Individual Accounts Irish Volunteers 1913-1923

/Individual Accounts Irish Volunteers 1913-1923

Joseph P. McGuinness

Joseph P. McGuinness (10 April 1875 – 31 May 1922) was an Sinn Fein politician who was elected as member of parliament  (MP) for South Longford at by-election in 1917. He was re-elected as MP for the new Longford constituency at the 1918 election.. McGuinness was serving a prison term when he was elected to Westminster and among those who worked on [...]

Commtd. Michael O’Brien, Adj. South Mayo Brigade IRA

By James Dooley: Commtd. Michael O'Brien, Adj. South Mayo Brigade  IRA, Killed in action at Tourmakeady on the 3rd of May 1921, by Lt. Emmerson of the Border Regiment. Michael O'Brien was just 22 years old when he lost his life. He was the only member of the Irish Volunteers to be killed in action [...]

By |April 30th, 2014|Individual Accounts Irish Volunteers 1913-1923|0 Comments

THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

In the odd chance you might find this of interest for your readers Journalist David Lawlor  has dealt w/ the matter of PTSD in his novel TAN This  blog  deals  w/ the problems my father dealt w/ subsequent to the deaths of Volunteers Liam Scully at Kilmallock,  Pat Keating, Sean Fitzgerald at the Burgery , [...]

Volunteer IRA Actions

Shipool Castle and wood land road Where Barry and his men waited in vain for Percivals Essex Regiment That were stationed at Charles Fort Kinsale.The British were said to be tipped off. Over three hundred earlier The Great O'Neill passed this way, in the last major battle for Gaelic Ireland in 1601 at Kinsale. The [...]

By |February 13th, 2014|Individual Accounts Irish Volunteers 1913-1923|0 Comments

Mícheál Ó Droighneáin (Michael Thornton,) . OC East Connemara Brigade IRA

By:Cormac O'Comhrai The old school in Furbo, Co. Galway. OC East Connemara Brigade, Mícheál Ó Droighneáin (Michael Thornton) was a teacher in the school. Local legend has it that the school was raided while he was teaching. Crown Forces rushed in, kids were still sitting at their desks and looking out the window towards the [...]

By |February 11th, 2014|Individual Accounts Irish Volunteers 1913-1923|0 Comments

Petie (PJ) McDonnell… OC West Connemara Brigade

by Rod Dennison: Petie (PJ) McDonnell... OC West Connemara Brigade... Courtesy of JJ and Anthony Leonard....

By |February 6th, 2014|Individual Accounts Irish Volunteers 1913-1923|0 Comments

James Cunningham IRA

By James langton;   James Cunningham was from Drogheda County Louth and like his father he was a tailor. He served in Jacob’s Factory during the Rising. After the surrender he was detained in Richmond Barracks, on the 2nd of May he was removed from Richmond Barracks and sent to Knutsford detention Barracks where he [...]

By |February 6th, 2014|Individual Accounts Irish Volunteers 1913-1923|0 Comments

Thomas Hand

by Eamon Murphy and Skerries Historical Society. Thomas Hand As a young man Thomas hand joined and played an active part in the branch of the Gaelic League which was established in Skerries after the turn of the century. He was active in the local branch of the Irish Transport and General workers’ Union and [...]

By |January 4th, 2014|Individual Accounts Irish Volunteers 1913-1923|1 Comment