The news that the Paris Bakery in Moore Street is to be forcibly closed is the latest twist in the bizarre planning history of the Carlton Site. At a time when most small business's are going to the wall the most successful business in the heart of historic Dublin is to be closed with [...]
The Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation wish all our members,supporters and Friends a happy and peaceful Christmas. We also remember our deceased members.
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 [...]
Yesterday, The Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation held an outstanding exhibition in Wynn's Hotel in Dublin's city centre. It was a fantastic success, and we were delighted with the massive turn out and interest. Members of the general public brought family heirlooms along to share, display, and make enquiries about their relatives who took part in the period. It was great to meet our esteemed colleagues from Cork and Belfast, who are the backbone of the Organisation. Great to meet members of the Committee team again, Garry O'Brien, Brian Crowley and John Sweeney in particular who always give us (Dublin members) a very warm welcome when visiting Cork.
The Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation gave an exhibition in Charleville, Co. Cork on September 14, 2013. There was a good turnout and it was great to meet the general public. It was nice, too, to meet Eamon de Valera's extended family and there were many old tales told. Patrick J. Mannix, historian and organiser for the weekend celebrations, presented the I.V.C.O. with a very nice medallion of Archbishop Mannix. We will be happy to display it at our future exhibitions.
An 18 pounder shell from the 1916 Rising has come in to the artifacts on display from the Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation. During the 1916 Rising ,the Irish Volunteers entrenched themselves in many buildings,the British decided to use artillery to root them out. From Wednesday on, Liberty Hall, the GPO and other buildings in Sackville [...]
UPDATED: Seán Kelleher, secretary of the Kilmichael Historical Society, which along with the Kilmichael and Crossbarry Commemoration Committee is behind the development of the site, has denied that the auxiliaries would be commemorated. http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/british-forces-will-not-be-commemorated-at-kilmichael-ambush-site-239891.html It is rumoured that there are proposals to have commemorative plaques to the British Auxilaries and believe it or not a [...]
There was a good turnout at the commemoration. Many thanks to the Kilmurry Historical association, Mr. Galvin who gave a talk at the cemetery on Sean O'Heagarty, Kevin Cross, IVCO member, who organised the event and all the members and public who turned out on the day, and a special thank you to Antaine Mac Coscair who could not attend due to illness but sent us a very nice piece which was read out at the commemoration.