Posted on February 8, 2018 at 7:30pm 0 Comments 4 Likes
Since the ancient past, societies have honored athletes. Athletic competition may have developed out of pragmatic concerns such as training warriors, but it was soon realized that certain individuals were gifted with exceptional talents. In the Ancient Olympic Games winning competitors were awarded Olive Wreaths and…Continue
Posted on August 6, 2016 at 12:00pm 4 Comments 4 Likes
There once was a time when Irish giants roamed the earth, their feats of strength and courage becoming legendary. However, these were not the mythical Cuchulain, or Finn McCool; they were real men who pushed the boundary of what was thought to be humanly possible. They were known as “the Irish Whales” for their size and strength and they dominated the strength events of the Olympics for the first part of the 20th century.…Continue
Posted on May 28, 2016 at 7:00pm 0 Comments 4 Likes
Patrick Gallagher was born in Derrintogher, County Mayo, Ireland on February 2, 1944. At the age of 18, Patrick immigrated to the United States for the promise of a new life, one filled with opportunity. He quickly started on the immigrant dream: studying law while working in real estate, even getting involved in local politics…Continue
Posted on April 18, 2016 at 8:30pm 1 Comment 9 Likes
Dublin Castle was the seat of British rule in Ireland for over 700 years. On top of the gate to the courtyard of the castle is a statue depicting Justice. The statue is unusual for several reasons. The figure of Justice faces inward not outward as would be usual. This results in Justice facing the rulers of the castle and the…Continue
N, failte to The (New) Wild Geese. Delighted to have you in our ranks. We know the Irish to be a strong part of the fabric of New City, the pride of Rockland County, in suburban New York. We are looking forward to helping you further explore your Irish interests and passions, and to learning more of your 'Irish story.' Ger
Just wanted to take a minute to welcome you here to The Wild Geese. Hope you enjoy your explorations around the site ... there are some great articles, discussions, resources, etc. already here, and it's increasing with every passing day.
Welcome aboard, "N."
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