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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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Januarius A. MacGahan: Daring to Tell the Truth, Part 1 OF 2: Cheating Death in France and Spain.

By Joseph E. Gannon

As hundreds of 'embedded' war correspondents traveled across Iraq in 2003, WGT remembered a 19th century Irish-American correspondent whose reports on a Turkish massacre shocked the entire world, compelling world leaders to place humanitarian concerns above geopolitical ones. Ohio native Januarius…

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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 14.…
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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 gazelle.

From William Butler Yeats'

In Memory…

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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 getting England to agree to peace talks in 1921 as Terence…

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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 home,

Your flag waving victory across the white…

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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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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



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Colonel Patrick Guiney: Boston's 'Good Knight'

By Christian G. Samito

When rebellion threatened to destroy the Union, Patrick Robert Guiney swiftly rallied to its defense, proving to be a brave fighter and one of the most articulate Irish supporters of his adopted country. Perhaps his greatest legacy was a collection of Civil War letters running…

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