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    Military.ie links both the Military Archives webpage and one for a number of military museums, including the Curragh.

    There is also a section on the history of the Defense forces in Ireland.

    http://www.military.ie/info-centre/d...forces-history

    http://www.military.ie/info-centre/military-archives

    http://www.military.ie/info-centre/d...forces-museums
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    Thanks for that CF! I would love to see a roll of prisoners held at the Curragh during the Civil War, just to see if it held any info on my grandfather...
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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    Thanks for that CF! I would love to see a roll of prisoners held at the Curragh during the Civil War, just to see if it held any info on my grandfather...
    There is a "List of lists" here.

    http://www.militaryarchives.ie/colle...ne-collections

    http://www.militaryarchives.ie/
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    The infamous ''moon car'' used by the IRA in the 1920's has been restored by a Lisburn [Co. Antrim] man.

    Quote.The yellow 1919 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, nicknamed the 'moon car', was commandeered by the group in Co Cork in 1921.

    The car was fitted with two mounted Lewis machine guns and had a top speed of 70 mph, faster than other cars on the road at the time.

    The Rolls Royce is believed to have been used in an attack on British troops in 1924.

    They were shot at as they disembarked at the quayside at Cobh, a soldier and a civilian were killed in the incident.

    This prompted the Irish government to put up a £10,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the IRA unit.

    The car was then abandoned, it was burnt and buried at the bottom of a bog. unquote.

    More reading plus video footage here...http://www.u.tv/News/Historic-IRA-mo...5-23365812bd3a

    Interesting bit of history.
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    Amazing, The idea of doing 70 on any road in Cork at that time. There must have been more cows than cars on the roads
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Amazing, The idea of doing 70 on any road in Cork at that time. There must have been more cows than cars on the roads
    Doing 70MPH on Irish roads today is still an amazing feat.

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    Pensions online now, too exited to elaborate

    http://www.militaryarchives.ie/colle...ons-collection

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. FIVE View Post
    Pensions online now, too exited to elaborate

    http://www.militaryarchives.ie/colle...ons-collection
    lololol
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    Rosie Hackett asked if she was mobilised Easter Sunday 1916

    "the week before"

    Her files and interview are here, brilliant

    http://mspcsearch.militaryarchives.i...NNAHACKETT.pdf

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    Margaret Skinnider of the Citizen's Army denied a wound pension until 1938 because apparently only men were allowed to be wounded !

    File 1P724 relates to Margaret Skinnider’s unsuccessful wound pension claim under the Army Pensions Act, 1923, in respect of gun shot wounds (two gunshot wounds in shoulder and one wound ¼ from spine received in action while in charge of five men on Harcourt Street) on 27 April 1916. E.Fahy, Army Finance Officer writes on 16 February 1925: ‘The preamble to the Army Pensions Act, 1923, while mentioning allowances or gratuities to ‘widows, children and dependants’ presumably contemplates that the deceased members shall be of the male sex. It would be illogical, therefore, to include the female sex under the terms ‘wounded members’ and ‘the definition of ‘wound’ in Section 16 only contemplates the masculine gender’. P.Coll, Treasury Solicitor in a letter dated 18 March 1925 confirms this view: ‘I am satisfied that that the Army Pensions Act is only applicable to soldiers as generally understood in the masculine sense’. - See more at: http://mspcsearch.militaryarchives.i....mVUQD8n6.dpuf

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    good find Sam, interviews with 1916 participants are fascinating

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    Wonderful job done by the archivists at Cahal Brugha barracks.

    Please note National Archives - compare your "release" of the 30 and 20 year rule State Papers ....

    http://www.militaryarchives.ie/colle...ons-collection
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    Only witness account of the burials of the leaders of the 1916 uprising.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/he...blic-1.1659566

    When I first visited Arbour Hill I was shocked to find these men are still buried within prison walls, and I feel they should have been reinterred somewhere more suitable at the earliest opportunity.
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    plenty of old fenians still buried in Kilmainham too

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    Found my grandfather, James Gilmartin, and his comrades in the 2nd Sligo Battallion, 3rd Western Division here, p.32. Shame my dad died a few weeks before this was published, he'd have been spent hours talking about all the men involved and the stories of their exploits back then. Weirdly, the list of names including my grandfather's name was written a week after my dad was born in March 1935!

    One thing he did used to say when he was still alive was how bitter his father used to be about the fact that many men who did the actual fighting received no recognition, and no pension, while men who hid under their beds got everything. So I wonder how accurate the lists truly are in relation to who actually fought.
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