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Who Do I Think I Am…Part One (Paternal Side)

Most people will be familiar with the BBC Show “Who Do You Think You Are?” . In each series, famous people are guided along researching their family tree. It throws up surprises. BBC journalist is a direct descendent of William … Continue reading

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Feile: West Belfast Festival…The Wild Geese

One of the most interesting (for me) discussions during An Feile will be a lecture on The Wild Geese….the Irish regiments who fought in European armies before and after the Treaty of Limerick 1692. There was along established tradition of … Continue reading

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Fontenoy …11th May 1745

Jus for fun. Battle of Fontenoy (11th May 1745). Wild Geese Infantry Regiments (Dillon, Roth, Berwick, Clare, Bulkeley & Lally) and Cavalry Regiment (Fitzjames).

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Viva Los San Patricios!

Interesting half hour documentary (English subtitles) on Gaelic language channel TG4 on Wednesday night. Los San Patricios, the regiment of largely Irish soldiers in Mexican Army 1846-48. A story that was largely unknown in Ireland until 1997 (the issue of … Continue reading

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