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How The Irish Rock The World

By Matt Eisenberg

Special to The Wild Geese Today 

I remember driving home from the mall. It was a cold January afternoon and the radio DJ reported that Phil Lynott, founder/ singer/ bassist/ songwriter of…

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Irish Soldiers in Iraq: Past and Present

The British Army

An Irish Guards NCO surveys the scene in Basra. The regiment returned to England on April…
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Constance Markievicz: The Countess of Irish Freedom

By Joseph Gannon

The light of evening, Lissadell,

Great windows open to the south,

Two girls in silk kimonos, both

Beautiful, one a…

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Terence MacSwiney: Irish Martyr

By WGT's Joe Gannon

One armed man cannot resist a multitude, nor one army conquer countless legions; but not all the armies of all the empires of earth can crush the spirit of one true man. And that one man will prevail. -- Terence…

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'For Faith and Fame and Honour': The Irish Brigade in the Service of France Part 2 of 5: 'Who Stood the Victors Crowned'

By Joe Gannon

(Right: King Louis XIV of France.)…

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Sarsfield: 'Would It Were for Ireland'

Ah! Why, Patrick Sarsfield, did we let your ship sail

Away to the French Flanders from the green Innisfail.

For far from your country you lie cold and low:

Ah? Why Patrick Sarsfield, ah, why did you go.

We prayed, Patrick Sarsfield, to see you sail…

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'For Faith and Fame and Honour': The Irish Brigade in the Service of France Part 5 of 5: Semper et Ubique Fidelis

By Joe Gannon, Managing Editor

("The Storming of the Bastille," by Jean-Pierre Houël, 1735-1813.)

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'For Faith and Fame and Honour': The Irish Brigade in the Service of France Part 3 of 5: Every Cause But Our Own

By Joe Gannon, Managing Editor

(Right: General Thomas Arthur Lally. His heroic image here betokens the restoration of his honor by the "cancelling" of his conviction for treason.)…

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'For Faith and Fame and Honour': The Irish Brigade in the Service of France Part 4 of 5: Across the Deep Waves

By Joe Gannon, Managing Editor 

(Right: John Adams Reviews Jones' Marines, 13 May 1779, by Charles Waterhouse.)…

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Colonel Patrick Guiney: Boston's 'Good Knight'

Colonel Patrick Guiney: Boston's 'Good Knight'

By Christian G. Samito

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College of Holy Cross Rare Books

Patrick R. Guiney of the 9th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

When rebellion threatened to destroy the Union, Patrick Robert Guiney swiftly rallied to its…

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In Manhattan, Keeping Faith During the Hunger Strikes

Peter Dolan, Photographer

New York Irish History Roundtable Papers

Protest against the visit of the Prince of Wales, Lincoln Center, New York City, 17 June 1981



By…

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Grosse Ile: Island of Death

Grosse Ile: Island of Death

By WGT Managing Editor Joe Gannon

The locals would come to call Grosse Ile "L'Ile des Irlandais." The Canadian island would be the first and final resting place in the New World for thousands of Irish emigrants.…

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Maud Gonne: Yeats' Cathleen Ní Houlihan, Ireland's Joan of Arc

By Joseph Gannon



How many loved your moments of glad grace,…

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Special Report: The Irish Brigade Monument Unveiling

Special Report:

The Irish Brigade Monument Unveiling…
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'Irish Thunder' biographer discusses Micky Ward's fall, rise, 'Irish' brand

Bob Halloran recounts

Micky Ward's fall ... and rise.

OTHER IRISH BOXING ARTICLES FROM WGT:…

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