Vast Reach of The Wild Geese
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I have been researching the history of Irish martial arts - styles of wrestling, boxing and stick-fighting - for about 30 years now. To the best of my knowledge, Glen Doyle of Newfoundland, Canada is the only person on earth who still practices a living style (not one recreated through books or manuals) of Irish stick-fighting. He learned and inherited…Continue
We’re coming up on the 69th anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima. And yes, an Irish national --- Julia Canny aka Sister Saint Isaac Joques --- was present and survived. My story together with the accompanying photographs (reproduced below), appeared in the 11…Continue
Guillermo (William or Liam) Brown (1777 - 1857) was an Irishman acknowledged as the “father of the Argentine Navy.” That’s right, an Irishman founded…Continue
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NEW YORK -- It has been said that one of the traits the Irish brought to these shores was that of survival. Heavyweight champion James J. Braddock…Continue
As we were heading north on R-702 in Kiltealy, County Wexford during our recent vacation to the southeast of Ireland, my eye caught sight of some sort of plaque on the wall along a driveway to the right. There…Continue