|Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork
'Men of the South' by Sean Keating, depicting the men of an IRA Flying Column during the War of Independence.
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It's time for another Wild Geese original crossword puzzle. This time around, we're exploring the Irish language. If you have some Irish, this puzzle may be quite easy for you; but even if you don't have any Irish, we've provided a link below to PotaFocal.com that will give you the…Continue
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American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles (Anchor Press, 2012, 416…Continue
|St. Patrick's Old Cathedral Archives
Old St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1860. Armed men protected the church against threats of Nativist violence against the church, the seat of the Archdiocese of New York.
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|Harry Boland, a Dublin tailor and Sinn Féin leader, left; Michael Collins, who would come to fight forces led by de Valera, center, and Eamon de Valera, right.|
DOMHNAIGH -- On June 16, 1917,…Continue
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On Monday June 17th at 3:00 p.m. ET, members of The Wild Geese will have the opportunity to chat live with author, Colin Broderick. If you cannot join us to submit your questions…Continue
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If you haven't done so already, take a few minutes to flip through the photographs posted here by members of The Wild Geese community. There is quite a variety of photos, ranging from landscapes to historical figures -- both in "The Motherland" and from points across the globe which have been touched by the Irish diaspora.
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|National Army Museum, London
Sir George Nugent
DOMHNAIGH -- On June 9, 1798, Col.…Continue
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The premiere of our "Crosswords at the Crossroads" at the end of last month was met with exuberant participation among much of the membership here at The Wild Geese. Quite a few informed us that they learned a great deal about Ireland's unofficial county nicknames by completing the…Continue
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It has been said that one of the traits the Irish brought to these shores was that of survival. Heavyweight champion James J. Braddock demonstrated that in life, as well as the boxing ring.…Continue
In the early morning hours of April 10, 1923, in the Knockmealdown Mountains, County Tipperary, there died a great Irish patriot; a man who had fought with and lead some of the very men who now, tragically, would kill him. The man was General Liam Lynch, Chief of Staff, IRA. Born in the town of…Continue
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The Wild Geese Facebook page surpassed the 3,000-follower mark on Monday, June 3rd. In…Continue
|Edmund Sullivan, painting Croagh Patrick in 1977.|
By Edmund Sullivan
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DOMHNAIGH -- On June 2, 1567, Shane "the Proud" O'Neill (left) was murdered. The eldest son of Conn O'Neill, 1st Earl of Tyrone, Shane became chief of the O'Neills in 1559. Shane alternately fought and negotiated with the English through the years. In 1562, Shane went to London to make peace with Queen Elizabeth again. Returning home, he…Continue
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|Notre Dame Archives.
Father Peter Paul Cooney C.S.C. a priest of the Holy Cross order from…Continue
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|The Battle of Stones River (February 14, 1863 Harper's Weekly)|
By Brian D. Henry
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Not all Irish regiments in the Civil War came from the east. From the heartland sprung the hard fighting 35th Indiana. Whether fighting on battlefields from Perryville to Nashville or enduring the horrors of the prison camp in Andersonville, these sons of Erin pressed on to final victory.
(A reproduction of the…Continue
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