Men of Action: Remembering Irish Soldiers

Topham Picturepoint Press Association Images The tales of Irish soldiers have never been forgotten. Today the world paused to remember the brave soldiers who fought during the two World Wars. We join them in remembering the Irish soldiers who fought during these wars. It is thought that thousands of soldiers left Ireland to fight in the British army during the Second World...

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Men of Action: Ireland Triumph At Six Nations

Brian O'Driscoll lifting the Six Nations trophy after Ireland's win in 2009 (Photo by Arun Marsh via Flickr Creative Commons) Last weekend was a big one for the Irish. Ireland's big win of the RBS Six Nations tournament kick-started the St Patrick's Day celebrations! But this was a hard fought victory. Ireland headed into their final game needing a win against France....

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Men of Action: George Washington's St Patrick's Day

In 1787, reflecting on his travels in North America, George Grieve noted: 'On more than one imminent occasion, Congress owed their existence, and America possibly her preservation, to the fidelity and firmness of the Irish' The Irish were already prominent members of American communities by the time the American Revolution started. Sympathising with the plight that America faced, many Irish soldiers flocked...

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Men of Action: The Last Charge of the 'Leinster Leviathan'

Image by wynnert, via Flickr Creative Commons Ireland are rocketing into their next 6 Nations Rugby match with two wins behind them. The team's performances in the annual championship have been exemplary, and it seems like the perfect tournament for Brian O'Driscoll to retire to. The 'Leinster leviathan's' departure from the game is already being felt throughout the rugby world. He's often...

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Irish Talent: The Enigmatic Hudson Taylor

Hudson Taylor (image from Hudson Taylor Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/HudsonTaylorMusic ) In 1691 Patrick Sarsfield and his followers left Ireland. They took the world by storm and the name 'Irish' soon became a sought after in European armies. Today Irish talents are diverse and two Wild Geese are preparing to have their voices heard in 2014. The duo Hudson Taylor are one...

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Men of Action: 4000th Win Rockets McCoy to Sports Personality of the Year

Irish jockey Tony McCoy must be used to winning by now, but when he was announced as RTE's Irish Sports Personality of the Year at the end of December, there was a great sense of consensus for the decision. The 18 time champion jockey has been a powerful ambassador for Irish sports and horse racing throughout his 22 year career, but back...

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Men of Action: Wild Geese Create A Christmas Like No Other

General Corcoran, ancestor of Patrick Sarsfield (Image from Wikipedia.com) For hundreds of years Irish soldiers have sought their destiny abroad. Wherever they travelled, whichever side of the battlefield they have stood, the tales of their exploits have never been forgotten. For many Irish soldiers abroad, Christmas was a difficult time. Far from home and often in harsh conditions, many Wild Geese have...

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