Take Over Beggars Bush. Extract from "Sleep Soldier Sleep" by Diarmuid O Connor miseab publications. Chief of Staff Dick Mulcahy: "I present it, because in keeping with the flag before you. I know you will keep up the spirit of burning patriotism in which it was handed to you from the fires of Easter week [...]
by Eamon Murphy: (Left to right) Joe Good, John ‘Blimey’ O’Connor (sitting) and Ernie Nunan of the Kimmage Garrison. Photo courtesy of Ann Matthews from her excellent book “The Kimmage Garrison, 1916”. […]
By Eamon Murphy: A proud 1916 veteran at the 25th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin, 1941.
By Eamon Murphy: 21 Mountshannon Road, Kilmainham, Dublin. The Mellows family home throughout 1916, the War of Independence and the Civil War. This is taken from Google streetview. It is the one on the right with the white door. I wonder do the occupants/residents of number 21 know the significance of their home and its previous owners. As you can see there is no plaque or marker, this streetview image would be about 5-6 years old but as far as I know no plaque has been erected in the meantime. […]
By Diarmuid O’Connor: MEETING OF THE GAELIC LEAGUE ROTUNDA DUBLIN 1900. Back row. J.O’Hogan. C.McNeil. D.T.Kellaher. FR.O’Reily. W.P.Ryan. P.’Byrne J Ewens. J.J.O’Kelly. Second Row From Back. P.H.Pearse. (Executed 1916) J.McNeill (volunteers) J.O’Leary. F.McColuim. D.lynch. M.D. J.O’Keirsey.W.O’Looney. FR.Kiernan. J.H.Lyood. J.Casey. R.Archer. Second Row From Front.C.O’Kelly. M.O’Sullivan. J.J.Doyle. Miss Johnson. R.J.O’Muirenn. J.McLeod. Rev Dr. Locran. Rev Dr Hickey. DR.Douglas Hyde. ( Future President) Miss. Kelly. Miss. O’Donaghue.. Miss. Kileen. Mr C.J.Murphy. Front Row. John O’ Connor (Seana Sean) B.Barry. R.Gordon. T.Cancannon. P.J.Lawless. M.O.Hanrahan (executed 1916) E.O’Neill […]
By Eamon Murphy: Courtown Harbour remembers Sean Etchingham, local nationalist and IRB member. He was one of the Irish Volunteer leaders in Enniscorthy in 1916. (*year unknown but presumed to be late forties or early fifties). He accompanied Seamus Doyle to Dublin to personally receive the surrender order from Pearse, as they didn't believe it [...]
By Colm McGuinness: Anti Treaty IRA Arklow, Wicklow.
Eamon Murphy: Michael Lonergan designed the Fianna uniforms. He was also on the original Irish Volunteer Provisional Committee. He emigrated to the US in early 1914. […]