Cashel Company, Third Tipperary Brigade. IRA 1919,

Martin Savage, Killed in the Ashtown ambush, Dublin  

  Units of the Anti-Treaty Irish Republican Army Donegal  with some of the vehicles captured from the British Forces in the Battle of Pettigo 1922.

A Republican Poster from the Civil War,       F, Cullen
Memorial to the Republican Soldiers executed by Free State forces at Ballyseedy, County Kerry
Monument at Ballyseedy, Co Kerry 
Memorial card to Sean Treacy, Killed in Talbot St Dublin,  (Thanks to Kathleen Murphy)

 wireless station  in Skerries in 1916.

Gresham hotel Dublin, on fire during the bombardment by the Free State army 1922
The West Mayo Brigade Flying Column, I.R.A., 1920-21. Left to Right:- BACK ROW:- Michael Kilroy, T. Kitterick, E. Moane, J. Gibbons, J. Walsh, P. J. Cannon, P. Lambert, J. Kelly, J. Doherty, B. Malone, J. Rush, J. Ring. MIDDLE ROW:- M. Naughton, J. Hogan, J. Hearney, D. Sammon, J. Keane, J . Connolly, R. Joyce, P. McNamara, W. Malone. FRONT ROW:- Dan Gavin, T. Heavey, J. Duffy, J. McDonagh, P. Kelly, J. Moran, J . Flaherty, B. Cryan, M. Staunton. IN FRONT:- Dr. J. A. Madden.
Vounteer of West Mayo Brigade IRA 1920
The bodies of three IRA men murderd by the British army in West Cork in December 1920.


The plaque to commemorate the assembly of Irish Volunteers
 in this Hall Easter 1916 prepared to give their lives for Irish Freedom, Dungannon Co Tyrone
1st Donegal flying column IRA
Cabinteely Co Dublin  IRA. Brigade

Thomas Mulholland Dundalk  

Monument to Capt John J McCowan near Frenchpark Co Roscommon who died fighting for Ireland on the 20th December 1920
Murt Moloney Aged 22, B Coy. 4th Batt., Mid Clare Brigade IRA
Fatally Wounded in 1923

Patrick Sweeney 

Catherine Byrne was in the GPO on Easter Monday. Her three brothers were also in the GPO garrison - Peter, Paddy and Jack Byrne.
Christina ( Crissie ) Bean 
a member of Cumann na mBann 
captured in Jacobs Factory imprisoned in Kilmainham Gaol a young teenager who fought for the Freedom of Ireland 

Kitty McLaughlin
Una Brennan: Oylgate, Wexford. Despite the fact that she was the mother of six-year-old Emer, Una joined her husband in the Athenaeum in Enniscorthy during Easter Week 1916 and was one of the three women who raised the Irish flag over the Athenaeum in Enniscorthy in 1916.
Maire Bracken, a member of the Irish Volunteer’s, Cumann na mBan.
Una Stack was a spirited and kindly Republican . She and her friend Countess Markievicz were foremost in the women's struggle and her home was a safehouse to many . She had a closet built in the bathroom of her house in Merrion , Dublin, which apparently slept up to 8 on the run at any time and the hideaway was never found by the authorities.
Bridget Morrissey (Mrs. B. Ruane), Galway:
Ellen Donnelly was an invalid and could not join Cumann Na mban due to her physical disability but was trusted by numerous officers and officially recognised by the men of the 2nd battalion for her role during 1920 and 1921. She kept men on the run, took in arms and kept documents for James O'Neill of 2nd Batt IRA
Cumann na mBan in North Frederick Street.
 Daniel O'Sullivan, Barrack Street Kinsale was killed at the High Road Upton, County Cork on the 4th October 1922 alongside Patrick Pearse also from Kinsale and Daniel Hayes from Oliver Plunkett Street ,Bandon
. Sean Jack O’Halloran, Co Clare IRA. He was killed at Bunahowe between Gort and Ennis at the early age of 21 years in 1922
 Eoin Mac Neill, Murdered by Free State soldiers in Sligo
Michael Sutton. Volunteer, Wexford Brigade, IRA. Born in 1893 died on the 2nd of December 1920, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Linton Road, Castle Hill, Mill Hill Road, Asylum Road, Irish Street, Maudlin's Folly, St. John's Mill, Macmine and Duffrey Hill, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. 

