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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 ...


    North County Dublin and Oldtown’s Wild Geese was formed in 1888 as an adult football team only until 2008 when adult and juvenile hurling teams where formed. The hurlers come from the village and 8 other neighbouring Gaelic football only clubs. The majority had never played before. They currently play at Junior F level and were arguably the worst team in Dublin if not Ireland for the first few seasons. Oldtown’s Wild Geese play their final Championship group game again Ballinteer St John’s in Oldtown this Thursday at 7:30pm. The junior hurling team have been picked by the John Murray show as one of its two ...


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