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.
An image from the Irish Civil War. The Irish Civil War (Irish: Cogadh Cathartha na hÉireann; 28 June 1922 – 24 May 1923) followed the Irish War of Independence and accompanied the establishment of the Irish Free State; an entity independent from the United Kingdom but within the British Empire.
Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Tomás Mac Donnchadha
Tomás Mac Donnchadha, or Thomas MacDonagh (1 February 1878 – 3 May 1916), was born in Cloughjordan, County Tipperary, to Joseph and Mary MacDonagh (nee Parker…
1916 Easter Rising in Ireland and the NKS Massacre
Learn the story of how the British troops went into houses in North King Street in Dublin, Ireland and massacred innocent men and boys. No one was punished. The 1916 Easter Rising leader Edward Daly was an Irish soldier who fought the British troops in Dublin Ireland.
Graves, Tombs And Cemeteries
endurable dime: Is there a tag for "famous" graves? Have any of you taken a shot of a "famous" grave, and if so, did you travel there to take a picture or do you have any "famous" graves in your local cemeteries? I just added 3 (I'll add a fourth once it turns midnight if it lets me) pictures of Cody Holp's tombstone. As the description says, he went to my high school and died tragically in the Bluffton University bus accident. He was a few years behind me (his brother was in my grade) and I…