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?”

Belfast Brigade IRA members, 1921-22.

Here are some lists of the members of individual companies of the IRA in Belfast on two specific dates in 1921 and 1922 (transcribed from documents at the Military Archives). There some discussion of the lists at the end of this post.¬†The lists were compiled in the mid-1930s and are based on the memory ofContinue reading “Belfast Brigade IRA members, 1921-22.”