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Lord French Ambush

Lord French Ambush

The car in which Lord French was ambushed: sergeant pointing out bullet hole...On 19 December 1919: The IRA attempted to assassinate the British Lord Lieutenant Lord French. The attack was carried out at Ashtow... more

Funeral of Major Holmes, R.I.C., killed in ambush at Castleisland, Co. Kerry

Funeral of Major Holmes, R.I.C., killed in ambush at Castleisland, Co....

A lorry load of Auxiliaries, covered by rifle bearing colleagues, lead the funeral of Major Holmes of the Royal Irish Constabulary. He had been killed in an ambush at Castleisland in County Kerry. In the backgr... more

Sunny day in the park

Sunny day in the park

It is quite a while since we posted a Hogan-Wilson photo so this is a good way to start the day! The catalogue caption on this image is "The Governor General entertaining guests Sir John and Lady Simon" so we... more

Armoured car on Henry Street, Dublin

Armoured car on Henry Street, Dublin

We have had armored cars on this stream before and whereas I do have that "déjà vu" feeling, I believe we have not seen this particular one. We are in the center of Dublin the questions are what is the date an... more

Commandant Leonard

Commandant Leonard

I am surprised with the date attributed to this photo, how did an officer have time to sit for a photo when the Civil War had just started? Or was it taken on maneuvers?..With thanks in particular to derangedle... more

Right dress and dressed right!

Right dress and dressed right!

The Hogan-Wilson Collection today, and a visit to the Garda Depot in the Phoenix Park where Garda (Police) recruits perform the "Right Dress" exercise on the Depot Square. As the Garda force was founded in 192... more

The American Committee for Relief in Ireland inspecting the ruins of Balbriggan

The American Committee for Relief in Ireland inspecting the ruins of B...

As a reminder of the kindness and support that came from the US in the past, here we have an American committee in Balbriggan looking at the destruction there! This Mary has been spending a lot of time in Balb... more

And the crowd went wild.

And the crowd went wild.

The title on this Hogan-Wilson image is "Michael Collins arrival being made the scene of a great ovation when the crowd become aware of his presence" The challenge now is to establish the date, the place and if... more

Group of people near the place where Kevin Barry was captured

Group of people near the place where Kevin Barry was captured

Keven Barry was arrested on 20th September 1920, are we dealing with a contemporary photo or one taken after the event, the Catalogue date of 1921 would suggest the latter?..The general consensus is that this m... more

Regulars and irregulars on opposite sides(?)

Regulars and irregulars on opposite sides(?)

The original title on this Hogan image taken apparently during the Irish Civil War is "Soldiers and locals gathered in a rural village"! Interestingly the soldiers on the left are in full uniform whereas the a... more

Men in coats and suits!

Men in coats and suits!

It is quite a while since we have had a shot of the many figures who helped shape the country at the birth of the nation. There are some familiar faces on view in this Hogan-Wilson shot from 1922. Including Mi... more

Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

The original title on this Hogan-Wilson image is "Bridge blown up - Unidentified location" and I suspect that it will not be easily identified today? No posters, doubtful 'Streetview' availability and few othe... more

Farrell's Barricade

Farrell's Barricade

Our first visit to the Hogan-Wilson for this year, and an intriguing image of cars, carts and carriages across the entrance to a street as some form of barricade. The name on the premises behind may assist in ... more

Group of what may be foreign dignitaries

Group of what may be foreign dignitaries

A Fez, furs, feathers, monocles, moustaches, spats, top hats, flowers all add up to a very well dressed group with a lot of self esteem and no little wealth and importance. The army officer at the rear is clea... more

W.D Hogan and friends at the Keany's house, Westbrook, Dundrum

W.D Hogan and friends at the Keany's house, Westbrook, Dundrum

Another entry for our "Focus on our Photographers" Album. I am hopeful of finding names for quite a few of this jolly group. I wonder which of the two men is our Mr Hogan and who took the photo? I suppose if i... more

Army band and people in a field

Army band and people in a field

Today we make a rare visit to the Hogan-Wilson collection, and while it may not be our clearest photograph ever, you can see enough detail to suggest that this is a military procession. Perhaps a funeral? I lik... more

Irish Boundary Commission's first sitting in Ireland

Irish Boundary Commission's first sitting in Ireland

In another rare visit to a seldom visited collection. As with other images in the Hogan-Wilson collection, typically this is from the period of the War of Independence/Civil War and aftermath. Indeed, some his... more

"A bridal pair in Cork" is Emmet Dalton and Alice Shannon

"A bridal pair in Cork" is Emmet Dalton and Alice Shannon

When I selected this from the archive I thought I recognised the man but I was not sure. Now getting the photo ready to post I see the following from the archive Photographic print of Major General Emmet Dalto... more

British soldiers marching out of a barracks

British soldiers marching out of a barracks

We end this week with another interesting photo from the Hogan Wilson Collection. At first reading the above description from the archives begs two questions, which barracks? and why were they marching out? I w... more

Military carrying out official reprisal following an ambush in Meelin, Co. Cork

Military carrying out official reprisal following an ambush in Meelin,...

