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Michael Collins 12/08/22 10 days before he died

Michael Collins 12/08/22 10 days before he died

"They often ask ‘Why the R.A.F.?’ and I don’t know. Only I have tried it, & liked it as much after trying it as I did before. The difference between Army & Air is that between earth & air: no less. I only came into the army in the hope of earning my restoration to the R.A.F. and now the third year is running on, and I’m as far away as ever. It must be the ranks, for I’m afraid of being loose or independent."  - T.E. Lawrence to John Buchan, 1925

The Life of T.E. Lawrence

"They often ask ‘Why the R.A.F.?’ and I don’t know. Only I have tried it, & liked it as much after trying it as I did before. The difference between Army & Air is that between earth & air: no less. I only came into the army in the hope of earning my restoration to the R.A.F. and now the third year is running on, and I’m as far away as ever. It must be the ranks, for I’m afraid of being loose or independent." - T.E. Lawrence to John Buchan, 1925

Wherever Green is Worn: The Story of the Irish Diaspora by Tim Pat Coogan, Apr 4, 2002, Paperback

Wherever Green is Worn: The Story of the Irish Diaspora

Love This : Wherever Green is Worn

British "Black and Tans" death squads terrorizing Irish civilians on the road during the Irish War of Independence.

The Irish War of Independence

British "Black and Tans" death squads terrorizing Irish civilians on the road during the Irish War of Independence.

Assault on the Four Courts in Dublin during the Irish Civil War, 1922 [702x517] - Imgur

Assault on the Four Courts in Dublin during the Irish Civil War, 1922 [702x517]

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Countess Constance Markievicz

Countess Constance Markievicz

Countess Constance Markievicz By: Steven Forsyth Countess Constance Markievicz enjoyed a privileged existence for the first 40 or so years of her life but left luxury behind in her quest to help Ireland achieve independence.

Funeral Card Friday/ Thomas Whelan 1921 Dublin #genealogy #familyhistory

Funeral Card Friday/ Thomas Whelan 1921 Dublin

The woman pictured above is Mrs. Whelan/Wheelan of Clifden, County Galway in the Provence of Connaught. Dressed in the typical costume of a country woman, Mrs. Whelan had probably never been to Dublin before in her life. She was only there in 1921 to attend the trial of her 22 year old son Thomas, accused of killing Capt. Baggallay, a British soldier. In spite of the appearance at trial of five witnesses, including the parish priest, all of whom swore Thomas was at Mass at the time of…

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Edith Maud Gonne  was an Irish writer,Irish revolutionary, feminist, and actress. Maud was a romantic muse for William Butler Yeats, and mother to Nobel Peace Prize-winner, Sean MacBride.

Maud Gonne

Irish activist and nationalist. Maud Gonne was born on December 21, 1866 in Aldershot, near Farnham, Surrey, England. Moved by the plight of those evicted in the Land Wars, Maud Gonne continued to campaign for the Irish nationalist cause.She founded the Irish Nationalist group, The Daughters of Ireland. She had a relationship with poet, William Butler Yeats and was the inspiration for some of his poems, though she refused his several proposals. In 1903, she married Major John MacBride (also…

Maud Gonne with a fantastic outfit. That hat!

Ireland's heroine who had sex in her baby's tomb

Maud Gonne's grief over a child whose death at the age of two, inspired an unpublished poem by W B Yeats.

6 April 1915: Royal Engineers officers, Waterford, from the National Library of Ireland on The Commons, via Flickr

April 6, 1915

6 April 1915: Royal Engineers officers, Waterford, from the National Library of Ireland on The Commons, via Flickr

door handle to the general post office during the 1916 Rising, Cumann na mBann uniforms, medals, and badges , Irish volunteers uniforms,IRA Black & Tan medals ,1916 Rising medals, Irish volunteers badges. proclomation of the Irish Republic.

Irish Volunteer memorabilia on display at Belfast Museum

Firstly, some club news. At a recent meeting in Cork, we decided to put a forum on this site. This will take place at some point during the summer, most likely June. This has been requested by members and we hope it will give rise to useful and healthy debate. We have uploaded some photos of

British Soldiers on the streets of Dublin 1920's

Eye Witness Account of the Black and Tans Raids in Ireland

First hand account of the atrocities committed by the Black and Tans in raids in Ireland in 1920 and 1921. When was the War of Independence in Ireland? They were the Royal Irish Constabulary Special Reserve. Memories of my grandparents during this time in Dublin and Balbriggan.

Uniform coat or tunic, Cumann na mBan - Digital Repository of Ireland

Uniform coat or tunic, Cumann na mBan - Digital Repository of Ireland

Reproduction 1916 Rising Enlisted Man Irish Volunteers Uniform

Irish Volunteers Uniform 1916 Rising Enlisted Man

Reproduction 1916 Rising Enlisted Man Irish Volunteers Uniform