This chapter forms part of a wider programme of research examining the historical geography of memories of Ireland’s troubled political past which are produced and reproduced within the Irish diaspora. Central to this research programme is the belief that at various points in time and in various locations in the diaspora, narrations of the Irish nation which invoke themes of ‘Celtic’ or more specifically ‘Gaelic origins’, ‘British colonisation of Ireland’ and acts of ‘resistance and rebellion’, have emerged to the fore. At the core of these narrations have been different kinds of edification of the ‘rebellious Gael’.