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Poet Siegfried Sassoon in Ireland

This controversial war hero finds calm, amid the stirrings

of revolution, in the countryside of Cork and Limerick

By Kieron C. Punch

On April 16, 1917, Siegfried Sassoon,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Just 'Doing Their Job' - Remembering 9-11

The 69th is called into action after the World Trade Center attack

PART 1 IN A FOUR-PART SERIES

69th New York veteran Vic Olney, the volunteer manager of the 69th armory's Officers Club, observed the battalion's soldiers last week as they returned from duty in and near "The Pit" created by the collapse of the 110-story twin…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 17, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Bataireacht: The Art of Irish Stick-Fighting

Bataireacht: The Art of Irish Stick-Fighting

By John W. Hurley

Special to The Wild Geese Today

PART 1: THE 'FACTION-FIGHTING'…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 15, 2013 at 8:59pm — 1 Comment

The Wild Geese Dedication

 

From an engraving by Jean Sorieul

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

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

'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…

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

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

MORE ON THE FIGHTING AT BENBURB

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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…

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'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.…

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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…

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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…

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

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