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Saturday, April 4, U1I4

No.9.'

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'ot

section

the

Nationalist tempt --for

British

a thing

another

section

beneath which

by Arms

mere

talk

and

on behalf

leaders

wiil speak

is' past,

Irish nation

along there

of power that' will reo. with the consciousness make their voices of the utmost weight.

that

Act's and

Behind

other

the ballot

the Irish

.,

'. of indig-

wonder,

Parliamentary

army.

And

methods'

abou.t

mere thing

Home Rule, or Else-- _'

I

box is the rifie, must

that

army;

will

it must

be no

army,

.

Tile

but

whose

nice

discrimination

them to" pla~e 'their est evictor's ca·II." hood

of. Ireland

gave

up

*.0

asked

tJ

England

(he

wonder

that

upon

the drili halts

arid- .a

new

or every

in the breast

be no doubt- about

be put 'i? more sign i.cant

as the \:o]u'nteers Trade

is not afraid

back

profiting'

by

of last

which

enemies

of

the

reiterated fact

that

Ireland. sneered ia

as

pointing

tbing of

i whining

that

fCT foreign

i backbone

as

1'1ationality

urplus aid,

cash

constitution and

is take

Perhaps hurled

tell whether credulity

we deserve

in 'believing

and

that

sneersj

and Ulster

achieve jt.i

thai

there

wiiJing

i~ 'another

OLlt_that

UI-

will

that

field

and

was

againstvhc

the mildest

Ulster

sacrifice to make

Home

Volunteers

and

the

to

Rule.

epithet

men' of Ireland

in self-goyernDJElnt,

put made

to make

we could.

win

constitution it,

be decided

or other -force of the Irish is not

a few months,

matter-s-a

a question

of

the

that moral

Volunteess,

Ulster

is

pW\.jSiOIlS matter

by

standing

one

meet

;,ith

Outside

tbe

with

Above

this

there

with

ihey while prevented . . . Iity from dnlling and all,

very

fact

a' Vol-

trammg,

tbe

work

,!-ver}lVhere

must

necessl.ty

hose

in charge 10

reach

ciency. 'but

~'e

are

all

Xot

o nlv

movernet.]

is

of such

operate

of efficiency

with

thoroughly bodies

arm.

For

instance,

men 'in the

amongst

Volunteer

arrillery

the will

to coand

particular

the

discipline

and

arm

in each

are

engineers,

in the

are -'Various

trades

itself.

The

lie singled

of special

N ation must drill, time

for

I' graph nics,

and doctors,

wireless

of

arms

in

all of whom

,

will

-.~

that

chemists, be

able

tele-

mechnto

had

with

in

agree-

of the

sound

bodies

was

of Derry,

that

or i\1r Jehn

!

'in '

E Red.

perception of 1\ a-

a true

every

his -business.

young

Irishman

would

have acquired

I-Ie would

a bicycle

I

work

Indeed',

the

or a shot-

fact

or less proscribed,

added

to

zest

an

at a long-distance" the forbidden appeal

despera:e

was

complete.

as not the

target.

But,

stocking money;

th·e even

reliable,

adversity

crows

and suffering men

f

use in pocket-.

the moral

it was too great,

and 'womanish makes

of co'brs·e,.

providing

for scaring

.

often reg'~rded

to serviceable

lardertt)'r

frgm

FeI}~s:

by "popular'

except,

in \and'ling

was a mean

lost its

country ~tl1e

banned

I

somehow,

the

In' the almost

was turned

have

practice

respect

of

and the possessor quite

gUllS I

end the reaction

efforts

WIIS

gun

\

morning

fru it in this

the

that

should

earlv

of late years,

sometimes

the nucleus

workers,

not

were more

bu,

list

professions

I

from any .those

governing

as he procures

it just

cav-

ranks there

Volunteer

ont to form

corps:

operators,

these

the

centres

duty

etc.,

a view to linking up for Similarly amongst the

civil recruits should

of

action

any other

mend, l':1.P., a parade \~as abanc1on.e~ so .as to give no OppOjjU11lty to tp'feClpltate strife. / ~

sacrifice

ex-mill-

a detailed

i,'- . this:

any

with

fine'specimen

at. f:he request

prejudice

ranks

'men,

where

in de.t,~il,

elsewhere

of that

and

animating

shot-gull.

org(anised

form a full field service

a:

ment, spirit

effi-

as to be able

similar

ef-

of

that when

a nucleus

calibre

exist

a special /point

is to take

upon to refrain

have had a rifle.

alike

_

make

higbest

Comruit.ee

to lead to strife

be relied

tional

no cl~ss

of Volunteers

should the

of forming

tary

Drill and Arm.

no corps

n n-

the order

The Love of Arms.

for their

strength

To. this end the !rish

that

from

also

, gun, or the numbers of other things that also minister to his pleasure or help him in ,

for Ireland.

a corps

fort'

al ry men,

.~

week

upon

Provisional

If we had

and

Efficiency.

It

that

I

disabi-

no personalities,

any district with to make its weight .,.future service.

felt against any English Parliament erfuses to accede. vto its demands.

the

the various

will also be

their

is ten times more potent

by

It

the movement,

remember

j

great

in

be taught

sued

stress

are

to be able to give

must

to lav

support

It is

they

cheer-

by physical

Irishman.

principles

ness

they

patriotic

themis evi-

11a$ received

lwhose

Iish Parliament,

and

movement

thc

~

be

_ whole-hearted

by the the

provoke

punishment.

ranks

men in sympathy

in

denced

may

is a high ideal to achieve, but it is. possible to achieve it, and it is worth achieveing.

commend Irishman

to

unteei- army should make e.ach one more scrupulous to act In J1 as l f i t were the most rigid military system,: governed by the severest regulations, .any breach of would

they

calculate.j

in addition to infantry soldiers, and those in command should make i't their bu si-

who be-

in bullying

The

That

action

and. determination

is necessarily

1

body of Irishmen. As- befitting the digniiy of" the National Army, the recruits,

re-

the wa'i of H;'me Rule. It is England blocks the road, or a section of the Eng-

irisinsuccess

army

I

in Ire-

to lay stress

but,

about.

to discipline

enthusiastically.

Ireland's

for our

w.or~ers, l''1~e~es~Qn~. ~lat ~lPOw~rfUl as Ulster is-, to equipped bully a Isiberal. Government, all Ireland

no

was not prepared

aiJ;Ds in IPreventin.g

"CowaJ'ds'-

prosupine-

ultimately

in

British

able' or

were not empty

wcs

the

operative

trained so'ldiers of .i's humble.st financed them, armed them and which

but. whether

an-y

fal,k, but backed, 'by' a resolution

.them,

Sratue Dook

and

to our

the

the

and

go

Volunteer

so well known

thinking

necessary

in

more

materi-al;

recruit

himself

will

tell that the Horne Rule BiH wi ll be placed upon

fully

to secure

~.rne;;_tne~s

I distinctions

time

any ,better

submit

I help.

we d,es.erve some of the

at bur .helplessness,

with

and

already

I

of the

is no necessity

them.

every

to establish

man

the- right the

be Impres.se~

..

of

pant of Ireland,

antithesis

into

in

practical,

and that its opinions

dril1ect battalions

a-nd

deficient

but

It was 'pointed direct

the easy

make

to be incapable

. sicr,. an insignificant vid-ed the

may

to do , anything

i self-sacrifice.

of the

and

a lesson

conclu cively' to the

ubscrlbing

I_so superficial

uated

moment

by arguanent and '.logic alone what -other was no really Nationalist Our traditional patriotism was nations have bougbt with blood and sacAnyhow it takes 110 prophet to at and' is t i 11 bein z, S11 cered at 'rifice.

i sacrifice

lieve

her

last

for

:~:' Volunteers will Decide.

bitter

Irish

methods

work

that

of

.ail,,; let

-which

there

a poor

ness,

the week,

can-

We sac-

we ~ln§t ta.ke her words

,

lesson

just

Ireland

issue.

·ana if at the

fells ':".: that

It

the a~ms we dropped.

Are We Cowards? is

that

rificed - "unconstitutional" England

terms,

or else--':

.1'0 ·face

is

the question

the mouths. of their

Rule

constitutional..

there

to-day

be our ideal, Let every

endeavour

men

above,

d~-

Raile."

of. '82 put

-on

"lIo),l1e

a sham

Let

Rule or no Home

must

--<:>--

Ireland

recrult,

ranks

cruirs

is burning

it, the issue

Home

I{on.

a new

8',Pi lit

that

an army.

the

it?"

of the Irish

"not

of Free

to

are now

calculated

Let1ben

and' objects

selves -to every which

For Ireland's-Army. such

Eng'

t;pon.

land (hat there

.:

we

Constitution

appeal

are 'titling ;~al1d that

Volunteers

humiliating

Driii,;h

"wi lIed .: us to

termination

From -the Outpost

"Js it for this

efficient;

any'

\

of .he

~

sen-ices at the meanNo wonder the man-

the weapons of "98, '48 and '67

and .appealed <IS

I

allowed

aims

movement

force

I

officers

than

~

then, that a blaze '.I has to uphold and has swept over Ire and, No won' f . I And into that army will come every -Irishd er t h at I re'I and says to-dar, "1 force 15 ' . . I man everv man who is of worth to any to be the arbiter, let us appeal to force. ' " f k I d h Ul force; there w111 be no room or wea .ve are a>t east as goo as tester . linizs 10 it no lace for .Volunteers and as honourable as the army ., ,p poltroons. " 1 '0

count

a more

corps

No Bullying.

traditions it . the work It has to do.

naf ion

can

be- Hie

an-d well equipped

be worthy

not contribute

to an army

no' slipshod

of show, no, parade

a real; disciplined which

be

could

land

behind

Party must

there

particular lines if needed. /II1;ked" is scarcely a class in the count.ry:

quota

'feelings

legislation,

N-

empty

of .an armed

con-

has

showed 'us its .paternal

pealedly

made

Government

Ireland

Price, ld.

point

It

of view,

long continued

and

nations

mean.

~

Geta Rifle. It W0.5 a point of'view that retarded the initiation of the Volunteer movement, and there tare not many hold'; ng it in the national ranks. Pending the time when. our army will be equipped with a standard. rifle, it should be the a.im of every recruit, to get one of his own. .There are numbers of good makes on ·.he'market quite up to the service rifle, and, with ordinary practice, anyone wijJ. . make good shooting. "Sell your shirt and bnv a r i_fie" should be the motto.

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THE IRISH VOLUNTEE_R:.:,

2 _.~.....

The Ulster Volunteers

ficiency the

are

awarded

inc\oth.su,bjects,.

end of February

the men had made cording

to

the

themselves

efficient

standa~cts:,),~

of

the

other>! will

By. The Times Military Correspondent.

saw some

order. prill.

and

carried

order

i'ble waste

The

organisation

of 'the

Ulster

Volun-

strictest

sense,

teers is territorial

in

and

mobilization

-is'

extre-

If it be assumed

that

mobi-

conseqrtently

mely

rapid.

the

lisaition orders from headquarters can be delivered at remote centres in four hours, ';;5 anticipated, and that tb cse orders arc, despatched bable

early

that

talions

any 'morning,

the greater

would

number

be assembled

of the same

day,

and

is pro·

jt

of the bat.

in the

course

th:..tt 'by the second

day of rnobil isation the force would, if necessary,

whole operating be on the move. I

Rapid ity of Concentration.

FOT example, a mobi-lisation order was issued at 6 a.m one morning lately to the 3rd

l?~~ta1ion of the

despatch

rider

hour

na;ned'

drill

instructors

Tyrone

left

and

Regiment.

BallygawJey

delivered at

at the

orders

to

nine .different

for the companies

to mobilise

A

was among Washington's 18th century, or in those in .South Anic.l.

the

centres

!t

five and

six h-ours' notice for the urban and districts respectively. ~rom 90 to

rural per

lOq

cent

of the

men came up within

enrolled

the time appointed, rifle and two days' ists

per

section

containing

each with a dummy rations, with six cycl-

and

with

eutrenching

reason' to suppose

tools.

There

Xatural1y

taken to mobilise

is 'Ionger

country

than

battalion

in the rural

The;e

is no

districts

are

the time

for a scattered

the various

and

examination

held" no forms

to lie vsigned , and no

journeys

taken

to be

to regiments is 'prob'able ing

strength

not

only

in some distant whole

of

the

Volunteers

mobilised

but

Ulster

at many goes

son and his chief

of staff,

Pain,

are

exclusively

Other

distinguished

The

;,Ioth, or Dungann~n,

Colonel

Hacker.

professional.

ex-Regulars

command

distances

after -their

and

many- give

th~

sarne , object,

a certain

of

of good,

keen,

and

men who have been in the army

and have seen service. 'ip.'fink.ling

In the ranks of old

at the

5.re a

there

soldiers

with

there

and

number

good

ex-Regular

will

of ,~he training the men, steadiness

quota

complete

Volunteers,

while

on

mobilisation there is sure to be a large influx of the professional element. At the than

same

the

time

excep.ion

to

a:re

civilicns

ing.

that

the first these

thing

cadres

'to thel;

organized

for

at Baronscourt

of the

portunity,

offi-

t.~;~.

this

from

to be

The first

purpose

was held

4th

to Octo-

eamfs'ln,ess.

.arid :

prevaiting that,

and drill

battalions

It .the syllabus be at

of the

thr-t

could

dri ll, ded

instructors

of the

Tyrone

from the regiment,

of instruction be tanght

musketry, order,

containe.j

within

and

field fortifications,

force

of their .'cause

together

The

American

a:ttack

and

defence,

.points.

Both

upon

tish Army

which

;lu({ it seems

bookshop

prevent:'

in

drill

and

the regulations

of the Bri-

Ulster.

Certificates

in every of

IS STAMPED

ON EVElW BOOT, AND . ACCEPT SUBSTITUTES.

DON"r

with

binds

links

VOLUNTEERS!

of

WHEN

THE

YOU

GET

ORDER:

"D~SMISS

Precedent.

fOT

w111 be swept and they

not.

and

enough

". T.he.y are,a

'VeH, Hut

I

rabble

aside .by a disciplined

it eomex

rs possible.

cavalry

have

wi.l l b~ dispersed

encounter. wh~n

without.

They

force,

of. first

musketry

are to 'be found

guns.

all

such

aiming

They- are

without whch

outposts,

SEE

op-

If we look back to the parre of history ., . . . "" ;. which begin» with the y~ar .. 1775 we find exactly the same things said, of ~ur rebel-

arms, an~ ammunition

obstacles, and so forth. ..)'he writer has watched the wo k f '.. r 0 company officers and section leaders (rained at other anc(~im'L: Iar camps and consid "h " .,. .1 ers T 'at they have a tan knowled"e f h e 0 ow to handle men and to impart the rudiments of. profes-

Boots. rR4~-

,Q}i

steel.

five

exten-

IRELAND.

Governey.Carlow

~pi_rit in Ulster

gi-vep.;·time·

the justice

and

a week

FOR

TrrE HAND-SEWN C1PLE. :.s~ARTEST AND BEST. THAT rnn NAME

discipline.

leader:,

to

secsion

MADE-

of

long

restricted

BOOTS

exercises in

unteers.

was

co nrpan res ,

IRISH-Mi·\DE

th.ing about

camp

The

commanding

t<~

the

they could

men.

October

their

ihe Ulster Volu.nl'eers· will go Theil' hearts are .~hol!y in their

in- elemen .•

tar), GI·iii and musketry so that camp

the

view

'O,RDER NOW! MANAGER', "IRISH FREEDOM," 5 Findlater Place, Dsbli •.

