• 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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    In currently writing the biography of George Gilmore who until July 1922 was an officer in the South Dublin Brigade, I have recently received about 100 pages from the National Library of Ireland, providing revealing information about the Dublin No 2 Brigade, confirming what he said that after Blessington when […]

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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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    My father, Paddy (Patrick Joseph) McCarthy, who died in 1972, had a medal for service in ‘A1 (University College Cork) Company, 2nd Battalion, Cork I Brigade, Oglaigh na hEireann (IRA) during the three months which ended on 11th July, 1921. His familiy was from Skibbereen. He was a student of […]

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  • Thomas Kent Irish: Tomás Ceannt, 1865 – 9 May 1916 Place of birth: Castlelyons, County Cork, Ireland Place of death: Collins Barracks, Cork, Ireland Allegiance: Irish Volunteers Years of service: 1913 – 1916 Battles/wars: Easter Rising Thomas Kent (Irish: Tomás Ceannt; 1865 – 9 May 1916) was an Irish nationalist […]

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    Courtesy hansard.millbanksystems 1 June 1921 → Commons Sitting → ORDERS OF THE DAY. MILITARY OPERATIONS, IRELAND. HC Deb 01 June 1921 vol 142 cc1153-98 1153 Major-General SEELY I beg to move, “That this House do now adjourn.” I move the Adjournment of the House to call attention to a definite matter […]

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  • Book Review:- “England’s Greatest Spy – Eamonn De Valera.” By John J. Turi. Published by Stacey International, London 2009. ISBN 978 – 1 – 906768-09-6 By Padrig O Ruairc Last week I stumbled across the above book, in O’Mahony’s Bookshop, Limerick. I was completely unaware of the radio debate that […]

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  • An article by Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc challenges the claims in Gerard Murphy’s recent book, The Year of Disappearances: Political Killings in Cork 1921 – 1922. Professor Eunan O’ Halpin of Trinity College, was prophetic in his endorsement of Gerard Murphy’s recent book, The Year of Disappearances. […]

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