At 11:53 PM 12/13/98 , John P. Mullen wrote:
>I always thought the "Wild Geese" referred to Irish men who fought for
>countries, rather than simply those who left Ireland.
Meanings change over time. Originally it referred to those who left after
the Treaty of Limerick, eventually it came to mean emigrants in general.
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