It took the intervention of his brother to make sure that the mother of a teenage IRA officer killed in the infamous 1920 Kilmichael ambush received a financial award.
Tue, 24 Oct, 2017
THE Auxiliary Division of the Royal Irish Constabulary (ADRIC) was established on July 23, 1920. They were the inspiration of the British Secretary for War, Winston Churchill.
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
The story of Ireland’s past is being told through Cork’s experience of famine, emigration, and revolution in a Dutch TV show filmed over the past week.
Tue, 30 May, 2017
West Cork evokes a lot of different aspects for many people — the landscape, the other-worldliness of the location… even the variation of the land quality.
Thu, 21 Apr, 2016
A series of improvements are being planned for the ambush site in mid-Cork where Michael Collins was shot dead by Anti-Treaty Forces on August 22, 1922.
Mon, 21 Sep, 2015
A CLOSE friend’s warning to Michael Collins not to go on that ill-fated visit to West Cork, and a lack of bitterness in ex-taoiseach Sean Lemass following the death of his brother in the Civil War — these are just some of the insights provided in a new series of interviews relating to the struggle for independence.
Thu, 14 Nov, 2013
I refer to Michael Clifford’s article: ‘Seeing the past through different prism’ (Irish Examiner, Aug 24).
Mon, 09 Sep, 2013
THE past is rising up to meet the present right now but, maybe, that’s down to the future being so uncertain.
Sat, 24 Aug, 2013
Two West Cork historical organisations redeveloping one of Ireland’s best-known War of Independence sites have strongly denied that Auxiliary troops will be commemorated in the new project.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2013
KERRY Sinn Féin councillor Toireasa Ferris has played down suggestions that her co-option to Tralee Town Council earlier this week is another milestone on her road to Dáil Éireann.
Fri, 12 Sep, 2008
THE controversial revisionist historian Dr Peter Hart is to speak on political violence at the Irish Historical Society in UCC on Tuesday next. One of the events in Irish history on which Dr Hart made his reputation is the Kilmichael ambush of November 1920.
Sat, 06 May, 2006