Ignorance is a terrible thing, I have never heard of Meelin and I know absolutely nothing about the subject matter of the above description. The big benefit of this job is that within a few hours I will know al... more

Pomp and Circumstance

Pomp and Circumstance

Sir Hamar and Lady Margery Greenwood arriving for the opening of the Ulster parliament...We have not had a photograph from the Hogan Wilson Collection for quite a while. We know the names of two of the people a... more

The peacemakers: George Gavan Duffy, Erskine Childers, Robert Barton and Arthur Griffith in a group

The peacemakers: George Gavan Duffy, Erskine Childers, Robert Barton a...

From buildings, monuments and bridges to bridge builders today. Some of the negotiating team sent to London to broker peace with the British Government. That date looks all wrong?..The date was indeed wrong! ... more

Tank pulling three ton Military truck from the banks of the Liffey

Tank pulling three ton Military truck from the banks of the Liffey

Note on back reading: "On Saturday 3 huge casks of tobacco were thrown into the Liffey. Yesterday (Sunday) a Military 3 ton lorry endeavored to salve the casks on shore but sunk in the mud. After efforts to try... more

Full length picture, Kevin O'Higgins, Minister of Home Affairs

Full length picture, Kevin O'Higgins, Minister of Home Affairs

Kevin O'Higgins standing close to a building, a victim of assassination after the Civil War...With thanks today to swordscookie ( /photos/swordscookie/ ) , DannyM8 ( /photos/79549245@N06/ ) , O Mac ( /photos/... more

Children chatting to troops passing through to an attack on Irregulars Stronghold

Children chatting to troops passing through to an attack on Irregulars...

From matters architectural to matters martial today. Troops on foot and mounted on trucks with some children during the Irish Civil War...With thanks to all (especially coffee robbie ( /photos/freakyrobbie/ ) ... more

House in Templemore in aftermath of raid by Tans - boy boarding up window and child with a small ball

House in Templemore in aftermath of raid by Tans - boy boarding up win...

This poignant shot shows a young man repairing a house that had apparently been damaged in a raid during the "War of Independence" (1919-1921) and is a reminder of significantly less-certain times. The younger ... more

Republican prisoners captured during the attack on Passage West being marched to the Cork Gaol for detention

Republican prisoners captured during the attack on Passage West being ...

Following from yesterday's related Hogan shot ( https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/21840621989/ ) , here we see pro-treaty forces escorting anti-treaty prisoners following the Battle of Cork. Given the lea... more

Major General Ennis (with Thompson gun) and Comdt. McCreagh or McCrea

Major General Ennis (with Thompson gun) and Comdt. McCreagh or McCrea

Today and tomorrow we've got two related Hogan photos from the civil war's "Battle for Cork" (July-August 1922). ..The first was labelled in the catalogue as "Major General Ennis (with Thompson gun) and Comdt. ... more

Ballykinlar internment camp players: a troupe of prisoners formed during their period of internment

Ballykinlar internment camp players: a troupe of prisoners formed duri...

This interesting Hogan photograph shows a group of men who were interned in Ballykinlar together. Here shown after taking part in some amateur dramatics...Ballykinlar Internment Camp, County Down, was a detenti... more

R.I.C. and military leaving Limerick

R.I.C. and military leaving Limerick

R.I.C. military and armoured car leaving Limerick on a scouting expedition..So many maps but no definitive location as of yet - can you help?..Thanks to Dr O Mac ( /photos/91549360@N03/ ) for identifying the ... more

Dublin saves Cork

Dublin saves Cork

Dublin and Cork fire brigade appliances. ..We were not sure if this photo was for our the Irish War of Independence or the Irish Civil War albums so we did not add it to either. We are no confident to change th... more

Lord French Ambush

Lord French Ambush

The car in which Lord French was ambushed: sergeant pointing out bullet hole...On 19 December 1919: The IRA attempted to assassinate the British Lord Lieutenant Lord French. The attack was carried out at Ashtow... more

British soldiers searching trains on Kerry line for republicans

British soldiers searching trains on Kerry line for republicans

Another fantastic photo from the Hogan Collection. It seems these men might be from the North Lancashire Regiment, you really do need to read the comments and view the links included, to get a view of what was ... more

