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Irish War of Independece 1916 Irish Volunteers Uniform

By James langton: I held a piece of history in my hands this evening in the home of my very good friend Las Fallon. A friend of his named Daniel Fitzpatrick, of the Dublin Fire Brigade dropped by with the tunic worn by his grandfather Denis Fitzpatrick in 1916. Denis was born 17th of April [...]

Artefacts from the General Post Office, 1916

By Terry Fagan. From Capuchin Archives: Letter from T. Martin to Fr. Aloysius Travers OFM Cap., enclosing 1916 Rising artefacts 8 May 1916. Letter from T. Martin, 12 Trinity Street, Dublin, to Fr. Aloysius Travers OFM Cap., enclosing an Irish Volunteer button. One is in brass with a harp decoration. Also enclosed is a uniform [...]

By |February 17th, 2012|Emblems of The Irish Volunteers|0 Comments

Irish Volunteer Commemorative Organisation Memorabilia on Display

1916-armband-150x150Hello all, We have been asked to put up more pictures of memorabilia that we have on display around the country. Please see the pictures below. These include Irish volunteer cap badges, Irish war of Independence medals, 1916 Rising medals, also firearms of the period.


Group of Irish Volunteers training at Milltown Malbay West Clare circa 1913. Irish nationalists and republicans were quick to note and imitate the actions of the Ulster Volunteer Force formed in opposition to Home Rule In response to the article 'The North Began' by Eoin Mc Neill in the Gaelic Leagues newspaper An [...]

Irish Volunteer Uniforms

An article posted by Irish author , Irish Volunteer Commemorative member and historian Padraig O Ruairc. Thanks Padraig. Re-enactors have been asking me for some time about Irish Volunteers / I.R.A. uniforms and what is and is not accurate. This is a very big issue to cover as the uniform, appearance, personnel, weaponry targets and [...]

By |March 3rd, 2011|Emblems of The Irish Volunteers|2 Comments

Badges of The Irish Volunteers

By Garry O' Brien There has been much discussion over the years about what badges the Irish volunteers wore, whether the badges were official or unofficial etc.  A lot of confusion arises from the fact that the Volunteers split. A great source of information is the paper of the Irish Volunteers themselves. In these can [...]

By |March 3rd, 2011|Emblems of The Irish Volunteers|0 Comments