• 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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  • By Eamon Murphy: James Gleeson was born in Tipperary in 1890 but moved to Gorey, Co. Wexford after he left school to trade as a saddler and harness maker. In 1910 he joined the Gorey branch of Sinn Fein (which had been formed in 1907) and he was a very […]

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  • Joseph Mary Plunkett (Irish: Seosamh Máire Pluincéid, 21 November 1887 – 4 May 1916) was an Irish nationalist, poet, journalist, and a leader of the 1916 Easter Rising. Plunkett was born at 26 Upper Fitzwilliam Street in one of Dublin’s most affluent neighborhoods. Both his parents came from wealthy backgrounds, […]

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  • Portrait of Edward Daly by Seán O’Sullivan RHA Capuchin Artwork Collection Oil on Canvas; 61 cm x 51 cm Signed Article courtesy of the Irish Capuchin Provincial Archives Seán O’Sullivan (1906-1964) was an Irish painter and print maker who composed work featuring Éamon de Valera, Douglas Hyde, WB Yeats, and […]

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  • Ernest Blythe (Irish: Earnán de Blaghd; 13 April 1889 – 23 February 1975) was an Irish politician. Ernest Blythe was born to a Presbyterian and Unionist family near Lisburn, County Antrim in 1889, the son of a farmer, and was educated locally. At the age of fifteen he started working […]

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  • Kevin Gerard Barry Born 20 January 1902 8 Fleet Street, Dublin Died 1 November 1920 (aged 18) at Mountjoy Jail, Dublin Nationality: Irish Other names: Caoimhín de Barra (Irish) Occupation: Medical Student Known for Executed IRA volunteer: One of The Forgotten Ten Kevin Gerard Barry (Irish: Caoimhín de Barra ) […]

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  • G’day. I am doing a Masters in English at the Australian defence force Academy but my subject is History – or perhaps I should say: historical. It is a story that has never been told. It is about a number of Australian soldiers in World War 1 who went on […]

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  • Diarmuid (Jerome / Dermot) McCarthy, Cork IRA Volunteer (14 October 1900 – 15 January 1933) Diarmuid was born on 14 Oct 1900 at 48 Quaker Road, Cork City, second child after Eileen, who was born in 1898. On his Birth and Baptism certificates his name is given as Jerome. His […]

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