Tag Archive: ITGWU

Oct 03

“The Fighting Old Guard” : The O’Doherty family in the North Dock

Michael O'Doherty

“One of the cheeriest men in the ward, and one of the most particular as to the set of his hair.”   During the 1916 Rebellion Michael O’Doherty of the Irish Citizen Army was wounded 12 times – 1 bullet hit his right eye; 2 his left arm; 1 his left jaw; 1 the left …

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Apr 01

From mascot to marksman – The story of William Halpin and the 1916 Rising

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From mascot to marksman – The story of William Halpin and the 1916 Rising  Easter Monday 1916 was a defining moment in Irish history. At noon of that day, a rebellion against British rule was launched in Dublin City, which was to set in motion a series of events that would shape the Island of …

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