Today is the 93rd anniversary of two gallant Corkmen who perished on hunger strike on October 25th 1920- Joseph Murphy and Terence McSwiney. Joseph Murphy was from Togher on the outskirts of Cork City. He was an avid sportsman who… Read More ›
Chuimhneacháin: Paying tribute to Ireland’s patriot dead & remembering significant points in the liberation struggle.
Today is the 38th anniversary of his death. The Templeton family lived on the Lower Ormeau Road in South Belfast. They were a family of five, with James, his parents and his two sisters. He received his education locally, and… Read More ›
On August 22nd 1972, an accidental explosion at the customs station on the Dublin Road in Newry claimed the lives of three IRA volunteers. A number of civilians also perished in the tragedy. Patrick Hughes Patrick Hughes was raised on… Read More ›
Today is the 39th anniversary of the great Republican escape from Portlaoise Prison. In November 1973, all Republican POW’s in Mountjoy and the Curragh were transferred to Portlaoise. This came in the wake of the daring escape of three volunteers… Read More ›