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The Irish Gentleman Convict Who Nearly Won Wimbledon

Library of Congress

Lawn tennis in the United States, an 1887 print. Click on the image to see a larger view.


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Marching the Queen's Highway: Dolly's Brae to Drumcree (1849 to Today), Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2: Dolly's Brae to Drumcree (1849 to Today)

By Christine Kinealy (First produced in 2003)

By 1849, the nationalist threat had passed, but the Orange…

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Tennis in Ireland: Once World-Class

OTHER IRISH TENNIS ARTICLES

Tennis in Ireland: Once World-Class

By James Doherty…

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The First Republican President in Ireland, Part 1: Ulysses S. Grant Tests the Emerald Waters



Candace Scott, Ulysses S. Grant Homepage

Ulysses Grant, taken in 1879

Ulysses S. Grant spent five days in…

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The Irish at Gettysburg

By Kevin O'Beirne, Kevin P. Gorman, and Joseph E. Gannon

(Right: Historical Art Prints - The…

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A Monument for Haslet's Delaware Regiment

Its 500 men 'stood against the cream of the British army'

By Gerry Regan

For The Wild Geese

WGT Photo/Gerry Regan

Left to right, Russ McCabe, Brig. Gen.…

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U.S. Grant's Ancestral Homestead in Tyrone



Tourism Office, Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council

The hearth of the Simpson family home.

The relationship between…

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The O'Brien Chronicle

THE O'BRIEN CHRONICLE

Over the next several months, THE WILD GEESE TODAY will be presenting a most unusual and fascinating document: The story of an Irishman in colonial South America in the 1600s, written by the man himself, and hidden away in an archive in Brazil for several hundred years. It was translated from the original Old Spanish and…

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The New York St. Patrick's Day Parade: Still going strong at 245

The New York St. Patrick's Day Parade:

Still going strong at 245

By Joseph E. Gannon, Managing Editor, The Wild Geese Today

"Monday last being the Day of St. Patrick, tutelary Saint of Ireland, was ushered in at dawn, with fifes and drums, which produced a very agreeable harmony before the doors of many gentlemen of that nation and others." --- A report on the 1766 New York St. Patrick's Day procession…
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'Undaunted Courage': The Irish at Fredericksburg

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Fredericksburg from across the Rappahannock in 1863.…
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'Remember, They're With Us'

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REMEMBERING 9-11:

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The Irish Brigade's Heroic Stand for 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'

Map of the Battle of Culloden by "Celtus" on Wikipedia. Click on photo to see larger version.
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Great Hunger Monuments and Memorial Worldwide

Here is a selected list of monuments and memorials around the world commemorating Ireland's Great Hunger:

The memorial at the Custom House Quay,…
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An Irishman In The 8th Ohio Volunteers

Editor's Note: The 8th Ohio Vol. Infantry was mustered into service as a 90 day regiment in 1861. Company B of the 8th was an Irish company known as the Hibernian Guards. At the end of their 90 days service in June of '61, the 8th mustered in as a 3 year regiment. They saw their first action in West Virginia in Sept. They were transferred to Shenandoah Valley where they fought during Jackson's Valley Campaign in the spring of '62 and then were transferred to McCellan's Army of the Potomac on…

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New York Dedicates Its Famine Memorial

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The Rise—and Fall—of the Bid To Enthrone 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'

The Highlanders on the attack from "Battle of Culloden', by David Morier. Click on photo to see larger version.…
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Remembering the 1974 Dublin/Monaghan Bombings

By Gerald A. Regan

Still, the Republic is peaceful, except . . . at moments when someone (either British secret service or Protestant Loyalist) has decided that the South should be reminded that the terrorist…

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The West Cork Trail: Scenes From the Anglo-Irish and Civil Wars, 1920-1922

By Capt. Donal Buckley, Irish Army (ret.)

Special to The Wild Geese Today

(Left: Where the road disappears in the center of the picture marks Tom Barry's command post, where he lobbed the grenade into the first truck of the Auxiliaries'…

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