Remember Us, The People’s War, Newport Area, Mayo 1914- 1924.

Earlier this year, I put up a post about John Collins, who had been born in Jordan Street in Belfast (now gone, but lay off the Oldpark Road between Glenview Street and Hillview Street). Collins was killed in an IRA ambush in Mayo in 1921, shortly after joining and IRA Flying Column. An account ofContinue reading “Remember Us, The People’s War, Newport Area, Mayo 1914- 1924.”

IRA Vol. John Collins: from the Bone, to Artane Industrial School to Kilmeena, Co. Mayo?

During an IRA ambush at Kilmeena, County Mayo in May 1921 a Belfast man in the flying column of the IRA’s 3rd Battalion, West Mayo Brigade, John Collins, was fatally wounded. He was buried in the republican plot in Castlebar, but who was John Collins? On 18th May 1921, a flying column of the 3rdContinue reading “IRA Vol. John Collins: from the Bone, to Artane Industrial School to Kilmeena, Co. Mayo?”