All Blog Posts Tagged 'Irish Volunteers' (5)


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The Lispole Ambush -- Averting Disaster on the Dingle Peninsula

If you ever drive down the south side of the beautiful and scenic Dingle Peninsula in Co. Kerry, as I did with my wife, brother and sister-in-law last June (and everyone should, at least one in their lives), you will pass through the small village of Lispole…

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Added by Joe Gannon on March 20, 2017 at 1:30pm — 11 Comments


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The Kilmeena Ambush, May 19, 1921: Seeds of Victory in a Defeat

In the early part of the Irish War of Independence there had not been any major ambushes of Crown forces in County Mayo, unlike several other counties, notably County Cork. However, in May 1921, the Irish Volunteers began to…

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Added by Joe Gannon on May 18, 2016 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments


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Bulmer Hobson, 'The Most Dangerous Man in Ireland'



Bulmer Hobson did not enjoy iconic status in the Irish history books, nor did he enjoy any real recognition in the Free State Government -- he has in fact, quite literally been confined to the margins of Irish history. Yet on all aspects of early 20th…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on October 21, 2015 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

The R.I.C. In An Untenable Position, Part 1: Trauma at The Burgery

Domnail O’Faolain, son of West Waterford Brigade Commanding Officer (O/C) Pax Whelan, noted in a 1966 lecture the difficulty in getting members of Oglaigh na hEireann (I.R.A.) in the Deise area of County Waterford to talk of the War of Independence…

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Added by Ivan Lennon on September 26, 2015 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 21 - July 27

Picture courtesy of Lt. Col. Ken Powers

The Prince of Wales Flag, the regimental color carried by the 69th New York State Militia at 1st Bull…
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Added by The Wild Geese on July 20, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

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