By Brian O' Donoghue . ---- Brian O' Donoghue , holds a B.A . Degree from U.C.C in History , and Sociology * Frank's two older brothers -Jack(John) , and Bill(William) were both in the British Army in W.W .1, in the Royal Engineers., at that time , they had left their grandmother Margaret's farm [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
IVCO, Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation display at Ashbourne, County Meath, April 22 ,2018
IVCO, Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation display at Ashbourne, County Meath, April 22, 2018. Excellent and original Spanish Civil War display from our friends in history from Cavan.
The Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation will have an information stand at Swans, Curragha, Co Meath, on Sunday April 22, from 12:00 to 5:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you all there.
by Helen Larkin Patrick Whelan (4 September 1893 - 26 April 1916) was an Irish Volunteer, killed in action in Boland's Mill during the Battle of Mount Street Bridge at the time of the Easter Rising of 1916. He was 22 years old when he died and was awarded the 1916 Medal posthumously in 1941. [...]
The Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation have just acquired a maxim Machine Gun model 1910.Many readers will be aware that 10 Maxim machine guns were on board the Aud ,but the ship was intercepted by the British Royal Navy and scuttled by its German crew off the coast of Cork, all [...]