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Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Irish Uprising

The Irish Uprising is a term that I have seen to describe the years between the Easter Rising of 1916 and the end of the Irish War of Independence in 1921.  My husband’s grandfather, William Joseph Quinn II, participated in this uprising while serving in the Kinvara Company Irish Volunteers and the Kinvara Company IRA.

For the next few weeks, I will be sharing information found in William Joseph Quinn’s Application to the Minister for Defence for a Service Certificate. When approved, this allowed for a pension for service in the old IRA. I assume that the term “old IRA” is used so as not to confuse it with the current Provisional Irish Republican Army.

For family information about William Joseph Quinn II, go to my web page for William Joseph Quinn and Susanna Murray

For more information about the Easter Uprising, the Irish War of Independence, and related topics take a look at the links below.

Irish History Timeline

Irish History Live

Easter Rising 1916

The Easter Rising 1916 (real footage of aftermath on YouTube)

Who were the Black and Tans? (Actual footage of attacks on YouTube)

Easter Uprising 1916, the arrest of Mark Wickham.  Although from different areas of Ireland, Mark Wickham and William Quinn followed a similar path after their arrests in May of 1916. 


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