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Buckey O'Neill: Sheriff, Mayor, Rough Rider, American Hero

  By Joseph Gannon

 The Minstrel boy to the war is gone,

in the ranks of death you will find him.

His father's sword he hath girded on,

and his wild harp slung behind him.

It would be hard to find a life that more perfectly illustrates the grit, determination, and pure courage of the Irish in America in the 19th…

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Scrappy Phil Sheridan - The U.S. Army's Little Big Man

By Joseph E. Gannon

Phil Sheridan was born on March 6, 1831 in Albany, the…

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Review: 'Shalom Ireland' A Lively Look at Ireland's Jews

Shalom Ireland," director Valerie Lapin Ganley's documentary about Ireland's small but vibrant Jewish community, manages to convey a huge amount of information about the past, present, and future of Ireland's Jewry, a community whose existence takes many by surprise. The film, showing in festivals around the U.S. in the coming months, creates a memorable, lyrical…

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Director Fetes Two Cultures in 'Shalom Ireland'

CBS News Archives

Wearing the official chain of office, Robert Briscoe, the first Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin, visits New York City as seen in "Shalom Ireland," a documentary about Ireland’s remarkable, yet…
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Hundreds Gather on Battlefield to Mourn Historian's Death

Photo by Kevin J. Kennedy, 1994

Brian C. Pohanka

By Gerry Regan, Producer / TheWildGeese.com

MANASSAS, Va. — Laughter and sorrow commingled over the sun-drenched…

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Sheridan Rides to Lincoln's Rescue in 1864 Election - Part 2 OF 2: 'THIS RETREAT MUST BE STOPPED'

Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library

Sheridan portrayed inspiring his troops in "Sheridan's Ride" by Thure de Thulstrup.…
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How St. Patrick's Day Was Celebrated by The Irish Brigade in the Year 1863

Green Flag Productions

This limited edition art print by Bradley Schmehl, part of the artist's Irish Brigade series, depicts Lt. O'Connor on QM…
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For Erin and America - James McKay Rorty

AN IRISH HERO OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG

We dug him a grave near his own shining cannon,

And laid him therein with his sword by his side,

Far away from his home by the fair flowing Shannon,

In the strength of his years and the flush of his pride ...

-- From "Captain O'Hay" a poem dedicated to

James McKay Rorty by Michael Scanlan, June, 1887

One of the many…

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Sheridan Rides to Lincoln's Rescue in 1864 Election - Part 1 OF 2: A RUDE AWAKENING

United States Army Military History Institute

A confident looking Phil Sheridan, taken in late 1863.

By Joseph E. Gannon…

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Honoring Those Who Saved Washington's Army

'BE REVOLUTIONARY': THE SPIRITS OF '76 AND '98

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Evidence Abounds: British Leaders OK'd Mayhem

Cork Examiner

On December 11, 1920, an IRA ambush near Cork City caused more casualties among the Auxiliaries, less than two weeks after the IRA killed 17 of 18 Auxiliaries caught in an ambush in…
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Countess Markievicz: The Polish Connection - Part 1 of 3: Love and Marriage

To the Irish that shared Constance Markievicz's life and times, the appellation, "The Countess" was enough to recall the fiery revolutionary and friend to Ireland's poor. Despite her exotic surname and title, she was born in Sligo, christened Constance Georgina Gore-Booth. Over the next few weeks, WGT will be chronicling the story of how Markievicz became a countess. The three-part narrative is adapted from WGT Connacht correspondent Joe McGowan's new biography, "Constance Markievicz: The…

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'Born a Soldier': Myles Walter Keogh - Part 3 of 3: Riding With Custer Into Eternity

By Brian C. Pohanka

The veil which conceals the future seems to be removed, and a glance, short and fleeting as the lightning flash, is permitted us into the gloomy valley before us.

       -- From Charles Lever's 'Charles O'Malley, the Irish Dragoon' (Dublin,…

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'Born a Soldier': Myles Walter Keogh - Part 2 of 3: Conquering The South and The Plains

By Brian C. Pohanka

All the bright aspirations of a soldier's glory, all my enthusiasm for the pomp and circumstance of glorious war, fell coldly upon my heart; and I looked upon the chivalry of a soldier's life as the empty pageantry of a dream.

-- From Charles Lever's 'Charles…

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Marching the Queen's Highway: Battling 'The Pagans,' Part 1 of 2

Being on the twelfth day of…

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A Soldier's Story: Sgt. Lawrence F. Condon

Company L, 106th Infantry, U.S. Army

Gerry Regan photo

The grave of Sgt. Lawrence F. Condon, St. Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, New…
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'Born a Soldier': Myles Walter Keogh - Part 1 of 3: From Carlow to America's Civil War

By Brian C. Pohanka

Now I like Garryowen,

When I hear it at home,

But it's not half so sweet …

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Irish 'Pirate Queen' Struts Stuff on Broadway

Irish 'Pirate Queen' Struts Stuff on Broadway

 

Two strong-willed women, one Irish, one English, and spirited choreography and music dominate new musical

By Patricia Jameson-Sammartano

Culture Editor /TheWildGeese.com

(First published in 2007) Enticing and energetic only begin to describe "The Pirate Queen," now on…

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Dublin, Easter Monday, 1916: 1,700 Take On the British Empire

 By Joseph E. Gannon

AND I say to my people's masters: Beware,

Beware of the thing that is coming, beware of the risen people,

Who shall take what…
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Irish Dominate Medal of Honor List

By John J. Concannon

By a stroke of good fortune, I became involved in an Irish/Irish American book writing project that is dear to my heart.

(Left: "Brothers of Ireland" by Don Troiani depicts the 69th New York and 9th Massachusetts Infantry regiments in battle at Gaines Mill,…

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