Picturing the IRA in Midleton: Then & Now

Recently the images we shared back in 2017 of IRA volunteers in Midleton photographed c. 1922 went viral online. Part of the Dick Cashman/John Fenton Collection, a number of people asked where in the town they were taken. The images were exposed in the Constabulary Barracks, presumably at some point during 1922, as the Civil... Continue Reading →

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Resources: A Brief Guide to Researching the Archaeology of Ireland’s Threatened Landscapes of Revolution

For many years I have worked to highlight both our lack of knowledge and the lack of protection for archaeological landscapes that date to our recent past, particularly those from the Revolutionary Period and First World War. Unfortunately, as yet no major initiatives have been undertaken in the Republic of Ireland to address these major... Continue Reading →

Picturing Midleton’s War of Independence

The Landscapes of Revolution team were delighted recently to take delivery of a large number of historic Midleton photographs. The photographs were graciously loaned by local resident John Fenton. Many of the pictures were collected by John’s uncle, noted bandleader and local historian, the late Dick Cashman, and they include Cashman’s valuable annotations concerning Midleton’s... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Landscapes of Revolution

This post represents the launch of a new archaeological project dedicated to identifying and exploring the archaeological traces of the Irish War of Independence. The project is an initiative of Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd., in partnership with the Center for Historic Preservation in Middle Tennessee State University. A major component of the project will be... Continue Reading →

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