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The Confederate Monument Issue: Is It Pride or Prejudice?

They have called us Rebels and Traitors,

But themselves have thrown off that name of late;

They were called it by the English Invaders,

At home—in the year of "Ninety-Eight ..."

-- from "Kelly’s Irish Brigade"…

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 26, 2017 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Disquieting Kiss: Embracing the Blue, Gray and Green

The Irish green shall again be seen

     As our Irish fathers bore it,

A burning wind from the South behind,

     and the Yankee rout before it! 

              -- From the Civil War anthem 'Song for the Irish Brigade'…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 26, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: December 29 - January 4

WGT photo by Joe Gannon

Carriganuss Castle, an O'Sullivan castle just outside of Glengariff

MÁIRT -- On…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 28, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 24 - November 30

Hulton Deutsch

Erskine Childers in his British army uniform, c. 1900

LUAIN -- On…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 23, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 6 - October 12

The Battle of Perryville from a contemporary illustration.

MÁIRT -- On October 8, 1862,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 5, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

January 1864 – At the Nexus of Black and Irish History

By James Francis Smith (First published 2/25/12)

As February’s Black History Month fades into memory and March Madness for the Irish begins its ascendancy, there’s a brief moment where the black takes on a tinge of green.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 12, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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