• Countess Markiewicz was born as Constance Gore-Booth in 1868 in London. Her father had an estate at Lissadell in the north of County Sligo, Ireland; the children grew up there and Constance and her sister Eva were childhood friends of WB Yeats whose artistic and political ideas were a strong […]

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  • Categories: Irish Medals and BadgesBy 4.5 min read

    STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER FOR DEFENCE ADJOURNMENT DEBATE – SEANAD EIREANN 17 May 2006 The need for the Minister for Defence, in view of the great success of the recent Easter 1916 commemorations, to clarify the current arrangements for the replacement of 1916 and War of Independence medals; and if […]

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    We have been contacted by Dan McNamara, grandson of IRA Volunteer Dan McNamara, Cork No. 1 Brigade, 9th Bat A Coy. Dan is looking for any information on his grandfather. If anybody has any relevant information, please post a reply on this post section. Dan has been good enough to send […]

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