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Travel/Photography: Kilmainham Gaol

Taken at the Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. The place has a notorious history as many Irish revolutionaries, including the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, were imprisoned and executed here.


NaNoWriMo and Me

November, for those not in the know, is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. I decided back in September that I’d give it a go this year, as it’s been a long held dream to write a novel. 1,004 more words


Russian soldiers [pose] before the attack, 1916

Soldats russes avant l’attaque

Here is some info about the image:

The pic is taken by George H. Mewes, a British photo journalist who was appointed official photographer to the Russian Imperial Army. 370 more words

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Mobilising in Belfast for 1916

In a previous post on Belfast in 1916, I had added the list of Irish Volunteers from the Belfast Companies involved at Easter 1916 compiled as part of the military pensions committee’s work in 1936. 1,071 more words


Dangerous Top Secret Mission: Shipping the Guns to Ireland (Part 3)

Part 1: https://johnkennymemorial.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/german-guns-for-irish-rebels/

Part 2: https://johnkennymemorial.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/dangerous-top-secret-mission-shipping-the-guns-to-ireland-part-2/

Part 3

On the evening of Good Friday, fate finally caught up with the Aud. The ship’s suspicious lingering along the coastline had caught the attention of the British, already aware that a shipment of arms from Germany would at some time be heading to the west coast of Ireland. 333 more words

Ethel Williams’ Pacifism during the Great War

Just six-days after the second battle of Ypres had begun, 1200 women gathered at The Hague to discuss the issues of war and peace.

Most of the suffrage movement had suspended its activity due to the war: the International Women’s Suffrage Alliance (IWSA) cancelled its Congress due to be held in Berlin. 510 more words

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1916 Sources held in UCD Archives

by UCD Archives Staff

One of the most important sources for 1916 held in UCD Archives is a file in Éamon de Valera’s Papers entitled ‘British Documents Re: 1916’ with a note on the cover ‘Important British Documents & Letters, (Given to President de Valera) …’ consisting of intelligence reports and dispatches between Irish Command; the Commander-in-Chief, Home Forces and his staff; the War Office; M.I.5.G. 374 more words

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