THE

in the ranks, the arl.(J, the apparently

silence parade,.

subordination

and sections .lec ..der s work, and professional trainthe whole

without

Consequently,

find

the on

TO KING GEe>RGE. THZ BRAVE,

. The Ibut

j'

ambitious

is the intense

it is probable

the rule

it is rather

cers of the Volunteers

In

is

steadily increases, SUl1Ul1er come on

field'. The impressive

ex-Hegular N.C;.O's. The Army Reserve and the Special Reserve contribute their to the

instruotors

be more

the open

up

Move-

and .there-is -a,vant

drill

number of instructors andi as the spring and

there

head .cf sections

is elementary

training

cc-

to

FREES

Fenian

The

THE .IRISH VOLUNTEERS, .,/ ETC. I ETC, Oll~ sunder and fifty-four pages. Prle. Bevenpence i postage, 2d. extra.

oyer

work

!.B..TTER

WHAT

part in these dz:ilt regardless

take hour

number

OPEN

C()htres; .. and rifle

weather,

of men

-in "Irish Freedam" ictj:the past three fears. . • "F The fo1l6wing are the title of a few of the articles ,

night and da:y. .: Men

of the

are based

the

long

tb

hundred on

dinner

variety of reasons. ' But, 01) the other hand, the determined spirit of Ulster men ana women must be taken into account· thalt

walk done

:" . .,r:4ght ..all

every

some divisions and regiments, while at the head of batta.lions and even companies are

to those under them. a sional instruction The Orange halls which abound thI'O'u.g? parade on Rebru ary 25th last. At this out Ulster have 'proved most valuable for 'p,3rade the battalion turned out 1,25 men instruction in drill and the handling of strong, not only with cyclists and stretcher '.rD2s dl.l!:ing the winter months, while in bearers all complete, bu t with over 100 the chief towns many fine halls, sheds, carts containing 700 entrenching tools as and' building" have been either lent to the well as forage for horses. It is up to this Volunteers for' their drills 0)' specially built standard that a:llDattalions are working. for the purpose. It has been. the object If -adequ,ate preparations have' been made of headquarters to restrict dri ll to the abfor supplies of fo~d. am~lunition, clothsolute minimum required, for marching -ing, and boots to units, in the field, and and fighting, and not to hamper init iati vc the directing staff displays even moderate on wJ1:ch mu-h §tore is set. The five drill competence, there is no reason why a large force should mot .be rapidly co~cen:trated exercises laid down include the formation of fO,LHs, cbinging direction, fOl:ming line at any point and. mainMinecl in the field from fours or file, UJ.e diagonal march, for a considerable time. In every improand extensions; in.cluding movements in vised~ and volunteer force of this characline in extended order. Musketry includes ter there is a danger that men may not knowledge of ihe rifle,' care of arms, aimdesire to remain long in the field, and of targets, and' may constantly wish to return home for a ing and: firing, recognition

probable

. place

officers

could

for

the

sur-

elsewhere.

concentrated

assembled

force

a shorl. time, are

to be

of the.. operat-

Battalion

Richard

an armed:

in

practice

Sir George

almost

fOT

resu-lts obtained

of Lieutenant-General

companies

b.a;~~appeared

MEN ,·AND ARMS: ment ..

boots

any point in Ulster in a much shorter time . . . ' than that reqmred by the British Army at. horne to complete its mobilisation. bi .' . ere h ave b een mo ilisation pcrade.s Th _j 1" or )a.tta ions as well as for Gompanies. f TY'1'one Regiment

,f;i ~"c6untry-

lious -American col-onists as the Ministe. rial rr_e55 i.s now saying .ct the Ulster Vol-

garriS{»)1.

the

'good r~ults.

intelligence

the whole

as it was very successthe model for camps

to depots -a nd thence

that

saw showed

When

'her. Ll th last, and ful It has formed

distance to The red not trouble

no uniforms

to be fitted, no medical

wh.ich the writer

takes

act as instructors

corn-

in. the Kruger

prisinjr, prill

a~d

A selection of the best articles that

out i·n 'the field wifh

and dash. The men-are very their musketry 1 \vhi.cp. is car-

The Ulster Volunteers contain a :c.ir number of professional soldiers. T4,e headquarters under the competent control

is a. fair

dose'

mqYCf':.uents . in ex-

some

'~"de is recruited,

-done was to train

for one in a town,

panies have to march some the battalion assembly place. tape of a Regular Army does Ulster.

carts

that the case mentioned

is at a.11 exceptional.

and

transport

troops of Paul

Training.

medals,

The

good,

the miniature rifle at field will be less than I:, ried on mainly'with 10 and 26 yards rang~, The practices"

in the

tive young

and'

that most

q~;ali~~.

extremely"',

tended

intelligence keen about :\:lOBILISA'fIOX,

have

ac-

..,iorce;

~y the end of ~ray it is probable writer

-THE VOICEOF- FREE-DOl

By

abou,\';;)(:) per cent of

.after the

so. .they .may

to ,figb-ting

be

everything

ihis depreciation

of the

". -

March stia'ightaway to the agent R,od 'secure or order enlarge"

line of argument the

was

struggle

falsified,

by the

~l;~;'1:';ca.

in'

war called forth the' entire-mititary of England of that day, 100 gD<XI British, Hessian - ergiments,

besides

re-

Tha:~

strength

We employed and Provincial

100 'ship~

manned

by

40,000 seamen, and' history does not record that our enterprise was fortunate .. No historical but

parallel

the two cases

resemblance.

The

ster is nearly

is- ever

present total

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the

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Athletic

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Gaelic

that

the

a

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cessful force and; to the Gaelic League I give cre(!~t for ;p:rod'llc,ing the strocg national

faith

of to-clay.

Gaelic At!hletic

'The ~1f

the

in

a

Association set it-

of d.evIClCjping' Irish

brawn

gIYmnasium-the

Gaelic

The' Gael·ic 'League

velop

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brains

true

national

could

not

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in

out

to de-

consonance

set

with

feeling.

to'

fiail

The

.bring:

combination

for til

an

Irish

army.

M~clliaei Cusack

understood

the

'Value

of ,the G.A.A. as a national educative force. This idea was guiding star.

h,,,

Dr. Oroke understood John

O;Leary

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Come

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man's

each

a brother, By no harsh words let ~trif.e he fanned, ~:'OII\tea.r with one another, 'Tis for the right you all unite, Then

let

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and

We!Il

the

if

stirring

social

Parnell

while

his

in

at the

a and

ef a type

rare

manners,

of England,

of in

never of the

marks of nation-

Parnell's greatest trait cent hate

for the

He asked that Cork, Kerry, and Mayo shculd make Irish the

official

1a.ngua.ge of the

at least

be given

and

customs.

was his magnifi-

all

round most

tive

trait

Gael there

every

is

a

field

credit

use

woeful

A

of its plain

possible in

matters.

of

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t-errible

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agrarian

it smashed rnotdng

agitation

in the

duty,

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the

how

well

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me

per-

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the, -Gaelic.. It

language.

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foreigner.

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squire

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many

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snobocracy

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the and

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slight' delay would. haye occasioned uny inconvenience, I 'am glad to say, however, that the delay. was merely trifling in its extent and results (laughter), .There is justanother thinz I should like to mention, Some people "'saj we have no mandate from ML .Redmond, or' anybody else for the formation of the Irish Volunteer Corps. But I tell you that Mr. Redmond -t, has said, and Mr. John DilIon emphasised the -staiement when addressing a great meeting at Newcastle last Sunday, that "Ireland would- not submit again to coercion," that the day was gone for that, and gone for ever; that Ireland would rise-300,000 Volunteers to defend and enforce her rights (cheers). That is enough 'for us.. M,~'.Redmond could not in his" present ,POs.lti.on say, and we could not . expect him to eay; "Yes get every man you can into the movement," but heknows, as we all know, that the greater the [Japm; yOllJ have read the speeches 5th!iJ~,h of the Vol'U~teer force the .g.rea--<>-made last night in the House of Commons ter wi ll be the. resulting benefits' for IreA largely attended conference organised and you know, therefore, that Ireland's land (renewed cheers). Now here are the under the' auspices' of the Foresters' Asso- enemies are doing' their utmost to-smash membership cards, Every town in Ireciation, and the Urban Council, was 'held and ruin the Home Rule Bill, and that' land that has go,t a. volunteer corps apin Tu llamore on Friday, March 20th, for they will leave no. stone unturried to carry points its own committee from the differthe purpose of esta'olishing a local branch out their design In thi s respect, If they ent bodies in the town. Every se?lion is of the Irish Volunteer .Movement. The d<;>succeed- what is ~Oil1/.l: to take place? }e,!)resented on t~e committee. You ~p. attendance was. thoroughly representative, ':hat would be the first thing a Tory point rour committee and they take entire and the proceedings most inspiriting. Mr. Government would do, if it came into charge. In Dublin every Volunteer p~y5 l\lillar, organiser and drill instructor, Dubpower to-morrow? Would it be to give us a: s.u:bscnptI9n of three pence a week, for lin W2S present .. On the motion of Mr. J. Home Rule? No; but to give us Coercion ~hlch, he can go to as ma~y halls as he 'II. Brennan, Mr. E. J. Delahunty was and WI:h Irishmen in the Volunteer movelikes, and takes as many dnlls 'as' he pleaunanimously appointed to Ipreside. ment, '.ve shall 'say to ourselves, and pro- .ses _(hear, hear). The smartest men are The Chairman, who was very heartily claIm. It to the world, that in this, the picked -out for section and drill command greeted', sai<i'--I have in the first ptace to twentieth century, we. are not going to ana, officers, alerw3'~cfs. After three. or' thank you very sincerely, gentlemen, for have any more Coercion] cheers). We four months those men will 'be .el'amlDe? having selected me to preside over this have 'had quite enough of that already. by a neutral exammer, and· that IS for this important meeting to-night. The honour We form Volunteer Corps throughout vthe reason, that no one wHI be appointed as is quite unexpected, for I came here to c~untry, and it will tIJ1Ievent the possibility squad, or section, or _company commander listen and to learn about this movement or Ooercion, and ensure us Home Rule unless he is. c~mpetent. No one will be just, like any other delegate in the hall (renewed cheering)., Supposing we dID get pitchfcrked mao even the most llllD~r here, .I understand there are representaHome Rule, who. ·1$ to say we don't need command' unless he shows hJ.S fitnesa.for It ti ves present from every society and gu~ld I ~e Volllnt~ers? Grattan made that mis -] (applause), • jn the town, and, that fact speaks' a lot ,a;ke; he d1s!='anded the· Volunteers, and Chairman-c. IVell,· gentlemen, you have for the earnestness and success with which what followed? The Act of Union. If we heard what Mr. Millar has to. say regardthe organisers of this great movement have ~.et. Home Rule next J'une .the leading ing this movement, and _yeu hav.e h.e.<l<fd applied themselves to .the 'good work in or ies have said over and over again, that the meaning and objects of the movement l~a.nd. I.f I understand the positio~ _aright when they COllie into {J1:}wer they will explained at the opening of the meeting. It .15 thl,_s--A very informal meeting was : repeal it. They could easily do that, as W.e shall now be pleased to hear any held here a week ago. when a few people things .a.re with us at present. They could other gentleman who wishes' to speak. came tozether unofficia.llv to discuss this pass tneir Bill, and a few men of the Mr. Joseph P. Dunne, in proposing that moveme;t in a ipreliminary way, and one Dublin Metropolitan Police could walk in- a branch '0·£ the Irish Volunteer Corps be result of their deliberations W.35 the ap- to tme Irish House of Commons and' say established in Tnllamore, said that if had pointment {),f a secretary who issued invi, ~? the members-"Walk out of here." been decided at a recent convenrion of rations to all the pu.blic bodies in Tu1Ja.- Ihey WOUld. not dare do that if Ireland the G.A.A. in Kilcormac that the latter ormore, including the Urban Council, ask- h ad got. a .\ olunteer Oorps; 'but England fianisation should take the strongest and ing them to send delegates to this mee':-' WIll do. It If Ireland has not got a vol unmost energetic action possible in supporting, and I think the response is very I teer army to defend and maintain her ing and furthering the Irish V.olunteer general and' very effective (hear, hear). /1 Il'lg-hts~ and every J rishman ought to conmovement (hear, hear). In proposing the think I am right in sta';ing that there are aider It a sacred duty he owes. his country formation of a branch OJf the Irish Vclunmany people of Nationalist views who obeceme. a volunteer (hear, hear). If the teer -rnovement _in Tullamore Mr. Dunne look upon this movement with, disfavour lush Parliament should be knocked on the said he had the fullest authority to offer for one reason or another, and that is head by the Tories, after it had been in the wholehearted and entdrusi asi ic support particularly why this preliminary conferexistence for a few months, there would be of the Gaelis of Offaly to the patriotic ence has been convened. It is not in the an ?utcry over the country, and public undertaking (cheers). They were prepa·red meaning of the expression, nor is it:- any meeungs of protest would be held .. in Tulto travel, miles, if necessary, for drill pur·, sense a public me-eting. I should like Iamors and elsewhere, out i11 whose ears poses, and do everything possible in- fUT..i:lat you would rid yourselves of the opin- I would you protest? It did not matter; I therance of this great national undertaking ion I·h.lt rt is a public meeting. It is a I you would not be heeded, because you had (hear, hear). The motion was seconded preliminary meeting to consider what the ~atblDg to suppcrt, your protest; but if by Mr.. Thomas Walshe and unanimously" Volunteer Movement is, and to consider you had a volunteer corps your' protests adopted. whether it .is feasible or advisable to es- would be listended to, as they were listened The Urban Council. tabl ish a. branch of it in this district. 'We to long ago when ihey were backed- up sha'll be glad to hear anyone who. 'has got by the Volunteers .of '82 (cheers), This Me. Martin Egan inquired whether any anything to say one way or the other. We \ olun:teer Movemen.t ,IS not a movement of are in the happy position of having with to-da~ or to-morrow"; rt IS. here to+stay, members of the Tullamore rrban Council They ough~ ,to, be us here to-nigh, a gentlen:an>:_ Ml'. :Millar, and. HaWlII stay III IreLand until {~e I?.'1~y. w:ere in ~ttendance. presen1, ,he &;a.ted, as that was the 1P12ce who has come down s'Peclal1y from headof ]udoll1¤n.t (renewed cheenng). We have for the members 0,£ a 'body that claimed quarters (heal', hear). He has got all the no. one to. defend us. The whol~ political aspiratiorls with the informa\ion at h's finger ti ps; he will give J:.orlZon IS clouded. The Powers of to' possess kindred hish Volunteers( cheers). Not only should us a bis,to.r:v of the moveinent, what it is Lurope ar,e ready to fly at each other's the Durban Council members be in att,end~nd what it means, and- what we are to do. throa·ts. ~ngland. lS, I am sorry to say, ance at tha.t conference, but they s,hould an order to. .identify .ourselves with it. ou.r_pr?tec.,or. We' are nC?t able to protect part in establishing ? ;\fter ~rr. :t-hllu ha,s addJ:es-Sed the meetur,elves, an.dt we are satlsfied, some of us take a: prominent branchr of the Irish Volunteer Oorps in lng, we shall be ha'PPY to hear wh.atever· ,0 remalD In that 'unprGtected condition. Tullamore (hear, hear). any other pers{)n may have to. say who England did get a Federation Act would i\h. Millar-I believe the Urban Council wishe:s to offer an expression cf his vi.ews I I ~ benefit us anything at present? No.· or Opil:ions (hear, hear). . Personally, I I ~nd It IS better pUt up wjth \he devil yO!; h~\;e b.een askect. \0 send d~legates to this conferenc~, and they have' ne.t done so, e'Jlter-t.am veT~' open views on the subJect, I kno.w than the deVil you don t know; for but I thi nk j t would be .a, pity to keep ~nd I am surl! the]'e :tre very many others! a. Ger_m.an master wou,ld be no 'aetter. But on marking time until those gentlemen m the ha.ll who 2re of the same wav ef we want no master; we waTL~ to make I.e; us proihit_l.king. It i~ now my very pleasing 'duty I Ireland a natien, and make her take her : sho·uld feel re~dy ,to come. ce~d as. are p.roceeding with the move· .to mtr·oduce to you Mr. Millar (applause) .• place am{)ngst t~e natIOns' of the earth In;el1.1, and .you need 110t entertain the_ !'Ilir. ",riEar, who. met with a. most cordial: (cheers). There]s only o~e way of doing slightest. doubts but that the Urba.n Co:un. reoaplt,ion said-Mr.-C'hairman 'and O'en~le-I that, and tlut lS by Inshmen standina· You fIlen, the:e have been erro-rs o.n 'bo~h sides. shoulder to shoulde·r; and becoming Vol~ cll ,v'ill comoe along a~terw.ards. Council represented evidently to:n.jgh.t, bec:u!se I di? not come; lln;.eers. That 15 all ~ can say to you'. I can -have' toe Urban ybUL' committee. (A voice-There are here to add'fes>s' a pnbhc meetfng; I am' ha e come here to give you a dnll, and on'l~' a vohulteer ,.nd drill instrt)ctoJ' .• and, I much prefer .that to speech-making'. 'We membe:l'S' of the Uur<ban Council present (Hear, hear). Mr. Millar in coming a1110n!l;st ~'on I thought J was I haye any aUlOunt of orators, but we \Van~ here )o.nighi). abo~t to enjo~' the pleasures of giving you' more prac.ttcaJ work. I have got enrol~ -Ah,~ ye.s, and you will. have them all (h~ar'_ hear). The absence of some men a dnll (hear, hear)' The boot .is, however ment and membership cards, and I should may be unavoidable, and vcry reasonably nil the wrong foot, as -the familiar .ph.ase like to s·ee everyone of you fiN U/P these cxpll'lined. One would natura·lly think has it. Now the instructor h:l!s got to c 3.rds before ,You lea':re the hall. The i Co·uncil please the audience, but when that au- I \ o.lunteer movement IS a areat thinO' a, .that if the members of the urbnn dienc~ is fonned into a volunteer asso. great or.ganisation, for the )'ounO' me~' of felt keen on thi~ movement they wou1d be Some of them, however are here, c.io,tion, it ha$ got to please the instructor [re!and. It teaches them confid~,ce, self: . here. (laughter, and hear, hear). ·1' l.'e~lanCe, and puncotuality, while 1.·t incll]- and, ,as:stated, the absenl:e of others may be· ·Gpen..to a very rea.sonable eXlplana.tion, . Ireland"s' Du.ty.· c.1.,es, .promotes,. ~nd fost.ers a p'\Hely na, , . tlonal and. patn~'lc spmt (hear, hear). but ·is. -Q.o. reason that everybody else Ireland ~ fate at the pre~ent .moment 1S, I "~as a .bIt late m arriving here to-night; sl10uld be disappointed, o.r that this move as you might say, tremblIng ~n ·the balI only came down Iln the late train, bu.t ment: should nOt become progressive and ance .. There ,M'e men who mil tell you [wo1l1d have taken a car str·aiO'ht off fron successful. th~t .IS all humbug; (hat the ~Iome R111e the railway sia.tion to this haH"'in order,~ -: Cl1aiinari.-vV.ha.t we ha.ve nGW definitely )3111 1S bound to become law. You all read be here punctua·l!y, if I 'had thought t'rie decided' to do, gentlenien, is this-These

