Sinéad de Valera, also known as Sinéad Ní Fhlannagáin and Sinéad Bean de Valera (3 June 1878 - 7 January 1975), was the wife of the Irish republican leader and third President of Ireland, Éamon de Valera.
Free State came into being 90 years ago this week
Flashback to the turbulent beginning of Saorstát Éireann, which was hurtling towards civil war even as it gained statehood.
Jean McConville, Gerry Adams And The Truth
The New Yorker magazine has a long, if occasionally flawed, investigation into the 1972 detention and execution - which one can alternatively read as kidnapping and murder - by the (Provisional) Irish Republican Army of the suspected British Army informer Jean McConville, during one of the worse years of the 1966-2005 "Troubles". The thirty-eight-year-old recently widowed mother of ten children…
The Burning of Cork
This is the devastation in the aftermath of what's known as the Burning of Cork during the Irish War of Independence. We don't have an exact location, but another Hogan-Wilson photo in this series shows this remaining facade front on, and carving says Pharmaceutical & Dispensing Chemist. Photographer: W.D. Hogan Date: Circa Tuesday, 14 December 1920 NLI Ref.: HOGW 153
IRA commander Dan Breen, with his bride Brighid Malone, pictured on their wedding day, 12 June 1921, just a month before the truce that would bring an end to the Irish War of Independence
Sorcha MacMahon (20 July 1888 – 13 December 1970) was an Irish nationalist who was active during the Easter Rising of 1916 and both the War of Independence and the Irish Civil War.
Irish Civil War: Letters on the Eve of Execution
UPDATE: We are now blogging over on our new website – I have yet to figure out how to set up a permanent redirect from here, but all future posts will be over there. If anyone has any suggestions as to how you can redirect from here please comment either below or on our new site.…
War and Conflict, Politics, Dublin, Ireland, The Easter Uprising,...
War and Conflict, Politics, Dublin, Ireland, The Easter Uprising, pic: May 1916, A party of Sinn Feiners, including a bearded old man, marched away under escort, The Irish rebellion began on Easter... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images
Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Michael Mallin
Michael Mallin was born in 1874 in the Liberty tenements Dublin. He was a son of a carpenter, but his early days living in Dublin elude historians. It is, th…