• By James Langton: I held a piece of history in my hands this evening in the home of my very good friend Las Fallon. A friend of his named Daniel Fitzpatrick, of the Dublin Fire Brigade dropped by with the tunic worn by his grandfather Denis Fitzpatrick in 1916. Denis […]

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  • Categories: EventsBy 1.1 min read

    The Irish Volunteer Commemorative Organisation is happy to announce an exhibition and display on Saturday, March 23, 2013. This year 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of The Irish Volunteers. The event will take place at the Middle Parish Community Centre, Grattan Steet, Cork City.It is centrally located, public car parking […]

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  • Categories: MiscellaneousBy 4.6 min read

    Bloody Sunday was one of the most significant events to take place during the Irish War of Independence,, which followed the formation of a unilaterally declared Irish Republic,and its parliament, Dail Eireann. The army of the republic, the Irish Republican Army waged a guerrilla war against the Royal Irish Constabulary […]

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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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  • Categories: Information RequiredBy 1.2 min read

    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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  • Liam Mellows (1895-1922) Mellows was born in Manchester, England to William Joseph Mellows, a British Army non-commissioned officer, and Sarah Jordan, of Inch, County Wexford, where he grew up. His family moved to Fairview, Dublin in February 1895 when Sergeant Mellows was transferred there; however, Liam remained in Wexford with […]

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  • The Irish War has been sponsoring the Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation, https://irishvolunteers.org/ This weekend, to mark the 1916 Easter week Rising, the I.V.C.O. will be putting on a small display of Original Irish war of Independence items at the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork city on Saturday April 23, 10am to […]

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