Progress of~ The Movement

Successful Meeting in Tullamore

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I cards

are a~ailable for y~ur use, and all of you who WIsh to become enrolled rnemhers of the Volunteer Movement will fill and hand them in. This was accordingly done, the number of enrolled members totalling a: hundred. Mr. Millar- then put the members through a preliminary' course of drill.

Fine .Meetmg in Athboy. ---<;>~. Q }at·ge me.t'!ng field ~ Athib6y en Patrick's Day for the ptu'Pose of etabti!l!1 • . ing II. brandt of the Volunteers Mr. 'l'. O'Grownejwas moved to Ule chair. The. Chairman apologised for <the non-attendance of organisers, and l)l,ad' a telegram he had received from Mi- M"Neil -regretting that he could not attend. Mr O'Gro'vney, proceeding, said that! when we see what has been accomplished by one man in a small corner of Ireland and. the ef. fect of his work in other' quarters, it should inspire us' with a' knowledge of -what we may gain. by entering into the movement with the same -energy and enthusism, He 'proposed starting 'a. branch of the Volunteers in Athboy that day, and he was sure every man present would become a member. ' It was a fine movement, and besides ,providing ~or a military and physical trainlDg for the young men of the country, it tended to amalzamate all the _ different forces which present existed in the country. In 'his concludino- remarks the Chairman urged every ma~, and espec~~lly _the young men present, 10 join the movement and- the names of those anxious to become' members would be 'taken after the meetin~. ~Ir. O'Rei lly, in supporting the motion, said he was not a. politician. They had teo mUCh. l?o..litIcs in Ireland, Politics were a ~lvldlDg force; physical training and! phySIcal culture was not. There could be. no questlen. about it; the country which devo.~ed Itself to the training of its youth' iph:yslcally ~eaped many benefits ?nknG\;n in "countries where no such trainmg existed. The general healch was better ; ,:1ta·lity, courage, ,self-confidence, cveryth;ng that wer~t for manhood, sprung na.turally from trained: muscles. Recent events encouraged these ideas. He wanted the manhood of the c?unt:y trained. If to training were added hl.c;h ideals our country would have all the elements that made fOT the highest. type ~f Nationality. He mstancej, the jewish nation, who have ~ade th,e greatest mar~ o~ the world's ~Istory. fhrough all their trials as E~pp~~~~ slaves and capt1~e.~ of the Babylonians their God a~d their courntry were the bonds that ra1se~ them finally to the glones of Salomon 5 age. Then look at the Greeks-another, petty State. Spartan mothers put their- new-born babes out a,t night to brave the elements. They .could not beat to 'fear weaklings, and showed no sorrow when weakling babies succumbed" Physical training in Greece W:1S almo.st a religion. Every mall. was tr:tined to. the highest possi hIe stll,~e of developme-nt. When the Persians invaded the Grecian territories, not in tl1Ousands, 01' tens of thousands, but .as historians teU us, in millions, the Greeks drove them into- the sea. Or 10Qk at the Romans, originatj.n~ in a -petty state and ultimatel~' conquer'ir;tg the world. 'fhey conqnered by intense watrietism and: sl,ill got fr{)m physical !-ra.ining. Lco.k at other sll1>!.l1 na.tions-th1e Dutch, the S"riss, ot the 130_"'1':; (cheers.). All these States undouhtedly owed ·(heir power to the training of thei.r mE.nhood. ~ 0 mail. is anything tbe worse of tra~ning. The man at the plough or ihe man :with. the S')J-a~ewill be none the worse, but a O'Te'at deal ~he better fo·l' havinO' his muscIe~ trained: It is like anyother kind of educa,tion:-no burden. Since he came to Athbo·v he had. one central idea~na.mely, to get up a hall and gy_mnasium where the youth of the pansh could meet in friend Iv rivalry. He WIU1ted a hall to keep -them froiu Icuugillgs at the corners or sitting in the !i..jJTooms. !",uch a hall, he hoped, the'y wo.!ld soon have. Tbe:v might call tbemselve's Vclu.nteers cr ?ny oiher Dame t.hey ,pleased. but if tb:;v were determined to adopt an:v means to improve the 'bearing, the he:llth" the strenath and .the courage of the Irish o vouth- he was wilth them no matter how far they were inclined to go (loud cheers). Af.ter the meeting about 200 names were han9,ed in of persons wishi-ng to. become members.

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of that state of affairs, 'and they had been drillin.g publicly 'and openly in the city of Dublin, and- a great many other places .since. The men of Ringsend were going to sign an undertaking that they were going to arm and discipline themselves for the preservation of their personal rights as men and Th"ir

Rings.end. ~

Professor Kettle on the Movement, On Sunday a meeting was held in Ringsend, for we purpose of enrolling the men of the district in the 'Irish Volunteers. There was a large attendance, and great enthusiasm was displayed. Messrs, L' J Kettle, Peter Macken (ExAlderman) and Geo 'Walsh attended on behalf of the Provisional Committee. The Rev. Patrick. Fdanagan, C.C" who was moved to the chair said he had great pleasure in presiding, because he believed very strongly that the Irish V{)!unteers were grealy needed, that they would, in the hackneyed phrase, fill Q long-felt want. The Irish Volunteer mevement was a good idea, and it had come in the nick of time, He therefore felt glad to take any part in starting the Volunteers in Ringsend (hear, hear), They claimed to be a nation (applause). He thought that every nation had rights and liberties, Were they in a position to defend their rights and. liberties at pre sent? That was the question which the founders of the Irish Volunteer movement had put to themselves, and to which they had answered j(No.'1 At the .present moment the Irish nation was not in a position to defend and preserve. its rights and liberties. The Volunteer movement Wail non- political and nonsectarian (hear, hear). It' did not know anything of _politics; it was not eoncerned with politics, nor with any division" of creed and class ; it aimed at uni.ty !. Us ranks, every man proud of the name of Irishman, lind who wanted to take'. part in defending the rights and liberties Of hie country (applause}. It did not matter whether he was a eapitalist or an employe; a rich man or a' poor man; it did not matter what religion he professed or what politionl views he held. All that was asked of him was this=-Are you willing to Take

Your

Plr.ce

National

in. the Ranks Volunteers,

of the

Collective

Rights

as

a,N1;1tion.

He would urge those who took an interest in th.e affairs of their country, who really thought that it mattered whether the\, had Self-Government or not, to join this movement. It 'would enable them . to do something more than cast their votes at an election. If they ha.l guns -behind the votes their campaigninz would be of a much more successful kind even than it was. A minority in Ireland were trying to enforce their wii! upon the majority. They would ,;;, t:y to do that, except that th.ey had not two years' start of the majority in this Volunteer movement. It W:lS up to the m,!joritv now to make up for lost time (applause). PHOFESSOR KETTLE. Professor T M Kettle said the special character of that meeting in contrast with other meetinss was that there was no general resolu tion proposed for _ their adoption. . The resolution was an individual pledge given by 'each man that he adhered the programme of the. Irish Volunteer;" and that h.e undertook to attend loyally to the exercises, This was nof a movement that required or even admitted of very elaborate speeches. For one thing, jt belonged essentially to the sphere of action. For another, the simplest statement of its programme was a sufficient and a decisive argument for it. This Volunteer movement proceeded upon the plain truth that the world was not governed wholly by reason .. It was Edmund Burke, he thought, who said

to

thal Freedom IS a Battle and .a :.\la.rch (applause) .. If th.e caus-e of Hberty was to be secure against its enemies it must think in terms of war as well as in terms of peace {hear, hear); it must" show itself stronger than its enemies in every point and in every regard. That was a general necessity of modern political society, but it was a necessity that pressed upon them in Ireland with peculiar urg-ency, and for reasons that were very obvio ng, - Th!is country was, to' begin with, practicarly naked- of defence against foreign aggression or invasion. The paid professional military establishment in this country had been created and dis. posed not to defend the nation against invasion, but to defend the Castle against Lie nation (applause). 'They would find most formal· admissions, not in political speeches but in official documents, of that aspect of rnilrtary organisation in Ireland. And as regards disturbance from within, the majority of the people of Ireland had lived for the last two or three years, under a regular hailstorm of menaces of force. It reminded him of what one read of life in a mining camp in oae of the Western States of America in the old ays. They would recall the picture of .the bully of the camp who, when he sat down to play cards, laid beside him .on'the table; .., a loaded revolver, and said "Of course' we're going 'to play the game fair, but if anyb(ld~ except me 'scores it trick there will be shooting" (laughter). IVe].], that was the fashion in which a minority in this country was endeavouring to play the political game. He thought it W:iS high time that the majority of the people, ItS well laid beside its place at tho table

there to ~t such training as will make you fit, if the' occasion Mould ever arise to defend the rights and liberties of your country (applause). He thought . the movement a very good idea, because it would unite all Irishmen on the one platform of the defence of their country, The manhood of the country had taken up the movement with the greatest enthusiasm, and numbers had been enrolled in all parts of the countrv. In Dublin the movement had been taken up with the greatest enthusiasrs and they had companies drilling in every district. He hoped that in the near: future, if the forces pf the Velunteers should he assembled in any big demonstration or parade, the Ringsend Company would be able te shew th!a.t it was one of the best equipped and finest in the wlhole National Volunteer Army Anomer Loaded Revolver ef Larger Oimetl$Ofl'S . (applau s.eL • Mr. .rr 1facken said :Ringsend and greater aceumey (applwse): When IVa:! esgenti~.11y a --workingmeR'S quarthat had beeR done, and not until thon, ter, and he b-elieved the men or the political game, which had for its Ring5end had alwa)'~ been w-ell to the staJoe nothing less than th>e liberty l1.nd front in th,~ N'ational movements which e:reatness of this nation, would be played had preceded th~ p·resent Volunteer honourably, ac~ording to the m1es (hear, movement. They chimed th'lt Ireland hear). Tile Volunteer movement w,as in· was :t nation, and he thought they would volved at its -beginning, like every other ,,-;ree (that ID= Sllrest sign of any people's new movement, in certain ,,'ery trivial fitne?s to -be reg-<3.rded as a' n-a.tion was misunderstandings, with two of 'whioh he t1>_,eirreadiness support their claim to would deal. The firs-t notion was that nationhood by force of arms (hear, hear). the a,dherents of this movement were fire. They in the Nation.3l Volunteer moveea:ters,. They were supposed to. 'be the men't were going to repa¥r a want in the sort of people who snuffed up· tIle air of :\ ational li £e of Ireland. TheV were go- the desert. He did not lmow 'what other ing to, provide the pe.oole of, Ireland with fiery . spiri ts there .lDny be associated the mea.tj$ of vindic.a.ting their right to wuth the' movement, but, speaking fo!' nationhood. Drilling was_ illegal in the himself, he was a peace-man, a man of past; and he s.upposed, so f.ar as tb.e letpea·Cf,;. He agr,ood humbly with the sayter of the law 'vent, it .might :be ilLegal . ing of General Sherman tJ1at war 'j,s hell. still. . But the Government and the No langnage could possibly exag-g-er-ate Castle authoriti,es had, 11v their non-ineither ,the hideousnes of w.ar or the 'harte.rferenoe wiitl1 Carson's Volunteers, given h:u;ous stupiehby of enaging 'in'oit except their sanction to public open drilling in as a last and terri ble resort· (heal', hear), Ireland. The Irish Volunteers started H.e was glad to tl:jink that g-reat as was .1a<St Deoomoor, and av-ail'ect them.sedves thi( .lOliljt-ary tradition of Ireland, lier

to

~_..,...,..;;.,;_rjgL.:;_,.;";::~:.:.·._:__:L-tf mildly. They might be placed alongside the 'best drilled regiment in the British army without foar .o[ suffering by comparison. A large number of iufiuential Derry merchants and professional gentlemen attended to witness the evolutions, and they were both pleased/ and grati.fiect at the creditable appearance of the regiment. At vhe close the companies marche.j to their respective drill halls where they were dismissed. ' The Rosemount U.LL. and IVaterside battalions assembled OIl the same evening. Altogether the effecrive force of the Irish Volunteers in Derry numbers at present close upon three thousand, but as the units are being enrolled at the rate of about 200 per night, this figure will be far ex. ceeded within a very few days. As yet the surrounding disticts have not taken up the matter thoroughly, but it is expeeved that as soon as the local strength has reached 5,000 a rriove will be made towards the outskirts, and it would be .a conservative estimate 'to expect that the force will touch the round figures .0.£ ten thousand for Derry and vicinity,

