About Us

The 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising is looming large on the horizon and we encourage everyone to participate at local, national and international levels. Everyone has a part to play no matter how small. E mail us at info@irishvolunteers.org with your ideas.

The I.V.C.O. is a non-political, non-profit organisation dedicated to recording and preserving the history and artifacts of the Irish Volunteers in the years 1913-1922.

The events which took place in this decade – the fight for Irish independence, the founding of the Irish state, partition of the island of Ireland and bloody civil war – still reverberate today.

It is hoped that our efforts can foster a better understanding of this turbulent period in Irish history, and  a greater spirit of reconciliation in the future of Ireland.

What we do

In addition to collecting historical records and artifacts, the IVCO holds exhibitions, lectures and displays throughout Ireland.

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We invite members and website users to share photos, written documents and oral histories from the era so that they can be preserved for future generations.

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Get involved

Membership is international and open to all.. IVCO memberships and donations, no matter how small, allow us to continue and expand on our work.

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The I.V.C.O. holds exhibitions and displays throughout Ireland, telling the story of the Irish Volunteers with historical artifacts on view. Authors and historians are among our guest lecturers.

Past Exhibitions

Our last exhibition was held at the Hayes Hotel in Thurles, Co. Tipperary on October 18 and 19, 2014. We received a warm welcome from the people of Thurles over the weekend.

Many thanks to all who attended.

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Future Exhibitions

To receive an automatic email notification of news and details on future exhibitions, please subscribe using the form at the bottom of the page.

For information on organising an exhibition in your area, please use the button below to get in touch and leave a message.

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IVCO London October 2016 Exhibition postponed

September 4th, 2016|

The London IVCO 1916 exhibition has been postponed due to double booking  and demand so it has been put  back until later,our apologies ,we will keep you updated when we have new dates. Enquiries to: info@irishvolunteers.org  

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September 4th, 2016|

Below are some short excerpts from an 8-page talk given by Liam O'Rourke in Glasgow earlier this year called, "The 1916 EASTER RISING AND THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IMPERIALISM.." which contains an astonishing amount of [...]

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IVCO “Tan war” Exhibition October 23,2016, Ardoyne,Belfast.

August 10th, 2016|

The Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation IVCO will be holding an exhibition in the Ardoyne , Belfast. The exhibition will take place on Sunday, October 23,from 11.am to 6.pm.We will have all our artifacts from the Ambassador [...]

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