Displaying results 1 - 10 of 366.

  • WS Ref #: 218 , Witness: R.H. (Harry) Walpole, Member, IV Dublin, 1916

    • ... THE FLAG, type, etc. The Flag was a Standard made of green poplin. On it was painted Irish Republic in white and orange letters. The flag had a george of goleb lace. The Flag was made in Fry's Poplin ... , Dublin. This was the home of the late Countess Constance de Markievicz. The flag was on the wall ...

    • ... THE FLAG. GENERAL HEADQUARTERS, IRISH REPUBLICAN APMY, GENERAL POST OFFICE DUBLIN 1916. A statement ... . It gave the impression that this (the Tri-colour) was the original flag of the Irish Republican Army ... asked "What is it". "Take this parcel, it is the flag, put it up". On the roof of the G.P.O. I met ...

    • ... (a) Hoisting of Flag, together with the late Seán Hegarty, on the G.P.O. Easter Monday 1916. (b) Description of Flag. Conditions, if any, stipulated by Witness Nil File No. S. S.187 and S.163 Form B.S.M.2 ...

  • WS Ref #: 972 , Witness: Thomas Cleary, Lieutenant IV and IRA, Waterford, 1914 - 1921

    • ... 10. to the Square carrying the national flag, of which I was the standard bearer. This flag bore initials of I.R.A. and it was the first national flag to bear those initials outside Dublin. The policemen made several attempts to capture this flag but each time they were frustrated by both our own ...

    • ... the country ourselves but we would still be under the British flag. I asked why, and he said ...

  • WS Ref #: 1058 , Witness: Seamus Bevan, Member Fianna Eireann, 1916

    • ... Daly of the Four Courts area, I was immediately struck by the appearance of the flag which flew from the Henry St. corner of the G.P.O. I have a vivid recollection of that flag. It was very large, much larger than any flag I had ever seen. It blew in a stiff breeze almost half-way across Henry St ...

    • ... which was a replica of the above-mentioned flag and which I flew on my bicycle every day for at least 12 months. On the Princes St. corner of the G.P.O. there flew a green flag of a normal size. I ... in the three words "Poblacht na hÉireann". I studied this flag for a considerable time as I ...

    • ... - mattie & Eadie Connolly - brothers or Seán Connolly. who was shot hoisting the flag over the City ...

  • WS Ref #: 120 , Witness: Diarmuid Lynch, Member Supreme Council IRB; Member 1st and 2nd Dail Eireann

    • ... LANE: “Green Flag with Harp” (Joe O’Connor 4/9/46 - quoting Seumas Murphy) SOUTH DUBLIN UNION ... .... and some yellow grass cloth .... we made a very fine Tricolour and hoisted it, This flag, according to James Stephens in his book “The Insurrection in Dublin” was the last flag flying after the surrender ...

    • ... : “There is evidence that the Green Flag with harp uncrowned was actually flown from a staff on the G.P.O. during Easter Week. The words “Irish Republic” were on that flag”. More than one publication erroneously describes this bannerette as “the Republican Flag”. Even an “order” from Pearse and Connolly (which I ...

    • ... Comments on “The National Flag” contd. was left to the discretion of battalion commandants ... : “This flag should be well in evidence on all occasions of formal parades, such as those arranged for St. Patrick’s Day and those contemplated for Easter and Whitsuntide next”. The Green Flag was in evidence ...

    • ... Comments on “The National Flag” — contd. Military Council in pursuance of its ultra-scret policy ... can understand how and why this detail of The Flag was not attended to as thoroughly as it otherwise ... information as to the flag flown in their areas. I heard from some and not from others - it has become ...

    • ... ORIGINAL BUREAU OF MILITAR HISTORY 1913-21 BRUO STAIRE MILETA 1913-21 NO. W.S. 120 ROINN COSANTA. BUREAU OF MILITARY HISTORY, 1913-21. STATEMENT BY WITNESS DOCUMENT NO. W.S. 120 Witness Diarmuid Eynch Identity Member of Supreme Council I.R.B. Subject The National Flag, 1916. Conditions, if any ...

