• 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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  • 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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  • 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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    Hello, My grandfather was Laurence Regan who defended the Four Courts. Does anyone have any information on him please, also are there any medals out there with his name on? I believe he received a military funeral with Jack Lynch present in the 70′s. Yours gratefully, Peter

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  • Terence Joseph MacSwiney (28 March 1879 – 25 October 1920) was an Irish playwright, author and politician. He was elected as Sinn Fein Lord Mayor of Cork, during the Irish War of Independence, in 1920. He was arrested by the British on charges of sedition and imprisoned in Brixton prison in England. His death there […]

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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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