• BOOK REVIEW – THE MUNSTER REPUBLIC: THE CIVIL WAR IN NORTH CORK By Michael Harrington “They had spent two years on the run fighting the might of the British army… The vast majority of the Volunteers were young men plucked from working on the land or from employment as clerks in […]

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  • This post comes courtesy of the Irish Volunteers commemorative organisation, https://irishvolunteers.org/ Hello all, We have been asked to put up more pictures of memorabilia that we have on display around the country, please see the pictures below. These include Irish volunteer cap badges, Irish war of Independence medals, 1916 Rising […]

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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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  • A contributor has recently sent us some photos of weapons used by the Irish Republican Army, third West Cork Brigade. We thank you very much.  The pistol is a Webley and Scott Ltd London & Birmingham, 6.3 mm automatic pistol. The machine gun is a Lewis, marked Animes Automatiques Lewis […]

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  • We have been contacted by Tadgh Creed from West Cork and he has sent us a lovely painting he completed on Michael Collins. It’s a fine painting. Well done, Tadgh, and maybe you will do more? Thanks Tadgh! If any reader has more paintings or drawings or indeed photos please […]

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  • 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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