Irish Brigade
Irish Brigade may refer to:
  • Irish Brigade (French)
    Irish Brigade (French)
    The Irish Brigade was a brigade in the French army composed of Irish exiles, led by Robert Reid. It was formed in May 1690 when five Jacobite regiments were sent from Ireland to France in return for a larger force of French infantry who were sent to fight in the Williamite war in Ireland...

    , the Jacobite
    Jacobitism was the political movement in Britain dedicated to the restoration of the Stuart kings to the thrones of England, Scotland, later the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Kingdom of Ireland...

     brigade in the French army, 1690–1792
  • Irish Brigade (U.S.), pro-Union Civil War brigade of Irish immigrants
  • Irish Brigade (Rome) under Myles O'Reilly, and supported by Cardinal Cullen, that defended Rome
    Rome is the capital of Italy and the country's largest and most populated city and comune, with over 2.7 million residents in . The city is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber River within the Lazio region of Italy.Rome's history spans two and a half...

     in the Second Italian War of Independence
    Second Italian War of Independence
    The Second War of Italian Independence, Franco-Austrian War, Austro-Sardinian War, or Austro-Piedmontese War , was fought by Napoleon III of France and the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia against the Austrian Empire in 1859...

  • Tyneside Irish Brigade
    Tyneside Irish Brigade
    The Tyneside Irish Brigade was a British First World War infantry brigade of Kitchener's Army, raised in 1914. Officially numbered the 103rd Brigade, it contained four Pals battalions from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, largely made up of men of Irish extraction...

    , World War I British Army brigade of Irish immigrants in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Irish Brigade (Spanish Civil War)
    Irish Brigade (Spanish Civil War)
    The Irish Brigade , fought on the Nationalist side of Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War. The unit was formed wholly of Roman Catholics by the politician Eoin O'Duffy, who had previously organised the banned quasi-fascist Blueshirts and openly fascist Greenshirts in Ireland...

    , organised by Eoin O'Duffy to fight for Franco's Nationalists

See also

  • Connolly Column
    Connolly Column
    The Connolly Column was the name given to the Irish volunteers who fought for the Second Spanish Republic in the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War. They were named after James Connolly, the executed leader of the Irish Citizen Army...

     part of the XV International Brigade
    XV International Brigade
    The XV International Brigade fought for the Spanish Second Republic in the Spanish Civil War as a part of the International Brigades. It was mustered at Albacete in Spain, in January 1937, comprising many English-speaking volunteers - arranged into a mostly British British Battalion and a mostly...

     to fight against Franco's Nationalists
  • Saint Patrick's Battalion
    Saint Patrick's Battalion
    The Saint Patrick's Battalion , formed and led by Jon Riley, was a unit of 175 to several hundred immigrants and expatriates of European descent who fought as part of the Mexican Army against the United States in the Mexican-American War of 1846 to 1848. Most of the battalion's members had...

    , fought for Mexico in the Mexican-American War
  • Irish regiment, lists all such regiments in non-Irish armed forces
  • Irish Brigade (World War I), unrealised pro-German brigade of Irishmen recruited among British Army POWs in Germany
  • Irish Guards
    Irish Guards
    The Irish Guards , part of the Guards Division, is a Foot Guards regiment of the British Army.Along with the Royal Irish Regiment, it is one of the two Irish regiments remaining in the British Army. The Irish Guards recruit in Northern Ireland and the Irish neighbourhoods of major British cities...

    , a Foot Guards regiment of the British Army
  • Irish commandos
    Irish commandos
    Two units of Irish commandos fought alongside the Boers against the British forces during the Second Boer War -Irish Transvaal Brigade:John MacBride, a friend of Arthur Griffith's, organised the Irish Transvaal Brigade...

    , fought with the Boers during the Second Boer War (1899–1902)
  • North Irish Brigade
    North Irish Brigade
    After the Second World War there were 14 infantry depots in Britain, each bearing a letter. The depots were territorially aligned, and Infantry Depot M at Omagh was aligned with the regiments from Northern Ireland...

    , Infantry Depot M at Omagh
  • London Irish Rifles
    London Irish Rifles
    The London Irish Rifles is now known more formally known as "D Company, London Regiment" and is a volunteer Rifle Regiment with a distinguished history...

     Irish Regiment in the British Army
  • Liverpool Irish
    Liverpool Irish
    The Liverpool Irish is a unit of the British Territorial Army, raised in 1860 as a volunteer corps of infantry. Conversion to an anti-aircraft regiment occurred in 1947, but the regimental status of the Liverpool Irish ceased in 1955 upon reduction to a battery...

     Irish Regiment in the British Army
  • The Independent Irish Party
    Independent Irish Party
    The Independent Irish Party was an Irish political party founded in July 1852 by 40 Liberal Irish MPs who had been elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. It is sometimes mentioned as the Irish Independent Opposition Party, and colloquially known as the...

     MPs in the House of Commons (1882-1914) were often described by opponents and supporters as the Irish Brigade.
  • Irish South American Legion, created by Simón Bolívar
    Simón Bolívar
    Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte y Yeiter, commonly known as Simón Bolívar was a Venezuelan military and political leader...

    , one of the officers was Morgan John O'Connell
  • 38th (Irish Brigade), fought in Allied campaigns in North Africa, Sicily and Italy.
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