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John Stokes Irish Volunteer

  By Tom Stokes: My grandfather John Stokes, a native of Bunclody in County Wexford. He was a striking tram driver in the 1913 Lockout, joined the National Volunteers, collected his rifle from the Asgard in the Howth Gunrunning in July 1914, went with the Irish Volunteers in the Redmond-provoked split, and turned up for [...]

Pádraic Ó Máille

By Cormac O'Comhrai: Pádraic Ó Máille: Sinn Féin TD 1918-1921, active in the IRA in west Connemara. Supported the Treaty. Badly wounded in the attack that left Seán Hales TD dead and led to the execution of Mellows, O'Connor, McKelvey and Barrett. Recognising the need for reconciliation the following year he told a meeting in [...]

By | 2017-09-13T15:09:07+00:00 October 21st, 2013|Irish War of Independence Figures, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Brigid Lyons-Thornton

by James Langton: Heroine of the War of Independence, Dr. Brigid Lyons-Thornton, a native of Co. Roscommon, who, after the death of her mother, moved to Longford to live with her uncle. A medical student, and aged about twenty at the time of the Easter Rising, she served in the Four Courts, during Easter Week [...]

By | 2017-09-13T15:09:21+00:00 August 15th, 2013|Irish War of Independence Figures|0 Comments

Commandant William Dignam Offaly IRA

  Sent in by Tom Dignam, thanks Tom. We are looking for more information on Commandant William Dignam,,please e mail us at  info@irishvolunteers.org   Thank you for your assistance.   Commandant William Dignam 1.st Battalion Offaly Brigade I.R.A. Died ,March 21, 1921. from wounds  received from Enemy forces ,September 25.th, 1920.    

By | 2017-09-13T15:09:22+00:00 June 11th, 2013|Irish War of Independence Figures|0 Comments

Seán O’Hegarty O/C Cork No.1 Brigade IRA

    Seán O'Hegarty was a prominent member of the Irish Republican Army Cork during the Irish War of Independence and served as O/C of the Cork No. 1 Brigade of the IRA after the deaths Tomais Mac Curtain and Twerence MacSwiney . Born in Cork on 21 March 1881, O'Hegarty came from a family with strong nationalist roots. His parents [...]

By | 2017-09-13T15:09:22+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Irish War of Independence Figures, Uncategorized|1 Comment

The (new) Reality League presents: ‘Sleeping on Dynamite: Constance and Casimir Markievicz in 1913’

The (new) Reality League presents: ‘Sleeping on Dynamite: Constance and Casimir Markievicz in 1913’ A lecture with rare illustrations by Patrick Quigley author of The Polish Irishman, the Life and Times of Count Casimir Markievicz. (The Liffey Press) United Arts Club 3 Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2 Thursday, 18 April @ 8.00pm Featuring: Con & Na [...]

By | 2015-02-17T23:52:57+00:00 April 15th, 2013|Irish War of Independence Figures|0 Comments