On the night of 20 September 1920, during the Irish War of Independence, the Black and Tans went on the rampage through the small town of Balbriggan, County Dublin, burning more than fifty homes and businesses, looting, and killing two local men. Complete access to...
A huge hat’s off to Belinda Evangelista who tracked down two recordings that Constance Markievicz made in New York just before the Irish general election of 16 June 1922. “The Countess” had left government six months earlier, along with Éamon de Valera and others, in...
A short account of the love that bloomed between Michael Collins and Kitty Kiernan, including an extract from the last letter she wrote to him before he was shot dead on 22 August 1922. Complete access to all articles on this website for €12 / year...
Dorothea Findlater, née de Courcy-Wheeler, was the oldest woman in Ireland for ten weeks before her death in 2017. As a child, she saw her father set off to Dublin to arrest Michale Mallin and Constance Markiewicz during the Easter Rising. He also took the famous...
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