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    Irish Brigades Abroad

    Irish Brigades Abroad

    From the time of King James II’s reign over the three kingdoms of England, Ireland and Scotland, swashbuckling young Irishmen achieved great success and fought with distinction in most of the major battles in Europe and beyond – as Lorcan Clancy told us.   Irish Legion Colour Bearer  Myles was joined by Stephen McGarry, author of Wild Geese: the Irish Brigades Abroad which examines the complete history of the Irish regiments in France, Spain, Austria and beyond. As this month marks the 200th anniversary of the last major action of Napoleon’s Irish Legion when a 500 strong battalion defended the Belgian city ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0223/505299-the-history-show-sunday-23-february-2014/?clipid=1421285

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