Men of Action: Irish Gold Medalist Nominated For Sports Personality of the Year

Eleven of Ireland's top sports stars have been nominated for the RTE Sports Personality Award, celebrating a fantastic year for Irish sports. One of the nominees is professional cyclist Martyn Irvine who has had a roller-coaster year. In February he won the Scratch World title at the UCI World Track Championships in Minsk, only an hour after winning a silver medal in...

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Men of Action: Tributes Paid To Nelson Mandela

'I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear' Nelson Mandel 1918 - 2013 Nelson Mandela's name has 'become synonymous with the pursuit of dignity and freedom across the globe'. That was the tribute paid by the Irish Taoiseach...

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Men of Action: McDowell Takes The Rough With The Smooth

The Heritage Pro-Am April 20, 2011 Hilton Head, SC Wild Geese have always been on new frontiers, taking courageous first steps, so it came as no surprise this week that golfer Graeme McDowell has been chosen for the European team at a new tournament next year. March 2014 will see the first EurAsia tournament in Malaysia, which aims to bring Europe and...

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Irish Talent: Global Design Channels Irish Beauty

Irish designer Don Oā€™Neill (photo from Theia Facebook page) Don O'Neill has become a highly sought after name in the fashion industry. Originally coming from Co. Kerry, Ireland, he is now regularly chosen to dress a-list stars. Don O'Neill's speciality is gowns. He is creative director at Theia, a couture wedding dress design company, and he counts A-list stars among his fans....

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Men of Action: Remembering JFK

KN-C29366 27 June 1963 President Kennedy in motorcade in Ireland. Photograph by Robert Knudsen, White House, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston. 50 years on and the legend of JFK still endures. The assassination of the 35th President of the United States on the 22nd November 1963 shocked the world and soon became an event to define a...

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Wild Geese Stories: Patrick Sarsfield and The Wild Geese<sup>Ā®</sup> Pt 2

When The Wild GeeseĀ® landed in France in 1691, they joined a new Jacobite army forming in France, under Louis XIV. By the following year, this army numbered 15,000 with Patrick Sarsfield commanding it's second unit. Louis XIV planned an invasion of England using this Jacobite army, to put James II back on the throne. An additional 7,000 troops and a train...

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Men of Action: Ireland Makes A 'Huge Impact' On Astronaut

Ireland has always been a beacon of beauty and wonder. When Patrick Sarsfield and his followers left in 1691, they took the name 'The Wild GeeseĀ® ' in the hope and belief that they would one day return. For The Wild GeeseĀ® , Ireland was always in their hearts and motivated their courageous actions. When Chris Hadfield journeyed into space on his...

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