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The big fellah' lived in London for nearly a third of his life

Michael Collins, revolutionary, born 1890 in Sam’s Cross near Clonakility Co Cork. He left there in 1906 to work in London where he lived and worked for nearly a third of his life. 81 more words

1921 – Two IRA volunteers, the Coffey brothers, are executed in their beds.

Volunteers James and Timothy Coffey were from Breaghna, Enniskeane, Co Cork, the eldest boys in the family of eight of farming parents James and Margaret Coffey. 260 more words

Irish History

War of Independence

Many people regard the abortive 1916 Rising as the start of the War of Independence. In West Tipperary and East Limerick, however, the ambush at Soloheadbeg on 21st.January 1919 is regarded by most people as the real start of the War. 79 more words

War Of Independence

4th December, 1934

Irish Independent 4th December, 1934 p.12
Mr. Sean Russell, I.R.A. unveiled a memorial cross, and delivered an oration, near the spot where the mutilated bodies of… 75 more words

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Nonfiction: A Trick my Father Learned in Prison by Donal Mahoney

A Trick My Father Learned in Prison by Donal Mahoney 

I’m not saying my father hated the English, God forbid. If he were still alive, he’d hate to hear me say that.  934 more words


1920 – Shooting of prisoners escaping during the War of Independence.

By late 1920, the rules of war had broken down on both sides as the increasingly vicious Irish War of Independence gained momentum. Both sides were guilty of atrocities some of which did provoke public comments. 388 more words

Irish History

1920 – The Siege of Tralee: Ten people die in a day and night of violence in Co Kerry.

Two RIC constables were shot dead in Abbeydorney by IRA volunteers. Two more RIC men were killed and two more wounded in nearby Ballyduff. Black and Tans burned the creamery in Ballyduff in reprisal and shot and bayoneted a local man, James Houlahan. 1,126 more words

Irish History