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 [...]
Irish volunteer Commemorative Organisation Royal Irish constabulary collection,including RIC hand gun, RIC Kilmallock Barrack sign and RIC Helmets.
The RIC Kilmallock sign will be on display at Irish Volunteers Commemorative events around the country soon. It was captured by IRA Volunteers.
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By Hugh Keane : Many thanks to Hugh for sending this in. New Zealanders in the 1916 Irish Rebellion By Hugh Keane : A small silver cup awarded to Corporal Alexander Don is a poignant reminder of the involvement of a small group of New Zealand soldiers in the Irish Rebellion during the First World War. [...]
Your readers may be interested in research I am doing on the 5 New Zealand soldiers who assisted in the defence of Trinity College Dublin during Easter Week 1916. The 5 New Zealanders are listed in the 1916 Rebellion Handbook published by the Irish Times soon after the Rising, but their involvement has never been [...]
The Ulster Volunteers were a Unionist militia founded in 1912 to block Home Rule for Ireland. In 1913 they were organised into the Ulster Volunteer Force, with many of its members enlisting with the 36th Ulster Division at the outbreak of WW 1. A modern loyalist paramilitary group founded in 1966 shares the same name (Ulster Volunteer Force or UVF), [...]