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. I know this isn’t a lost families site but I was wondering if anyone had a connection with his family. I’m trying to find his grandchildren. My other Great Uncle was William Oman (my grandfather married his sister) and also related to Bob Oman. My Grandfather was in na Fianna Eireann in 1916. Any pointers would be helpful. I have all his military records. […]
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 the men and women of 1916-1923. We have done this at many times, it seems, in the wilderness. There are other organisations and societies who have played their part too, also in their own ways. However, when it comes to political parties, there is only one that has proven itself dedicated to preserving our history. […]
The IVCO Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation flag atop the Moore Street buildings, many organisations, societies, political parties and none are in support of the occcupiers. The people of Ireland do not want the destruction of this site which is the “last battleground of the 1916 Rising. For those of the GPO Garrison their last place of military action was at Moore Street and Henry Place. The last headquarters of the Provisional Government of the Republic was in Moore Street. Each of the sixteen houses in the terrace of houses from no. 10 to 25 Moore had a major significance to the Volunteers. It’s only idiots like revisionists think that only four houses (nos. 14 to 17) have any significance at all.” (Pat Collender) […]