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Wilde Irishe is a living history group centered in the Mid-Atlantic USA. We portray military and civilian Gaelic Irish of the period 1550-1600, when they waged a series of rebellions to maintain their political and cultural independence against the Dublin-based crown authorities of Tudor England.
The disparaging term "Wilde Irish" appears as early as 1446, and by our period was the Dublin government's name for those native Irish who did not recognize the crown's authority. Later generations "owned" the term as an ironic badge of pride.
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