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