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Frank Busteed, his family , and current Revisionism of the Irish Revolution

By Brian O’ Donoghue. (B.A. Honours Degree History , B.A. Degree Sociology from. U.C.C.)   Brothers -   Frank Busteed’s two older brothers , Jack (John), and Bill (William) were both in the British Army in  World War 1 ; in the Royal Engineers(since 1911). At that time they had left their paternal grandmother Margaret’s farm [...]

By |2020-03-31T16:11:21+00:00March 31st, 2020|An Irish Volunteers History 1913-1922|0 Comments

GEORGE LENNON: WATERFORD  REBEL,   By    Ivan Lennon

GEORGE LENNON: WATERFORD  REBEL By Ivan Lennon     Dungarvan’s George Gerard Lennon (1900-1991) of O’Connell  Street, Western Terrace (circa 1915) and Mitchell Terrace (1936)  had a noteworthy revolutionary career encompassing some 17 engagements against enemy forces in Waterford, Limerick and Cork: a  14 year old “adjutant” in the newly formed Dungarvan Volunteers; as a [...]

Lest we Forget

The Sentences imposed in the 5 cases mentioned above totalled 3 years, 1 month. Monday, September 22nd 1919. Raids:- Some ten branches of the Cumann na mBan, (Irish Women’s League), were raided by fully armed Police in Co. Tipperary. In Co. Roscommon similar raids took place on several branches of the same league. Armed police [...]

By |2019-10-05T19:25:31+00:00October 5th, 2019|An Irish Volunteers History 1913-1922|0 Comments
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