• By Eamon Murphy: James Gleeson was born in Tipperary in 1890 but moved to Gorey, Co. Wexford after he left school to trade as a saddler and harness maker. In 1910 he joined the Gorey branch of Sinn Fein (which had been formed in 1907) and he was a very […]

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  • Kevin Gerard Barry Born 20 January 1902 8 Fleet Street, Dublin Died 1 November 1920 (aged 18) at Mountjoy Jail, Dublin Nationality: Irish Other names: Caoimhín de Barra (Irish) Occupation: Medical Student Known for Executed IRA volunteer: One of The Forgotten Ten Kevin Gerard Barry (Irish: Caoimhín de Barra ) […]

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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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  • Martin Corry (Irish politician) Martin John Corry (12 December 1890 – 14 February 1979) was a farmer and long-serving backbench Teachta Dala (TD) for Fianna Fáil. He represented various County Cork constituencies covering his farm nearGlounthaune, east of Cork city. He was a founder member of Fianna Fáil in 1926, […]

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  • 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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