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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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