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Painting 'Mother Ireland': Part 1 -- Learning To 'Be Still'

American artist Edmund Sullivan tells how Ireland came to dominate his work

By Edmund Sullivan

Special to TheWildGeese.com

PART 1 OF A 3-PART SERIES…

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'Undaunted Courage': The Irish at Fredericksburg: Part Two: 'Give It to Them Now, Boys!'

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Telegraph Road on Marye's Heights, the position of Cobb's Brigade on December 13, 1862.…
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PAINTING 'MOTHER IRELAND' PART 3 OF 3: RETURNING TO KERRY

Mary Murphy with Edmund Sullivan at Hogs Head, Shepherd's Farm, August 1994.

PAINTING 'MOTHER…

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'Undaunted Courage': The Irish at Fredericksburg: Part 3: 'I Am Wounded All Over'

Historical Art Prints

The 28th Massachusetts during the attack on Marye's Heights, as painted by artist Don…
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PAINTING 'MOTHER IRELAND' American artist Edmund Sullivan tells how Ireland has come to dominate his work

Landscape artist Edmund Sullivan, whose work since 1976 has focused on Ireland, is often mistaken for an Irish native, but the former Marine, in his own words, has "9,000 years of Irish red blood ... flowing through my American veins." He is the first American painter in history to focus his life's work on Ireland, and returns there often. In an exclusive, 3-part series, Sullivan relates how he came to turn his artistry to…
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The Stories Behind the Songs: 'Camp Song of the Chicago Irish Brigade'

The Stories Behind the Songs:

'Camp Song of the Chicago Irish Brigade'

By David Kincaid

Special to The Wild Geese Today

Other "stories behind the…
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The 'Wine' Geese

Many have heard of "The Wild Geese," those Irish rebels who fled Ireland for many other lands, including France, beginning after the defeat of James II in 1691 and continuing…

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The Stories Behind the Songs: 'Kelly's Irish Brigade'

The Stories Behind the Songs:

'Kelly's Irish Brigade'

By David Kincaid

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The Irish Brigade's Stand for 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' Part 1 of 3: 'My King Has Landed'

An 18th century hand-coloured engraving portraying the Battle of Culloden in Inverness-shire.…

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Part 5: 'England Executes Prisoners of War'

Patrick Moran, who might have escaped, but didn't want to appear to be guilty.…
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The Stories Behind the Songs: 'The Irish Sixty-Ninth'

Other "stories behind the songs"

"Kelly's Irish Brigade"

"Camp song of the Chicago Irish Brigade"…

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Special Report: The Irish Battle at Antietam: 140th anniversary

Special Report: The Irish Battle at Antietam

The Irish played a big part in the Battle of Antietam, or Sharpsburg, as the Southerners called it. Here's a look at how, on the occasion of the battle's 140th anniversary.

THE IRISH AT ANTIETAM

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The Deadliest Day: The Irish Brigade at Bloody Lane, September 17, 1862

By Joseph E. Gannon

WGT Managing Editor

(Left: Father Corby blesses the Brigade as it steps off, in "Sons of Erin" by artist Don Troiani.)

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1948: Belfast Celts Mugged on Boxing Day

By Eddie Whyte

Belfast -- The Belfast Celtic Football Club was the pride of Irish football until it was forced out of competition after the dramatic game against Belfast…

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A Short History of the Celts

The Celts stand out as one of the most daring of all the ancient European people in the history of pre-Roman Europe. They arrived on the European stage in prehistoric times as a "fierce naked warrior class that collected enemy heads as war trophies," and evolved into a singular culture that flourished during the European Iron Age. They laid the foundation of western European civilization; before the Romans came, their influence was felt…

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