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#War of Independence

# war-of-independence - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Records of compensation claims during War of Independence and Civil War to be released
# Archives
# Archives

Records of compensation claims during War of Independence and Civil War to be released

Wed 3:40 PM 9,584 Views 2 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin said the collection ‘brings home the true reality of the human cost of those turbulent times’.

# war-of-independence - This year 2022

The death of Michael Collins and the what-ifs of Irish history
# Michael Collins
# Michael Collins

The death of Michael Collins and the what-ifs of Irish history

Aug 22nd 2022, 7:00 AM 22,610 Views 19 Comments

The revolutionary-turned finance minister died aged just 32.

Michael Collins’ diaries to be made public for first time
# War Of Independence
# War Of Independence

Michael Collins’ diaries to be made public for first time

Aug 15th 2022, 1:05 PM 16,572 Views 10 Comments

The five diaries cover the period from 1918 to Collins’ death in 1922.

Shoot-out on Irish border remembered 100 years on
# Clones Affray
# Clones Affray

Shoot-out on Irish border remembered 100 years on

Feb 11th 2022, 6:00 AM 14,442 Views 5 Comments

A gun battle took place at a railway station in the border town of Clones that claimed the lives of several people.

# war-of-independence - Last year 2021

The Burning of the Custom House was one of the landmark events in the War of Independence - here's what happened
# Centenary
# Centenary

The Burning of the Custom House was one of the landmark events in the War of Independence - here's what happened

May 22nd 2021, 11:18 AM 22,711 Views 40 Comments

It’s 100 years since the IRA attacked the administrative heart of the British civil service in Ireland.

Michael D Higgins: There is a reluctance to criticise empire and imperialism
# The British Empire
# The British Empire

Michael D Higgins: There is a reluctance to criticise empire and imperialism

Feb 12th 2021, 11:13 AM 33,940 Views 92 Comments

Uachtarán na hÉireann wrote in the Guardian that a “feigned amnesia” of Anglo-Irish history would not help create a better future.

# war-of-independence - All time

Bloody Sunday: How the senseless attack in Croke Park hastened the end of British rule
# War Of Independence
# War Of Independence

Bloody Sunday: How the senseless attack in Croke Park hastened the end of British rule

Nov 21st 2020, 6:00 PM 59,028 Views 59 Comments

We take a look at the events of that day, using newspaper reports and archive material.

New exhibition shines a light on struggle between IRA and British forces in Monaghan
# War Of Independence
# War Of Independence

New exhibition shines a light on struggle between IRA and British forces in Monaghan

Feb 19th 2020, 5:39 PM 20,109 Views 25 Comments

The Monaghan War of Independence files include more than 500 pages of first-hand accounts from Monaghan IRA veterans

Dr Mary McAuliffe: Debate about an RIC commemoration needs more than a Black and Tans hashtag
# 1920
# 1920

Dr Mary McAuliffe: Debate about an RIC commemoration needs more than a Black and Tans hashtag

Jan 6th 2020, 6:30 PM 56,572 Views 105 Comments

The controversy around the RIC commemoration is entirely understandable, but it’s not that simple, writes Dr Mary McAuliffe.

'Revisionism gone too far': Clare mayor to boycott Royal Irish Constabulary commemoration service
# Cathal Crowe
# Cathal Crowe

'Revisionism gone too far': Clare mayor to boycott Royal Irish Constabulary commemoration service

Jan 5th 2020, 11:34 AM 48,977 Views 185 Comments

The government recently said it will commemorate those who served in the force prior to Irish independence.

Quiz: Test your knowledge of the Irish War of Independence
# Decade Of Centenaries
# Decade Of Centenaries

Quiz: Test your knowledge of the Irish War of Independence

Jan 3rd 2020, 10:00 PM 45,151 Views 53 Comments

The government has said we are entering the “most challenging and sensitive period” of marking the centenary of past events.

Commemoration events to mark centenary of War of Independence 'challenging and sensitive'
# Commemorations
# Commemorations

Commemoration events to mark centenary of War of Independence 'challenging and sensitive'

Dec 26th 2019, 10:00 AM 21,114 Views 68 Comments

The government hasn’t yet finalised the State programme for 1920 commemorative events.

'Volunteers were sent for the coffins': New docs reveal IRA activities during War of Independence
# Military Archives
# Military Archives

'Volunteers were sent for the coffins': New docs reveal IRA activities during War of Independence

Feb 23rd 2019, 10:00 AM 27,846 Views 48 Comments

The Brigade Activity Files are the latest release by the Military Service Pensions Collection.

