The Craic We Had The Day We Died For Ireland


Discover what your ancestors did in the War of Independence.

Warning: Uncouth language and profanities may be present in witness statements. See below in relation to an engagement in January 1921 with the Longford IRA.

Any excuse to play this

Bureau of Military

12 thoughts on “The Craic We Had The Day We Died For Ireland

  1. Frodo Baggins

    Now THIS is what the internet and technology should be used for.
    Top class post, my lunch break just got booked solid.

  2. Ciaránamo

    This is excellent. The subject of the above piece, General Seán MacEoin, is an ancestor of mine. The family will love to see this. We may also have a new family motto…

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      Whoa – MacEoin, you say? That means you and I are…must be….somehow…oh…the farm…shite….never mind….

      Grand weather we’re havin’, wha?

      1. Ciarnamo

        Haha well to my shame I’m not sure whether he was a great grand uncle or a third cousin. Will find out though. I’ll come visit that farm too ;)

  3. the_face

    loved this….
    i heard stories of what my grandfather did in the flying column in west cork….
    just read all about it
    sounded like some craic too.

  4. KeithFahey’s Moustache

    Me thinks the soldier is telling porkie pies, 7 shots would indicate a semi automatic pistol not a revolver, they where not exactly in mass supply and there were very few around at this time in Ireland.

    But I love this and that is the rest of my week sorted for research.

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