peace tradition was still ~r,e.ater [applauee). Se never fought for jingoism or for opression , she never fough.t except m defence of peace and in vindication of freedom (applause). This movement was not a movement of aggression, it was a· movement of defence (hear, hear). It wa'S not formed with. Lie object of browb-eating anybody, it, was forn~. to save the people at large of their Nation from being themselves browbeaten by others ~pplause}. This .Volunteer movement furrher was wrongly described when it was ..Ued a new pol icy. It was not .Ii new policy}" for the simple reason that It was not a policy at :lIL It went upon the bed-rock facts of Nationality. It had gathered together already men of all shades of political thought, and they acted together with admirable and unclouded harrnonv and good fellowship (hear, henr). It' had called into existence i

a Force of a Nev Order. "At the be'girrning three or, four months ago," continued Professor Kett~e, "we were told that if the peace of this country were disturbed, 'our proper course was to leave it to the Castle, and the troops of the Castle, to vindicate peace. Well since the incidents at the Curragh, I d~'t think that security is as sound as it was (prolonged applause). 'Nell, formal notice having been served upon the people of the nattion th.at the troops paid for out of the t-axes will pick and choose between the kinds of attacks upon the public peace that they will, or will not, repel, 'then th~ time has 90me for every citizen to fit himself to he a soldier (applause). The answer to. the thre<l;tene_d disloyalty of your pro{esslOl1~l soldier 1S a Nation in arms, and there 1S no other answer." (Hear, hear), This movement was not a mere temporary m.anoeu:,r~, Professor Kettle pr.oceeded to say. 1hIS was intended to be a permanent arm of defence, created for the defence of t~e Irish people. It was intended to take Its place permanently, If there was a movemerit in thei r time that appealed to young men, It was certainly the Volunteer movement. For the last couple of years the y.oung men of Ireland had been metaphorically marking time. Well! this movement gave them ·an opportunity of marking time in ano~bJer sense, and to better advantage. (applause)., It. was a ~ecessarYl expresslOn. o~ natt~nallty., And) wher: ~r.eJaIld .had CIeaJ.,ed, as she was al. 'ready In trainmg ·to create, A._ Quiet Array of Unaggressive Strength, enrolled under the banner of the ;rolun. teers, she would have done rr;ore .0 05· tablish and make good her claim to be a Nation than by any degree of effort upon any other object in the same penod of time (hear, hear). He was certain that the men of Ringsend, when once the appeal had been made to them, would be where they had. always been, and that was loyally 'banded together under the National fla.g (loud a~l.a.ujie). The Rev Chairman said he hoped ~hat if any anti-Irishman. sh{)uld. at any tl:r,t.e ..rrive in Ringsend with. a VLeW to pn,ttm.g down the liberties of the people, or!f any foreigners should arrive at theI~ shores to attack the liberties of th~ conn try, they would find the men of Ringsend armed to the teeth (loud ,applause), :tIe announced that .the first dnLl :neeting would" be held, m . the band p~emIses on next Wednesday mght, at S 0 dock (apA

Fact

and

plause). A la~ge number

eoaclusicn

\Vlere. :nrolled

of , the raeeting,

at

BALL YSHr\NNOX. Between Ballyshannon and Bundoran \.here are about 650 Volunteers enrolled, including the Belleek, Ballintra, Rossnowlagh, KildJoney" and other companies an effective strength of well over 1,100 young, vigorous men, in the prime of life, Drill is going on every evening, and ere long it is expected that battalion evolutions in the open will take place. The progress made is little short of marvellous. but as a fair leaven of the troops have had military t raini ng it i6 not so very surprisin2;. -

KINLOUGGH, In Kinlough a start was made on Wednesday ,and thou-gh the district is very 8>par5ely populated, thaw to the evictings of gener.ations,- still it contains the gallant "Glenade Cavalry," who made such an imposin" display ~t Farnell's meeting in 1882. 'fhe sons of those fathers have 110t lost their spirit, and it Is anticipated that the "Glenade Horse" will he the first cava1ry resriment of the Irish Volunteers. The Company ofTst Battalion fell in at the East Port, Ballyshannon, on Sunday evening week, and marched to Billleek, under the command of Sergeants Gillespie and Kennedy. The company, which is mainly composed of the Ballyshannon hurlers, who carried their cam9.. ns, presented 'a very milicary appearance. On arnval at t-he Pottery v1.J1a.gethe c{)mOland "About turn" "was given, and they marched home via College street. On the return journey they were accompanied a portion of the way 'by a number of the Belleek Volunteer.s in charge o.f Sergeants Flynn and Gongie, Tne rousing manner in which. the "Rising of the Moon? and several other patriotic songs were given by a couple of the' Volunteers and cho. rased by the entire company considerably shortened the journey. C Company under Commander. Patk H. Daly and Lieutenant J J Stephens, went for a route march on Tuesday night, and D Company in c'harge of Commander W Ward and Lieut. P J Stephens' marched to Leglation on Wednesday night. Judgin'" by the manly bearing of the men of both companies, they appear to be mak. inc- good progress. E Company, under the C;mn1i:ma'er H J Cassidy and Li~ut. T. I ;'II'Shea, turned out on -Thursday D,ght..

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·LIMntlCK. Recnlits are still. «>miag i. in larg:( numbers and the Depot Secretaries ani kept busy. A very intere:sting lecture on advanoe1i drill was delivered 'by ueut Holland, officer ill command, at the Committee Roams. Diagrams of the diffe.rent movements were Mown on hlackbotards, and at the close of the lectwe an interesting discussion took place Many of the drill in.structors, for whom -the lecture- was organised, took part in .the discussion, and the result will be of ipunense benefit to the corps. ~'\ night march of the c,o.rps took place on 'fhur~day.

LO);'DONDERRY. On Wednesd<3.Y evenin.g the 1st Battalion D~rry Regimen<! assembled in strength for battalion drill in the Bogside. Th.ere are, eight companies, all over the 100 st.rength, ,aboµt 950 all told. Comman._ del' James M"Glinchey wa;g in command'; and the men un,ger him were \Y.orthy of Sl1eh a competent commander. To say that they w~'E! p:roficl'OOi l'a t@. put it all too

ELAltNEV. A p'uelif$ 6~Il-aM- mootill~ 'wi11 be held in Blarney Sunday,. 5th Aplil,_ for thepurpose of estab.lishing a company of Volunteers. The .cork Volunteers will m:arch to Blarney on th,at 'day to take part in the demonstration.

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ENFIELD. A meeting will De held in Rath· molyon, Enfield, Go. Meath, on Sunday next fo·r the purpose of organising a Corps of Volunteers. Upwards. of 150 young men have signified th~.ir intention of enrolling. '.~~

'C'ASTLETEHRA OOHrS.· There was a large attendance at the drill practice of the Irish National Volunteers at Ca,stJ.ete)Ta on £'unday. The ~nstru.cto.r put the recruits through the '. first course of drill which they .perfonned satisd'aotorilY. There was a f\\rther enrolment of members. Next meeting on Sunday, the 29th.-B Farrelly, Sec.ret"ry.

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THE IRISH r,VOLU~T~ER.

6

movement

teer

Gallant Tipperary.

Although slow was

sure

that

in

would

the

for

Enthusiastic. Gathering,

was

which

they

were

had magnificent

Recruits Pouring In. On

ihe 23rd inst,

Monday,

largest ever

and held

of the

most

in the historic

Kings. was

Cashel.

The

til 8.15 p.m. / Reed sion "The

being

Speak

of

several

city

timed

the .Ca shel

other

to un-

tution

of

what the

The most

proces-

the

playing

streets

C; the

D

U C.

Looby,

~()eived with the

assembling

large

body

their

in

of

that

young

country

there

to

Volunteers

to the

fathers

fought

many'

difficulties

such

to

for

should

Irishmen be

understand

that

through

defence

in

he.l;\i.i.d as well

as

situation

alive

to the

England,

be it

the

event

pointed

they

or '9~ who freedom

(applause),

The

ning

to shine

tune

which

more

than

were

within.

the

the

that

grasp

in

as

the

Iives for country

Ireland

for

and

one.

mean

sun

he

until

that

be

a br:lnch

formed

'Was lime "Gallant into land abL~ Mr

line

in

Cashel.'

that

they

Tipperary" with

which

had

Xation al

J

113.d great

of the

Cahill,

the

in,

embraced movement

U

pleasure

CC,

-it would

be

They

would

plause). movement

starting necessary

that

young

every

enrol

himself

which

he

'NIr and and

said

in seconding

in

then

read

of the

the

Coverument without

was

the

Home

the

Irish

Rule

of all

folds

Bill

of the

say

Volunteers

of the first

this

it

teers. p:.my ance

Hall

very

small

G, said

he

the reso-

it

had

had

the

Iredesir-

he

was He

"Lan

flag

mind

never

lot.'"

It was

already

step

borne

but fruit,

crowded

hall

men

of that

historic

per thing

soul one

a

was

the city future

lookjng

young

the

and

county,

South

on the

sanle_ ,preparations

~ \~ere say

of the Volun-.

was, hardly

I

called

upon

the

ovation

.very

of

speech

the on

tions

and

them

out and

they

views

Irate in a fair

friendly

quarrel

their

over

be

of their

other

r..atters

will

all

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Rule

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stirring

T~"'~

before

some

I

the

was

the

of these

that

of Brian 's b<l!ttle will

I

Thos

vote

he

assumed

commemoration

Preservers,

Mannlicher

I

close

a

It is .generally, of

Ai.rto'ihatic

Telescope,

Irish-made

play-acting 'ahead of them. The wl3iTIi_0rintJ and the ,assis!an.ce of the civil police should 'be sotught. It is usual to have a: king led ';0 the gates of Dublin some twenty boa rd of , oiji,cers)ook into the matter at thou sanrl men to crush the iron hosts of I first 'and then, report on and request the the stranger. When we Volunteers can services of , .he constabulary. Xot a word hl.1S been said .to the civil authorities in furnish a like number of trained and respect of the .alleged steali ng and losses armed men we can arrange to have o~r from the ClIFilgh 'l.!agazin,e, and which manoeuvres at Clontarf, none daring to the military have been so hastily making make 115 afraid. As matters stand, our lip from .the -stores "ot ammunition, etc., from the Nc,-\,bddge and Kildare Artillery local m~lster would neither be spectacuBarracks, :\ynifh .have' been rushed: to. make in .. numbers, and 'the up the .deficiis, at the camp for the P3Jst lar nor reopectable few days.; There is no doubt but guns, idea of drafting men ~~m other "centres large and- small, 11.J.ve been stolen from • would be but a waste of money . needed the cam'p .andi",have found their way to I sfould hope that the North. Some persons in position in for ':t useful purpose. the camp must have' known of this leaksuch a project would, not commend itself age 'l·ud," the wor]; 'which must have been to our Executive Committee, who are regoing 0[1; .and if they did not give actual puted to be wise and cautious. instructions to remove. the ar111S they allowed it. be .done. Per h.aps even Jon a We can 'wait 'and work. 'We are a young closer stock be~ri,g:taKen many more things organ isa.ion. lYe will grow. The \'01will come to ,li.ght, but if- so it is probable is yet a stout-limbed bull calf, that after this .iime the matter will not unteer be allowed tt;> be, made ,?,u'blic,-Leinster somewhat nncertain en his -pins. C;ive Leader. , him a couple of years at the stall and the I. r-iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii_ salvo of his mighty throat will be heard

he would

'for presiding

Home.

n,Jiefie~er

Dwyer,

save

but,

a·ny other.

the

to inim~di>1:;elj,

come

. "God

indeed,

authorit.ie,

to

address,

movement

the

i.n the

their

proposed

~er

John

sword

vociferous

'ery

. ~fr

with

-, repel had

eloquent

·<tied and

the

They

:lI'Cann

his

be i~ a po~i.

pollute

to the Chnirrnan

to Ir~land,

said,

of

.is;·it,.

power

did

(Iotrd cheers).

to

(pdolonged

'thanks for

He

meeting

.and"

and

C011·

they

Curragh,

proporiior;

He was very, thankful a

and

British

will

Emmet

dared

business,

the

day that

would

who

becomes

of, freedom

ion,

Home German

weeping

to Ireland

he Irish

vaders

a

the

For with the grant

other;

scare

be

will curse

if

the

When

European

ther~

stitution

Kingdom

granted.

courts

£ s. d, 110

Rjfle

Gd., and 4s. each.

BY "CO::,\A?'i :1IIAOL."

for some the

Life

'\9"

Ret-

Themselves

applause). of

meeting

bug

to Ireland

ter

measure

a

let

of Lords

there

Gave

of Freedom

cher-

would

important'

House

the Unionists

Sooner

to de-

Nations

(Chairman)

the

and

(ap-

Edward

~ffort5

of the

H~

it

sir

that

too lat-e in his

realisation

it

queii,~h

to

the

the

officer went

which

Celebration

Yet.

as 'well from

before

0(1.15'(\·'Ourragh

the losses . tarv

thought

from

prEi;;erii ..in

thorities'

could

what

been

court;.o~;,

at

How

Vol-

he

of c~ses

'a,S"i1aii

opponents

'deter-

Carson

only

are

capable

and

missing

non-commissioned

thefts

s-ent stock

for

th", Irish

meeting

to the conclusion

from

to for

fighting,

if Sir Edward

get a glimpse

way

and small,

tio Centenary

~he

the

(applause). surest

admitted,

EQUIPMENTS.

.22 Bore

Military only

offi-

a certain

MIL'lTARY

Browning .32 15 shots

Cur-

that

~

German

an~ case they.' de not get to the know. wise s.ep. We are not out for a star turn. ledge d pU?li& as a rule. It is indeed . We know some dri l], but we are weapon.the exception', :,Th~re is no doubt but. a. less. 'very large.,nUl1:(.~er of small ·anus and amWh,ilt purpose can it serve to. ge.t unnnmition ,,.;11\fh sh~uld comprise the pre.

its share ~of

the

a .small

in the

of

the

subject,

and

large

past. .hrwe

a civil

hope

Cashel

the

w~re

number

a

said,

meeting~

was to be prepared

will

shewing

mlnatiop.

that,

from

cases whi-ch occur are ever, brought

Ire.

every

of the'

Ir ishrnen

There

Of"gli.ns;

t~·

into

great

in

on

leakages'.

amlmlniligni'

stock.

bright

this

was

youthful

war.

were

number ,a,s

such

a

of

to Ireland

had

see

of

supply

the' place

Kings

established

'him

Ryan

of the

ammunition

questioned

cer,

of large

There

preserve

Volun-

and

n'!,.1gaii~e;'. a' non-commissioned.

prospect

picture

stalwart

in

ragh

resolu-

to

branch

to

before

arms

years

hear).

will

come

in

joined

Irish

sight

magnificent

saw

of

of

men at that meeting;

young

that (hear,

City

a glorious

of

future

Father

men

the

of the

a splend.id

l'ings

"rith

make

not

putting

in the

Army

he

better had

--<J>-reference to .th eport of the theft

there

a branch

a fine lot

in the

for the

and

cheers).

that

land

and

if they

Chairm.an,

it was

produce

people,

citizens than

tion said

would

it would make

the

(prolonged The

it

Cll~ Battl~ of uentarr

to s~!l-a an

columns. Special

Manager,

'82

gun,

uniform, Our prepaid'

a

MARK

OUTFITTING.

or

readers rates.