Daniel O'Brien, Liscarroll Company, Charleville Battalion, Cork No. 2 Brigade, Irish Republican Army was executed by British forces at Cork Military Barracks on the 16th May 1921 

 IRA Volunteer Patrick Joseph Murphy, who died after Seventy Six days on hunger strike in Cork Jail on October 25, 1920.

Paddy Dalton
Remembering Volunteer Michael Dineen, Kilcorney Company, Millstreet Battalion, Cork No. 2 Brigade, Irish Republican Army who was taken from his home by British forces and murdered on the 24th of June 1921.
 IRA garrison at Clonmel Barracks 1922. The giant standing at the front is Paddy Dalton known as "The Armoured Car" on his right is Vice-Commandant Sean Morrissey. Paddy Dalton was killed during the Civil War fighting Free-State troops at Donohill, Tipperary October 26 1922

 Seán Connolly, who was  an I.R.A. organiser in Leitrim,  , he was mortally wounded at the Selton Hill ambush on 11 March – he died the next day

 Kathleen.Barrett Section Commander in the Irish Citizen Army and member of Cumann na mBan. Barrett served in City Hall during the Rising and was imprisoned in Kilmainham Gaol
Kathleen Balfe (18 February 1893 – 14 September 1984) was an Irish nationalist who was a founder member of Cumann na mBan in Drogheda and the first woman member of the Drogheda corporation in 1967
Liam Lynch
Sixth Battalion, Dublin Brigade IRA Leopardstown 1921
Roger Casement been led away after his trial.Found guilty of treason to the Crown.He was the last of the 1916 Leaders to be murdered by execution.His body taking many years to be returned to Ireland
Harry Boland, Murdered by the Free State army  August 1922 in The Grand Hotel Skerries 
On 14 April 1922 a column of 200 men led by Rory O’Connor occupied the Four Courts, hoping to provoke an armed confrontation with British forces which were in the process of evacuating from Ireland following the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty the previous winter which had split the IRA into two opposing factions. The occupation was a direct challenge to the legitimacy of the Provisional government who sought a smooth transition to a viable independent Irish state in the 26 counties of southern Ireland.
Philip Clarke was killed in action on 25 April 1916. Stationed at Stephen’s Green he was killed by firing from the Shelbourne Hotel.
The Clarke family originated in Kellystown, Duleek. Thomas Clarke of Kellystown married Roseanne Keelan of Garballagh in 1873. Roseanne was a cousin of John Boyle O’Reilly.
photo of leadership Of Mid Clare Brigade IRA,  A O Donoghue, S. Mc Namara, JJ Cloghessy, Seamus Hennessy, Frank Barrett, Peader O Loughlen, Lexi O Neill
Parade Of The Irish Volunteers, Dungarvan 1915
Shercock Co. Cavan RIC Barracks after it was burned down. by the Cavan IRA flying colum
Anne Ryan
 was born in Legan in 1887, like her sister Eilis she was taught Irish in Lenamore National School. She was a member of Tullamore branch Cumann ná mBan in 1915, during Easter Week 1916 she served in Reis Chambers, the Hibernian Bank and the GPO
Sir Roger Casement Hung by the British 1916 
Cashel Company, Tipperary Brigade. IRA 1919.
I.R.A men Bill Boucher from Lorrha and Jack Moloney.The picture was taken in Summerhill Roscrea.
Tommy Donovan (O/C 7th – Drangan – Battalion, 3rd Tipperary Brigade, IRA) is killed in action at Glengoole, Killenaule, Co. Tipperary.
Kildare flying column 1921
“Óglaigh na hÉireann.
This monument was erected in memory of Brigadier Sean Wall, Bruff, Officer Commanding, East Limerick Brigade, Irish Republican Army who was killed in action against the enemy at Annacarty, Co. Tipperary, 6th May 1921, and Martin Conway, Capt., 2.1.C. 3rd Battalion, John Quinlan, Company Lieutenant, Grange Coy., Eamonn Moloney, Volunteer Grange Coy., Daniel Sheehen, Volunteer, Grange Coy., Henry Wade, Volunteer, Ballyneety Coy. The five were killed in action against enemy forces at Caherguillamore 27th December 1920 and each volunteer of the East Limerick Brigade and every other volunteer who fought for the Irish Republic.
Cosain do Shaoirse a Éire.”

