be one of the most enduringly popular figures Titanic town has ever produced,…See More
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Gerry Regan liked Geoffrey Cobb's blog post Rinty Monaghan- Beloved Belfast Champion Boxer
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Geoffrey Cobb posted a blog post

Rinty Monaghan -- Beloved Belfast Champion Boxer

His fists earned him a world featherweight boxing title, but his songs and geniality won him his city’s hearts. Nicknamed the singing Irishman, Rinty Monaghan, even decades after he left the ring, remains a beloved Belfast icon. In a town full of fascinating characters, Monaghan has proven to be one of the most enduringly popular figures Titanic town has ever produced,…See More
Mar 7
Geoffrey Cobb commented on Joe Gannon's blog post William 'Whack' Ryan, Martyr to Cuban Freedom
"Hi Joe,I also write about Irish-American history and I would like to publish some pieces for the wild geese. What do I have to do? Slan, Geoff Cobb  Ps If you google my name you can see some of my work. "
Mar 4
Geoffrey Cobb commented on Joe Gannon's blog post William 'Whack' Ryan, Martyr to Cuban Freedom
"Hi Joe, Love this story. "
Mar 3
Sarah Nagle liked Geoffrey Cobb's profile
Jan 5, 2017
Sarah Nagle left a comment for Geoffrey Cobb
"A belated welcome from the S.F. Bay Area...."
Jan 5, 2017
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Reading of King Of Greenpoint at Irish Center

January 2, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
Until his death in 1948, Peter McGuinness personified Tammany Hall for the residents of Greenpoint (a stupendously polluted, industrial neighborhood of Brooklyn). If your family was missing meals, McGuinness reached into his foot-long wallet and pulled out cash to buy you groceries. He found you a patronage job. He knew your name. Community historian Geoffrey Cobb brings the six-foot, 270-pound lumber-handler, amateur boxer, New York City alderman and Democratic Party political boss -- and the…See More
Jan 2, 2017
Geoffrey Cobb is now a member of The Wild Geese
Jan 2, 2017

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Wild Bill Donovan -- Irish-American War Hero and C.I.A. Founder

Posted on March 17, 2019 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Among “Wild Bill “ Donovan’s many fascinating friends was Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, the fictional, globe trotting superspy. Donovan’s real-life feats, however, surpassed even Bond’s wildest exploits.

Perhaps no other Irish-American served his country more daringly, yet Donovan’s largely clandestine service to America is still greatly underappreciated. Born in 1883 into poverty, the son of a Co. Cork born railroad…

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Rinty Monaghan -- Beloved Belfast Champion Boxer

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

His fists earned him a world featherweight boxing title, but his songs and geniality won him his city’s hearts. Nicknamed the singing Irishman, Rinty Monaghan, even decades after he left the ring, remains a beloved Belfast icon. In a town full of fascinating characters, Monaghan has proven to be one of…

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At 7:09pm on January 5, 2017, Sarah Nagle said…


A belated welcome from the S.F. Bay Area....

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