IRISH 19

OUTFITTING Parlameut.

,

HEADQUARTER.J Street,

DUBLIN.


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THE IRISH VOLUNTEER. _m=~_=e~~,=.,..".=~.-_~.~;;s_..~". '?"

'='--"'~'>"<"",

. '-..

Volunteers

Ins

206 Gt. Bruns wick-st.,

Provisional

directs

Volunteers

culated any

that

. shall

to bring

section

.March,

them

of - the

quested

to keep

the Secretaries tee, and

and in

organisers'

esnstant

touch

of the Provisional

to keep them

information

as

to

movement

iu their

fully

the

respective

march

It).·ext, April

with

"no

with

Order. on

Sunday

assernblj;

street,

at 2.30

midst

fighting

the

Iveragh

hills

was

ta't p.m.

bang,

evol utions

in

previous

to disbanding.

ity

of

its

All Volunceers

districts.

D and

to 0,

are requested

to at-

(the

Bally.

are

E Companies

at headquarters

shannon)

Dublin District

attached

who

M 3 o'clock

'98 Hall,

for

route

were

the " issue

a;d

middle

aged

of

our

blustering' proof

(CO.

WEST-

Saint,

was

in their

Secretary',

206 Great

Brunswick

the

tradi.of

.despire

-the

·they

as-

to. prQ'ye,

tMJ the

their

Staff,

1>6

Assistant

present

conditions;

actuated

IIeadq~arters street.

for

should

qual-

Oil ;th~ festival

.when

necessary,

"The

intended

organ

young

.the

numbers

. Jarjl'6

in

alive' to .those

proved

weather

prominent eASTI.:EPOLLARD

fully

National

which

TRAINING FOR 5th APRIL,

are

not

- when" God

Country

·tioJ1.s was amply

Matter

in the off.cial

Place

Iveragh-

especially

~~!d!!!!!£

gave some

for the sterling

sons,

St.

vOlun'l headed

- l\tlarket ,

and

sembled . jJl

marcia.

noted

Du'biin.

addressed,

-and

the

,

street,

0';;

Patrick's Day, "[hen -the National paraded through the' town by ,the Caherciveen

Iives

publicaton

evid~n~~d

splendid

~=,~,

,= ..'_'"~--.-"~"~"-..

of historic

teers

g,eneration

the

spirit. of ;67 still

and -/ val levs

strongly.

past has' been

with

of

tend

PROG1{A"lME OF WEEK ENDING

of cal-

people."

tnen

Fisher

Body

conftict

Blarney

All

Tha-t the

the

action

into

Irish

to

5th..

Headquarters,

Commit-

supplied

progress

Route

are .re-

of

take

By secretaries

19]:4.

Committee

- ,,"

Reports and fixtute~ of 'all'. meetings be sent as ear ly as possible to the Editor, "Irish ·V9Iunteer,".' ·Mid.· Abbey

---<:r--:- ,.

24th

"The Irish

Local

IV ERAG H

--:-<)--

'

.._e - ..~-.-"'. .,..,..,,~

·__ ...

0 RDERS. -

should

DUBLIN,

~~..

fathers desc~ndan~:

65

MIDDLE

_ABBEY

STREET.,

DUBLIN.

.'

still

.-W.M

p;'esent day. Hibernians and stood shoulder to shoulder·,

if

spirit

same

- of- the Volunteer, townsmen

·MEATiI). Battalion, Coy. A, Monday, 30~j.; -':A fe;V -thousand 'i:ifies in one comer of March, Blackball street. and country men clasped : hands and A Corps has been successfully started .. II'" ... 1St Battalion, Coy. B. Monday, 30th . '"Ireland have 'led to such a fall in Engjoined together in the first -place,', in h~nand over 200 enrolled. The members March, 41, Parnell Square. ouring the "day" and secondly, to brin..g land-s J?re~tig)e as the most tar-seeing f;ailed 1st Battalion, Coy. C. .Thursday, 2nd are anxious that the Clontarf celebraApril, 41 Parnell Square. , home to the Northern bigots, :that ail "to an tici pr te. Interualiona lly the effect of tion be held. -1i. J. Kennedy is acting 1st Battalion, 8oy. D., Saturday, 4th the Cu nagh incident has 'been more Irishmen were not lick-spittles and that April, :l31acI'h<:l1 Street.. secretary- pro tem. there were plenty still to _do. and. dare damning 'to English influence- than even Lst Battalion, Coy. E., Sunday, 5tl1 especially in the cOUlit;·y· tl1a.(" ga"c 'the Boer War. .-A country that cannot deApril, ·25 Parnell Square. • 2nd Battalion, Coy. A (College), Wedries- I O'OonIlt'l1 birth. The:re~ wa~ ~,Q "1.a.1.:e pend up~n the disciplins; of its army is DERRY. day, 41 York Street. back" in the appearance ; of those men. regarded .. in Fr anoe as a poor ally, and 2nd Battalion, Coy. B.. Tuesday; 31st 1st DERRY REGJ:vn;NT, ~ATT. 1. . March, Richmond Road. Stern and~ determined the" _ n:;~.rched, in Germany as a poor rival. - And an ".J- .. and Thursday, at 2nd Battalion, Coy. C, Wednesday, 1st A COMPA!'\Y-Monday Irishmen t.o the. core and. fuHy .alive to 8 p.m. En~,?jre threatened wit l: civi l war at the April, 25 Parnell Square. B CQjiPANY-Tuesday and Friday at $ the- responsibilitywhich their- ~p'peai'an,,ce very centre of i'..s power is natu ralfy looked 2nd Battalion, Coy. D, Friday, 3rd p.m. April, 25 Parnell Square. in iIhe ranks conveyed, The Jl~a.rtjal·· ap- upon by both as an impossible European CO~fPA1\Y-Wed~~day and Saturday 3rd Battalion CQY. A, Monday, 30th pearance of the men .and "thil.:,· military dictator. Amer-ica is aghast at the reeling at 8· p.m. _ j£arch, 41 York Street.. 3rd Battalion, Coy. eB, Tuesday, 31st precision in responding' _to the .orders of fabric of BlIitish supremacy, s nd in some AT SHA"JROCK HALL, BOGSlD1L March, "Tara Street. _ those in, command, pn:>ved" that their influential papers rt is stated that its 'in. 3rd· -Battalion , Coy. C, Thursday, 2nd ,-GENERAL PARADE ON SUNDAYS drill master was no novice in rbe '~rt of competence to grant Home' Rule, except April, 41 York Street: FROM 4 to 5 p.m .. grd Battalion, Coy_ D, Thursday, 2nd war, and further, that. he~~~fuI1v: alive 'by whittling it dQ~n to please all! when April, Sandyrnount. -. • to the fact that better;' "~ateri~i" he the Government were wiJ.ling to grant it, , . 4th Battalion, Coy. A, Monday, 30th could not possibly get' to -work -on than March, Larkfield. is not hopeful.rfor the wished for alliance. 4th Battalion, Coy, B, Tuesday, 31st those who mustered in C~~ci';~e'~ on March, Larkfield. - _ that day. I can sa~ t)1at a)though.1 4th Battalion, Coy. C, Thursday, 2nd April, Larkfield. have been present at and taken part, in But wh ile Ireland was not too concerned 4th Battalion, Coy. D, Friday, 4th April, ---0-some -parades beth a.t home and over , the for the safety .and well being of the British Larkfield. seas, I never experienced such OJ. sense Empire' i,t must be remembere.j that every " To Nationalist ireLand Carson's of pride in my Countrymen did on 'step which it tc.kes ·upon the downward movement offers one 'Valuable lesson. F01:{ PROGHAMME OF TRAINING last Tuesday. It was a sight to' .iive Iong . grade, every alliance .England fails Volunte'ers were organised in the North WEEK E:-:DI:\'G 12th APRIL, in the man 's memory, not hom the .numto negotiate, eve,y increase in the .to fight for "Ulster." Arms were ig.11914. bel'S who' participated, for.·! have 'seen armaments of her rivals is' a menported. The men were trained 'arid dis1st

I I

c:

-

THE LESSON

~·i

Lst 1st 1st 1st Lst 2nd 2nd 2nq . - 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd

3d 3rd 3rd 4th 4,th 4th 4th

Battalion, Coy. .A, Monday, Blackball Street. Battalion, Coy B, Monday, 41 Parnell Square. Battalion, Coy. C, Thursday, H Parnell Square. ' Battalion, Coy. D,. Saturday, Blackball Street. ' Battalion, Coy. E, Sunday, 25 Parnell Square. Battalion, Coy. A (College), 41 Street. ' Battalion, Coy B, Tuesday Richmond 'Road. " Hattalion, Coy. C, Wednesday, 25 Pa.rnell Squ-are. Battalion, Coy. D, Friday, 25 Parnell Square. and '2nd Battalion, Saturday, Father Matthew Park, Fairview. Battalion, Coy. A, Monday, 41 York Street. Battalion, Coy. 13, Tuesday, Tara Street. Battalion, Coy. C, Thusrday, 41 York Street. Battalion, Coy. D, Thursday, Sandv.m.otlnt .Battalion, Coy. E, Tuesday, S'lndymol1nt. ._ Battalion, Coy. A, Monday, LarJ(fi·eld. Tuesday, Battalion, Coy. )3, Larkfield. Coy. C, 11mrsday, Battalion, Larkfi·eld. Coy. - D, Battalion, Friday, Larldield.

6th, 6tll,

that 9th,

have

papers.

appeared

It

in

the

seem

12th,

of

the

for 7th,

tQ,

"Ulster"

such

They

carry their

illustrated

must

regards

Tul lnmore. . that

6th, 7th, 9th, 9th, 7th,

of

must

A notable King's

lead

well-known Clara,

at

Guardians, should tives

"readY:

may.

eome.

and in the iVI

will then

have

in

the

respect

as

has been

given

Mr

backed

c..ounty.

P's

just are

the

now

by public representa-

same

as the

s:aid to

have,

a bo<;ly fully

eompetent

6th,

take care of themselves,

7th'j

to back up their words. That great l,esson to be Learned rom

9th, iOth,

'East

Ulster.

later. "-"~1idland

To

oth~s,

of

adopted,

up

Irish

White,

Board

unanimously

in by

to :eely upon

we

m.ay

to and

is one, North-

"Volunteer'" B.

suggestion,

just

ill another that

is worth thi~ing

now,

:';1at the two groups

I Land should Certainly,

come-to

a common

platform fundamental

P . .T. O'Flanagan, Tt~am.-Copies of the W01'1;: "The Volunteers .2nd t·he Irish PaTIi ament," reviewed last week, can be obtained from the author, Jo·hn P .Gunning,) Rialto Lodge, Kilmainham, Dub.Jin.

points

ill both is

not '-in' sight

botl~

bodies

terms

from- the British

in tbe way,

agreeing

and

and until

irrevcca:bly

decided

of a union

of forces.

the

that

there

In

of Ireland

would,

place the country

we

of British

a

by

by war

,to the

exactions

If 'England

indemnity

that'

she

and our of the would

we

W\),Il

enviable

not .corne

from

her genera.ions to iii beaten we would

ravaged,

more

hostile

in a position

subjected

certainly

of

of war

the country

in a scarcely any

issue-;]fas

position, secured

bs for'

would,

to Ireland.

./

is still. Ireland's>

been

.on

i3 ;little: chance

that

future

aU

. "

"'Full sight' means that·, -of tbe front sight is seen in looking:_througb the peep or. notch in the rear sigp,t; ha1f sight that the top of the ·front sigli~.is on a line with the top of the ,Jieµ" sigb~ notch or just half way 'up on ,the -~P'; and' fine sight' that only the top: of the front sight is'seen Qver'the'bo.tt'6m""ef the notch or peep of the r~at. 'CSigli(" " --

I

hopB

army

is her

will'

prosperity

Volunteet

depend

.put

not

army.

Qnly <iur

our ,v()ry ~xistence

as a nation. Let us he up and doing to form it and to. make'- ,it efficient. It is the base it fails After not

'

e~en were we mean spirited and enough t. expect it, and au in-

conqueror.

ye1.

Power,

must inevitably'

event

count upon the protection

people

but

other

getting - belt~

Parliaille'riit

~. ",

Ireland

have

preven-

representatives

some

which it would take recover. Tf England

~llt,;;there bodies,

wtth

be .a' partisan._

army,

'll,green;ent.

issue :that

Parliamentary

allude·

T~ibune."

in Ire-

tendency

The. same the

of Volunteers

i·n. its present CORevent that ·~eake:n.9 her its weakness brings bey

and in that conflict

vasion

makes

practical

namely,

a working

OT

troops. slavish

oyer,

as (he writer,

is a similar

ted

qeJllmn·

wh.ile scarcely

Ireland Every shows

to conflict

cannot

"'An Interesting Suggestion.

Vol-

proposed

Tu llamore

in Par liament,

"Uls:ter"

,

power

Xationalist, the

nearer . KERRYMAN.

.

Nationalist

resolution

be promptly

opinion

make

in this

County, The

Uu llacain,

~

as a

become

Ni

and be cer-

and

Volunteer,

11th,

Land,

book,

eventualities

l!Ith, . 10th,

unteers

point,

by far larger, but the feeling that. here ace to in Kerry -were to be found men who were dition, willing to .sacrifice all> in favour of . power Caitlin

if Nationa-

that

tain of retaining their rights when they do secure them, they must take a leaf out

York

are

would

lists

Infantry Training, 1911, Part II. Sections-21, 26, 3o, 36, 46, 48, 5.1-57, 65, 68, 70-73. Part III.-87-92and 93-··

So much, ill Iact, can be from the numerous photo~graphs

11th,

Syllabus.

98.

ciplined. learned

of the

national

tlie whole

fabric

the _centuries be;" Ireland

amongst do that

of struggle must

the nations

take.

.and to

and' to preserve

the rallying

struoture will

fail

and

this

must

her help

.piace. her

her independence

cry mu,s-t 'be- V ohlnteei:.

~ ~'

if

with i,t.

to


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THE ._:-" IRISH VOLUNTEER. .-- ...:.~-----.... -- -.-----~--

_ ...•... _

.. ~ .-~

I From- th e Firing

An American .Compltrnent,

, there is no, n.eed lor, a., uniform:yet, a cap, bandolier, -and I>~lt, wou·lJl, ~

~-

14th, THE

.:...:

LEAGU.E

I'RISH -,' .. - - ,-OLUNTEER." . .. - ~-

~'THE

OF- THE

A'ND.

NORTH

SOUTH.

Irish

implies,

i~ the.' officiat- organ

t:io~al

Volunteer

.sweeping into

the

iou'ng--manh~d

of: Ireland

: We - haHi

-before

a bright

seriOl:r~'weeklr

reading

rega.rdin&;

garding

field

for~

It is

II.c1h·ity

p;ractke~

a large

presen-t

a position

family

advance"

then?

get.

has sud-

household,

amb ition

do

the Cinder. above

drudge.

of t~e

think

that

uniforms:;~

30g

than

fori a year f(~~nd ., .

Q)'t

or

.>sb.

until

otic. 'feet);

we euold ' 00 \w6fse

example not

least

,UlSter

~t 'would

In

than fol low

I

Volunteers. be possible

ev-en.

wholesale,

lfOs.,

and

to

at less

this

This

'Whero

Sir

Edward

the

0{

recrnrt

instruction

for: COQ-

stit .. tion of, th.6 ,Volunk'I':i.

t;O~ta.inS

ringing

and SOOle good essays,

Ther;

these it·

Besides songs

Arthur

\)y

worth

Griffith.

careful

by William

readiag.,

,There

Ro,yce Go·,'.'The

form"

.in which, he' makes

kilt.