Commtd. Michael O’Brien, Adj. South Mayo Brigade IRA, Killed in action at Tourmakeady on the 3rd of May 1921, by Lt. Emmerson of the Border Regiment.

Michael O’Brien was just 22 years old when he lost his life. He was the only member of the Irish Volunteers to be killed in action in South Mayo and by a strange coincidence he was the one to rendered first aid to the only British soldier killed in action in South Mayo a few weeks earlier following the first ambush at Port Royal!

From the past Irelands Fight for Freedom,
 Robert Emmet was arrested in Harold’s Cross on August 25th 1803,he was taken to the castle, tried on September 19th in Green Street Courthouse and executed on Thomas Street the following day
Sean Gaynor, . Springfield Road, Belfast. Brutally murdered by British raiders, 2.30am, at his home, September 26 1920. Buried Milltown Cemetery, Belfast.
 The 3rd South Tipperary Brigade IRA, 1920

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Postcard from  1916, 

 North Longford Flying Column.

The North Longford Flying Column was one of the most famous of its kind in Ireland during the Irish war of Independence. They carried out many raids on R.IC. Barracks in the Longford and Cavan areas
James Marks Swords Co Dublin with his younger brother after his release from prison  
Seamus Rafter, OC Enniscorty Brigade IRA
Thomas Dwyer, aged 21 years, of Bouladuff Co Tipperary  was shot dead by members of the R.I.C & the Black & Tans, on the morning of March 29 1920.

Thomas Ashe Commander of the Fingal Brigade IRA at the Battle of Ashbourne 

Thomas Murphy IRA - attacked and murdered by British Auxiliaries while sleeping in his bed in Foxrock Dublin

   Crowds at unveiling of memorial to Dick McKee at Finglas

 IRA Volunteer Thomas Lee, a member of B Company, 1st Battalion, Third Tipperary Brigade, who was killed by British Forces near Fethard on March 4, 1921.

September 9 1920: Seamus Quirke was shot to death by British Auxiliaries in Galway, Sept. 9, 1920.
North Longford Flying Column.Ballinalee Section
Monument in Cavan town to the Cavan men who fought for Ireland's Freedom

 .. Donegal  No. 1 flying Column

 Photos which include William Higgins, 2nd Division, from Strabane. He was in charge of lst Donegal Flying Columns and 2nd Div. G Company, IRA.

  1st/2nd Northern Division in Castlefin/Killygordan area 1920. Man sitting on bottom right with gun and gun-belt is William Higgins.
Bridget Connolly. From Carlow who fought in the GPO during Easter Week 1916
Members of the Irish Volunteers in Kerry

 Members of the 6th Battalion, Kerry North Brigade IRA

 Pauline Keating  was a member of Cumann na mBan who served in the Hibernian Bank and the Four Courts during the Rising
4th Battalion West Cork Brigade IRA

Volunteer William O’Shaughnessy IRA
Aged 18

Ennis Company, 1st Battalion
Mid Clare Brigade IRA
Executed in Ennis

Born in Ennis and educated in the Ennis National School. He was brought up in the Turnpike and was the son of honest hard working parents. Prior to his Active Service in the IRA he was employed as a Mailman. He went on Active Service in 1922, and following his arrest he was sentenced to death. His execution took place in Ennis.

Monument to Johnny Tadhg O Sullivan, IRA  Killed fighting for Ireland on the 6th of March 1923
1798 Monument at Inch, Co Wexford
Kilkenny Flying Colum 1920

Cornelius McMahon,  1st Battalion, Mid Clare Brigade IRA
Executed in Limerick Prison by the Free State army
 North Kerry Flying Column.IRA
Christopher Quinn (Aged 18) Mid Clare Brigade IRA
Executed in Ennis, in 1922 by the Free State Army 

The Brave Men old Brigade IRA, Kilworth, Co. Cork.
A group of internees at Ballykinler camp, 1921-1922.
 the civil war memorial in Taghmon, Co. Wexford. Names inscribed in the monument are John Creane, Patrick Hogan, James Parle, Brian MacOscar, John Roche, Patrick Murray, John Roche, Martin Walshe. Defenders of the All-Ireland Republic proclaimed in 1916.
Sean Doyle IRA from Inchicore,was brought up the Dublin mountains by British Auxiliaries,he was tortured and murdered.His dad Peader fought in the Rising under the command of Eamon Ceannt
Monument at Saltmills, Co. Wexford

