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The Naming of the Two Baltimores

MORE ON THE SACK OF BALTIMORE

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 6:54pm — No Comments

United Irish Rising in Newfoundland

Illustrated London News, May 11, 1844, after a painting by Captain E.P. Brenton

St. John's, 1798. By this time, two-thirds of the population of St. John's was Irish, as…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Tunnel Trench: 16th (Irish) Division Clears the Way at Cambrai

By Kieron Punch

At dawn the ridge emerges massed and dun

In the wild purple of the glow'ring sun,

Smouldering through spouts of drifting smoke that shroud…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Poet Siegfried Sassoon in Ireland

This controversial war hero finds calm, amid the stirrings

of revolution, in the countryside of Cork and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Just 'Doing Their Job' - Remembering 9-11

The 69th is called into action after the World Trade Center attack

PART 1 IN A FOUR-PART SERIES

69th New York veteran Vic Olney, the volunteer manager of the 69th armory's Officers Club, observed the battalion's soldiers last week as they returned from duty in and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 17, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Bataireacht: The Art of Irish Stick-Fighting

Bataireacht: The Art of Irish Stick-Fighting

By John W. Hurley

Special to The Wild Geese Today

PART 1: THE 'FACTION-FIGHTING'…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 15, 2013 at 8:59pm — 1 Comment

The Wild Geese Dedication

 

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From an engraving by Jean Sorieul

Uniforms of the Irish Brigade of France. Red coats were worn throughout the Brigade's history, signifying their support for the Stuart claim to the English…
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More Than Once, A Pope Sold Out The Irish

By Joe McGowan (First published in 2005.)

With the eyes of the faithful and the news media craned on the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, Joe McGowan looks behind, at what he calls an infamous alliance forged between the Papacy and the Crown. Does the Vatican owe yet…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 15, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments


Founding Member
Timothy H. O'Sullivan Civil War photographer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_H._O%27Sullivan Came across this fellah and thought I would share.

Added by Nollaig 2016 on January 14, 2013 at 11:22am — 1 Comment

'Danny Boy' Explores an Enduring Irish Mystery

In "Danny Boy: The Legend of the Beloved Irish Melody," Malachy McCourt plays sleuth in tracing the origin of "Danny Boy," the most beloved of all Irish melodies. WGT Consulting Editor Rick Grant says McCourt's book creates a context for the song, albeit leaving its meaning as murky as ever.

Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling

From glen…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Victory at Benburb: Owen Roe's Finest Hour (2011)

MORE ON THE FIGHTING AT BENBURB

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Chatting with ‘Max O’Rover’ on Italish-Irish Relations (Jan. 4, 1913)

Italian writer and editor Massimiliano Roveri is driven, and, in a sense, adrift, as a storyteller who has found himself 1,300 miles from Ireland, the country that inspires him most. Roveri, 43, based in the central Italian province of Tuscany, has…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

From Bane to Toast of the Nation: Part 1 of 5 of the Series on General Michael Corcoran

COLORFUL AND GALLANT: GENERAL MICHAEL CORCORAN
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Added by Gerry Regan on September 11, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments

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