• Categories: Information RequiredBy 4.7 min read

      Hello folks Im trying to find out any info about my late father Patrick Byrne from Rathleigh in Portlaoise Co. Laois, he was born in 1916 and died in 1990,  said to be a member of the IRA and he was also a member of Sinn Fein and ran […]

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  • Categories: EventsBy 3.5 min read

      Press Release_Dividing the Nation.FinalCopy (1) Dividing the Nation – A performance of the Anglo-Irish Treaty Debates From the 14th December 1921 to the 7th January 1922, members of Dáil Éireann held a series of private and public sessions to debate the Articles of Agreement for a Treaty between Great […]

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  • Categories: Recent Posts, EventsBy 0.1 min read

    The Anglo-Irish “Treaty” December 6 1921  

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  • 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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  • Categories: Information RequiredBy 4.2 min read

    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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  • Categories: MiscellaneousBy 0.2 min read

    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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