The Irish War of Independence and Kevin Barry
Kevin Barry was 18 years old when he was caught by British troops during the Irish War of Independence and hanged. This is the story of the Black and Tans in 1920. They were officially called the Royal Irish Constabulary Special Reserve. It was a terrible time in our Irish history.
The 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland With Tom and Kathleen Clarke
Tom Clarke was a leader in the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland and was shot dead by firing squad at Kilmainham Jail. His wife Kathleen Clarke was also soldier and sent to prison.
A Young Nationalist in the Easter Rising
Anthony Fletcher uses the papers of his artistic great-aunt, who, as a young nationalist, wrote an eyewitness account of the Easter Rising, to explore her youthful patriotism and vigorous activism.
Story of the Surrender
Miss Elizabeth O’Farrell’s Story of the Surrender 'On Thursday afternoon (of Easter 1916) it became evident that the G.P.O. could not be much longer held. The members of the Cumann na mBan, with three exceptions, left by Commandant Pearse’s orders. The three who remained were: Miss Winifred Carney, Miss Julia Grenan and myself. About 8 o’clock on Friday evening, April the 28th 1916, the building being entirely in flames, we retreated from there under very heavy fire...