The Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation have just acquired a maxim Machine Gun model 1910.Many readers will be aware that 10 Maxim machine guns were on board the Aud ,but the ship was intercepted by the British Royal Navy and scuttled by its German crew off the coast of Cork, all [...]
The Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation wish all our members,supporters and Friends a happy and peaceful Christmas. We also remember our deceased members. These, through a hundred years of gloom and doubting, Speak trumpet-toned today Above the cry of creed and faction´s shouting, To tread the olden way. These, in the hearts of all true men [...]
My Mother’s brother, (uncle) Joseph (Joe) Traynor lived in Ballymount, Clondalkin, and was a Volunteer with ‘F’ Company, 4th Battalion, No 1 Dublin Brigade during the late 19’teens’. I would welcome any information about his ‘Volunteering’ activities to include a historical note I am writing about him. Joe was captain of the “Young Emmets” GAA [...]
Hello, I'm seeking information on my grand uncle, James O'Brien (1893-197?) of Dunmanway. He was the son of William O'Brien and Johanna Connelly. He was a member of the Irish Volunteers, specifically the 3rd West Cork Brigade, for three years from 1918-1921. In later life it's known he was committed to a wheel chair which [...]
The Irish volunteers Commemorative Organisation will be holding exhibitions over the next several years focusing on The Tan war,, Operation Harvest, and the the early 70.s Campaigns on the struggle for Irish freedom. There are many important anniversaries coming along and we will mark them. The 1918 Sinn Fein success in the General election which mandated [...]
The Irish Volunteer Commemorative Organisation are now accepting requests to bring our exhibition country wide and we are marking our calendar in for the "Tan War" commemorations beginning 2019 -2021. If you wish to have us hold an exhibition in your area please e mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org Please do not delay and reserve early as [...]
A very interesting photograph sent in by Michael Phillips, thanks Michael.
The Irish Volunteer Commemorative Organisation were invited to Moscow for the May 9 celebrations re Victory over Germany,May 9,1945. We had a great time and visited many historical sites. The highlight of course was the May 9 Victory celebration parade,we also met up and had a great evening with the Kremlin Presidential Guard.We hope to [...]