The Manchester Irish Volunteers in the 1916 Easter Rising | GM 1914

Liam Parr as a young man

This is the long hidden story of the group of men from the Manchester area who, in the middle of the Great War, chose to go to Ireland and fight against the British army by joining the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin.

It is a fascinating tale but one that had been lost to history and had only survived in rumours passed down in families.

Finding the truth became…

Source: The Manchester Irish Volunteers in the 1916 Easter Rising | GM 1914

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2 thoughts on “The Manchester Irish Volunteers in the 1916 Easter Rising | GM 1914

  1. A personal and well-researched article, about events almost unknown outside of Manchester. These histories continue to grow and become fact instead of legend, and that can only be a good thing.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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