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Grosse Ile: Island of Death

By WGT Managing Editor Joe Gannon

The locals would come to call Grosse Ile "L'Ile des Irlandais." The Canadian island would be the first and final resting place in the New World for thousands of Irish emigrants.

During "Black '47," the worst year of the Great Famine, the coffin ships arrived at the…

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Maud Gonne: Yeats' Cathleen Ní Houlihan, Ireland's Joan of Arc

By Joseph Gannon



How many loved your moments of glad grace,

And loved your beauty with love false or…

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Special Report: The Irish Brigade Monument Unveiling

Special Report:

The Irish Brigade Monument Unveiling…
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'Irish Thunder' biographer discusses Micky Ward's fall, rise, 'Irish' brand

Bob Halloran recounts

Micky Ward's fall ... and rise.

OTHER IRISH BOXING ARTICLES FROM WGT:…

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After The Rising … 'Fron-goch and the Birth of the IRA'

Review by Kieron C. Punch / TheWildGeese.com

After the British army suppressed the Easter Rising 90 years ago, authorities loaded their take of nearly 1,900 prisoners onto cattle boats and shipped them across the Irish Sea to…

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Painting 'Mother Ireland': Part 1 -- Learning To 'Be Still'

American artist Edmund Sullivan tells how Ireland came to dominate his work

By Edmund Sullivan

Special to TheWildGeese.com

PART 1 OF A 3-PART SERIES

Life's decisions have a way of testing one's beliefs. My…

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'Undaunted Courage': The Irish at Fredericksburg: Part Two: 'Give It to Them Now, Boys!'

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Telegraph Road on Marye's Heights, the position of Cobb's Brigade on December 13, 1862.

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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PAINTING 'MOTHER IRELAND' PART 3 OF 3: RETURNING TO KERRY

Mary Murphy with Edmund Sullivan at Hogs Head, Shepherd's Farm, August 1994.

PAINTING 'MOTHER IRELAND'

American artist Edmund Sullivan tells how Ireland has come to…

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'Undaunted Courage': The Irish at Fredericksburg: Part 3: 'I Am Wounded All Over'

Historical Art Prints

The 28th Massachusetts during the attack on Marye's Heights, as painted by artist Don Troiani.…
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PAINTING 'MOTHER IRELAND' American artist Edmund Sullivan tells how Ireland has come to dominate his work

Landscape artist Edmund Sullivan, whose work since 1976 has focused on Ireland, is often mistaken for an Irish native, but the former Marine, in his own words, has "9,000 years of Irish red blood ... flowing through my American veins." He is the first American painter in history to focus his life's work on Ireland, and returns there often. In an exclusive, 3-part series, Sullivan relates how he came to turn his artistry to…
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The Stories Behind the Songs: 'Camp Song of the Chicago Irish Brigade'

The Stories Behind the Songs:

'Camp Song of the Chicago Irish Brigade'

By David Kincaid

Special to The Wild Geese Today

Other "stories behind the…
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The 'Wine' Geese

Many have heard of "The Wild Geese," those Irish rebels who fled Ireland for many other lands, including France, beginning after the defeat of James II in 1691 and continuing for some hundred plus years after that. Their contributions to the…

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The Stories Behind the Songs: 'Kelly's Irish Brigade'

The Stories Behind the Songs:

'Kelly's Irish Brigade'

By David Kincaid

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Part 5: 'England Executes Prisoners of War'

Patrick Moran, who might have escaped, but didn't want to appear to be guilty.
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The Stories Behind the Songs: 'The Irish Sixty-Ninth'

Other "stories behind the songs"

"Kelly's Irish Brigade"

"Camp song of the Chicago Irish Brigade"…

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Special Report: The Irish Battle at Antietam: 140th anniversary

Special Report: The Irish Battle at Antietam

The Irish played a big part in the Battle of Antietam, or Sharpsburg, as the Southerners called it. Here's a look at how, on the occasion of the battle's 140th anniversary.

THE IRISH AT ANTIETAM

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