Fianna articles archives

“Association of Old Fianna – Constitution and Rules”

Click on image to enlarge. “Association of Old Fianna Constitution and Rules’ signed by former committee member and Fianna veteran Joseph Patrick Jordan. The National Association of Old Fianna was established in 1934 as a means to bring together old comrades from both sides of the Civil War divide. It also strived to honour and … Continue reading

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‘Irish Advanced Nationalism & Youth in the Early Twentieth Century’ by Dr. Marnie Hay

‘Irish Advanced Nationalism & Youth in the Early Twentieth Century Podcast’ Link to podcast: http://historyhub.ie/irish-advanced-nationalism-youth “In this podcast Marnie Hay discusses the ways in which Irish advanced nationalists sought to prepare children and adolescents for their future role in the struggle for Irish independence. She explores three examples: the activities for children provided by the nationalist … Continue reading

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Fianna Eireann and the Irish Volunteers Split, 1914

Images courtesy of UCD Archives. Click on images to see larger version. Statement released on September 24th 1914 by the Irish Volunteers in response to John Redmond’s speech, four days earlier, in which he called for Volunteers to enlist in the British Army and support the war effort. This statement, and Redmond’s earlier speech, led … Continue reading

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‘The Irish National Boy Scouts – A School For Rebels’ – The Unionist Association of Ireland

   Click on images for larger versions Anti Home Rule propaganda poster/pamphlet by the Unionist Association of Ireland (1914) denouncing Redmond and his failure to reign in the unruly Irish National Boy Scouts, otherwise known as Na Fianna Eireann, which it describes as an “Irish nursery of sedition and disloyalty….”. They ask “why does he … Continue reading