    • ... COMMENTS on "the National. Flag' -contd. IMPERIAL HOTEL: “Tri-co1our was hoisted on the Imperial Hotel the Tuesday afternoon immediately after we took over" (Frank Thornton, 28/9/46) "On Wednesday ....... The Plough and the Stars' was hoisted' (Frank Thornton, 28/6/36) (Above confimed, in other ...

    • ... ORIGINAL Diarmuid Lynch - comments by. 30.12.47 “THE NATIONAL FLAG” BUREAU OFMILITARY H1STORY 1913 ... under the above heading from Patrick O’Connor. He cited Commandant Pearse’s flag-orders issued ... green flag of Ireland, - the Harp — WS5 one of the emblems incorporated in the “Union Jack ...

    • ... Flag" on G.P.O. Our mutual friend, Patrick O'Connor of the Nationa1 Library, in a letter which ... is in. connection with an article on "the National Flag" which I have promised to the Bureau ...

  • WS Ref #: 321 , Witness: Maire O'Brolchain, Vice-President Inghini na hEireann, 1900; Member Sinn Fein, 1905 - 1921

    • ... 14. There is another flag presented by Madame Gonne McBride. This wes carried also Ln McBride's ... that a printer, MacPeake, who emigrated after '98, may have carried the flag with him to Transvaal. He ... . This was probably the flag of the Brigade before the Inghinidhe flag reached it during the summer of 1900. I have ...

    • ... hand across his lips, he said quickly in a lowered tone "Mind the flag" and he laughed. To her sister be bad said lightly "I might not be back". Somehow I think it was to say "Mind the flag ... , "Mind the Flag" was John McBride's last message. Mrs. Allen did mind the flag and the "sight ...

    • ... , was the Inghinidhe flag presented to him in 1900, when he Was Major in the Transvaal Irish Brigade ... . Allen wondered at his enthusiasm, "I must mind the flag. It will wave over a free Ireland yet ...

    • ... into Boston Pilot, Southern Cross, and other American papers. A flag was presented to Major McBride ...

    • ... in the G.P.O. carrying the white flag to the British. Maire Ni Siubhlaigh, Chrissie Doyle, a pale ...

    • ... - behind closed wails, and never a chance for a single shot. Still, undefeated "Mind the flag ...

  • WS Ref #: 1063 , Witness: Jerome Buckley, Captain IRA, Cork, 1921

    • ... in 1917. One flag was flown from a high tree in Analeentha, while a second flag was flown from the top ... the flag at Analeentha, but failed to reach it, so they procured a crosscut saw and set about sawing ... the flag was seized by the Volunteers. The R.I.C. attempted to recapture the flag - several scuffles ...

  • WS Ref #: 1169 , Witness: John (Jack) Looney, Lieutenant IRA, Cork, 1921

    • ... the flag from the tree at Analeentha failed, and the local sergeant of the R.I.C., with one of his constables, procured a cross-cut saw and set about sawing down the tree on which the flag was flying. After some hours hard work they succeeded in felling the tree but the flag was rescued by some Volunteers ...

    • ... 4. impressed many of the general public. The Volunteers who were charged in connection with the flag incident were, I think; Liam Jones, Jerh.. Cronin, John Cronin and another whose name I do not remember. Sometime during the summer of 1917 I cycled with Jerry Mullane and Con O'Regan to Macroom ...

  • WS Ref #: 1770 , Witness: Kevin O'Shiel, Judicial Commissioner, Dail Land Courts, 1920 -1922

    • ... accentuated, particularly to southern ears. In the course of his speech, he produced a large green flag with the golden harp and, waving it over their heads, he exclaimed: "Here is the good old green flag of Ireland, the flag that many a heroic Irishman died under; the flag of Wolfe Tone, of Robert Emmet ...

    • ... its own distinct flag proclaiming its sovereignty, a republic of which I was, or might be, a citizen ... or be loyal to England. And what a fine, bright flag it was - I thought - like a flame of hope. As I gazed ... an independent republic, and a republic with its own distinctive flag! It is impossible to explain why a little ...

    • ... 515. I stopped to gaze upon it with wonder and admiration. What an exciting flag it was, and what ... to contemplate its flag and dream for a few moments about it. And how drab and dull and commonplace beside it was the once stimulating green flag with the crownless harp; merely the emblem of a political party ...

