Monthly Archives: March 2014

AN IRISH REPUBLICAN BODY OF GUNWOMEN.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. It was a harmless enough bit of tomfoolery. The people knew it was nonsense. I could have ignored it, but I was more than a little ‘touched’ whenever any of the … Continue reading

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IRELAND 1921 : “ABOUT TWO HOURS HAD ELAPSED SINCE THE OPENING OF THE FIGHT. WE WERE IN POSSESSION OF THE COUNTRYSIDE, NO BRITISH WERE VISIBLE….”

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. We had been invited to speak in support of a resolution already passed by Clare County Council – we could not change the resolution and the Cumann na nGael TD (sic) … Continue reading

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IRELAND , 1858 , ST. PATRICKS DAY : ARMED RISING PLANNED.

ST. PATRICKS DAY 1858 AND THE IRISH STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM. Joseph Denieffe (left) , one of the founders of the ‘Irish Republican Brotherhood’. Born in Kilkenny City in 1833 , Joseph Denieffe grew up to become a tailor by trade … Continue reading

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IRELAND 1921 : BRITS USE RIFLE BUTTS TO EXECUTE INJURED IRA MEN.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. Looking back on it now I am of the opinion that the Galway committees were at once the most advanced in idea, and the best fighting group in the Irish countryside … Continue reading

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“NEARLY ALL THE GIRLS STAYED REPUBLICAN, BUT THE MEN SEEMED TO WAVER….”

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. The ‘Land Annuity’ resolution put nothing up to de Valera , but it cleared the ground for our second proposal, and the second resolution fairly tugged at de Valera’s coat-tails. It … Continue reading

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