by Eamon Murphy:
Sir Thomas Myles – Surgeon and Irish Volunteers Gun Runner (1857-1937).
Sir Thomas Myles’s yacht ‘The Chotah’ was used in Kilcoole in 1914 for the ‘other’ gunrunning that took place. He was also responsible for saving many Volunteers lives in 1916. He was a surgeon at Richmond Hospital and many of the wounded men from the Church Street area owe their lives to him.
We need your opinions please,…..
Having shown it to a couple of people it could actually be Willie Pearse in the middle rather than Padraig and it could be Sean McBride on the left – as you can see the original is in very bad condition and is a very small print – i would be interested in who others think is in it – feel free to publish it on the site . Brian Murphy.
THE Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation will be in Wexford town in February,details and date will be confirmed later in 2014. We will be hosting an exhibition over two days.
A pic of my paternal grandfather (tullamore, offaly) in uniform with two others, all with rifles, can you help me with history of pic? He died in the states in 1976; born Tullamore 1905
Michael O’Brien, Tullamore, Offaly, b: 1905; emigrated in 1926 and again in 1934 after living in Dublin for a year or two. I just learned he was in the habit of saying that he rode a motorcycle for Michael Collins. Additionally, his Petition for Naturalization is the only record where he makes mention of a birth place: Tullamore, Ireland. On a passenger list as well as the U.S. 1930 and 1940 Census he says his mother tongue is Irish and his country of origin is “Irish Free State”. My father died in 1985, and his siblings have passed too. My mother now shares the Irish phrases my grandfather spoke, another indication of his fierce and admirable republicanism.
I am a MA student in Irish Studies at New York University, and am doing research for potential thesis. The historiography as told by the Anglicans is inaccurate, and if my grandfather participated in the War of Independence as a volunteer, I would like to weave his story into my research.
Thank you for your help,
Ellen O’Brien Kelly
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By Joe Healy:
Manchester Martyrs monument pictured today (4/6/13) at Ladysbridge, near Castlemartyr, Co. Cork.
The Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation exhibition at the Rotunda on November 16,2013 to mark the centenary of the founding of the Irish Volunteers.In the afternoon we attended a ceremony in the Garden of remembrance ,this was by an Irish language group based in Dublin. That evening in the Rotunda Aengus O Snodaigh launched a great book “The Rotunda,Birth place of the Irish Volunteers”.Great crowd at the book launch and other events celebrating the centenary of the founding of Óglaigh na hÉireann/The Irish Volunteers last evening.
Book on sale now in the Sinn Féin Bookshop .