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Royal Irish Constabulary Winchester Riot Gun marked to the RIC

Pat O'Hagan has just accquired a Royal Irish Constabulary Pump Action Shotgun that was used in Belfast,a very nice piece and in top class condition,this item and many more will be on view at an exhibition that will will be held in Belfast in January,2019 to mark the 100.th anniversary of the beginning of the Tan [...]

By |2018-11-11T11:50:58+00:00November 11th, 2018|British Forces, RIC, Auxilaries, Black & Tans|0 Comments

Patrick Joseph Williams – Irish Citizen Army

Patrick Joseph Williams(1874-1951) was a member of the Irish Citizen Army in 1916. William Oman evidence stated Patrick Williams was one of the permanent guard on liberty Hall for 3 weeks before the Rising. On Easter Sunday he joined the ICA route march through the city, returning to duty at Liberty Hall. On the Monday [...]

1919-1921 Black & Tan war

The Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation are taking reservations now for exhibitions to commemorate the struggle for Independence ,the "Tan War",which regained a form of Independence for the twenty six of the thirty two counties.  The centenary of the "Tan War" begins this month, January 2019 and continues in to 2021,approximately two years. The Irish Volunteers [...]

By |2019-01-11T13:30:01+00:00June 17th, 2018|Future Exhibitions|0 Comments

Ballyphehane 1916-2016 Centenary Heritage Pod

Ballyphehane 1916-2016 Centenary Commemoration Committee launched an electronic Heritage Pod in the Ballyphehane Community Centre, Cork City, which is accessible to all during the Centre's opening hours. The history of 1916 is covered as is a short biography of each of the leaders, loads of photos of the events we held and video too, audio clips [...]

By |2018-05-30T01:06:22+00:00May 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thomas O’Hara Information required

Hello.  My name is Anne Kendrick and my mother’s father while in New Zealand called himself Thomas O’Hara (Tom). My mother is Lucy Kendrick (nee O’Hara)   Tom came to NZ sometime before his marriage in Wellington, NZ in September 1925. He married Hannah O’Connor from Tralee, Co Kerry who we believe came to NZ [...]