• The Forgotten Vice-Commandant There is an Interesting new local book out associated with the Revolutionary period in Limerick called ‘The Forgotten Vice-Commandant’ – A Grandson’s Account of Johnny Mc Sweeney, Vice-Commandant of the 2nd Battalion Mid-Limerick Brigade, IRA. It is an excellent local history story which goes into great detail […]

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    Irish Volunteers who died between 24 April 1916 and 31 December 1920 Several weeks ago I put out an appeal for photographs, memory cards and lesser known ballads /poems about volunteers who died between 24 April 1916 and 31 December 1920. We got a good response from some of you […]

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  • Spike Island’s Republican Prisoners, 1921 Written by Tom O’Neill €20.00 Paperback May, 2021 Spike Island was the largest British military run prison for republican prisoners and internees in Munster and south Leinster during the Irish War of Independence. The book has biographical details of almost 1,200 prisoners and internees that […]

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    Lessons of Kilmichael: Reflections on the War of Independence. Talk given by Jack Lane, Aubane Historical Society, for centenary 28 November 2020.   CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:  

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  • A Chara; As Historian for AOH Division 18 in Peekskill, N.Y. I write a monthly History Column for the division’s newsletter. The attached is a copy of the column I put together for November’s issue. Due to space considerations I did not get into the controversy created by the late […]

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  • Auxiliary Division Royal Irish Constabulary Uniform and Equipment (ADRIC). Part of the Irish Volunteers Comm Org collection. https://irishvolunteers.org/    

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  • Murder By the Throat Espionage, Assassination, Collaboration and Execution During the Irish War of Independence, 1916-1921 Written by Edward J. Bourke Published March 2020 Inquiries [email protected] pending bookshop reopening and distribution Retail price €20  inc post from 33 Rushbrook Dublin 15 D15HDE7 ISBN 978 09523027 4 2 Lloyd George boasted […]

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    I was wondering if you could you help me find records relating to my grandfather’s cousin, MP McMahon. He was part of the Meelick IRA in the early 1900’s. See below a newspaper article from the Limerick Chronicle in 1921 re his funeral; it seems that it was very big […]

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