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David Neligan

By Mike Vearnals; David Neligan (1899–1983), known by his soubriquet "The Spy in the Castle", was an important figure involved in the Irish War of Independence 1919-1921, and subsequently became Director of Intelligence for the Irish Army after the Irish Civil War.

By |2017-09-13T15:09:05+00:00February 13th, 2014|Irish War of Independence Figures|0 Comments

John Stokes Irish Volunteer

  By Tom Stokes: My grandfather John Stokes, a native of Bunclody in County Wexford. He was a striking tram driver in the 1913 Lockout, joined the National Volunteers, collected his rifle from the Asgard in the Howth Gunrunning in July 1914, went with the Irish Volunteers in the Redmond-provoked split, and turned up for [...]

Pádraic Ó Máille

By Cormac O'Comhrai: Pádraic Ó Máille: Sinn Féin TD 1918-1921, active in the IRA in west Connemara. Supported the Treaty. Badly wounded in the attack that left Seán Hales TD dead and led to the execution of Mellows, O'Connor, McKelvey and Barrett. Recognising the need for reconciliation the following year he told a meeting in [...]

By |2017-09-13T15:09:07+00:00October 21st, 2013|Irish War of Independence Figures, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Brigid Lyons-Thornton

by James Langton: Heroine of the War of Independence, Dr. Brigid Lyons-Thornton, a native of Co. Roscommon, who, after the death of her mother, moved to Longford to live with her uncle. A medical student, and aged about twenty at the time of the Easter Rising, she served in the Four Courts, during Easter Week [...]

By |2017-09-13T15:09:21+00:00August 15th, 2013|Irish War of Independence Figures|0 Comments

Commandant William Dignam Offaly IRA

  Sent in by Tom Dignam, thanks Tom. We are looking for more information on Commandant William Dignam,,please e mail us at  info@irishvolunteers.org   Thank you for your assistance.   Commandant William Dignam 1.st Battalion Offaly Brigade I.R.A. Died ,March 21, 1921. from wounds  received from Enemy forces ,September 25.th, 1920.    

By |2017-09-13T15:09:22+00:00June 11th, 2013|Irish War of Independence Figures|0 Comments

Seán O’Hegarty O/C Cork No.1 Brigade IRA

    Seán O'Hegarty was a prominent member of the Irish Republican Army Cork during the Irish War of Independence and served as O/C of the Cork No. 1 Brigade of the IRA after the deaths Tomais Mac Curtain and Twerence MacSwiney . Born in Cork on 21 March 1881, O'Hegarty came from a family with strong nationalist roots. His parents [...]