A battle cry of Irish origin meaning 'clear the way' was first used as a regimental motto of the Royal Irish Fusiliers back in and now the motto of the Royal Irish Regiment. It was adopted by the the Fusiliers back in 1798 after the exploits of Sgt Patrick Masterson at the Battle of Barossa as he attacked the French ranks. Has also been used as regimental mottoes of battalions in the American Cival War such as the 69th New York Volunteer Infantry and the 55th Battalion of the Australian 5th Division in WW1. Clear The Way!
Sgt Paddy Masterson cried faugh a ballagh as he led his troops in to battle.