Ireland and the American Revolution:

Irish Immigrants who Fought for America's Freedom

Commodore John Barry in the Revolutionary War:

The U.S. Navy's Irish-born Founding Father

Timothy Murphy, Frontier Rifleman:

Revolutionary War Marksman at Saratoga

The Volunteers of Ireland:

Not All Irishmen Sided With the Patriots

Irish at The Alamo:

Davy Crockett's Valiant Irish Dozen

Thomas Francis Meagher's Irish Brigade:

Parent Unit of the 'Fighting 69th' New York Regiment

The Irish Brigade Monument at Antietam:

Irish Who Fell on the Civil War's Bloodiest Day

Colonel Michael Corcoran's Irish Legion:

The Union's 'Other' Irish Brigade in the Civil War

General Philip Sheridan:

From Civil War Hero to Indian Fighter

Corporal Michael Corcoran's Forgotten Medal of Honor:

An Irish American Veteran Pays Homage to a Hero of the Indian Wars

Irish-born Medal of Honor Recipients:

127 Honored For Bravery during the Civil War

Irish in the Confederate Army:

Generals, Units and a Chaplain

General Patrick Cleburne:

A Confederate Officer from Co. Cork

The Irish at The Little Bighorn:

7th Cavalry Troopers Who Fell with Custer

Captain Myles Keogh:

An Irish-born Officer Who Died with Custer

Garryowen, Montana:

Named After the 7th Cavalry's Irish Marching Song

Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Joseph Daly, U.S. Marine Corps:

Double Medal of Honor Winner in China and Haiti

The Fighting 69th in World War I:

'Wild Bill' Donovan, Fr. Francis Duffy, and Joyce Kilmer

Fr. John Patrick Washington, U.S. Army Chaplain

Son of Irish Immigrants Earns Immortality in World War II

The Yanks are Coming:

The U.S. Army in Northern Ireland During World War II

U.S. NAVCOMMSTA, Londonderry

The U.S. Navy in Northern Ireland during World War II

The Americans in Ulster, 1942-1945

From GI Brides to Visits by Ike and Eleanor Roosevelt

The 165th (69th) Infantry in World War II:

Makin Island, Saipan and Okinawa

Audie Murphy in World War II:

Irish America's Iconic Combat Hero

Irish Dead in World War II Europe:

Remains of 18 Irish-born U.S. Soldiers Repatriated After War

The Irish in Korea

Soldiers and Civilians in America's 'Forgotten War'

The Irish on the Wall

Irish Men and Women Listed on the Vietnam War Memorial


The Fenian Invasion of Canada:

Irish Nationalists Threaten British North America

The Battle of Ridgeway,1866:

Fenian Brotherhood Routs the Canadian Militia in Ontario

A Canadian Perspective on the Fenian Raids:

Attacks Transformed 'British North America' into Nation of Canada

The Irish Regiment of Canada:

Irish-Canadians in World War I and II


The Real Zorro:

Mexico's Legendary Hero was an Irishman

Lt. Col. Hugo O'Conor in New Spain (Mexico):

An Irish Officer Guards Spain's New World Frontiers

The San Patricio (Saint Patrick's) Battalion:

Irishmen Who Switched Sides During the Mexican-American War

The San Patricios:

Mark Day's Site on the Irishmen Who Died for Mexico



Admiral William Brown:

The Irish-born Founder of Argentina's Navy


Don Ambrosio O'Higgins:

The Irish Engineer Who Became Spain's Viceroy in Peru

Bernardo O'Higgins:

Ambrosio's Son Leads Chile to Independence from Spain


Venezuela's Irish Legacy:

Simon Bolivar's Hard-Luck Irish Legion



The Irish Defense Forces Website:

Serving Ireland and U.N. Peacekeeping Operations

Irish Armed Forces on UN Service

Peacekeeping from the Belgian Congo to Lebanon and East Timor

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

World War I Ireland in W.B. Yeats' Poem

Francis Ledwidges's Long Road Home:

Co. Meath Village Remembers a Soldier-Poet Killed in Flanders

It's a Long Way to Tipperary:

The Story behind the Famous World War I Song

Ireland's Involvement in World War II:

Neutral, But Neutral for Whom?

The Blitz in Belfast:

Nazi Bombers Target Northern Ireland, 1941

Irish People in the Second World War:

An Irish Heroine and Hero


St. Patrick's Day in Vienna, 1766:

Irish Officers in Habsburg Service Celebrate March 17th


Irish Men and Military Service:

Understanding the Irish who Served England in World War I

The 16th (Irish) Division:

A Southern Irish Division in World War I

The 36th (Ulster) Division:

Northern Irish Division in World War I

The 10th (Irish) Division at Gallipoli, 1915:

A Mismanaged Assault in the Dardanelles

Tyneside Irish Brigade:

Bagpipes and Bravery in World War I

Private Patrick Fowler's War:

Concealed for Three Years in a French Cupboard

Dungarvan Museum Society, Co. Waterford:

Five Famous Irish Regiments of World War I

The Connaught Rangers

Remembering 'The Devil's Own' from 1793 through Disbandment in 1922

The Royal Dublin Fusiliers:

From India and South Africa to the Somme and Passchendaele

Athy Heritage Centre, Co. Kildare:

World War I's Cost in One Irish County

Post-War Ireland:

Irish Veterans Found a Country Utterly Changed

The Somme Heritage Centre:

Co. Down Museum Remembers Ireland's Sacrifice

The Island of Ireland Peace Park at Messines, Belgium:

Honoring Ireland's Northern and Southern Great War Dead

Aces of World War I:

Irish-born Ace Pilots in the Royal Flying Corps

Irish Winners of the Victoria Cross:

Britain's Highest Award for Acts of Gallantry

James Joseph Magennis, VC:

Ireland's Last Winner of the Victoria Cross

Royal Ulster Rifles:

Northern Irish Regiment in WWII and Korea


The Battle of Cremona, 1702

Irish Regiments Save the French Army in Italy

The Battle of  Fontenoy, 1745:

The Irish Save the Day for France in Belgium

Fontenoy 1745, by Emily Lawless:

Poetry Celebrating Irish Role in French Victory over English

Battle of Culloden, Scotland in 1746:

Irish in French Service Support Scots against English

Irish Brigade Officers in the American Revolution:

Dillon's Regiment Against the English at Savannah, 1779

Napoleon's Irish Legion:

Raised to Invade Ireland, Decimated in European Campaigns

Wild Geese Heritage Museum and Library

Galway-based Tribute to Irish in French Service


Hitler's 'Irish Brigade':

A German Effort to Recruit Irish-born Prisoners-of-War


Irish in the Spanish Civil War:

Connolly Column versus O'Duffy Volunteers

Eoin O'Duffy's Brigade:

Religious Motivation of Ireland's Pro-Franco Volunteers


Rorke's Drift, South Africa:

Irish in British Service against the Zulus, 1879

John MacBride's Brigade in the Boer War:

Irish Soldiers on both sides in South Africa

Tom Crean Earns a VC against the Boers

Dublin-born Doctor Tends the British Wounded Under Fire

South African Irish Regiment:

Bagpipes and Wolfhounds in the SANDF

   (General Web Sites)

The Honourable Society of the Irish Brigade:

Irish Soldiers in Every Cause But Their Own

The Irish in Uniform:

World War I to Vietnam, With a Tipperary Emphasis

The Wild Geese Today:

Ireland's Exiled Soldiers, With U.S. Civil War Emphasis

Compiled by:
Brian McGinn
Alexandria, Virginia
February, 2002

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