Minister to lay wreath at ceremony to mark centenary of Soloheadbeg Ambush
# 100 Years
# 100 Years

Minister to lay wreath at ceremony to mark centenary of Soloheadbeg Ambush

Jan 20th 2019, 6:00 AM 17,057 Views 26 Comments

The Soloheadbeg Ambush is widely seen as the event which sparked the War of Independence.

The Soloheadbeg Ambush and the shots heard around the world
# War Of Independence
# War Of Independence

The Soloheadbeg Ambush and the shots heard around the world

Jan 13th 2019, 9:15 PM 33,537 Views 38 Comments

It’s widely seen as the event which sparked the War of Independence.

What is the truth behind Resistance's forced adoption storyline that really got people talking?
# Historical Drama
# Historical Drama

What is the truth behind Resistance's forced adoption storyline that really got people talking?

Jan 7th 2019, 8:30 PM 38,451 Views 13 Comments

It’s loosely based on the incredible story of Cork spies Florence and Josephine O’Donoghue.

Fancy researching your family history from the revolutionary period? This is a good place to start...
# War Of Independence
# War Of Independence

Fancy researching your family history from the revolutionary period? This is a good place to start...

Dec 28th 2018, 10:00 PM 23,778 Views 6 Comments

Did you have a family member who fought in the Civil War or War of Independence?

Body of British soldier exhumed from bog in Clare
# War Of Independence
# War Of Independence

Body of British soldier exhumed from bog in Clare

May 14th 2018, 7:33 PM 84,278 Views 80 Comments

Private George Duff Chalmers, who was 18 when he died, will be reburied in Dublin.

Drumcondra bridge named after UCD student executed during War of Independence
# Frank Flood
# Frank Flood

Drumcondra bridge named after UCD student executed during War of Independence

Mar 14th 2018, 7:00 PM 27,507 Views 49 Comments

19-year-old Frank Flood was the head of an IRA unit that ambushed an RIC lorry in January 1921.

Fish and chips meets Black and Tans: Details revealed of Leo Burdock's IRA service
# Civil War
# Civil War

Fish and chips meets Black and Tans: Details revealed of Leo Burdock's IRA service

Oct 24th 2017, 9:47 AM 37,780 Views 20 Comments

The new documents also reveal his involvement in the Civil War on the Anti-Treaty side.

IRA leader Seán Russell and the story of Dublin's most controversial statue
# Hidden History
# Hidden History

IRA leader Seán Russell and the story of Dublin's most controversial statue

Aug 19th 2017, 9:15 AM 50,252 Views 181 Comments

Russell was an IRA chief of staff who died on a German u-boat in 1940.

One of Dublin's most iconic buildings is taking a trip down memory lane
# Easter Rising
# Easter Rising

One of Dublin's most iconic buildings is taking a trip down memory lane

Mar 19th 2017, 10:00 AM 19,061 Views 12 Comments

A new exhibition explores the role Custom House played while Ireland fought for independence.

Someone carrying out home renovations in Laois found a hand grenade
# Wake Up Call
# Wake Up Call

Someone carrying out home renovations in Laois found a hand grenade

Feb 16th 2017, 2:19 PM 14,940 Views 9 Comments

Mills 36 hand grenades were regularly used throughout the War of Independence of 1919 to 1921.

The link between the Cork GAA jersey and the battle for freedom is an incredible tale
# An Fhuil Agus Bindealán
From The42
# An Fhuil Agus Bindealán

The link between the Cork GAA jersey and the battle for freedom is an incredible tale

Dec 26th 2016, 8:30 AM 7,794 Views 3 Comments

‘An Fhuil agus Bindealán’ airs on TG4 this evening, as former Cork player and manager Donal O’Grady goes on a journey through history to uncover the origins of the famous shirt.

The Cork sisters who ran an IRA headquarters from their little shop
# 1916
# 1916

The Cork sisters who ran an IRA headquarters from their little shop

Dec 20th 2015, 9:30 PM 34,953 Views 43 Comments

Sheila and Nora Wallace were of “tremendous value” in the fight for Irish independence.

A 1795 time capsule placed by one of the US Founding Fathers will be opened tonight
# National Treasure
# National Treasure

A 1795 time capsule placed by one of the US Founding Fathers will be opened tonight

Jan 6th 2015, 2:39 PM 21,613 Views 65 Comments

The capsule from Samuel Adams is believed to contain old coins and documents.

