The Diaspora

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While showering there I was thinking away to myself about how much Chewy Louie has added to the forum in recent weeks and months and it got my mind wandering further onto our members scattered across the globe. Then I widened my thoughts to consider just how great the Irish Diaspora are and have been for the country.

So I’m moved to start this thread to applaud all things globally Irish. Some born in Ireland, some born elsewhere, some not even all that Irish just inspired by the greatness of our peoples.

I’d encourage others to post with their own favourites, this is just a few persons and institutions that spring to mind immediately.

TFK Members:
Chewy, Kev, Fitzy, Manus, Balbec and Fran for half of some weeks.

Our patriot dead:
James Connolly, Michael Davitt

Songs like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IooPBuFoJCM

Scenes like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVEwpYt0EwE

Sporting institutions:
Celtic Football Club, Boston Celtics

Irish-American artists:
House of Pain
Flogging Molly
Dropkick Murphys
Christina Aguilera

Other great songs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-BZIWSI5UQ

Our military endeavours:
Sixteenth International Brigade in Spanish Civil War
Saint Patrick’s Batallion of the Mexican Army

Sporting heroes:
Aiden McGeady
Nicolas Roche
Dan Martin
Con O’Donoghue (of Shamrock Rovers and then the St Louis Cardinals)

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Bernardo O’Higgins.

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Che Guevara Lynch, Argentine Marxist revolutionary
Admiral William Brown, founder of the Argentine Navy
Jose Luis Brown, World Cup winner with Argentina in 1986
Rodolfo Walsh, heroic Argentine investigative journalist murdered by the junta in 1977
Santiago Phelan, current coach of Los Pumas
Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield, author of the Constitution of Argentina

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#4

Lindsay Lohan

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AS Roma Irish Clan.

http://www.irishclan.org/samp0607Irishclan.jpg

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#6

Rocko thinks about Puke when he’s in the shower. That’s the story of this thread for me.

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#7

Beat me to a few there…An Irish legion fought under Simon Boliviar and one of his trusted aids was an Irish man who’s name escapes me?

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#8

I must say I am both honoured and privileged that rocko would think of me whilst in the shower

Thanks rocko :clap:

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#9

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgaIAzWW2zc&feature=related

I always think of this when diaspora is mentioned

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#10

Paul Brady is the greatest musician this country has ever produced :clap:

FACT!!!

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Song writer maybe Puke, not sure about Musician

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#12

The Gallagher brothers.

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#13

TFK poster KIB Man
Nazi propagandist William Joyce aka Lord Haw Haw

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Former TFK poster mickee321
Fascist mercenary in Bolivia Michael Dwyer

PS: Come back mickee mate, this place needs you.

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#15

The Dunph’s sojourn in France.

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#16

+1 Mickee was one of my very favourite posters. He’s probably been incarcerated by some despot he was helping to overthrow somewhere but I do hope he comes back soon.

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Larry Kirwan. :clap:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8D_uN-73S0&

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#18

I cannot believe I left that off the first post - he and Chewy were the entire reason I started the thread.

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#19

The Dunph is getting on quite well from what I’ve heard. They say the tears shed in Tournafulla when he left would fill a cattle trough.

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#20

Glad I haven’t been mentioned in this thread. Unlike Dana I chose to fully renounce my Irish citizenship when I obtained American citizenship. I am not part of the diaspora.

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