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The Wild Geese Dedication


From an engraving by Jean Sorieul

Uniforms of the Irish Brigade of France. Red coats were worn throughout the…

Added by The Wild Geese on January 15, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

More Than Once, A Pope Sold Out The Irish

By Joe McGowan (First published in 2005.)

With the eyes of the faithful and the news media craned on the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, Joe McGowan looks behind, at what he calls an infamous alliance forged between the Papacy and the Crown. Does the Vatican owe yet another people a grievous apology? Clearly, says…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 15, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Founding Member
Timothy H. O'Sullivan Civil War photographer Came across this fellah and thought I would share.

Added by Nollaig 2016 on January 14, 2013 at 11:22am — 1 Comment

'Danny Boy' Explores an Enduring Irish Mystery

In "Danny Boy: The Legend of the Beloved Irish Melody," Malachy McCourt plays sleuth in tracing the origin of "Danny Boy," the most beloved of all Irish melodies. WGT Consulting Editor Rick Grant says McCourt's book creates a context for the song, albeit leaving its meaning as murky as ever.

Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling

From glen…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Victory at Benburb: Owen Roe's Finest Hour (2011)



Added by The Wild Geese on January 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Chatting with ‘Max O’Rover’ on Italish-Irish Relations (Jan. 4, 1913)

Italian writer and editor Massimiliano Roveri is driven, and, in a sense, adrift, as a storyteller who has found himself 1,300 miles from Ireland, the country that inspires him most. Roveri, 43, based in the central Italian province of Tuscany, has…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

From Bane to Toast of the Nation: Part 1 of 5 of the Series on General Michael Corcoran


Added by Gerry Regan on September 11, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Irish Brigade , Gerry Regan and P S Gilmore

Hello from Ireland to all . I havent posted anything till now and so I better introduce myself , as Jarlath MacNamara  origonally from a little town called Ballygar in Co Galway , where the Mr P S Gilmore { whose picture of 1869 is posted } {1829-1892 } origonated . For the last 6 years I have researched , collected , talked and presented his story to all that would listen here and in NYC {last year } But at some stage I stumbled across a group called the Wild Geese and Gerry Regan . Little…


Added by Jarlath MacNamara on October 16, 2011 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Part 5: For Custer's Irishmen, 'An Seastán Deiridh' By Robert Doyle

In the conclusion of our series on "Custer's Last Irishmen," Robert Doyle describes the likely final moments of the Irishmen who rode with Custer's wing in the attack, and offers a post-script.

On a scorching Sunday in June 1876, the 7th Cavalry attacked an Indian village beside the Little Bighorn River, and there was hell to pay. In total, 35 Irish-born men in the 7th…


Added by Gerry Regan on September 15, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

'The Wind That Shakes the Barley' Poses Questions That Haunt Us Still

Officially opening in New York, Los Angeles and Boston on March 16, "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" presents a painstakingly intimate look at the citizen soldiers who fought the British to a standstill en route to a still bloodier civil war. The film, by British director Ken Loach, does so with artistry and finely wrought drama.…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 14, 2007 at 5:30pm — No Comments

'Saint of 9/11': Cleric's Message of Love Rises From the Twin Towers' Rubble

First responders carry Fr. Mychal Judge's body from the rubble of the World Trade Center…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2006 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Civil War historian Brian C. Pohanka, who explored the lives of Irish soldiers, dies at 50

Photo by Kevin J. Kennedy

Brian Caldwell Pohanka, in his trademark Zouave officer's uniform, 1994

Sometimes at night I seem to see them, and to hear their voices crying out…


Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2005 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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