Garry Owen



“Garry Owen” is an old Irish quick-step that can be traced back to the early 1860’s.  In 1867, “Garryowen” was adopted by the 7th Cavalry Regiment as the official Air of the Regiment, and the historical nickname given to the 7th Cavalry Regiment and Troopers. The word garryowen is derived from Irish, the proper name Eóghan (“born of the yew tree”) and the word for garden garrai – thus “Eóghan’s Garden”. The term refers to an area of the town of Limerick, Ireland.

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