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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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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 2 of 3: A Rebuff From Cork



Dublin City Council



Dublin City Hall

Ulysses S. Grant spent five days in Ireland, the 21st…

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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 Ireland, the 21st country in a world tour he launched after his…

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The Irish at Gettysburg

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

(Right: Historical Art Prints - The 69 PA withstands Pickett's onslaught in "Rock of Erin" by…

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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. Donn Devine (ret.), and two unidentified U.S. Merchant Marine…

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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 Ulster and the United States of America originated in days of…

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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

Library of Congress

Fredericksburg from across the Rappahannock in 1863.

In 1862, the second year of America's Civil War, Meagher's Irish Brigade made two of the most gallant charges in…

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