by James Langton One of the most infamous events of the Black and Tan period was the murder of Father Michael Griffin, who was a curate in Saint Joseph’s Church in Galway. A man who was supposed to have been an informer went missing, and was presumed to have been killed. […]
Headquarters intelligence, Squad and Active Service Unit ANNUAL MEMORIAL MASS Sunday 20th July 1969.
By Diarmuid O'Connor: Gus was commander No.4 section A.S.U. after his death in a bit of a shoot out. Micheal Sweeney took over, and he was replaced by Padraig O Connor. Like I said many times we will never see the likes of these men again.
By Joe Dwyer: Mordachy 'Mardy' O'Connor, Just joined the Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation this morning. I joined in part due to the memory of my Great-Grandfather Mordachy 'Mardy' O'Connor, and his brother Tom, who enlisted in the Mantua Unit [Roscomon] of the Irish Volunteers in Jan 1917 under the command of Edward Holmes. I just [...]
Emily M. Weddall Cumman na nBan
By Eamon Murphy: Dundalk area 1916 veterans, photo taken in 1966.Capuchin 1967 annual.
By Joe Healy: The funeral of Tom Crofts, the first Commanding Officer of Cork city IRA during the Irish War of Independence, at St. Finbarrs Cemetery in March 1971.
Fian Seamus Courtney O/C Fianna Eireann,Cork, he died as the result of the ill effects of a hunger strike while he was in jail for illegal drilling in 1919. " Seamus Courtney was arrested in 1917 and lodged in Cork jail where he went on hunger strike. This undermined his health and on his release [...]