The contribution made by the Volunteers of County Roscommon and surrounding counties to the 1916-1923 quest for Irish freedom is oft overshadowed by stories and exploits which took place in more-populous counties. Yet the blood of these Volunteers was just as red and their lives were just as dear.
This is their tribute — the story of common people doing uncommon things with a courage and dedication which consumed their energies, their youth, and often their lives. It is a tale that begs to be told — one that reflects the impact made by similar events and efforts which occurred in villages and townlands all over Ireland. More »
Cover painting by Roland Byrne
Knockthomas, Nurney, County Carlow, Ireland
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