Fianna articles archives / The History of Na Fianna Eireann 1909-1923

“The part the Fianna played at Howth” by Corporal ‘Willie Nelson’

“The part the Fianna played at Howth” By Corporal ‘Willie Nelson’ From Nodlaig na bhFiann, December 1914 “I was awakened by a loud knocking at the hall door. I awoke slowly and wondered who the disturber of the Sabbath morn was. I yawned, stretched myself and finally looked at the clock. It was five minutes … Continue reading

Fianna articles archives / The History of Na Fianna Eireann 1909-1923

Fianna Eireann – South Dublin District

This photo is part of the Seamus Reader Collection. Seamus was a captain in both the Willie Neilson Slua of Na Fianna Éireann in Glasgow, and the Scottish nationalist equivalent Na Fianna hAlba during the revolutionary period. Any information (names, date, occasion etc.) about the photo would be appreciated. Photo courtesy of the Seamus Reader … Continue reading

Fianna articles archives / The History of Na Fianna Eireann 1909-1923

The History of Na Fianna Eireann in Cork City 1910-1924

Na Fianna Éireann in Cork City, 1910-1924 by Graham Harrington Origins Na Fianna Éireann in Cork City was established in 1910 by youth who were involved in the Cork branch of the Gaelic League. Cork at this time was referred to contemptously as “khaki Cork” for its lack of republican activity. The first nationalist organisation … Continue reading

Fianna articles archives / The History of Na Fianna Eireann 1909-1923

A Tribute to Madame Markievicz (4th February 1868 – 15th July 1927)

Constance Georgine Markievicz flanked by some of her Fianna boys   Towards the end of June 1927, Markievicz became seriously ill with appendicitis and, under advice from Dr. Kathleen Lynn, was admitted to Sir Patrick Dun’s hospital. She specifically requested a bed in the public ward. She was operated on almost immediately but complications arose … Continue reading