Thomas F. Meagher

Learn about the life and history of Thomas F. Meagher


The Battle Sword used by Thomas F. Meagher at Fredericksburg, 13th December 1862, was sourced by Senator Mark Daly.

On the occasion of the Taoiseach’s address to the joint session of Congress on the 30th April 2008 the sword was presented to the then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern T.D.



45 years before, JFK presented the Flag of the Irish Brigade to the Irish People.

An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern then presented Thomas F. Meagher’s Battle Sword to the US Senator Ted Kennedy.