A very interesting photograph sent in by Michael Phillips, thanks Michael.
Below is a letter we received from Tina Cameron,would any members or readers be of help here? My GG uncle was an Irish Volunteer, Patrick Emmet Sweeney, and I'm very proud to be related by blood to who I think was a hero. He served at Jacob's Factory at the Easter Rising under MacDonagh, fought [...]
Roll of Honour, Belfast Brigade, Irish Republican Army, 1916-1966 Charlie Monaghan, IRB, 21/04/1916 James Johnston, IRB, 1917 Bernard MacMackin, IRB, 29/5/1917 Vol. Joseph Giles, Óglaigh na hÉireann, 20/7/1920 Fian John Murray, Fianna, 28/8/1920 Edward Trodden, IRB, 26/9/1920 Vol. John McFadden, Óglaigh na hÉireann, 26/9/1920 Vol. Sean Gaynor, Óglaigh na hÉireann, 26/9/1920 Vol. Sean O’Carroll, Óglaigh [...]
FORÓGRA SHEACHTAIN NA CÁSCA 1916 RIALTAS SEALADACH PHOBLACHT NA hÉIREANN DO MHUINTIR NA hÉIREANN A MHUINTIR NA hÉIREANN, IDIR FHIR AGUS MHNÁ: In ainm Dé agus in ainm na nglún a d'imigh romhainn agus a d'fhág againn mar oidhreacht seanspiorad na náisiúntachta, tá Éire, trínne, ag gairm a clainne chun a brataí agus ag bualadh [...]
The Major of “Monemohil” by Austin Harney My great – uncle, Michael Kelly, was an IRA Volunteer, hailed from Monemohill near Shanagolden and two miles from Ballyhahill in County Limerick. He was one of many heroic fighters in the War of Irish Independence (1919 to 1921) and the Irish Civil War (1922 to 1923).
By Sean O’Mara: One of my great Uncles who was in 1916. Captain Peadar O’Mara (Or Peter O’Mara) Beggars Bush and Bolands Mills where he didn’t want to surrender. He gets mentioned quite a bit in some documents and went on to have a long military career ending up as Provost Marshal of the Curragh. [...]
The 1916 Rising is owned by no one group or party or organisation. Many have paid lip service to the notion of it, but it has to be said and stated clearly – action speaks volumes. In our own small way, The Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation has for many years now promoted the history of [...]