We guara.n(~.

in_!!! through

march is. one

on- "'Kational

that

Unity"

is

another

Vol.~tnt~er Uni-

a

plea· for the

.t\y{)' hours

or

underbrush

grop-

crossing

the

stream in' Jhis: garment woill.d put Mr. Royce into .t11e"::;iioit' p.:;n·ts league for life. We hope' t\J..u: the Volunteers of one

wi! profi; by other 'pe(lple~s' experience. - And aaain-' ..">. : ~>-_

e

W6 cannot \'olun.teer.·' teresting

keep

our eye off "'The

It'is

at

pel'ioaical.

'tliat'

1ere:'l':inlg nio cement

teer to band, 'ba3'

on the

th-at

article

by

of. the

important

in:

;I;ilirs 'the

D:OW

common

Vo!~n.(e~

subjecc,

Th~re

Oeannt, ~niform,

Mr. ,Ceannt

of. the kilt. by .s!w:wing

crtJ:E!;r

parade,

cheers

most

hooted

settles

question no

is

the

that

The

wil l harmonise

of the

coumry .. .He ri~htly

durable This

veFy'

:,vnQ would

dec). 'himself

up

as

one

thing

gaily

liament

defend

The

Ulster

National

work out

ground

arm either

with

a .rifl·e"which

infantry

or

nniforra,

and by

. Can 'be- used

cavalry,

S{)

one kind of ammul1:i'tioil:"rould

that

only

for any part of rhe .Voluateer army. "The Irish Volunteer't Lis- issued at 65 Midd-lE! Abbey: Street; -Dublin, and costs

one

penny

weekl)~..

If you doa't ~eliiv(l

It. is w~rth

a shilllilg.

us send '101' it and see.

effective

of Ireland's

by

The Gallant Nortb.>:

wea-

sons to-day. the

i~ England's of the

to point Volunteers

the moral, were

of Orange

Volunteers

Par-

volunteer

to

formed Ulster.

stand

at-

would

on

The'

similar

as far as their rights are concerned. S{) fa·r we have unanimity of purpose in

one

be required

clearly

most

th s rights

eeers, as {bey. goO along., will be abJ.e to a pr-a.ctjCalcgener~1

out

is the

in Ireland

short

the :Volun-

stands

as dernonstraned

demand

be irresistible,

a lU'ti,i.tic .. We hope

W!lS'

but

force,

with tbe rifle

to make ~ s:h.~tlin~. r~aTk"of hi mself f-or a. l'iHe at a tbotkail<i ",""uld be little of

He

unthinking,

Irish cause to the, verge of success, but a

home

:yar~;-

l:>ee·n

iJ.,\);ifation has 'brought

Constitutional

a

the

that

physical

Constitutional

be best

;lm-p<>r'ia.nt matter ,-,

Volunteers. by

ipon incthe ihands "-

have

mind when .at h a ve asked for

little.

the - Ulstermen,

tone

thinks that

of Ilil"un, 'g-ray would

cloth is.·~

soJdier

with- .th~ general

as t!lis must

Carson's'

matters

is that

is in Iavor- of a. uniform

idea

of course

it would

to be"~Y'O!."Ilby . all -troops, something

cloth

for

p1:1'rpose .except to be worn

He

such

in Mr. .Iohn . Mac::\'eill's Cork the is reported to

which a

country?

Some

of inter-

gboc(po_ems.

Eamonn',

serve

that

of

most

j'ts .iut;Ual' quota

inc!

eitiDll; azicles

on

in-

The third nuuiber, of the. Volun-

co un-ry,

treats,

Irish

the most

co,:me.~. out

b-eCau5~ _it treats

Ireland

an

present

direction.

For

allegiance

to

little

and

give

good

take

on both

enable

ns to merge a united

En.gland., Her are

army she

pressed • "The

is

sides

A

To death, if needs, - he'U'g1<idly go, For Erin's sake he'll strike a blow , . No more he'll see his country weep j He'll wake her from her death-Iike sleep. Again she'Il raise her stately' head, And on !he world 'her 2l10ry shed; . For all her sorrows, "all her fears Will flee before the V01~nieeis. -SHElL? .. -.lIacGOWAN.

a record

differences

is' demoralised. has

of "funk.'·' so long

responsible

whirligig

Her

of

_ for

time

this

brings

Working for Ireland,':

country and

op-

impasse. iii its

re-

Committee,

who

their. power

to help

there

are

throughout ,yeoman

j ,

own.

statesmen

The despised

all their

and

front

venges:",

No more we'l.l weep f~r you, d'ear Iand F61r you're upheld by. w11J;ng hand .. ' Tbe warrior spirit burns this year, And nerves the Ir ish V:O)}.ril_t~er,

have

would

to the enemy, at present, is We a bad way.

a. state

in

our

,I

ill we owe

or

a common motherland.

present

which

Oh- Irishmen; at once unite '!.. For ever nearer draws the. fi.ghj, The clash of arms rings in my ear, To glory goes the Volunteer.

.._ ._

.. ----.--.------

~.,.

...

-__;__--

1st

9

BATT~, ANNE' DEVLIN, DR UMCONDRA. Preparations are 'being made for the coming summer, and a suitable programme " is being drafted out by the committee. On St. Patrick'S Day tbe Battalion marched out to the.i.)' o'd camping ground, Knocksedan, where they spent a very enjoyable d.uy, the progj.a~e including sk'i.l'lnishing signalling, etc, wmdIng up WIth some Gaelic dancln.g. The social will be held in. the 4th Batt. premises .nex Stunday nigh't. Hurling pra.ctice Sund<lY morning in' Phoenix _Park, at ·12 o'clock (usual' -place). -Girls wishing to join should apply to Miss 'YC Hurley. 2 S~: Joseph's Road, Drurncond ra on Monday night. 2nd

re-

also-a provisional

companies;

to

the

surprises .. Ireland,

of the traditional

marks at

of

Empire

dared

that

age

(at

properly

"thatf

quite'

·fot them In .carll

inst,nicliol1g

WMpOn3 :-'h~Dt~ to th~

of their

denly

..~ful1 of tnl.~e3ting

tho-.-

an

has been for generations

ella in the

the

us

,~f thi's" periodical.'

is

which

Na-

that ,)$ now

number

Volunteers,

of the

Movement

it!! ranksr

second

This.

as .its name

Volunteer,"

sufficient .we have this matter

.;._

"The

':'~'.-

Li ne.11a~;,;:;dn"::;:::.if ':.;:; :o:,,';'~~6hth~f Irish Naf anal Gu ard.

-:--<>-Tho "Irishi:A,mericim;" Of -March; contains the fQho\ri~g .:z: '

_ .~ --'::~-'!_

--'-."'_;"-"-

a

are

number the

everything

of

country

service.

.

doiDg

in

./"'"

"

forward! the movement men who

doing

their A league of the North andi South VolJUDnames are prominent in the iprogress of teers would be invincible, land a united the movement, have travelled over whole demand .pUlt forward in their name dare not be ign{)fed.· Is not the time opportune provinces to addrj;ss and organise meetfor a seriou 5 discussion on the question of ings. The weight of their position .and 'the' genuine National independence, between Y.t;r. John Ma.cNeill and Colonel Moore on influence ·of their personalities have been: the one hand, and 8.ir Edwald Carson and powerful factors in awaking Ireland to 'a" . Captain Craig on the other? IreI-and was sense of its national duty. Well, it fa1Js never entrenched in such a strong pcsition, if a ..general. union of interests could to a few to bear the brunt of every movebe .established to,,, demand her freedom. ment, and though .they look for no requital ':rJ'te . click of th.e rifle is the. only argufor their services, their best reward wi ll , ment that carr-ever force justice from John be'in future years to know thai the moveBu11. The Volunteers of 1782 have shown they way. .Could not 1914· be made anment which they helped to launch. has other 1782? History .oft~n repeats itself: maTcli~d to success, aDd tbat their ;part

is not forgotten

:."VOLUNTEER."

Support

• •

Some

scattered" are

in Ireland's

of. them,

'hero

our Advertisers .

roll.

B_.l,.TT., SARAH DU11LIX.

OURRAN,


t

to

,') .. 'J" . i'g'

j.,

~-

~

~ W·e cannot

be hero-worshippers, probably

have

qualities

of the

to

of

none

afforded

-

memory

s,hould:

How -Irishmen

, Thi;

,it

seems

the

a very simple .tiling to say that

an Irishman

first thin'g

{hat he is an Irishman. the

matter

tertaini" men

is not

not so. plain .I

a:n,j'.

is

feel

'But, unfortunately

so plain

not 'l<mlv born

,.

should,

ever deceive

I

after

vel lisms

aie

.all , and

to all,

for there

in Ireland,

but

are

of

tliev,J

are

after ,

,

Englishmen;

all,

And

onlvoJ

this

brings

'iiiy second point.

"-e should

every

Irish

man,

herri'

of Irish

born

parents

Mit countryman, refuse

by

of

and

simply

it

b.v 'tJ;; far.hel"o.rrea.test 10

each

orator-

other

need

of nnpressing alas,

my

memory

we

IS

that _

,

",ve

was them

all

expected

enough,

"

to stand,

se;i~e:'ou~.: cou~~ry

must"

men,

J}1rt,';"[ft'er.ah~ f·" -

takes

grcoves

us

But, have

as I either

!I.t tyrs.

iJ? which

!o run.

this is opt much.

Ir_~shir.n~~l,.:"and feelil,l.g t~e

and

are in a very

,

of self you

or

said

You can,

thing

of

and

for

decree 0)

to- say,

and lI:any

sorry

to say,

you

what

chary

of.

But,

ro feet/mor£!;

than was involv ed m what

have

already

required

.:/

If"Ir~~an~

'0£ you

t ha

(and

ilL abundance

cannot fate

Time,

give her,

'. are

within'

Tone

of

Ibut but

the the

better.

and, Slife as the sun is in if we do not chanse all that we

.-

mixed

up

last,

this, tainly

of the

harder

in the power

of'

~,

,,5.

. h tee h 1ements. B. eglllnmg .. l\lust ·b·· eg,n. Wlt '1 . 1 l' tl 1at we aTe l1en Wlt~.a stron.g f"eell1g 'L-' dl I' ns h 0 f t h e In~h; . , what should ,\.ll1 y .... b h .:~ t e natu:.al outcome lD actl~ll of th1S? I'l·r.,·t,. certamly mutual tolerahon'; next, mu t ua 1 c h·-anty; t h'trd, 'Of·' cou.rse, always ""jtj}\n. the

Ii\nits:

of. commOn

pru.'gence,

and: ifJ, tbe.. deg~~ th,o.t prudcnce ,,·ill jus. ; . tJiy, mutual trus\; but. \b . JI -1'h' 'i· S·· - ove a· lngs, ,,' utual meenty. \Y' . _ '.,' llhollt th'IS LIst, all else IS of little 3;,-a;I,,- and ))et 'tis in' th a.l,

, ',' wpuldj ~. less wl;ih you. to tr:x C"'en ea'J'th. who . ': lV'th.hlm,.mu~h . ',. l'~ss, to actw1t1 ." .• I to thmh' .' . holm, at the. exp.ense .. of .,." apy s,trqng;,. an,I

1

.

.

"I)

u,

.

much W15C~~,q,'Y Q;f_ the necesslty of what . II d d' .". ·;;a.l ",-, ,.- 11 f lS ca e ~~!!'!!IS ,file e,nemy. ,e, 0 . . th 3s ;! 'S~Y.lfl!lO~' course at m&~ et')jI!RiP1.r<1fla sense lD .'K)i

war.

'.

. r~~"

.

as

,tltb

.

:.

s,H

'0

.

i'.9:1.

m.IJ>t-~t .::facft 9VJt-ufD¥!e ..aSp5~ q.aa ..<. :> • 0 )~£~ ,.il~fq,,\ 'fl:N'e.~ea~ I a- l11<;tter of fact, we se1dgffi' li

quirat. BU(~l1"b little to d !J~'t' and,

~ .,'

DO~!l;r"'O-.JlVllrtr¤ll:I!l'Il'i)s J1<n'f>lloste re·

~'

!1")tea i.!'!

.

r

,genll<ID;e feeh!~g;:... If J:ou; love" I,reland apd :tty .to" serve. her,...._tp~n I ha,ye, 1lP"fault..to 'fi .,. Jour feehp.gs, wpatev.er may be . n d' )Nlth .the on1come of .them:; ',a,nd lit:tl!, dO.lIbt but /_ng)qnd

II

by s.fn 01;' C]!lme..· 'VOll must

;~'Ollt

oiJiriions ,1'ilI i.n the lon-" rur be' sa.y t.he tmng .tha~ i:s not, in the ,',.,'" . " . '''... . ,. .h h· tl' ,:' ."" . ' .rjg~t, al0' ,your,_ Rc.ti\)ns .).ost!Y. ;q.s,t and' ope t at ) ou a·t:e .\(0\\ l,t1!g-ullst m 1 < .' ··S .' . eves of .the' enemv:· and .2.o0ye 'all a ways u~lr·:. q lI11JC.h;. \VII! lIl"'ke you .10 J"..' " . " mll:;.t not Sl'i:lY' save .in the wa that any IDtelllgJble. Sense of the· word 0"000 , '_. 'Y [rLd1<Inen:' ._.._>:",., .'" "" :been legi~imised i'n all the age.s and' J

r

fear, we are but too often found ",anti 0" .' . no' \: ou wIll often trust a man wlt-h your ]Jfe, and yet you win not. tell 1 hi.m. t.h~ truth, 1· th'·lS l~ . a comp Ie t-e 1n"eI:SlOU : '. 'f not S·11,rey I' . .". perversion, of the natural'{);rder, of. things. I hRve been constantly hearinrr •. durincy . . . "'. "" ll11,ny years of a h(e now fal,len 'mto the ., . sere and ye1Jow leaf,' tlll I :have become 'W" . " 'II, vel'Y muy: . sadder 1f posslbly not a vcry

'.'

b)' a) . n"thinO'",..I may say or seel)'f'to sa~- here ," ·th·'t shou'd'. in the least cease to hate ~. ~ •."YOll J . .'. or perha·ps. rather '. Fngllsh rule : Fncrland -. "', : . i 1 IreLand.' but t <to sav. dlstmctly what I· :..' ._~"" ." "'. 'in the feel lDtense.ly, t:hat :you "'ltl not, _ e~the'r' serve ]ireland or . hurt .: Ion"" . '" ru·n " ." ". .

'.

.

_ Perh~p~;l' nugh; stojJ h.er~" If I'. were .conchned in. th' u·O"h1.onl . with the avera e . '.' " , ... .9,,,. ), . '.,._ g .ITJshl~a];l,., N_a,llonal .' . ., Q-J:.eF-._eE.the average :Intihman," B~lt,' '~l must cro further and . pp . I -t''':·.'h· ;':'~-f I' . ",. d J' h' 't a . ea 0 Ig,..,-,' ·ee mgs an . HC7 er y·pes . " ". !. r.>, of··>men, whkh'" I ca'unot expect to find ',' _.' b h' h I k commo,n 3J1l0ng Y0!l" "!l.t W IC -now... I 'h'; '11"".; . : . . s a cn.c~unte.r SOll.1etllne;;, al1d .WlllCh. :'. . '. I JUay, ..perhaps <io some lJttle toW'aidi'; ~. ~ ';'f t' hi" crea me 1 no ·lD. t e present at cast In ..., ' '. ','. . the future. Th1S· hl"l;her state of feelmg ." . An Iaeal \ve Should all Stove to . , '(",. Attain however 't!o so,

"-lice' 'fWP. !.t~

.,.

we can

and when

we

::-' ". .

.

