British authorities fear trouble in Dublin, and refuse to allow Terence MacSwiney’s remains go anywhere near the Irish capital. Instead, his coffin is put on the steamer Rathmore at Holyhead in Wales, and sent directly to Cork under military guard. However, a planned requiem Mass still goes ahead in Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral. And this is the planned funeral procession through Sackville Street, (now O’Connell Street) Dublin on October 29th, 1920. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

January 2nd: The War of Independence begins in earnest with an attack on Carrigtwohill RIC barracks in Co Cork. January 15th: Sinn Féin has major su(...)

The front page of French newspaper Le Petit Journal, December 5th, 1920, depicting British police attacking a farm in Tipperary occupied by Sinn Féin members. Photograph: Leemage/UIG via Getty Images

There was more than one war of independence being fought in Ireland in 1920. Alongside an increasingly intense military conflict, there were political(...)

Bridget Dirrane, who died in 2003 aged 109, took part in a Cumann na mBan vigil outside Mountjoy on the November 1920 morning that 18-year-old IRA volunteer Kevin Barry was hanged. “We heard the death bell and then there was silence,” she said. Photograph: Joe St Leger

Through the 19th and into the 20th century, the use of peaceful mass mobilisation, collective action against state institutions, boycott and ostracisa(...)

When news of Terence MacSwiney’s death after 74 days on hunger strike at Brixton Prison reached Spain in October, 1920, the people of Catalonia went i(...)

Warning poster in 1920. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

The new junior cycle history specification was introduced to the classroom in September 2018 and will become a core subject for all students in Septem(...)

Included in events to be remembered with State-supported initiatives: the execution of medical student and IRA volunteer Kevin Barry

Jopsepha Madigan: Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht The Decade of Centenaries programme (2012-2023) has created unpreceden(...)

Tom Barry: While his IRA activities have been well-covered by historians, relatively little is known about the factors that led him to embark on the road to rebellion.

On November 28th, 1920, a mobile patrol of Auxiliaries was ambushed and destroyed by an IRA flying column led by Tom Barry at Kilmichael, Co Cork. The(...)

The Burning of Cork on December 11th, 1920. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland.

With the benefit of hindsight at 100 years remove, and taken in the context of escalating violence and tension throughout that year, it was hardly sur(...)

 Parish Priest Fr Greg Howard officiates at the funeral Mass  of Kimberly O’Connor at St Mary’s on the Hill Church in Knocknaheeny, Cork, on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A girl aged 16 killed in a car crash a week ago was recalled with love as a kind and generous person at her packed funeral Mass on Wednesday. Jennife(...)

The Cork team wear the commemorative jerseys displaying Tomas MacCurtain and Terence Mac Swiney ahead of their Allianz Hurling League match against Limerick in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

The families of Cork’s martyred Lord Mayors, Tomas MacCurtain and Terence MacSwiney have welcomed the decision by Cork GAA to honour the two men with (...)

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