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 [...]
Irish Volunteer Commemorative Organisation Exhibition at the Grocers Club ,Cork city on April 20,2017. The Irish Volunteers put on a display last Friday night 21st of April at the grocers club, the occasion was to commemorate Leslie de Barra ( Tom Barry's wife) The Main speaker was Leah ní Riada, she outlined the fascinating life [...]
The Irish Volunteer Commemorative Organisation participated in Battle of Ashbourne Commemoration,Ashbourne, Co Meath,April 21 and 22,2017. Photo's courtesey Dermot Kelly the Cavan Division Volunteers and IVCO member. From the BOAC: The BOACC Ashbourne Living History Festival and Thomas Ashe Centenary Commemoration took place last weekend, 22 & [...]
“President Eamon de Valera reviews the veterans of the 1916 Enniscorthy Garrison on the fiftieth anniversary of the Rising, Easter 1966”
By Eamon Murphy: "President Eamon de Valera reviews the veterans of the 1916 Enniscorthy Garrison on the fiftieth anniversary of the Rising, Easter 1966" Courtesy of Nicholas Furlong.
Con Deer, was a veteran of the volunteer movement in 1916 ( receiving a pension and medal but not signing the Roll Of Honour as he was arrested early in the week). He was a lieutenant of the General Council of Frongoch "The University of Republicanism" He was interned in Reading in July 1916 [...]