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“Paddy” O’Brien and the Rathcoole ambush: Vengeance Is “Mine”

On June 16, 1921, one hundred years ago yesterday, "Paddy" O'Brien and the Irish Volunteers of the newly formed 4th Cork Brigade ambushed…

Started by The Wild Geese

0 Oct 31

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The Scramogue Ambush: Roscommon Steps Up

On March 23, 1921, 100 years ago today, North and South Roscommon Brigades of the Irish Volunteers ambushed a convoy of British soldiers a…

Started by Joe Gannon

0 Mar 25

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The 1st Brigade Cork Volunteers and the Coolnacahera Ambush

Though the Cork 1st Brigade did not receive the same post-war recognition as the 2nd and 3rd Cork Brigades and Seán O’Hegarty is not as we…

Started by Joe Gannon

0 Feb 9

Michael Brennan and the East Clare Brigade at the Glenwood Ambush

The Volunteer movement in east County Clare was dominated by the three Brennan brothers, Paddy, Austin, and Michael. Michael, the youngest…

Started by The Wild Geese

0 Jan 16

Tipperary’s Dan Breen: The Hardest Hard Man

On August 11, 1894, Dan Breen, one of the most famous rebels in Irish history, was born in his parent’s cottage at Grange, one mile south…

Started by The Wild Geese

0 Aug 11, 2020

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'Greyhound on Train': Rescuing Seán Hogan at Knocklong

On May 13, 1919, at Knocklong, Co. Limerick, members of the Tipperary and Limerick Volunteers boldly entered a Cork bound train and rescue…

Started by Joe Gannon

0 Apr 8, 2020

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The Clonbanin Ambush: “To Hell With Surrender!”

March 5, 1921, dawned bright and clear on the Mallow – Killarney road (N-72 today) west of Clonbanin, Co. Cork. The men of Seán Moylan’s C…

Started by Joe Gannon

0 Mar 9, 2020

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George Lennon & the Piltown Cross Ambush

The night of November 1, 1920, All Souls Night, was extremely cold in the west of Co. Waterford. The members of the West Waterford Voluntee…

Started by Joe Gannon

0 Oct 28, 2019

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The Kilmallock Barracks Attack: Burning Down the House in Limerick

The Kilmallock Barracks Attack: Burning Down the House in Limerick On the night of May 27th the Volunteers gathered in the Kilmallock area…

Started by Joe Gannon

0 May 27, 2019

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The Tureengarriffe Ambush: Cork & Kerry Strike a Blow

The Tureengarriffe Ambush: Cork & Kerry Strike a Blow Seán Moylan slowly moved his binoculars back and forth pointed to the west as he…

Started by Joe Gannon

0 Jan 2, 2019

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