Have a look through the prison journal of an Easter Rising volunteer
# Life In Frongach
# Life In Frongach

Have a look through the prison journal of an Easter Rising volunteer

Nov 29th 2014, 9:15 AM 7,818 Views 9 Comments

Patrick Brennan’s journal will be on display in Clare Museum.

Do you know anything about Ireland's secret War of Independence caves?
# Hidden History
# Hidden History

Do you know anything about Ireland's secret War of Independence caves?

Oct 31st 2014, 3:57 PM 29,768 Views 37 Comments

An archaeologist in Sligo has identified 35 used to hide people and ammunitions and needs your help to find more.

Member of public brings viable artillery shell to garda station
# Trim
# Trim

Member of public brings viable artillery shell to garda station

Aug 15th 2014, 12:16 PM 10,899 Views 19 Comments

The device was made safe by the Defence Forces late last night.

Bullets, bibles and rifles: Glasnevin Cemetery wants to value your First World War artefacts
# Treasure Hunt
# Treasure Hunt

Bullets, bibles and rifles: Glasnevin Cemetery wants to value your First World War artefacts

May 17th 2014, 10:45 AM 4,646 Views 10 Comments

The cemetery is running a free Antiques Roadshow style event this weekend.

Pics: President Higgins and Taoiseach among thousands who gather to remember Easter Rising
# Ireland Remembers
# Ireland Remembers

Pics: President Higgins and Taoiseach among thousands who gather to remember Easter Rising

Apr 20th 2014, 9:24 PM 20,040 Views 86 Comments

A wreath was laid outside the steps of the GPO with the Proclamation of the Republic also read out.

90 Years On: Ireland 'healing her wounds' from years of war
# From The Archives
# From The Archives

90 Years On: Ireland 'healing her wounds' from years of war

Apr 19th 2014, 4:30 PM 12,856 Views 28 Comments

Amazing new footage from 1924.

An 'original Fine Gael Blueshirt uniform' has just gone on sale...on eBay
# Bidding War
# Bidding War

An 'original Fine Gael Blueshirt uniform' has just gone on sale...on eBay

Mar 7th 2014, 3:12 PM 18,752 Views 50 Comments

Dyed-in-the-wool Fine Gael members take note.

Fancy seeing a smuggled rifle from 1914 that was found in Seán O'Casey's house?
# Irish Volunteers
# Irish Volunteers

Fancy seeing a smuggled rifle from 1914 that was found in Seán O'Casey's house?

Dec 11th 2013, 6:54 PM 12,222 Views 13 Comments

To mark the centenary of the Irish Volunteers a new exhibition at Glasnevin Cemetery also sheds light on some of those who took part in the Irish revolution.

Home owner finds grenade from War of Independence in garden
# Grenade
# Grenade

Home owner finds grenade from War of Independence in garden

Jul 21st 2013, 3:43 PM 9,721 Views 19 Comments

A number of homes were evacuated in Drumcondra as the device was made safe.

Uncovering the 'Disappeared' of Irish War of Independence and Civil War
# Hidden History
# Hidden History

Uncovering the 'Disappeared' of Irish War of Independence and Civil War

Mar 16th 2013, 8:30 AM 13,911 Views 66 Comments

Historian and archaeologists attempt to uncover secret history of over 180 civilians by the ‘old’ IRA between 1919 and 1923 in TV3 two-part doc.

Former Prime Minister of Kosovo acquitted of war crimes
# The Hague
# The Hague

Former Prime Minister of Kosovo acquitted of war crimes

Nov 29th 2012, 9:45 AM 3,081 Views 4 Comments

The former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj had been accused of murder and torture during the Kosovo war – but has been found not guilty.

How holy ‘apparitions’ pressed pause on War of Independence
# History
# History

How holy ‘apparitions’ pressed pause on War of Independence

Nov 4th 2012, 8:45 AM 13,798 Views 27 Comments

Visitations of the Virgin Mary to a teenage boy and ‘bleeding’ statues in Templemore, Co Tipperary seized the country – even causing Michael Collins to get involved in the mysterious case.

Irish War of Independence exhibition to mark centenary of The Fianna Convention
# History
# History

Irish War of Independence exhibition to mark centenary of The Fianna Convention

Oct 5th 2012, 6:45 AM 6,661 Views 14 Comments

The exhibition includes uniforms, weaponry, photographs, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia from the time.

Controlled explosion carried out on War of Independence grenade
# Ranelagh
# Ranelagh

Controlled explosion carried out on War of Independence grenade

Sep 17th 2012, 9:43 AM 5,123 Views 8 Comments

The badly-corroded grenade was found in a garden in Ranelagh by a resident doing some excavation work.

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