Easter Rising 1916 Tipperary Patriot Of Cloughjordan Fame   The famous Tipperary born martyr was a man of exceptional intellect and with a great passion for literature. Thomas MacDonagh was always a busy man and seldom spent an idle hour on the wayside. He charmed those in his company with banter and great tales of music, joviality and matters of life. MacDonagh kept friendship and fellowship with noted authors such as W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, James Stephens and colleague in arms,…
19th Century Kildare Fenian From Kildare Masterminded Daring Escapes Of Fenian Colleagues John Devoy 1842 - 1929 Banished Into Exile And Ordered To Never Return To Ireland Driven out of his own country because he sought to make his native land a free and peaceful nation, John Devoy undertook never to visit his dear homeland ever again following a court order. The Kildare Fenian knew he could do more for Ireland in exile rather than continue incarceration in a British…
Seán MacDiarmada - Intelligence Officer Of Republican Movement & 1916 Proclamation Signatory Born in the year Michael Cusack founded the G.A.A. (1884), this Famous Son Of Ireland took a few turns on the road to the G.P.O. in 1916. He had a wondering lust and ran away from his Leitrim home when just fifteen and finished up on the streets of Glasgow. Undaunted he relished his new life and worked there for two years and then took the boat to…
Thursday, 12 December 2013 22:33

Pádraig Pearse - Famous Dublin Patriot

Pádraig Pearse - One Of Ireland's Most Famous Patriots & Leader Of The 1916 Easter Rising Padraig Pearse was a patriotic soldier who laid down his life for his country and he held academic qualifications as a Teacher, Lawyer and Writer. He attended the Christian Brothers School and the Royal University, Dublin. At sixteen he joined the Gaelic League, primarily to become fluent in the Irish language. He also regularly went to the Connemara Gaeltacht to speak Irish amongst the…
Sunday, 08 December 2013 20:06

Michael Collins - Famous Cork Patriot

Michael Collins - World Famous Freedom Fighter In Ireland’s eight hundred years of occupation by British rule, Michael Collins was the Irish freedom fighter who probably gained most respect from the invading troops and their commanding officers. His fearsome reputation and his explicit intelligence gathering, brought havoc on British plans to rule Ireland when Collins was in command in the early 1920's. Michael Collins was born in a rural outpost of Clonakilty, Co. Cork and his elderly father predicted soon…
Saturday, 07 December 2013 22:25

Roger Casement - Famous Dublin Patriot

Roger Casement - Dubliner Who Gave His Life For Irish Freedom An unlikely Irish patriot with a staunch Protestant tradition on his father’s side, Roger David Casement was orphaned at age thirteen when his father died and his mother also died when he was just nine. Raised by his father’s Ulster relatives, Roger left school at sixteen and headed out for Liverpool, England, to take on a clerical job. Born in 1864 at Sandycove, Dublin, he took up a career…
Saturday, 07 December 2013 22:16

Tomás McCurtain - Famous Cork Patriot

Tomás McCurtain - Assasinated At His Blackpool, Cork City Home In 1920 By Marauding Disguised British Soldiers The famous Lord Mayor was born at Ballyknockane, near Mourneabbey, Mallow, Co. Cork, in 1884 and at his death he was just thirty six years old. He attended his local national school and was later educated at C.B.S secondary school North Monastery, Cork. He had a great passion for Irish culture and to expand his knowledge he joined the Gaelic League’s Blackpool branch…
Saturday, 07 December 2013 21:33

James Connolly - Famous Irish/Scottish Patriot

James Connolly - From Edinburgh To Dublin and 1916 Easter Rising Leader The historic image of James Connolly strapped into a chair for his 1916 execution at Kilmainham Jail in Dublin, is an abiding memory for millions of Irish men and women throughout the world. His limb and fragile body was about to be pierced by powerful gunfire that would end the life of a Famous Son of Ireland. Born in Scotland, all his ancestry was Irish to the core…
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 21:14

Eamon Kent - Famous Galway Patriot

 Eamon Kent: Famous 1916 Irish Patriot The Irish Easter Rising of 1916 in Dublin was responsible for the establishment of many famous Irish martyrs. Their sole objective was to free the thirty two counties of Ireland of English occupation that had existed for eight hundred years. Eamon Kent had a cultural ambition to preserve all native Irish pastimes and was also influential in musical circles and became an accomplished performer of Irish war pipes. His musical prowess was so masterful…
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 17:06

Terence McSwiney - Famous Cork Patriot

Terence McSwiney: Patriotic Lord Mayor Of Cork Died On Hunger Strike The legacy of Terence MacSwiney is duly imbedded in Ireland’s history books. An Irish playwright, author and politician, he was elected as Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork during the Irish War of Independence in 1920. With British rule all over Ireland the struggle for freedom had no boundaries and Terence MacSwiney, born at Kilmurray in the Muskerry region of Cork County, had political ambitions to see Ireland a…
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