The National Graves Association (NGA) was formed in 1926. The first meeting was presided over by Mrs Kathleen Clarke, widow of the executed 1916 leader Thomas J. Clarke, and set […]

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The Ulster Volunteer Force (1913–20) was a paramilitary organisation created in January 1913 in response to the campaign against Home Rule. The UVF soon had 90,000 members; it was mainly […]

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Padraig (‘Paddy’) O’Connor was a veteran of the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War. He served under Michael Collins and held the rank of lieutenant in […]

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As the Gentlemen of Ireland had played only eight matches between 1910 and 1921, the War of Independence presented a golden opportunity to play decent opposition, with so many cricketing […]

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Bob Lambert was one of Ireland’s greatest sportsmen. Not only did he excel at cricket but he also played badminton for the country. Wisden Cricketers’ Almanac recorded his obituary in […]

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