• •

llttle.· nut is

..~:

rigfit,

actiorrr

the

but

r.jgh.t

especially

.

-

-

as'

last:'

cannot '" 'j-: !'hink,

If

to. -be

~h,e '~ught in - 'the

he;' ~~ she' ought ,:;:, . have qiioced: Thomas

t.~jl to. 'sef"e I

end"

'and

Oji.ly~·;sol:i(ji.foundation

Ireland'

, served.

on

man: can, ·,the· present of .right:' ieelirii.

as

you

cer.

to arl}(U\ck- of 'feeling.

'long to be Davi

three times in the coutSe' of ··this. Jecture an.d I mean to quote :hinl"agai!1 before I. close,

but, 'before

fectly germane that in so far

d'6in'g,;~Oo;:-1think

to

my ,~u.bject't{),

IL5

you "fe~t ~ith

can never go astray, with him you are Safer

hope,

·and:,.th,a:t in thinking ",' .'.'.'.

Than With. _'Vrly' Single Irishman I Know, felt and .', thought 1S,

he

How

it per-

sa,f'10 you Davis ybu

kn~wit<- to

largely

a11

of

you, from his poe:i:n;'c,:'and essays, now • published at such a "pr"i-ce (sixpence a volume) of all. was

to 'be easily within -~he reach And what manner of man )le

18S

you

can

popular

now

edition'

Young

Ireland

Charles

Gavan

more than

before

have

been

,to

from

the

of

the

L'have

said before

and I 'hope.to say it again

I die;'

that ~,vii.at

0'[

dead,

to ail other

I am and

1

Na:ti.onalist

Davis 'll.Ql'e 'ill'an

; man. living ,than

Duffy,

as an Irish.

Thoma',

learn, ('History

Movement.": by h,is friend,

once,

often

easily

of the'

and'

6we'

to any Irish-, p'erhaps

more'

have

lived

Irishmen·",ho

· and· I do not knQw tha.t I 'can serve you: :better now than by ap'ropria;(ing tOo your i use

and

· applied : mited

my

own,

prinlarily SubJect,

words" w~icl", to a' somewhat·

have

stin':·.jhe·

thou.gh: more

Ii-·

mo,st dircct:

: bearing t~pon much all:..', of what.. ".I . . if n6't·· _ ha,'e been sa vmO''' to "'ou' tOCl1lcrlit ,. 1'0' WJe : , _ . "'.. "J. _. "'., • )"{)u : haHo\l or accu.rse the ·scene~ of g)1ory and __ lh f h' d'.", t gj (, has : ona:ur, or o. same an .son-ow 0 ,,. ve 0 the llll;J.''TJnatlOn the arm!! 'and homes' and con· . senates fnd battles of 'ofliet:d~ys-t<? rou,'e:

secl'ated'ln ·many." ~ "For 110w can men die !bette'r . ,'. .., Than facmg fearful odds, For the ashes fatherS' .,... of·thei. A d th t 1 f tl . G d-~" n e, emp es 0 letr ,O:s, Here again I must interject a few 'more or " " less' eplsodlcal words to aVOld mJsconcep.." !Jon, 1f ha.pptly I can thus avold It, and . ll1 so dowg I must tren.ch somewhat on . th5 region of thought rt..~ well as feeling. . It is not fashionable just now to be other '" ~hal1 .£onstJtutlonal·ill words however' 'they people may be in deed.s. TemJpora mut-

most

how. ;;n.

and

I feel,o·,a·g'··deeply and pain,.

and

loved,

pf with

.<.

I

. "

th{.nie/

said 'e;:~ti':tliat

may' b~''1t,,!. cause,

need

love

-run,

I say.

vain

f _h t antur nos et Inutamur ia i1lis, which, 0 u, ope 0 . . sl:lon.ld. at least always reverjrOoughly tr,a.nsla-te<i, means that the bmes ~e.e it reached by otilcrs. have_£.ha.nged and .too many have changed

little

,_

,

not

Wh·iJ.t shan

llnd the .surest gu.araQt~e· ef-, the

of.

'.'

hal'e

first,

you

are

question is. at an in. :1".. /'

of nYJ

r

aa-mortal

thought

dealt

they

close? " I" am conscious

n;ly own part.

I

a,:c.word to say on

I have saidcin. comparison.

pressing

1. am

-1

not owing

d~ give

now:

llereafter-

aceiomwherc

Irish'

whatever-

fully

money,

just

though

my friends,

bigness

all

ria,-

I'

the

~t~t) you

feeling; whic.h:;_ however, they -must: nearly always

with

to you before the

some

.

or

a measure,

.t~e.

first two,

and,

of

men."

'~nJj cursorily

I have.

thought

how little

/ too ofteu some-

n this, and yet in a degree

fighting

think,.

more .than

And now,

\\',ere"a Free, Self0:£ all, is the giving' up, or at worst the .gqv~rning .. Count yr. curbing and controlling, of YO\lI e""} the sky 'But she ii' not Iree.> and that we should sions. As men and as Christians we are " ~" , e , feel ·thils" with OUT whol-e hearts and our shall either not gain our freedom at all, or .: . db. h t £ 1 all . supposed to be bound to subdue the .!levil whole souls' would e per a,ps 0 ee having gained it, in some more or less im. ; that lies latent in all of us, but late we need: fed, and involve all the action perfect form, and as it were by a chapter 'years people seem, consciously of unconthe. fatherlaud . could demand. . ' ! • of accidents, we sh ..11 inevitabl): lose even sciously, to have set' up the' queer and - Here '1 must draw your attention to the that limited £r.e~dom.. Not, by t:Q;r.ea,ts criminal notion that, however it may be fact t'h~rl' am ta lki.ng of 'how ,Irishmen against any class of our countrymen, but . with them in their private and individmal , sh,:)uld' f~er" not: what they should think. IlY hold ing forth, the h,a.nclJ of: hope and , capacity, in their public and political : <\11 of 'us «.aA-deel. or at least strive to forgiveness to aJJ, c a n the goal of liberty :', . "', . "'. '," ,. . I' ,-I: characters they are not only at liberty, but : feel', as w~ ought, but, among ns .....nen,: . , . ,.b~ ever safely. WOI].. ¥-, ~'." .... ; . h ., b in a sense under obllg:ahon, to let all.t:helr ; a.> a-lndn,y'.ot;!.er men, t e num ers are :. .~;~ - \"' "j h r, . thi k evil passions run .riot. But, my friends, '1.\Ye h a te the Saxon and the Dane, , !;ompa.l.:,.w.ve y ew ','V" 0 ,;:an ever JD " , " .,',' . ' . "I ,,' k . ht I can not for one moment lend the smallother ~Hym. crudely, though, thm ~lgµ ~~'e hate the Norman menest countenance to any such devil's doc. We. cursed' their gr'eed for blood .and g".in j·feeling; •.has "a. g~ea.t. tendency to. !prevent trine as this. Now, as. 'ever, and "if' pos· wronc-' -t'Kin'kinJl.We curse them now again. l::». 0' or' at worst, to ward; off .sible jnore strongly than ever, I hold }Vith 1:1:;>' e~i\' consequences.. AJ}p of course I 'r;et -;.}. .. still·t· not Iri~I~' born. man.j, . "our prophet and our guide" that all~ conscious that if I could make you feel 1f you're, to Ireland true, "Freedom comes 'from God's right hand I. tl1ink :::OoUou!?h,t, and in so far as you '\~7e heed not blood; nor creed, nor dan, And needs a godly train, .do fee.] s9,) whjch r h?~·is larg.el):" you will \ore. ha v e no curse. for .:YO'll:" And rightcous men must make our J8'lld .'be led. t6.:th'ipl., as ,;t. do, 'ancl, to act as I " . " .:= A1J,this is perh:.ips sp.mew'h.at elementary.. shoulct \VL?JJ. Thi$ 'is h): n.p. l11e,a.n~ ne., A nation once agal11. '. '<~ .... L I. • It b ranc h es.· o'[. enquny '. 'r'Y'.rile c,a,,~e, . and there .IS_110 . ' man {)n, I •do not '"'jt all mean t{) convey- l<il"'ou, out tL1en 111 a we ces,>~.n ,"

of each other,

have

with in

in a lesser

of you

f~r me t~'

should

be where' volved,

her

"Lord

all saorifice

Ireland. all

r In:Jinf'e'tl', :,w·h,at·more should we fe_el? "ell .. '. - d perhar;: there l:l1gh~. be 1'l:O~,,;ressmg .nec I

minds,

you

or the

however,

can

a tDzreater

am happy her

had

snce

you

I may

were

and

it is not

perfectly

before, soul

words

-.

is' s~te but when

itself

that 'subject,

but who loved

Wolfe

or

but I would

."

pe~ce

what

leads

Here

have

of

seldom

'ih~.'t~e

The sword is sbeathed-by

serene." the

'thOought

Being

b.rotherhoOd

and

in so dona0' have served others

abour=it; again

that

need

I.

of their humble

abilities,

no

died,

so n~!i.rY ?f 'us are-content

tolerant

and

that

no

'W'ai',' as-there

is of talking

"Nor

all a-spire to, even though indeed,

·ma.j',,·be

be hope.

three

to them.

towards

Davis,

with

"alf i's- well

'We]'!'!

There

suggest,

peace

"'m~~h ~~~-rriay be at war.

other:'

mildly

men;

as to gladly yield up their lives on the altar of their countrJ:"s

sunk'

are.icontent

the

another

noble

,

working ever

little

probably

a<;

the

and

Edward

seldom less

young freedom

be

But

her in the measure

self so

well.

future.

1000ed I-reland

Emmet)

Irishmen

will

on men's

least,

I

to

the strong

.we are'Iri$lnnen,

who

.each

oil. to talk of the higher

attain

opportunities

counteracting be

men served

and,

ways.

once 'etA . of, ~ke 'narrow

I

are not,

should

alone

re~

and

stronger

that

few

r;]'ace' us; far above the low .pla:in on which many'

tolerate

there

in' many

thi~" \v'e" 'might "that

other-say.

counter- plotting,

t~e' feeli'r{g t-h:a:t.all 'Irishmen

long

sons

and, never since these

were at

said

01: we must

t.he common enei'll".," . .... words ,~er'e uttered for,

was

pther

An

feeling

he should

gre.atest

each

to

to ~

you should

things

we

her

al lusion

me naturaly

machia-,

knowledge,

the things •

feel, n nd.vyet, .strangely

man

Ireland,

though

one of ,ireiand's

tolerate

to

It,

to see

.Strongly ago

out

even

every

deceiving

little

h"Il'OWS

small

to my' certain

constantly.

each

.all, feel'that

and

our

of "course, 'as a consequence,

'sort

me

i but

which

altout·

counter-combining,

.

some

less

ing to each other

wR05e

ancestors have been there for generations, wlio Iooli sh ly, not to sa:>, wickedly, fancy ih.n

eates

t:J.1eenemy,

and

We' aief~li~j.9r

however

with

of show-

there .will

them,

England, .end's

of hearts

and not

ideal;

d.r.. --.~,,,: .....r

and

to feel that you

heart

with

;:;:.!!!...._ ..-

heroic

ever

opportunity

as that

for Ireland

high 'Martyrs,

simple; but 'sublime

is your

ali'

of y~~

will

I am happy

of these

a lower

the

probably

in your

can

W'¤

few

Manchester

you

as long

and

Feel

Too

the .suprerne

0.,11 cherish

'

but

'been ,given

iug them, 'but

i,,_C_ll1

j

be all heroes,

:and .strengthen , and '~%ar~e ,us wl)h the; 'l?asslOns {)f {)ur great _p'~.r!0_9s:-:oo l.ead us' 1m/-0 love :uf self.dt\D1al-,. S~·Ju",I:lce, >(l·f beauty, o·f valour, of: g~nera:us life and proud death-and ·to set-.. ,., Up'lD .our souls ',1. the memory ·o,f gren.t men ;Jy'~o shall then be .models and! ~ud'7es:', bf\our actions, . ""." . these are the highest dutles of Jµstory and: <these are be5t tauO".httby,.a 'ballad history." 'Perhaps I 8he,"'111-; cio" lJe-t bv leaving . , . 'U> ,,,,,'. ."" • yon uuder the spell 'of D,,'I'ls; and yet I Id I ik t ..l If' : '~- k _..l. f \Vou leo ..au< a ,~. :~fa CY ·WOn.S 0 my own. Da."':s hlks Qf· hJst{)n'; 01' rather '3. ballad hi~tor)' as the s'ource "fl'.om wbich . .' ; ". .\. , you ..should ,draw your 1r;~plrahOl:; but I care not how y~ou g.et yo.u:r feehn"'s so l' " ." . '. '" be t ~e nght cmes, a.J.jQ. to me the supremely ri"ht one is' that· we should "

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when all would be under the flag of' the "\".ollll1teers. 'Ve could easily have four, 01' five hundred men. It seems to my mind that the Irish people are asleep, But some ignorant men will (ell you, "Oh, what do you want Volunteers for? It's only all bluff ip'the North, and even if it were in reality, where is the mighty army of England?" (COXTTNTED FR01[ I'AGE G). Oh, such balderdash . I can't 'bear it. 'Ye .are tired listening to men preach about "Orange bluff" and expecting the covern'-I u~e,:t to give us something worth taking. GAI.W_A\". Now the people are fast realising whether Those ...11" believed. that th e Volunteer it is bluff 01' not. '''hy did the 'GovernIn.Ovenlent in Galway was but a momeninent issue the proclamation as soon a-s tary outburst of enthusiasm, and that the ?rangemen '~ere ~~med? Here is the recruits did alJ that was needed when thev posrtion as I wnte, lhe Orangemen are signed the enrolment forms were unprefully armed, to the teeth. The English pared for the surprise parade that took army and navy will revolt if they 'be asked place on Sunday week, when upwards of to move to the North, and the 'mere Irish' a _thou.sand \'plul1teers marched through Bucking their thumb'S', with the mazic the streets of the city to the accompaniwords "Wait and see" rin,O'ino- in th~ir ment of appropriate spirited. airs played ears. ' '" "" ." by the Pipers' Band the Bohermore '98 If the arrny trefuse to fight, why not Fife arid; 'Oleum Band. The 'parade-was supply the Irish Nationalists with arms as surprising .2.s-i( was impressive, and it and .they will show both the arrny and was at once recognised that this movethe Orangemen that they will fig·ht. merit, which has now taken. root in every Every man should be dri llincfiinz town throughout the \Yest, is not the away petty differences; the cau~' of o'u~ hobby of a mere handful of enthusiasts, country is at stake; thousands have albut i,s a living National force that ",i]] '[1 d hei .. rea t err lives In defence of ." d V 'S<l!C],1 tee . taks no minor place in the future history 1[. Let Lrishmen awake; see now the of the countrv. The long line, of men, .' . .' Ie 1.5 near at an end; be up and dof01U' abreasc, moving with precision, g;,.,ve strugg . dou' b . In~i ont e cowards; fl~ng, yourselves the ili:pression that they had been trained 1.0.'0 the. fisrht. Arise In Cod's name if by it capable instructor. This public dis. " 1"'-' 1 ,. plav has done more for jhe movement in I', were .on Y. WIth b ackrhorns , come together lIk,~ In ~h,~ days when: O''Con nell Galwa:r than, if its organisers had been 'repeat, an~. ~lth one VOIce of speech-making for months. to come. On preached determination say, 'We wi ll have our Mouday flight. half .J. dozen sqaads were one and that "natio11."-:Wayo ~t th),Ol19.;h tbe iacings by Mr Flynn. p,t country News. the (;~elic League. Rooms, and the mernbership is gradually improving.

