RSF EASTER COMMEMORATIONS, DUBLIN, 2018.The main RSF Easter Commemoration in Dublin will be held on Easter Monday, 2nd April 2018 : we will be assembling at the Garden of Remembrance at 1.45… Read More
ON THIS DATE (7TH MARCH) 97 YEARS AGO : BRITISH ARMY PATROL SURRENDER TO IRA FLYING COLUMN.'On March 7th 1921, the IRA's South Mayo Flying Column (pictured), under the command of Tom Maguire… Read More
ON THIS DATE (28TH FEBRUARY) 218 YEARS AGO : 'SHEEPSTEALERS' SON BUTCHERED BY THE BRITISH.'O see the fleet-foot host of men, who march with faces drawn,From farmstead and from fishers' cot… Read More
ON THIS DATE (21ST FEBRUARY) 42 YEARS AGO : IRISH REPUBLICAN 'BURIED' BY FREE STATERS UNDER SIX FEET OF CONCRETE.'Exhumed in glory a November moon was driftingAnd freedom's light aglowWhen s… Read More
ON THIS DATE (7TH FEBRUARY) 78 YEARS AGO - WESTMINSTER EXECUTES TWO IRA VOLUNTEERS.James McCormack (aka 'James Richards') was born in Mullingar in County Westmeath in 1910, and he joined a u… Read More
ON THIS DATE (31ST JANUARY) 98 YEARS AGO : FIRST IRISH REPUBLICAN LORD MAYOR ELECTED. Tomás MacCurtain (pictured), was born on the 20th March 1884, and was murdered by British agents… Read More
ON THIS DATE (24TH JANUARY) 156 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF A REBEL WHO FOUGHT FOR IRELAND AND GAVE SERVICE TO FRANCE.'Republished here is Some Notes of an Irish Exile of 1798: Being the Chapters f… Read More
ON THIS DATE (17TH JANUARY) 46 YEARS AGO - P.O.W. SWIM (WITH A DIFFERENCE!).46 years ago on this date (17th January 1972), seven IRA prisoners escaped from an 'escape proof' British prison… Read More
ON THIS DATE (10TH JANUARY) 37 YEARS AGO - SERIOUSLY ILL FEMALE REPUBLICAN POW "RELEASED ON LICENCE".In October 1980, protesting POW's in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh began a hunger strike for… Read More
ON THIS DATE (3RD JANUARY) 78 YEARS AGO : FREE STATE AGENTS TAKE PHYSICAL REVENGE ON SON OF REPUBLICAN LORD MAYOR.In Cork, in 1920, Irish republican Tomás MacCurtain was elected as 'L… Read More
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