Tag Archives: Michael Collins

Uncivilised Actions in a Civil War

With the world’s rather limited attention span at present being directed at the horrors that are the civil wars in both Ukraine and Iraq/Syria, one could almost be forgiven for thinking that the Irish road to eventual independence came with … Continue reading

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Commemorations and Perceptions of the Auxiliary Division

   (Laying of Wreaths at RIC Memorial, Glasnevin Cemetery, 2012. Photograph: Longford Leader) The Auxiliary Division are perceived as almost being inseparable from their sister force, the Black and Tans, at least as far as the average commentator is concerned. … Continue reading

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‘Practice Parade at Portobello Barracks’

A Chairde, Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh! While the militaries of the world prepare for parades on St. Patrick’s Day, it is important to remember that not all formal parades are joyful ones. This wonderful document from the Bureau of … Continue reading

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