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Tomás Ó Brógáin Latest WG Member of the Week

Our latest Member of the Week is Tomás Ó Brógáin of County Donegal.  Tomás is a professional historian and avid re-enactor of great Irish battles.  You can read the discussion he started on Jacobitism, Rapparees, Tories or Bandits, and watch a video from various European events his group have done in the past few years.    You can read more about Tomás here

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Check out our Member Map here, and plot your own location. It's a great tool both to gauge the diversity of our membership and to find members in areas of most interest, such as your ancestral homeland in Ireland or your hometown.

 

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How Clontarf Unfolded

Explore an interactive map showing the key components of this epic battle 1,000 years ago.Read More

The Tricolour's Debut

Learn about the 1848 unveiling of Ireland's tricolour flag and other tidbits in 'This Week in the History of the Irish.' Read More

Ireland's Natural Wonders

TheIrishStore.com ranks their top ten Irish natural wonders. Read More

Recipes for Easter

Make your Easter dinner more Irish than ever this year.Read More

Come with Us to Cúirt

One of the world's premier literature festivals is happening this week in Galway, and we're there to cover it.Read More

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The Battle of Clontarf

Posted by Tom O Connor on April 16, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

"The obituary of Domnall Ua Neill in 980 is the first contemporary record of the term Árd-ri Erenn (High King of Ireland), which was to be given a spurious significance by the so-called ‘men of learning’ who shaped…

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Go Five for Five -- Win 'Live From the 33rd County'

Posted by The Wild Geese on April 16, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Time for another Flash Contest!

This time, it's a Five for Five! In this case, the first five members who bring in five members each will…

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Great Day for Tipp Hill -- Syracuse To Grab Green Spotlight

Posted by The Wild Geese on April 16, 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse is proud to host the Irish event of the year on Wednesday, 30 April 2014.

Featuring history, sports, film, music and song, this is an occasion not-to-be-missed -- combining the efforts, support and talents of multiple people, venues and organisations.

Sponsors include The Irish Pub film,…

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J.M Synge and 'The Playboy of the Western World'

Posted by Mercier Press on April 16, 2014 at 4:30am 0 Comments

John Millington Synge was one the leading figures of the Irish Literary Revival towards the end of the 19th century and the early 20th century.

Like Lady Gregory, Synge was also a dramatist portraying the Irish…

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Assessing Titanic's Irish Connections: Part 1 -- 'From Titanic. Good Bye all.'

Posted by The Wild Geese on April 15, 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

By John Walsh

"Titanic Sinking" by Willy Stöwer. Click on image to see a larger…
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Assessing Titanic's Irish Connections Part 2: A 'Titanic' Legacy, In Film and Story

Posted by The Wild Geese on April 15, 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

By John Walsh

Lovers Jack Dawson (Leo DiCaprio) and Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate…
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Erin's Lament - Galway's Gain

Posted by Brian Nolan on April 14, 2014 at 8:00pm 6 Comments

Eugene Daly was dreaming, in a deep sleep. In the dream, he was playing his uileann pipes to a rapturous audience of dancers in the ship's sumptuous main ballroom. He played like a man possessed, jigs and reels, in perfect pitch. The audience were thrilled. All of a sudden he panicked and woke. He had woken up to the sound of water lapping under his bunk. Unused to…

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This Week in Irish History - April 13 - April 19

Posted by The Wild Geese on April 12, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

The original color scheme of the Irish tricolor, with the orange near the staff.

LUAIN -- On April 15,…

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Famine Irish in Chicago

Started by Mary Egan in Wild Geese Announcements. Last reply by annette counihan 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

World Poetry Day is on 21 March. List your favorite Irish poem/poet

Started by Belinda Evangelista in Arts. Last reply by An Filioct Boct O Healuite on Wednesday. 15 Replies

Irish The World Over in the Olympic Games

Started by Belinda Evangelista in Irish in World History. Last reply by Bernard Raymond O'Brien on Sunday. 15 Replies

What Makes a Pub Your Favorite?

Started by Bit Devine in Travel. Last reply by Patrick Paddy Taylor on Saturday. 18 Replies

Censorship in Ireland, Then and Now

Started by Belinda Evangelista in Wild Geese Announcements. Last reply by Against The Wind Apr 12. 36 Replies

The Irish in Mining around the World

Started by Belinda Evangelista in Uncategorized. Last reply by P.J. Francis Apr 11. 1 Reply

April Is National Humor Month

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Irish awarded Order of the British Empire OBE

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Irish inventions and discoveries

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