Irish nationalist and politician. Born Woodfield, County Cork. He moved to London with his sister, spending over nine years there. An activist in the Sinn Féin movement, he was imprisoned in 1916 for his part in the Easter rebellion. He was partly responsible for negotiating the treaty that created the Irish Free State in 1922. When his colleague Éamon de Valera insisted on a fully-independent republic, civil war broke out between the two factions. Collins became head of the provisional Free…
My Grandparents Lived in Slum Tenements in Dublin, Ireland
Memories of my grandmother and her family living in Dublin during the Irish War of Independence and the 1916 Easter Rising. How as an ordinary family living in tenement rooms in Dublin they got on with raising their family as best they could from 1907 to 1960.
By CJ Schepers My true name is Dóchas and I will tell you what I know. You see, I came here to help Grace Gifford, wed in prison in the Earth year of 1916, while armed guards watched. The lovers were forbidden to touch or speak except for their vows. Then, shortly after, the groom was taken outside and shot. “Traitor,”
ORIGINAL NEWSPAPER FROM THE EASTER RISING 1916: SIR ROGER CASEMENT TRIAL
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Éirí Amach na Cásca 1916 – The Birth of a Nation!
The Easter Rising took place in April 1916 in Dublin and is one of the pivotal events in modern Irish History. At the end of the Easter Rising, 14 men identified as leaders were executed at Kilmain…