The Burning of Knockcroghery, 1921

The Burning of Knockcroghery, 1921

The early hours of Tuesday 21 June 1921 were clear in the skies over County Roscommon, save for a few light clouds drifting westwards from Lough Ree that perhaps heralded the coming Summer Solstice. At one o’clock in the morning, most people in Knockcroghery were fast...

The Life & Death of Tomas Kent (1865-1916)

THE LIFE & DEATH OF TOMAS KENT (1865-1916) 9th May 1916. Tom Kent’s nerves were so bad on the morning of his execution that the guards brought a chair in for the 51-year-old to sit upon. The priest who attended him in his cell now leaned close for his final...
Maxwell of Corduff (Lusk, Co. Dublin) & Finnebrogue (Co. Down)

Maxwell of Corduff (Lusk, Co. Dublin) & Finnebrogue (Co. Down)

The following brief investigation was a gift for a friend called Verity whose grandfather George Maxwell was an inspector with the Royal Irish Constabulary during the Irish Troubles of 1916 – 1922. Any further thoughts on this matter are most welcome.  ...