Fr. John Murphy Of Bollavogue Fame Led His people Into Battle For Ireland's Cause ‘AND THE YEOS AT TULLOW TOOK FR MURPHY AND BURNT HIS BODY UPON THE RACK’   For courage, bravery and the unity of his people Fr. John Murphy went to his death, with his soul intact…
John Mitchel - Famous Irish Fenian & Founder Of United Irishmen A fearsome Irishman from Co. Derry, John Mitchell's name has been proudly adopted by many clubs and streets all over Ireland. After leaving his native Co. Derry, he came to Dublin to study law at Trinity College and whilst…
Seán MacDiarmada - Intelligence Officer Of Republican Movement & 1916 Proclamation Signatory Born in the year Michael Cusack founded the G.A.A. (1884), this Famous Son Of Ireland took a few turns on the road to the G.P.O. in 1916. He had a wondering lust and ran away from his Leitrim…
Maud Gonne McBride - Born In England & Irish Nationalist & Suffragist Although of English birthright, Maud Gonne MacBride was outraged when she came to Ireland and discovered at first hand the atrocities inflicted on defenceless and very poor Irish citizens. These acts were perpetrated by her own people and she…
Thomas Clarke - Irish Patriot & Signatory Of 1916 Irish Proclamation   The Clarke family from Co. Tyrone, were exiled for some years in the Isle of Wight and it was a consequence of this that the patriotic Irishman was born there. However the exile for the family was of short…
  Thomas Kent - Corkman Outnumbered At Family   Home in Shoot Out Thomas Kent of Castlelyons, Co.Cork, was the only volunteer executed outside of Dublin in the aftermath of the historic 1916 Easter Rising and he did not take part in the Dublin rebellion. Due to certain high ranking…
Kevin Barry - Fought For Irish Liberty and Hanged At Eighteen By English Crown Kevin Barry is a patriotic famous son of Ireland who paid the ultimate sacrifice with his life at a time in Irish political life, when the country was at war with England, but also on the brink…
Robert Emmet 18th Century Patriot - Remembered In Song & Verse As sentence of death was about to be proclaimed, Robert Emmet stood up in the dock and stated ‘When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then, and not till then, let my epitaph be…
Pádraig Pearse - One Of Ireland's Most Famous Patriots & Leader Of The 1916 Easter Rising Padraig Pearse was a patriotic soldier who laid down his life for his country and he held academic qualifications as a Teacher, Lawyer and Writer. He attended the Christian Brothers School and the Royal University,…
Michael Collins - World Famous Freedom Fighter In Ireland’s eight hundred years of occupation by British rule, Michael Collins was the Irish freedom fighter who probably gained most respect from the invading troops and their commanding officers. His fearsome reputation and his explicit intelligence gathering, brought havoc on British plans…
Roger Casement - Dubliner Who Gave His Life For Irish Freedom An unlikely Irish patriot with a staunch Protestant tradition on his father’s side, Roger David Casement was orphaned at age thirteen when his father died and his mother also died when he was just nine. Raised by his father’s…
Tomás McCurtain - Assasinated At His Blackpool, Cork City Home In 1920 By Marauding Disguised British Soldiers  The famous Lord Mayor was born at Ballyknockane, near Mourneabbey, Mallow, Co. Cork, in 1884 and at his death he was just thirty six years old. He attended his local national school and was later…
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