FRANK BUSTEED (1898-1974) Vice-Commandant, 6th Battalion, 1st Cork Brigade (Commandant -Flying Column) , War of Independence . Commandant Sixth Battalion, Civil War. by Brian O’Donoghue B.A. Hons. History. (Grandson) Introduction. Frank Busteed has been described as somewhat of a legend in his native Blarney. He is chiefly known for his involvement in the Irish War [...]
Sunday Independent article- by Eoghan Harris A reply (Fearless Mary Lindsay has better right to be a feminist icon than Markievicz) Dear Sir, I wish to respond to the above article, in which Mr .Harris ,in my opinion , very unfairly and narrowly portrays my grandfather Frank Busteed , V/C 6th Battalion , [...]
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. [...]
Con Deer, was a veteran of the volunteer movement in 1916 ( receiving a pension and medal but not signing the Roll Of Honour as he was arrested early in the week). He was a lieutenant of the General Council of Frongoch "The University of Republicanism" He was interned in Reading in July 1916 [...]
Take Over Beggars Bush. Extract from "Sleep Soldier Sleep" by Diarmuid O Connor miseab publications. Chief of Staff Dick Mulcahy: "I present it, because in keeping with the flag before you. I know you will keep up the spirit of burning patriotism in which it was handed to you from the fires of Easter week [...]
by Eamon Murphy: (Left to right) Joe Good, John ‘Blimey’ O’Connor (sitting) and Ernie Nunan of the Kimmage Garrison. Photo courtesy of Ann Matthews from her excellent book “The Kimmage Garrison, 1916”. […]
By Eamon Murphy: A proud 1916 veteran at the 25th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin, 1941.
By Eamon Murphy: 21 Mountshannon Road, Kilmainham, Dublin. The Mellows family home throughout 1916, the War of Independence and the Civil War. This is taken from Google streetview. It is the one on the right with the white door. I wonder do the occupants/residents of number 21 know the significance of their home and its [...]