Mary C. Dolan Latest WG Member of the Week
Our latest Member of the Week, Mary C. Dolan, joined The Wild Geese community January 15th. Mary grew up in Brooklyn, New York. All four of her grandparents emigrated from Ireland to America. Her roots are in County Mayo, Belfast and Portadown. You can read more about Mary here.
Vast Reach of The Wild Geese
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By Michael Hogan, Ph.D.
John Riley, the twenty-eight year-old Irishman who is credited with organizing the San Patricio Battalion during the Mexican War, has been the subject of much speculation in recent years. Much of it has come about because of renewed interest in Ireland as it approaches 2013, the “Year of the Gathering”, and new memorials and historic landmarks appear across the country. There have been two such memorials for Riley recently, one a bust in Mexico…Continue
The following was written by my father in the last weeks of his life as his present to his eight children. I am his fourth of eight children and am in my 15th year of intermittent family history research. I am also the current Irish Study Group Leader of the BIFHS-USA society in West Los Angeles and currently work for a manufacturing firm as an Engineer. See: www.bifhs-usa.org
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There are many Irish 'spots' in New York City that intrigue me, but perhaps none more so than St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. The edifice, today a parish church, is at turns historic, memorable, symbolic, poignant, spiritual, and evocative -- in a word, haunting.
St. Patrick's Old…Continue
A true Irish spot, the small Neo-Gothic Church on the grounds of Kylemore Abbey, in Connemara.
You have to look hard for this special gem on the grounds of Kylemore Abbey in County Galway. Kylemore Abbey, home of the…Continue
My great 'Irish Spot' is Reginald's Tower in Waterford City! I remember being blown away by the history of the Tower on my trip to Ireland after winning the Waterford Gathering competition! It was…Continue
Italian culture is strong -- endearingly strong. I wouldn't want it any other way, because Italians do many things right. Food, coffee, art, family ... the list could be a rather lengthy one. So when a small bit of…Continue