Irish History

1916 Easter Rising Patriots #1

James Connolly James Connolly was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 5, 1868. He was a committed Marxist union leader and revolutionary, and one of the leading participants in the Easter Uprising, 4/24-29/1916 against British rule. After arriving in Dublin in 1896, Connolly helped found the ‘Irish Socialist Republican Party’. […]

1916 Easter Rising Patriots

Black and Tans

With the onset of the Sinn Féin declaration of Irish Independence in Jan. of 1919, the I.R.A. began the guerrilla campaign known as ‘The Irish War of Independence’, which in 1919 mainly consisted of attacks on the Royal Irish Constabulary (R.I.C.). By Jan. 1920 the British government began recruiting men […]

Bridget Cleary

“Are you a witch or are you a fairy? Are you the wife of Michael Cleary?” Such innocent words, often chanted by Irish children in nursery rhyme, only hint at the grisly but true story of the young Irish woman whose life was snuffed out on a bitterly cold March […]

Bridget & Michael Cleary