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 [...]
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 [...]
Irish Political Review, January 2019 In this decade of commemorations we are encouraged to remember and not to forget. Very good advice and we at The Irish Political Review will do our bit during the hundredth anniversary of "the four glorious years" to recall the facts of those years. We will do so with the [...]
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 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 [...]
The Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation wish all our members,supporters and Friends a happy and peaceful Christmas. We also remember our deceased members. These, through a hundred years of gloom and doubting, Speak trumpet-toned today Above the cry of creed and faction´s shouting, To tread the olden way. These, in the hearts of all true men [...]
A very interesting photograph sent in by Michael Phillips, thanks Michael.
Below is a letter we received from Tina Cameron,would any members or readers be of help here? My GG uncle was an Irish Volunteer, Patrick Emmet Sweeney, and I'm very proud to be related by blood to who I think was a hero. He served at Jacob's Factory at the Easter Rising under MacDonagh, fought [...]