Hello, I'm seeking information on my grand uncle, James O'Brien (1893-197?) of Dunmanway. He was the son of William O'Brien and Johanna Connelly. He was a member of the Irish Volunteers, specifically the 3rd West Cork Brigade, for three years from 1918-1921. In later life it's known he was committed to a wheel chair which [...]
IVCO The handgun of Paddy Meagher Dublin Brigade IRA 1916 GPO Garrison: paddy meagher Dublin Brigade IRA 1916 postcard CORK BRIGADE:
Many Thanks to Ailín Mac Conbhuí for sending in the information below,well done Ailín. Buried in the Republican Plot in U.C.C. Cornelius Murphy- Ballydavid, Millstreet 1/2/1921 Capt Cornelius Murphy of Millstreet Battalion, Cork No. 2 Brigade is executed in Cork - the first official execution under martial law. (He was arrested on 4th January and charged [...]
A history surrounding the re development of the Kilmichael ambush site is below,at the very end we have photo's from Veronique showing the ambush site as of August 2014,it has been a project that has caused controversy.Historical sites must be treated with respect and proper procedure should be enforced on developers,at all times the developments must [...]
Today,August 16,2014,We paid a small visit to the grave of the Commander in chief of IRA, Kilcrumper cemetery,Co Cork. Photo's below: General Liam Lynch
The Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation held a dedication today August 9, 2014 for Fian Seamus Courtney. IVCO Brian Crowley directed the ceremony. A wreath was laid by member Kevin Cross on behalf of the IVCO. Many thanks to Joe Healy who gave the oration, Pat Manning who located the grave and proposed the commemoration, and Mick Nugent who laid a wreath on behalf of the Phoenix Society.
Fian Seamus Courtney O/C Fianna Eireann,Cork, he died as the result of the ill effects of a hunger strike while he was in jail for illegal drilling in 1919. " Seamus Courtney was arrested in 1917 and lodged in Cork jail where he went on hunger strike. This undermined his health and on his release [...]
First Sinn Fein Lord Mayor. Shot dead by members of the Royal Irish Constabulary during the Irish War of Independence. Photos sent in by member Kevin Cross. Kevin believes the monument is in a disgraceful condition,and looking at the photo's it is hard to disagree with him. The lettering has faded badly, the stone work is tarnished [...]