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'Empire Rising' Author Explores 'High Noon' for City's Irish

'Empire Rising' Author Explores 'High Noon' for City's Irish

By Doug Chandler

Author Thomas Kelly feels such a keen attachment to Irish-American history that he often wishes he lived in the 1930s, a period he calls "high noon for the Irish in New York."…

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James J. Shields: Tyrone Native Served America Well—and Often

By Pat Hickey

No textbook tells the story of James J. Shields, but his personal story and resume are among the most impressive of any American, in any era.

(Left: "Churubusco" by James Walker, 1819-1889. James Shields fought there during the…

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Long-dead James J. Shields faces GOP in new tussle

Long-dead James J. Shields faces GOP in new tussle

By Gerry Regan

Producer, TheWildGeese.com

Library of Congress

James J. Shields, still fending off Republicans.

After battling Republicans in elections throughout much of his nearly 50-year-long career, Irish-American politico and Civil War hero James J. Shields may go another round with the GOP in a fight for his 112-year-old perch in Washington, D.C.

Illinois State Rep. Robert Pritchard, a Republican from…

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Review: The Jeanie Johnston Experience Replica of Irish emigrant ship provides insights into the woes of the Atlantic crossing

Review: The Jeanie Johnston Experience

Replica of Irish emigrant ship provides insights into the woes of the Atlantic crossing

By Gerry Regan

Producer/The Wild Geese Today

WGT Photo/Gerry Regan

Jeanie Johnston at her Manhattan berth, with the Statue of Liberty to its left and Ellis Island immigration center, today a museum and history…
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JANUARIUS A. MacGAHAN: DARING TO TELL THE TRUTH PART 2 OF 2: The Father of Bulgaria.

MacGahan Papers

Janarius MacGahan, 1876

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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

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 MacSwiney

Probably no man outside of Michael Collins was as responsible for…

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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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