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J. J. O'Connell's memoir of the Irish Volunteers, 1914-16, 1917

Ó Corráin, Daithí orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-2254-6322 (2016) J. J. O'Connell's memoir of the Irish Volunteers, 1914-16, 1917. Analecta Hibernica, 47 . pp. 1-102. ISSN 0791-6167

No one had a longer high-ranking association with the Irish Volunteers and successor Irish armed forces than Jeremiah Joseph O’Connell, better known as ‘J. J.’ or ‘Ginger’ O’Connell. His unpublished memoir of his Volunteer activities is particularly valuable because it addresses the crucial period from the split in 1914 to the Rising, a timespan not well illuminated in the witness statements collected by the Bureau of Military History (BMH) between 1947 and 1957. The memoir gives a unique insight to the challenges of rebuilding the Volunteers after the split in September 1914 and moulding them into a properly disciplined and uniformly trained body with a capacity, should the need arrive, for meaningful military action
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Irish Volunteers (20th century); O'Connell; Jeremiah Joseph; 1887-1944; Irish army
Subjects:Humanities > History
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of History and Geography
Publisher:Irish Manuscripts Commission
Official URL:http://www.irishmanuscripts.ie/servlet/Controller?...
Copyright Information:© 2016 Irish Manuscripts Commission
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:22048
Deposited On:02 Oct 2017 10:37 by Daithí Ã� Corráin . Last Modified 31 Dec 2019 04:30

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