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Ireland’s Wars: South Dublin Union

The western-most fighting within Dublin would belong to the 4th battalion of the Irish Volunteers, and most of that fighting would be done in a large complex called the South Dublin Union, located to the south-west at the city centre, near Kingsbridge … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Last Weekend Before The Rising

As things stood on the morning of Saturday the 22ND of April, it appeared that the Irish Volunteers were about to launch a full-scale uprising across the country, with the backing of Eoin MacNeill, but what exactly this backing actually … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Volunteer Schism

Whatever semblance of a plan the military council had come up with was made, and Germany was sending arms, albeit not in the quantity the IRB wanted. As winter turned to Spring in 1916, the rebellion grew ever more likely … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Redmond’s Volunteer Takeover

Between the unreliability of the British military when it came to upholding the law, and the gun-running’s that had increased the armed potential of the Ulster and Irish Volunteers, things appeared to be disintegrating fast in Ireland in the summer … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Home Rule And Volunteers

We are now truly entering an era of Irish history commonly identified with the Easter Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War. The events we will be discussing were the final steps on the road to those conflicts, … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: “My Civil War” And “A Lost Son”

(Note: The two hyperlinks in this article will expire a few weeks after publication). Over the last few weeks, RTE has aired two documentaries about the Irish Civil War. The first was My Civil War, a look at the descendents … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: The Positives Of 1916

“We have used you and your name and influence for what it is worth. You can issue what orders you like now, our men won’t obey you.” Those words were recorded and remembered by Colm O’Lochlainn, a little noted member … Continue reading

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