Hogan photographs of Generals with one unknown

Hogan photographs of Generals with one unknown

URGENT REQUEST from our researchers in the Library - IDENTIFY the Generals in this Photograph ..We are fairly confident that the identification, left to right, goes:. .Eoin O’Duffy, Unknown, Michael Brennan, F... more

Overprints 1922

Overprints 1922

This unusual shot from WD Hogan of stamps will mean a lot to the Philatelists among us! I have a great collection of stamps, many of them very old, but nothing as historic as these!..I have mapped the location... more

Coffin of Michael Collins being carried from the Pro-Cathedral

Coffin of Michael Collins being carried from the Pro-Cathedral

The coffin of the fallen leader is taken from the Pro-Cathedral in Dublin following his funeral mass and prior to the interment at Glasnevin Cemetery...Sharon points us at a photo of a letter appointing the Pal... more

John Devoy arriving at government buildings to meet President Cosgrave

John Devoy arriving at government buildings to meet President Cosgrave

John Devoy the old Fenian arrives at Government Buildings to meet President Cosgrave of the Irish Free State Government. Devoy who was once described by the London Times as "The greatest enemy of this country ... more

Queueing for the sales?

Queueing for the sales?

Armed Royal Irish Constabulary outside a shop in Patrick Street, Cork getting the news from the street vendor!..Photographer: W.D. Hogan..Collection: Hogan-Wilson Collection ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Author/Ho... more

Cork Funeral with military escort

Cork Funeral with military escort

This shot by WD Hogan shows a very well attended funeral in Cork city during the War of Independence (1919-1922) In front of the cortege can be seen a truck full of British Military escorting the procession. ... more

The Bridge, Athlone

The Bridge, Athlone

Very dramatic W.D. Hogan shot of soldiers marching across the bridge in Athlone for the handover of Custume Barracks - just one of the many barracks around the country to move from British to Irish control in 1... more

Every cloud has a silver lining!

Every cloud has a silver lining!

Thought it'd be good to end the year with a smiley (and you all know that's a technical term!) photo. These happy ladies are salvaging wood from the military barracks in Cork after it had been destroyed by fire... more

Ulster Welcomes Her King & Queen

Ulster Welcomes Her King & Queen

Belfast generally, and Robinson and Cleaver Department Store in particular, en fête for the State Opening of the first Northern Ireland parliament.....Photographer: W.D. Hogan ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Author/H... more

The Burning of Cork

The Burning of Cork

This is the devastation in the aftermath of what's known as the Burning of Cork during the Irish War of Independence. We don't have an exact location, but another Hogan-Wilson photo in this series shows this re... more

Funeral of Michael Collins

Funeral of Michael Collins

National Army soldiers drive a car laden with wreaths through the streets of Dublin towards Glasnevin Cemetery for the burial of Michael Collins...cattlewagons ( /photos/95059349@N07/ ) Tells us that the vehi... more

Relief

Relief

This shot of joking Black and Tans and Auxiliaries was taken outside the London and North Western Hotel, North Wall, Dublin as they surveyed the damage after an I.R.A. attack on their quarters. Written on the m... more

Stop the presses

Stop the presses

This is how Republicans left the typesetting machines at the Cork Examiner newspaper offices before Free State or National Army troops arrived in Cork city...Date: 9 or 10 August 1922..NLI Ref.: HOGW 129 ( http... more

Mr John McCormack placing a wreath on the cenotaph erected to the memory of the late Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith at Leinster Lawn

Mr John McCormack placing a wreath on the cenotaph erected to the memo...

A monument most of us cannot recall seeing on Leinster Lawn???..A Story of now you see it now you don't. Please see the comments below about this Monument, it was short lived, it was poorly built, some might sa... more

Ulster Welcomes Her King & Queen

Ulster Welcomes Her King & Queen

Belfast generally, and Robinson and Cleaver Department Store in particular, en fête for the State Opening of the first Northern Ireland parliament.....Photographer: W.D. Hogan ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Author/H... more

The Burning of Cork

The Burning of Cork

This is the devastation in the aftermath of what's known as the Burning of Cork during the Irish War of Independence. We don't have an exact location, but another Hogan-Wilson photo in this series shows this re... more

Funeral of Michael Collins

Funeral of Michael Collins

National Army soldiers drive a car laden with wreaths through the streets of Dublin towards Glasnevin Cemetery for the burial of Michael Collins...cattlewagons ( /photos/95059349@N07/ ) Tells us that the vehi... more

"A Black and Tan on duty in Dublin..."

"A Black and Tan on duty in Dublin..."

... smoking and posing with a Lewis gun...Date: 1920/1921?..NLI Ref.: HOGW 121 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000279885 )