    • ... carrying the tricolour flag, then generally known as the "Easter Week flag" and, later, as the "Sinn Fein flag". The Count duly arrived that evening at Carrick railway station accompanied by his ...

    • ... by an arresting and attractive miniature flag that I noticed sticking out of an empty flower vase ... , Belgian and Union Jack in Unionist homes. But that particular flag beat me. Presently the door ...

    • ... fellow wi' the big whoskers, carryin' the German flag?" - pointing to a dummy. with a huge, upturned handle-bar moustache - "Well, thon's the Kaiser! An' ye see the fellow wi' the Sinn Féin flag ...

    • ... 93. in 1885, there were very few untoward, or hostile incidents, and nothing in the nature of a demonstration; and what few there were, were wholly insignificant. That "horrid extremist girl, Maud Gonne" had, of course, to hang a black flag out of her window, but Constituted Authority soon had ...

    • ... . Mannix, the President, and the Professors of he College. The Royal Standard and the Papal flag ...

    • ... when I saw that flag ...

    • ... 617. addressing a crowd of some hundreds of elderly men. Opposite him at the other end was the Count's platform, decked out in the new national colours, green-white-orange, and with a large tricolour flag flying over it. From its side was suspended a large portrait of Parnell. The Count ...

    • ... 771. indicating and stressing the determination of the Government to carry out in due course its intention to enforce Conscription on Ireland. Our aim was to keep the public interest up to scratch and not let it flag or fade. Fortunately we were well supplied with the appropriate material ...

    • ... 793. honour and pursuing with renewed confidence the path of salvation by rallying to the flag of the Irish Republic". It declared that "Sinn Féin aims at securing the establishment of that Republic by withdrawing the Irish Representation from the British Parliament and by denying the right ...

    • ... 445. midnight for making a start down the Elbe and through the canal to Kiel. The modest sum of £l0 procured an order authorising the tug and barges to proceed through the Canal without stopping and requiring other shipping to let them past. A black flag was the signal of this privileged position ...

  • WS Ref #: 1200 , Witness: Con O'Regan, Member IV, Cork, 1916; Officer IRA, Cork, 1921

    • ... the R.I.c. observed them next day they immediately set about removing the flag on the tree at Analeentha ... the tree on which the flag was flying. After some hours' hard work, during which they were watched ... the tree had been felled the watching crowd rushed to get the flag, and the R.I.C. party had laboured ...

    • ... 5. with the incident of the flag at Analeentha were being tried at Mallow Petty Sessions Court in July, 1917, the Mourne Abbey Company, to the number of about 80, marched to Mallow. The R.I.C. attempted to break up the parade and there were a number of baton charges in which several members ...

  • WS Ref #: 733 , Witness: James O'Shea, Member Irish Citizen Army, Dublin, 1916

    • ... 34. for the ceremony. The drums were piled and the flag was handed to Mollie O'Reilly. She unfurled he flag. The Guard presented arms, bugles sounded and she marched guarded by a squad of men with fixed bayonets. She walked through the Guard of Honour and up straight to the flag staff on Liberty ...

    • ... ' and articles written by Jim Connolly about the hoisting of flag. There was some great reading for the people ... for a Cuard of Honour for the flag. I was lucky to be one of the squad. We were put through our paces for a week or so beforehand. Mollie O'Reilly was picked out to carry the flag and to hoist ...

    • ... - "The Workhouse Ward", "Under which flag" by James Connolly, and many others which I forget ...

    • ... of Mercer's Hospital. I watched for a while longer and saw it was a person with a small flag working ...

    • ... 53. away. I fired and immediately the window was closed and a red cross flag was put up. There was an inquiry about it afterwards from Mallin. I was told not to do it again as it was under the Red Cross. Later that day an incident occurred in front in which a sniper masquerading as a lady was shot ...

    • ... 10. the crack squads we were going to meet. We only laughed it off and stated that the flag was ours already. The excursion was run to Carlow by the A.O.H. It was very nearly being the as things turned out. On Friday the No. 1 and 2 Drill Squads were ordered to go under canvas at Croydon Park ...

    • ... a project he had in his mind. It was the 'hoisting of a flag'. James Connolly could not see ...

Military Archives National Archives