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#War of Independence

From TheJournal.ie 'Volunteers were sent for the coffins': New docs reveal IRA activities during War of Independence Military Archives

'Volunteers were sent for the coffins': New docs reveal IRA activities during War of Independence

The Brigade Activity Files are the latest release by the Military Service Pensions Collection.

From TheJournal.ie Minister to lay wreath at ceremony to mark centenary of Soloheadbeg Ambush 100 Years

Minister to lay wreath at ceremony to mark centenary of Soloheadbeg Ambush

The Soloheadbeg Ambush is widely seen as the event which sparked the War of Independence.

From TheJournal.ie The Soloheadbeg Ambush and the shots heard around the world War Of Independence

The Soloheadbeg Ambush and the shots heard around the world

It’s widely seen as the event which sparked the War of Independence.

From TheJournal.ie What is the truth behind Resistance's forced adoption storyline that really got people talking? Historical Drama

What is the truth behind Resistance's forced adoption storyline that really got people talking?

It’s loosely based on the incredible story of Cork spies Florence and Josephine O’Donoghue.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy researching your family history from the revolutionary period? This is a good place to start... War Of Independence

Fancy researching your family history from the revolutionary period? This is a good place to start...

Did you have a family member who fought in the Civil War or War of Independence?

From TheJournal.ie Body of British soldier exhumed from bog in Clare War Of Independence

Body of British soldier exhumed from bog in Clare

Private George Duff Chalmers, who was 18 when he died, will be reburied in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Drumcondra bridge named after UCD student executed during War of Independence Frank Flood

Drumcondra bridge named after UCD student executed during War of Independence

19-year-old Frank Flood was the head of an IRA unit that ambushed an RIC lorry in January 1921.

From TheJournal.ie Fish and chips meets Black and Tans: Details revealed of Leo Burdock's IRA service Civil War

Fish and chips meets Black and Tans: Details revealed of Leo Burdock's IRA service

The new documents also reveal his involvement in the Civil War on the Anti-Treaty side.

From TheJournal.ie IRA leader Seán Russell and the story of Dublin's most controversial statue Hidden History

IRA leader Seán Russell and the story of Dublin's most controversial statue

Russell was an IRA chief of staff who died on a German u-boat in 1940.

From TheJournal.ie One of Dublin's most iconic buildings is taking a trip down memory lane Easter Rising

One of Dublin's most iconic buildings is taking a trip down memory lane

A new exhibition explores the role Custom House played while Ireland fought for independence.

From TheJournal.ie Someone carrying out home renovations in Laois found a hand grenade Wake Up Call

Someone carrying out home renovations in Laois found a hand grenade

Mills 36 hand grenades were regularly used throughout the War of Independence of 1919 to 1921.

The link between the Cork GAA jersey and the battle for freedom is an incredible tale

‘An Fhuil agus Bindealán’ airs on TG4 this evening, as former Cork player and manager Donal O’Grady goes on a journey through history to uncover the origins of the famous shirt.

From TheJournal.ie The Cork sisters who ran an IRA headquarters from their little shop 1916

The Cork sisters who ran an IRA headquarters from their little shop

Sheila and Nora Wallace were of “tremendous value” in the fight for Irish independence.

From TheJournal.ie A 1795 time capsule placed by one of the US Founding Fathers will be opened tonight National Treasure

A 1795 time capsule placed by one of the US Founding Fathers will be opened tonight

The capsule from Samuel Adams is believed to contain old coins and documents.

From TheJournal.ie Have a look through the prison journal of an Easter Rising volunteer Life In Frongach

Have a look through the prison journal of an Easter Rising volunteer

Patrick Brennan’s journal will be on display in Clare Museum.

From TheJournal.ie Do you know anything about Ireland's secret War of Independence caves? Hidden History

Do you know anything about Ireland's secret War of Independence caves?

An archaeologist in Sligo has identified 35 used to hide people and ammunitions and needs your help to find more.

From TheJournal.ie Member of public brings viable artillery shell to garda station Trim

Member of public brings viable artillery shell to garda station

The device was made safe by the Defence Forces late last night.

From TheJournal.ie Bullets, bibles and rifles: Glasnevin Cemetery wants to value your First World War artefacts Treasure Hunt This post contains images

Bullets, bibles and rifles: Glasnevin Cemetery wants to value your First World War artefacts

The cemetery is running a free Antiques Roadshow style event this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: President Higgins and Taoiseach among thousands who gather to remember Easter Rising Ireland Remembers This post contains images

Pics: President Higgins and Taoiseach among thousands who gather to remember Easter Rising

A wreath was laid outside the steps of the GPO with the Proclamation of the Republic also read out.

