Vol. 9 No. 9 (2019): Whose Homelands? Fictions, Facts and Questions of the Irish Diaspora
Sezione monografica / Monographic Section

Scotland’s Easter Rising Veterans and the Irish Revolution

Thomas Tormey
Laboratorio editoriale OA / Dip. LILSI
Published June 12, 2019
How to Cite
Tormey, T. (2019). Scotland’s Easter Rising Veterans and the Irish Revolution. Studi Irlandesi. A Journal of Irish Studies, 9(9), 271-302. https://doi.org/10.13128/SIJIS-2239-3978-25517


In 1916 members of the Scottish unit of the Irish Volunteers were deeply involved in preparations for the Easter Rising in Dublin and some republican activists travelled from the west of Scotland to participate in the rebellion. What follows is a limited prosopography of the revolutionary involvement of those members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB), the Irish Volunteers, or Cumann na mBan, who were resident in Scotland between 1913 and 1915 and who fought in Ireland in 1916, or who were prevented from doing so because they were imprisoned. By covering militant activity in both Ireland and Britain, this treatment will argue that Scotland’s Irish republicans were highly integrated with the wider separatist movement in Ireland and beyond, while being very much of the Glasgow, and Europe, of their time.


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