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This Thursday: Kate Cunningham LIVE in the Virtual Síbín

Posted by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2015 at 5:00am 0 Comments

Join us this Thursday, March 5th, at 5:00 p.m. ET (10:00 p.m. Irish Time) as Kate Cunningham from the Women's…

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Who is Your Irish Heroine? Let Us Know, and You Could Win!

Posted by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2015 at 1:30pm 4 Comments

Two lucky Wild Geese members will receive these beautiful gifts from our 'Tis Herself sponsors...will one of them be YOU?

From Ógra Skincare: A basket of beauty…

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Introducing: Peninsula Pens

Posted by Peninsula Pens on March 2, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

When someone picks up a pen from Peninsula Pens they aren’t just holding a writing instrument ... they’re experiencing a lovingly hand-crafted piece of art, and a pen full of history.  From his home studio in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, Terry Williams…

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Patricia Horne: Irish Surgeon in Africa

Posted by The Wild Geese on March 3, 2015 at 1:00am 0 Comments

Patricia Horne is an Irish medical doctor who worked in Nigeria during in the 1950s at one of several medical missionary hospitals managed by Irish Catholic religious orders.

Horne…

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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Tomás Mac Donnchadha

Posted by Mary Thorpe on February 28, 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Tomás Mac Donnchadha, or Thomas MacDonagh (1 February 1878 – 3 May 1916), was born in Cloughjordan County Tipperary to Joseph and Mary MacDonagh (nee Parker).  Both his parents were intellectuals and outstanding…

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Tracing the Irish Potato Famine - Places to Visit in Ireland

Posted by The Irish Tourism Group on March 2, 2015 at 2:30am 0 Comments

Between the years of 1845 and 1852, Ireland’s population was reduced by about 20% due to the impacts of the Potato Famine, also known as The Great…

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The Luck Child

Posted by Totally Irish Gifts on March 1, 2015 at 11:00am 4 Comments

Here is a lovely story from Celtic mythology about the Luck Child, a baby found abandoned in a forest and found by three cattle herders.  The story tells of the loving relationship and bond these three men developed with the child as they brought her up and cared for her until she eventually…

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The Women of Erin

Posted by Mike McCormack on February 28, 2015 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

During a 1986 interview with 1916 patriot Sam O’Reilly for the Irish Echo newspaper, Sam excused himself to retrieve some notes.  At that point, his wife Mary whispered, "Mike, would you ever tell our story?"  I said,…

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The Dirty Protests: Republicanism, Feminism, and Symbolism

Posted by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2015 at 1:00am 0 Comments

Much time has been devoted to analysing the Troubles in Northern Ireland. The politics, the violence and the impact this has had on the country as a whole has been extensively documented. But…

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Hanna Sheehy-Skefffington: Irish Suffragette

Posted by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2015 at 1:00am 0 Comments

Hanna Sheehy-Skefffington, born 24 May 1877, was one of Ireland’s most ardent promoters of women’s rights. She was an influential figure during the suffragette movement, tirelessly campaigning…

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