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The Irish in New Orleans

Join us in this special week-long focus led by Dr. Laura Kelley.Read More

The Lakes of Killarney

Michael Quane highlights these gems of 'The Kingdom.'Read More

Irish Recipes from NOLA

Finn McCool's Pauline Patterson shares some of her favorite dishes.Read More

The Fighting Irish of New Orleans

The intriguing history of faction fighting in the 'Crescent City.'Read More

A Clareman and His Submarine

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

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The Escape (a Short Story)

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on February 26, 2015 at 4:30pm 0 Comments





He'd had a narrow escape the day before. They had almost caught him and he was lucky that he managed to elude them. An icy cold sweat broke out on his furrowed brow as he remembered it. He had started out…

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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Edward 'Ned' Daly

Posted by Mary Thorpe on February 25, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Edward "Ned Daly" is one of the 1916 Easter Rising leaders less known for his role as Commandant in the Irish Military Brotherhood.  Out of a family of ten children, he was the only son…

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Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partner Featured in Virginia's Largest Newspaper

Posted by Wild West Irish Tours on February 26, 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Trish O'Donnell-Jenkins and Michael Regan-Waugh operate Wild West Irish Tours, based in Richmond. Photo taken Wed. Feb. 18, 2015.

BY RANDY HALLMAN Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richmond husband and wife Michael Regan-Waugh and Trish O’Donnell-Jenkins want to introduce you to some of their dear friends — their dear, talented friends — in Ireland.  …

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Day Two on Your Singles Adventure of a Lifetime: Galway

Posted by annette counihan on February 24, 2015 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

When you come along on your mature singles adventure of a lifetime with Cupid's Crusade, you will be creating wonderful memories as you explore some of the most beautiful places on earth.  Here's what day two of…

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A Big All-Irish Concert in NYC to Benefit the Benedictine Nuns at Kylemore Abbey

Posted by Mary Reed on January 30, 2015 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

The Kylemore Abbey Campaign in the U.S. will host a very special Irish Concert in New York City on March 16th at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in the Village.  An all-Irish concert will benefit the…

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That Fifth Province of Ireland

Posted by Totally Irish Gifts on February 24, 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

When the Tuatha system of rule was replaced by Gaelic rule the areas of Ireland were known as 'cúige',  which in Irish means 'portion' or 'fifth', indicating the original division of the five areas:…

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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Liam Mac Piarais

Posted by Mary Thorpe on February 21, 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Liam Mac Piarais (William "Willie" Pearse) was born on the 15th of November in 1881 and was the younger brother Patrick Pearse, the well documented iconic figure of the 1916 Easter Rising.  It has…

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Transcript: Discussing the Irish In New Orleans with Dr. Laura Kelley

Posted by The Wild Geese on February 23, 2015 at 8:04am 0 Comments

The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Saturday, February 21, 2015 with Dr. Laura Kelley.  Some editing has been applied for clarity.

The Wild Geese:  Hello…

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'That's Just How it Was' - A Book by Author Mary Thorpe

Posted by Mary Thorpe on February 21, 2015 at 8:00am 2 Comments

"That's Just How It Was" is a tribute to my grandmother.  It is a true story set against the background of the Famine (1844 -1847) the 1916 Easter Rising, and the War of Independence (1919-1921).…

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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Tomás Séamus Ó Cléirigh

Posted by Mary Thorpe on February 18, 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Tomás Séamus Ó Cléirigh (Thomas James Clarke) was born on the 8th day of March in 1852.  He was  one of the oldest members of the 1916 Rising.  Clarke was also known as Henry Wilson, an alias he…

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