On October 12, 1920, an IRA unit were preparing explosives in an old unoccupied house located at St. Kearns, Saltmills. When the explosives detonated prematurely, five men, (Sect. Com. Michael Fitzpatrick, Sect. Com. Martin Roche, Vol. James Byrne, Vol. Robert Walsh and Vol. James Gleeson from G company of the 2nd battalion of the South Wexford IRA were killed. Nine others survived.

John Breen  (Aged 21)

Quarter Master 2nd Battalion, West Clare Brigade
Killed in Action, 18th April, 1920

August 3 1923. The Free State CID from Oriel House had told Harry McEntee's wife that they were going to 'riddle him' when they caught him. His body was found on the Dubber Road, at the top of Jamestown Road, Finglas.
Monument to Harry Boland, Murdered by the Free State 1923
August 22 1922: IRA forces from East Mayo, led by Sean Corcoran  captured the RIC barracks in Ballyvarey, Co Mayo. 
James  Fox was born in Drumree County Meath on the 10th of December 1900 he became one of the youngest combatants killed in Dublin during Easter week, and was one of four Meath men to die during the 1916 Rising. James was killed by machine gun fire while serving as part of the Irish Citizen Army garrison in St Stephen’s Green on Tuesday the 25th April,  Aged 16
Many women dedicated their lives to the cause. One such woman is Bridie O’Mullane, pictured here at about age 25 or 26.

This photograph shows Bridie in full Cumann na mBan uniform, including a small brooch based on the Tara brooch. She was a member of the Executive Committee, an official organizer during the War of Independence and the Director of Publicity and Propaganda during the Civil War
 3rd Tipperary Brigade, IRA
Monument on the roadside near Roscommon Town Can anyone tell me about it as I would like some information on it Thank you.
Tom Barry and his comrades upon release from Arbour Hill Gaol.
 Thomas Hand is honored & remembered, along with fellow Skerries Irish Republican Army soldiers John McGowan & John Sherlock, on a monument erected in 1952. The Skerries War of Independence Memorial, also known as the Hand McGowan Sherlock Memorial, is located at Holmpatrick Graveyard in Thomas' native Skerries. All 3 Republican patriots lost their lives during the fight for a free & united Ireland, a fight that continues to this day.
 Some members of the Derry Battalion IRA. 1919

Although Phyllis Ryan was not a member of Cumann na mBan, she did take part in the Easter Rising serving alongside her older siblings Jim and Min Ryan in the General Post Office.

Phyllis had come to Dublin with Min, a member of Cumann na mBan, from their family home in Wexford. On Tuesday 25 April having met their brother Jim, a member of the Irish Volunteers, all three made their way to the General Post Office.

Immediately the girls were set to work in the kitchens which Phyllis recalls was very demanding work.

I spent the whole night cutting up bread and making sandwiches… getting very tired. I had boys coming down from the roof to be fed.

On Wednesday Phyllis and Min were sent by Seán MacDiarmada to deliver messages around the city. Once finished they found they were unable to get back into the GPO and had to spend the night elsewhere.

Phyllis Ryan joined the Ranelagh Branch, Cumann na mBan in 1917 and was later appointed Captain of the branch

Philip Clarke was killed in action on 25 April 1916. Stationed at Stephen’s Green he was killed by firing from the Shelbourne Hotel.
The Clarke family originated in Kellystown, Duleek.
 Thomas Whelan, a 23 year old from Connemara who was living at 14 Barrow St, Ringsend. He was to be hung on 14th March 1921.

Florence Griffin (née Meade)

Cumann na mBan, Central Branch, at the Four Courts

Charles Daly was born in 1890 and killed by crown forces on 29 June 1921. We was a member of the IRA serving as Company Adjutant, D-Company, 2nd Battalion, Cork No.1 Brigade
Jack O O'Halloran

Keash Co Sligo
Captain Thomas Weafer   was shot and killed on Wednesday April 26 1916
Thomas Ashe under arrest by British Forces
Kilflynn North Kerry  IRA Flying Column 1922