Father Edwin Fitzgibbon & Doctor George Sigerson: The Monk & The Poet

Father Edwin Fitzgibbon & Doctor George Sigerson: The Monk & The Poet

The story behind Dr George Sigerson and Father Edwin Fitzgibbon, whose trophies are competed for annually by the top division GAA teams from the Higher Education. The two men were of a decidedly intellectual bent but, until recently, their work and influence has been...

The Christmas Truce, 1914 – An Irish Perspective

At 11pm on Christmas Eve, a British sentry in the trenches near Picantin rubbed his eyes and stared out across the narrow No-Man’s Land to the German trenches. Sure enough, clusters of lanterns were rising up all along the German parapets. By the time word of this...
Sam Maguire & Liam MacCarthy – For Whom the Cups are Named

Sam Maguire & Liam MacCarthy – For Whom the Cups are Named

MacCarthy and Maguire are household names on account of the All-Ireland cups for hurling and football which are named in their honour. But few know just how intricately both men were linked with the Irish Republican Brotherhood, the assassination of Sir Henry Wilson...

Thomas St. George MacCarthy (1862-1943)

Thomas ST. George MacCarthy (1862-1943) DISTRICT INSPECTOR, RIC A founder member of the GAA – airbrushed from history because of his membership of the Crown forces – was rehabilitated in 2009 as part of the “Re-dedication of Founder’s Graves” programme to mark the...