Ap Aug front 2017

Fr Michael O’Flanagan and the Roscommon by-election

16 January 2017

BY JANUARY 1917, many of the hundreds of Irish political prisoners interned in Fron Goch Camp in north Wales had been released. But many were still imprisoned in England. Others, like Count Plunkett, were legally excluded from Ireland. Free article

Champion of underdogs of the world and Ten views of Ernie O’Malley

16 January 2017

Michael Davitt: After the Land League, 1882 -1906 and Modern Ireland and Revolution: Ernie O’Malley in Context Free article

Contrary account of ‘The Countess’

1 December 2016

Markievicz – A Most Outrageous Rebel By Lindie Naughton. Merrion Press €17.99 & €39.99 Free article

Connolly comrade Winifred Carney’s portrait unveiled in Belfast by great-nephew

10 November 2016

1916 Irish republican socialist hero from County Down returned north and involved herself in the political and military struggles that followed the Rising Free article

Academic autopsy of Tan War revisionism

1 November 2016

Truce: Murder, Myth and the Last Days of the Irish War of Independence. By Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc. Mercier Press €17.99 Free article

Cases of bias

1 November 2016

After the Rising: Soldiers, Lawyers and Trials of the Irish Revolution. By Seán Enright. Irish Academic Press €17.50 / €45 Free article

Spike Island – a microcosm of modern Irish history

5 September 2016

FOR tens of thousands of Irish people, a small rocky island in Cork Harbour was the last piece of Irish soil on which they set foot before being herded like cattle onto ships bound for far-flung British penal colonies. Free article

3rd August 1916 – Roger Casement

3 August 2016

Roger Casement was born at Doyle’s Cottage, Lawson Terrace, Sandycove, County Dublin, the son of Captain Roger Casement of the 3rd Dragoon Guards of the British Army and Anne Jephson from Mallow, County Cork Free article

Raidió na Poblachta – Radio of the Republic

1 August 2016

These were the words of the first international radio broadcast from Ireland. They were sent from O’Connell Street, Dublin, in Morse code tapped out on a transmitter by a Volunteer of the Irish Republican Army. The building was then Reis’s shop, 10-11 Lower O’Connell Street, at the corner of Abbey Street, now the Grand Central Bar. Free article

Trial and execution of Roger Casement

4 July 2016

FOLLOWING the executions of James Connolly and Seán Mac Diarmada on 12 May 1916 in Dublin, the attention of the Irish people shifted to England, where Roger Casement was being held in the Tower of London, for centuries the traditional place of detention – and often torture and execution – for alleged traitors to the English crown. Free article

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Irish Vols Ad March 2014

Fascinating insights into

Irish revolutionary history now online

Every week over the next two years, An Phoblacht is making all the editions of The Irish Volunteer – the newspaper of the Irish Volunteer movement – available online exactly 100 years after they were first published

The Irish Volunteer — tOglách na hÉireann was first published on 7 February 1914 and every week until 22 April 1916, just days before the Easter Rising.

Acting as the official newspaper of the Irish Volunteers it outlined the political views of the leadership and reported on the and important events, such as the Howth Gun Running of 1914.

Included in its pages alongside political opinions and news reports are various advertisements for such items as revolvers, bandoliers and military uniforms from stockists across Ireland.

You can now read these fascinating insights into Irish revolutionary history with an online subscription to An Phoblacht for just €10 per year. This includes a digital copy of each new edition of the paper and Iris magazine, access to our digitised historic archives as well as copies of The Irish Volunteer.


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