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ON THIS DATE (19TH FEBRUARY) 76 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF A REBEL POACHER-TURNED-FREE STATE MILITARY GENERAL. ‘JJ O’Connell (pictured) joined the Irish Volunteers in 1914, becoming Chief of Inspection in 1915. He travelled the country organising volunteer corps, as … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (6TH MARCH) 101 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF WESTMINSTER’S PET POLITICIAN IN IRELAND. “I have publicly promised, not only for myself, but in the name of my country, that when the rights of Ireland were admitted by … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (9TH MAY) 190 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF AN IRISH REVOLUTIONARY, NOVELIST, POET AND JOURNALIST. Charles Joseph Kickham (pictured), an Irish revolutionary and a leadership figure in the Irish Republican Brotherhood, was born on this date – … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (20TH SEPTEMBER) 214 YEARS AGO : ‘DARLING OF ERIN’ BUTCHERED BY WESTMINSTER. Robert Emmet was born on the 4th March, 1778, a son of Dr Robert Emmet and Elizabeth Mason. His father served as state physician to … Continue reading

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EASTER 1916 COMMEMORATIONS RSF 2014 DUBLIN : BRIEF REPORT AND SOME PICS.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. If anybody is ever tempted to examine IRA documents of the late 1920’s , ’30 and ’31 , he could easily make the mistake certain other people made at the time … Continue reading

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