From TheJournal.ie 90 Years On: Ireland 'healing her wounds' from years of war From The Archives

90 Years On: Ireland 'healing her wounds' from years of war

Amazing new footage from 1924.

From TheJournal.ie An 'original Fine Gael Blueshirt uniform' has just gone on sale...on eBay Bidding War

An 'original Fine Gael Blueshirt uniform' has just gone on sale...on eBay

Dyed-in-the-wool Fine Gael members take note.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy seeing a smuggled rifle from 1914 that was found in Seán O'Casey's house? Irish Volunteers

Fancy seeing a smuggled rifle from 1914 that was found in Seán O'Casey's house?

To mark the centenary of the Irish Volunteers a new exhibition at Glasnevin Cemetery also sheds light on some of those who took part in the Irish revolution.

From TheJournal.ie Home owner finds grenade from War of Independence in garden Grenade

Home owner finds grenade from War of Independence in garden

A number of homes were evacuated in Drumcondra as the device was made safe.

From TheJournal.ie Uncovering the 'Disappeared' of Irish War of Independence and Civil War Hidden History

Uncovering the 'Disappeared' of Irish War of Independence and Civil War

Historian and archaeologists attempt to uncover secret history of over 180 civilians by the ‘old’ IRA between 1919 and 1923 in TV3 two-part doc.

From TheJournal.ie Former Prime Minister of Kosovo acquitted of war crimes The Hague

Former Prime Minister of Kosovo acquitted of war crimes

The former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj had been accused of murder and torture during the Kosovo war – but has been found not guilty.

From TheJournal.ie How holy ‘apparitions’ pressed pause on War of Independence History This post contains videos This post contains images

How holy ‘apparitions’ pressed pause on War of Independence

Visitations of the Virgin Mary to a teenage boy and ‘bleeding’ statues in Templemore, Co Tipperary seized the country – even causing Michael Collins to get involved in the mysterious case.

From TheJournal.ie Irish War of Independence exhibition to mark centenary of The Fianna Convention History This post contains images

Irish War of Independence exhibition to mark centenary of The Fianna Convention

The exhibition includes uniforms, weaponry, photographs, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia from the time.

From TheJournal.ie Controlled explosion carried out on War of Independence grenade Ranelagh

Controlled explosion carried out on War of Independence grenade

The badly-corroded grenade was found in a garden in Ranelagh by a resident doing some excavation work.

From TheJournal.ie Read Me: ‘They wiped up the blood’ – first-hand stories from the battle for independence Read Me

Read Me: ‘They wiped up the blood’ – first-hand stories from the battle for independence

Raiding the British barracks, and the brutal killing of prisoners – men recall fighting in the wars that shaped Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Anglo-Irish Treaty correspondence released in eBook Anglo Irish Treaty

Anglo-Irish Treaty correspondence released in eBook

Communications between Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera and others involved in the negotiations are now available on Kindle and iPad.

From TheJournal.ie Washington defeats Michael Collins in 'Britain's toughest enemy' poll Big Fella

Washington defeats Michael Collins in 'Britain's toughest enemy' poll

The man who led the United States to independence trumps the Corkonian rebel leader in a poll of British academics.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Michael Collins: Still the second biggest enemy of Britain? Big Fella This post contains images

Michael Collins: Still the second biggest enemy of Britain?

Online poll puts War of Independence revolutionary ahead of Rommel, Napoleon and George Washington in ‘Britain’s Greatest Foes’ list… but behind the founder of modern Turkey.

Nike apologises for 'insensitive' Black and Tan sneakers... sort of

The sportswear manufacturer admits the ‘Black and Tan’ name was “insensitive”, but says it was “unofficially added by some”.

From TheJournal.ie What was it like to take part in 1916 Rising or War of Independence? History

What was it like to take part in 1916 Rising or War of Independence?

You’ll soon be able to find out when witness statements are released online – including audio files made in the 1940s.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Revolutionary Ireland 1913-1923 Revolution This post contains images

In pictures: Revolutionary Ireland 1913-1923

Major new photographic exhibition shows the bloody reality of life in Ireland from the 1913 Lockout to the tortured birth of the Republic.

From TheJournal.ie WIN: Tickets to Guests of the Nation at the NCH Competition This post contains images

WIN: Tickets to Guests of the Nation at the NCH

Fancy attending the world premiere of the newly-restored 1935 film set to Niall Byrne’s new score? Read on…

Slideshow: Auction of Independence items Independence This post contains images

Slideshow: Auction of Independence items

Hundreds of historical items going under the hammer today included Constance Markievicz’s handgun.