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An Ancient Celtic Feast

Mike McCormack looks at Halloween's ancient Irish origins.Read More

Toasting Halloween

Margaret Johnson shares her traditional autumn barmbrack recipe.Read More

Westmeath Emigrants to Argentina

Professional genealogist Helen Kelly explores a most interesting link.Read More

Irish Cookbook Challenge

A fun members-only competition for 'foodies.' Read More

O'Duffy's Blueshirts

This and other tidbits in 'This Week in the History of the Irish.' Read More

Blog Posts

Irish Dream House of the Week - 30 October, 2014

Posted by RE/MAX Ireland on October 30, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Our Irish dream house of the week is a wonderful 4-bedroom detached home is located in the heart of the countryside and yet minutes from Waterford City. Situated on an elevated half acre site with views of the rolling…

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Féasta Chultúr na nGael / A Feast of Gaelic Culture

Posted by Jerry Kelly on October 29, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

This Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10AM to 3PM, Molloy College's Irish Studies Institute will host a Feast of Gaelic Culture in Long Island, New York with free workshops in the Irish…

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The Premier County - Tipperary at a Glance

Posted by RE/MAX Ireland on October 29, 2014 at 6:30am 2 Comments

In our blog post last week, we mentioned some of the main attractions that you must see…

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The Irish 'Backbone' of the Erie Canal

Posted by The Wild Geese on October 29, 2014 at 5:30am 1 Comment

by Maryann Tracy

To say that the Irish built the Erie Canal is an exaggeration, since there were British and Germans who worked alongside them, but to…

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Halloween A-BOO! Joe McGowan Chats About Halloween Traditions in Ireland

Posted by The Wild Geese on October 31, 2013 at 6:00pm 2 Comments

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Thursday, October 31, 2013 with County Sligo historian and author (and fellow Wild Geese member), Joe McGowan.  Joe's website and …

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Yeats Falls in Love

Posted by Patricia Louise Hughes on October 27, 2014 at 4:00am 0 Comments

By 1919, W.B. Yeats was writing Ego Dominus Tuus (Latin: I am your Master). For the first time…

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'The Irish Pub' Film in Cinemas From Today!

Posted by The Irish Pub film on October 24, 2014 at 5:30am 5 Comments

Hello, fellow Wild Geese! 

We're delighted to announce that The Irish Pub…

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The Origin of American Slang

Posted by Dee Notaro on October 22, 2014 at 9:00am 1 Comment

I teach genealogy at a senior center in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.. This city is a virtual melting pot of many nationalities of the world and people of many colors. We…

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10 Interesting Facts About Tory Island

Posted by The Irish Store on October 23, 2014 at 5:30am 4 Comments

Found in the seas off the coast of …

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The Storm

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on October 22, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

We were expecting her unwelcome visit thanks to the ingenious invention of Radar, which had been developed during the dark, frightful years of World War II. All we could do was prepare for her inevitable…

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