Category Archives: Documentation

RISING — Thomas Ashe

Thomas Ashe was mentioned in an article a few weeks ago, which was about the battle at Ashborne.  After this battle, he was arrested and sent to prison.  Subsequently released, but quickly arrested again, Ashe went on a hunger strike, where … Continue reading

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RISING – Countess Markievicz

Countess Constance Markievicz became actively involved in Ireland’s nationalist politics in 1908. She joined the Daughters of Ireland, a revolutionary women’s movement.  She came directly to her first meeting from a function at Dublin Castle, wearing a satin ball-gown and … Continue reading

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RISING – Francis Sheehy-Skeffington

Francis Sheehy-Skeffington was a journalist, and pacifist from County Cavan.  He became a founding member of the Irish Socialist Party. With expectations of a defensive role in the Irish Citizen Army, he agreed to become Vice-Chairman, but resigned when it … Continue reading

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RISING IN GALWAY

A significant number of men in the West were prepared to fight for Irish independence.  Since the early nineteenth century, Galway had a secret society determined to redistribute land from the large landowners to the tenant farmer.  Therefore, it was … Continue reading

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1916 — ROGER CASEMENT

Roger Casement was born to Ulster Protestants in Antrim. At age 28 he joined the British Civil Service, and was eventually knighted for services in the British Counsel in the Congo Free State. Casement exposed the cruelty and regime that … Continue reading

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