• Tomás Mac Curtain (20 March 1884 – 20 March 1920) was a Sinn Fein Lord Mayor of Cork City, Ireland. He was elected in January 1920. He was born at Ballyknockane in the Parish of Mourne abbey in March 1884. He attended Burnfort National School. In 1897 the family moved to […]

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    MANY THANKS TO PADRAIG O ‘ RUAIRC FOR CONTRIBUTING THE RINEEN AMBUSH ARTICLE. PADRAIG IS A WELL KNOWN AUTHOR ON THE IRISH WAR OF INDEPENDENCE PERIOD AND WE RECOMMEND HIS TWO BOOKS, “BLOOD ON THE BANNER” AND “THE  BATTLE FOR LIMERICK CITY”. In the early autumn of 1920 Anthony Malone and […]

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  • Many thanks to Gerard Burrows for the following article and pics. Its’ a very interesting collection of photos  and information relating to General Tudor. I read with interest your references to Tudors Toughs ie the Tan, Auxies etc. As you know Tudor was the only man ever to hold the […]

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    Hi, I’m looking for any information you can give me about my great grand father Andy “Dazzler” Mulligan. According to my mother and her cousins (his grandchildren) he was a gun runner in the Easter Rising who fought with Pearse in the G.P.O., eventually captured and imprisoned in Bristol before […]

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  • A friend and collector has supplied us with photographs of a Cork Volunteers cap,very nice quality and condition. Many thanks to Daniel Hulin.

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  • An article posted by Irish author and historian Padraig O Ruairc. Thanks, Padraig. Re-enactors have been asking me for some time about Irish Volunteers / I.R.A. uniforms and what is and is not accurate. This is a very big issue to cover as the uniform, appearance, personnel, weaponry targets and […]

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    Francis (”Terry”) Brennan (1900-1955); born in Finglas; was a member of the Fingal Brigade and Leixlip Flying Column.  Sadly all that we know regarding his activities during that time is based upon a copy of his obituary (please find attached a copy.  I have also attached a copy of a […]

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