Photograph of Lawence Lonergan, Fenian suspect.

The Fenian rebellion of 1866 was a failure, but has left us ca. 600 photographs of suspects, detained until they agreed to emigrate. The Irish police force was the first in Europe to photograph suspects. Lawrence Lonergan was a blacksmith in Ballylooby, County Tipperary, wh

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Census return for Sean Mac Diarmada, executed 1916 leader, 1911.

Census return for Sean Mac Diarmada, later executed for his role in the 1916 Rising, living at 15 Russell Place, as a lodger. He fills out the form in Irish, claiming to be "single, but not for long", and "heartbroken from being single".

A Sense of Identity | History | Mac Diarmada, Seán, 1883-1916

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Military Service Pensions Collection: Map of Enniscorthy.

Tracing paper map of Enniscorthy with key, identifying significant sites relating to activity in the town during Easter Week 1916. This map was generated by the Military Service Pensions Board, the body charged with making awards of pensions to people who claimed active s

A Sense of Place | History | Revolutions

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Rebellion Paper.

The Rebellion Papers are documents relating primarily to the rebellion of 1798 and Robert Emmet’s rising in 1803, which were received by the Chief Secretary’s Office in Dublin Castle. They cover the period 1790–1808 and consist mainly of correspondence and reports on the st

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