Renmore History Society

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The Irish Volunteer Memorialplayed a key role in what was a crucial period in Irish history. Formed in 1913, they were centrally involved in the planning and organisation of resistance to British rule in Ireland, they formed the backbone of the armed forces that launched the 1916 Easter Rising, and were the ancestors of both the IRA and the modern Defence Forces. Their ranks included such famous names as Padraic Pearse, Roger Casement and Michael Collins.

Comdt. Kennedy is the Director of the Military Archives section of the Defences Forces, located in Cathal Brugha barracks in Dublin, and is currently overseeing the planning of a major exhibition on the history of the Volunteers. He has kindly agreed to give the society a talk on the subject, which will chart the formation, organisation and evolution of this important institution.

Thurs 21st  Nov 2013