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to an exteJl!t' expectations, ..'i-e are pleased to see that Milltown has fallen, into -line too: The organis-ers there are Leaving nothing undone to furnish a contingent to the county force which will be a credit to Kerry. We expected nothing else, as the men of Milltown were always very prominent in every Nationalist movement. But what of the other towns and parishes throughout the county? We have not heard yet that CasU ei sland, 'Dingle, Kil.lorglin,. and. Kenmare have made a move. TIllS IS strange, as ill some of those places the Y0'llDg men at critical junctures rin our country's history were not wont to be so apathetic. Castleisland especially, the town which, took such a: leading part in making the Land Acts « success and in wiping {Jut the landlords. Ballymacelligott, too, 'and the Parish of Firies, do not seem as yet inclined to as. sent in a .practical way their enthusiasm for the new movement." We believe that' what is 'necessary to organise the county properly as such is to' summon a. County Convention at which the whole question could be discussed and arrangements made for forming and dr.iJ1ing corps in the variOLlS localities. If this were done, instead of as at present, each corps being a dis. '. d t " 1 ld b <Inc" an ·,separa e unu, t Jere ..,wou e .... introduced mto the movement In Kerrv a ihesi b . tl d . h"' I co iesion et ween tne sea ere 'unlts w ic I ld k f lid tr zth \V'll wou ,n1a--e orso.l: S e~b ". I some move. De. made HI this dl]ectlOn 'by the f'f I Kil I. cOlnr;uttee 0 rn ee or " arney or .istow~,?', •~ . . CASfLE1:lAH. . _lhe Castlebar Corps of the National -Volunteers made a fine display on Sunday last, wh,en und~r the command of Mr M J Shor_t tltey had a short route ma::ch. Once outside the town drtlhng operatt~ns we.re BELFAST. beg·uru, and. carried out to the s~tISTh.e Belfast corps bids fair to, be ec .. faction of the Gomm<l;nd.ant and h~s !teu-. tenants, It IS gratifying to notice the ond to none in the country. Notwirnstanding the fact that no public nc.<).,tir,; nu~ber of recruits that are daily giving in has been held, the recruits are r c : t r u- their nam~s, and for miles ?utside. the urmto the ally pouring in as a result of the pr vate ban district men 'are floc1(lng rank", of the local corps 0'1' Ireland's Nasystem of propaganda agreed on bv the Davis wrotecommittee. OVer a dozen efficient ex- tiona1 arm". military men have given their services as "Remember still, through ~od and ill, instructors, whose ardour and enthusiasm How vairn were prayers and tears ; in th ei r- work are only equalled by the How vain Were words till flashed the intense earnestness of the men themselves'. '. swords . It is really grand to seJl these Belfast men, Of the Irish Volunteers." the majority of whom are workno- from 6 in the morning to 6 in the even.ir-;"g, VolThe Castlebar Corps had a nice outing unteers, depriving themselves of whatever on Sunday, 22nd March. After mustering Ip'leasures the night can give them, and of a spending the time in the service of on the drill ground in the strength couple of hundred they proceeded on a their country. Without a doubt ihey are worthy descendants of the Volunteers: of route march to the vicinity of the railway '82~ Many of these men attend drill- on station, where a two hours' course of drill" ing wa!s undergone under the instruction three nights'in .the week and seem never of Commanding Officer Short and the to tire of i·~. 'I'heir eagerness is infecusual instructors, 'and very great progress tious, for the instructors themselves have was. made by all the sections. A large volunteered their serv.ices for every night, number of new squads was formed, and an arran.gement which the committee hape the ron ,of membership is being daily in· very soon to m-a:ke. For the coming week, creased. It was announced o,n Sunday h{)wever, there will be only three drill and company dlil1 win . nights, ·Monday, 'Vednesday and.. ThuJ'so- that battalion day. On Mondav and Thursdlav the dril'1 shortly be entered npon, and that the arrangement for the starting of a Volunteer ce~'tre will be tlie \\'illowbank 'quts, and I3.Enci:had made good prog;res$" A meeton Wednesday Corporation street Hall in!! of "the committee was held on \"ednes(above "Kocr-t.hern· vVbig" Office.) All those wishing to enrol sh{)uld; 3.ttend -Oil day night, and it was decid.ed to have an 'with the object of fo·rming ::me cf the;;.: nights, or should apply f{)r exa.mination a company of the most efficient members. forms to the Secretary, Craobh Ruadh, /\. big muster is antioipated on Sunday, 29 Queen street, J3eJfa:st. wli~n it is expected tbe declaration will be si$l)ed ~nd ·the batta·lion photographed d uriilg; ~parade.

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for members of the Workers' UnIon will take place in l\I,athewite Hall on Thursdays at 8' o'clock. All members .f the Irish Volunteers who- are members .f the Union are expected to turn out. 2. Drilling will take place in the Hiber1lian Hall for members of ,the. National Volmue@fS who are members of that orB on Wednesdays at 8 'O'clock. All / members are expected to turn out. 3. For all other members drilling takes llh£e as usual on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at,8 oclock,

CO. TIPPERARY. A very large percentage of the young men of DOO1;1parish, has been enrolJed in the Volunteers. Arrangements. have been completed for ar illing exercises every night by the various squads. A move will also be shortly ma.cle in Cappawhite 1l4ld. other loca-l circle5 to establish corps. FETHARD. On "-ednesday night a meeting for the pu rpose of staning a' branch was held in (he Town Hall, Fetha.rd. ~fr E O'Shea !presided, and t.here was a- good attend· ance. The. Secret.ary to the meeting read the constitution and o-bjects of the \"o·l'unteers. The Chairman. who W3S received with Rpplat~se, sa;id he supposed' he was now too old to shoulder It gun, but any ass15tanCe that it wa~ in his power to giye to the \'elunteer mov·ement he' would give gladly. They had splendid material for the movement in Feth:ard-rnuch better, he thoug-ht, tha~). the VohlDteers in the North (he.a.r, ·hear.) Fethard· had produc.ed s(!]me very fine fightin.g . J'Hen, am{)ngst them that gl'ea·t soldier for Ireland, t,.eneral.'Ihom1l5 Francis Burke, who .oame oyer frolll Arneri-ca and fought al 133lIybU1:~st (appJ'ause). . The Secretar~' said' he did not see why the people of the South ~hould not have the sam'e f-.cili.iies' for drillin~ as tbey had ill the C\'t'lrth. When everv' man wei3 able to ¤ar.r~- a gun and use ~it their yoice WO'.l!.d have to be )istened to and respec\ed. They W'Ilnted to, be In >a 'pO'Sition to pr~ser"e -and maintain the liberfie,.; they had at present and the still grea·ter liberty tl't~y hoped to enjey in tbe neGr future. ~.Hear, hear).. They bop.ed to call a fur· Iller llleetill~ ·S()()ll, aud to have Mr ~ficbael 1hy'.it ef_ Dublin. or some othe1' O'rganiSer <lowAi to· .dd:ress them. 1\1:,. ~1'Crann ~t m;>de ar~angements for d'rilling the Volanteel:S at his place at DnGla.

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CAl-IE RCIVEEN .. No, 1. Company of the Irish Volunteers, which had been. undel' training for the past two months, tur ned out in splendid style with colours flying, and, with the members of the Caherciveen branch of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in front and the -Caherciveen brass band playing national airs, marched through th,e principal streets of the town- ..tue town 01 the Liberator. The Corupany having. paraded _iJ~ front of the Christian Brothers Schools, marched to. the West end of the town, the .brass band being unde~ the command of.. Ser!?eant I homas Curtin, \~ho W:lS distinguished by the. usual d::. signation of the rank, VlZ., three gold V's on his arm: After the band came the -corps of slgnal1~rs, commanded by ,C{)r" por~l Andrew Kelly, W'~ose rank designation was two gold V's surmounted by crossed fl~g.s. :rhen came the· COJllra?-Y proper, dlvld.ed m~o two half companies led ,by Ca1?tal.n Michael J Healy, whose rank was indicated by three gold b.ands ?n each arm, surrounded by a Cl~C}C .. I'hen foll'!wed the colour.s,_ born~ by the ~1ccn~ Lfleu~e~an\ De~,s J 10 Connell, - .. ed ., ~.than .efl YTht e co 00u~ escort arm WI ri es. ornas 1 Connor r an > d D ems ni 5'1. "'T nee 1ly .xex t came tb e fi rs t hall' r-_ • - d --, b S t : I._.Umpany comrnan <Xl , ergean Major C~· pm' Thi "' d" ided . 't' .. < .na an. rs was lVI "" m 0 two=sections the first under the command of' Serzeant "J . J O'Sh .. h k e- . ames ea, W ose ran was indicated by the usual Seraeant 's badge of three v:« Section No "2 was under the command of Sergeant Michael Griffin. The-left 'half Company was undel' the oommand of the first Lieutenant Jeremiah O'Connell, whose ra-nlrof Lieutenant was indicated by tw~ gold bands on' each arm • surmounted by a circle, The two sections of this half company were under the comm.and of Sergeant Stephen -Moriarty and Daniel O'Donohoe respectively, The whole made an imposing display. The company, after par ading the principal streets, went through a course of drill in the Fair Field, and the various eyoluttolls were carried out with such exactness and percision that they, coupled with the military bearing and smart appearance of the meu, drew forth expressions of wonder and admiration from all. This must bave been '. particularly gratifying to the' Instructor, .~1r J?h~ Ohapman, whose untiring zeal III bringing tile Corps to 311Ch a state of perfection is beyond all praise.L, "ICerrylnan.')

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A meeting of above was held in the Pipers' Club on Monday week. The committee were. engaged for a considerahle time in di'scussing a most suita:ble date for ,to hold .a public meeting; oventually it was decided to hold same on Easter Monday llight. The Secretary was directed to write headquarters making arrangements for speakers. After transacting other business the rl1leeting adjourned. J\.. full a.r..d punctual attendance of members attended for driJl exercise on Friday at 8 p.m" under th¤ command 'of Instructor M Curley:

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We glad to see that a Ie-ally d~~nt KILKENNY. move has been ~~de _at last .to. estabhsh -A sub-.cemmitiee meeting was held em a .C6J')pS of l·he In.'1b VoluI'l,teers In ~rale-e. Vi'edneday ni ht, 25th inst, at City R~l1, says The A.erryman. Of course l~ was the Ma\'or. (~OUlloin()r Magennis) pre51d. well rec<J.gmsed all along thai the 'volunin". There was a fun atten-danee of e teer m<Jve01ent :commaoded what 'Y . may I 11l~mbers. St,ew.ards and· colle.ctol's of term. sympa:thetlc . support ~o a great ex.. con'tributi()n9 were appointed for the ~ent \n tJ:e town; hut tl,lat l"n1 of support different drill nights, The. Misses' R!an IS ..n0e M very ll1';IC'h.go.od. "'.ha~ w~s re- al~d Hennes~y attend,ed m connectIOll qUll'ed ,,-as pra.ctJ.cal. work. ,!hat, at ta~'b.- -wl.th the proposal to drganise an ambu'8eems about to eventua-te. Ihe great drf- lance and "first aid" corps, and the fio1l1ty. it ap·R.,ars, \vhich stood in the question was reterr.ed. to. a small com'W-ay of the·-development of ,J, Volunteer mittee to secure informatiOn and report. C{)rps was the want. of a ~uitable, haH It was decided to procure a supply of for drilling purposes. That wari~ has now b-aJ"es for ~the oorpg. The d,;U master, been supplied, as {he Rink" which ha~ who" attended, said he was very pLeased been rented by thoe Pro.visional: e<:)]1:!mit~ee, with the whol>8-he.aJ·ted manner in is quite, ~pacious enou.gh foi:. the ..p,11rpose Wlhich the-rec~llits went through the drills in'. view. ~ p.reli_minary meetinl;',. t~ which the precision Q[ which was alrea.d~ v~ry a pubho Illvlt.atIO)1 .has been Issued, wos m.a,,-ked. It was ordered thaI appllcatlOn held there. on 'N:edJ,lesday evening. .\Ve would be mad~ to Poor Law Board for und'erstand that sometbin:g over to/0 hunpermission to use the grounds. knoWn as dred Volunteers were enrolled. That numthe "Shankyard," as a rifle range. The . ~ bel' is rather smali for .a·tov.'n of the size public who are in sympathy with the WHY ::iOT 3,-01. UC\'TEERS? of' TraJee' but a start· had.._to be made, Volunteer' movement, are again earne.'5t1y and! it is f<\r 'better .to bef(in with a Sn1.311 appealed to for subscri.ptions. The hon earnest band .of. deterinined men than wi,!)! secretary 'was dir.ected t{)': arrange with 'rhere wa's a fine turn out of "Hibs" a bi" crowd 6f vola'tile enthilsiasts, a large (~as Manager tor the Jightil;g of the Drill iIi \Yestport on Patrick's Day. I,thought pra<p"ortion of Whom w{)uid be Snre to drop HalL. NameS' of perso~s desirous to en-. as they ~as?ed down the stl'eet, with their '. If ·steaqtness. and. eff.'- l,st wlll be bken at. City Hall at 9 p.m. band! and banners, if the.)' were only all off by degrees. mght, or at p.m. at. trained and armed: '{would be a: fine cr{)wd ciencv is secured' 'at t1'!e ou~set there .I! eyer)' Wednesday DriU Hall {)n drill nights . • f Volunteers,' and en a broad; .prineiple, "not the slightest douot 'th,at 'the numbers I'

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• SION MILLS, The Volunteers in gien Malls 'are getting strong .at .p.resent, and a large number of ,teeru.it.s 'come .in every l\Ioruhy' and Thursday tn'erling~. The tJ~ual clltlrSe of dr.i1l i·s carried 01.lIt in:tho H31i at IRtba!1ey under Un'ee capable office]'!!, wh'l'l mu.s:t be congratltlated gn ths manner tl1ey h~ve their men. trained· for such a short peliod. On Thursday evwing last, 26th 1iarch, a fine crowd of young men turned,~ out for ,-drill, which showed that the dis. trict 01 Si011 1:Ii1ls is not behind in the movement, and it fUl'the.J' ~hows that they are sti II true to ~he C3use for which thei:r forefathers suffered and' died. After drill a short concert programme was goD:.e through in which the foJlowing took p<irt -Messrs J l1·'Aneney, J Sharkey, J Har. k~n,- J M'Keo.wl1, i\{ich.ael O'Donnell,' Jas Curran, E J Boyle, Dian Sweeney. The s'inging of "God Save.. Ireland" by Mr 0 Boyle ended the ooncert. The usual drin will be cazyied out in the Inchoney Hall on Monday and. Thursday evenings from 7.30 p.m. A large and regiular attendance is requested, as a. march is expected each evening in future .. OONTINUED

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THE IRISH VOLUNTEER. on .the ()h,!>irm~n of the King's County ~Well, I assure yon that there is' not one Council to convene a public meeting, parti- ~of Carson's army .prepared to fight, or cularly for the ·purpose of having effect - care to fight; it is simply a game of bluff. given to the object of the resolution in Bnt we can fight, and the Engliah Govern' the King's County. It 'will he for other ment knows that : we can fight if we are counties throughout Ireland- to fall into put to the war cry, My heart beats with line ansi ·.take similar action (he~r, hear). 'joy' to see so many of the young manhood 'Chairman-e-I have yery great pleasure !Jf. Loughrea around me anxious to keep CONTINOED FR02.\l PAGE 12. in declaring the resolution unanimously -the flag of Ireland a 'nation as unsullied passed, gentlemen. as the men of '08, '48 and '67 by deThe clerk was requested to send copies daring their willingness to fight for Ireof the resolution _to the King's. Go_µn!y land a nation. (cheers). Council and Poor Law Boards and oilier -c, _Mr J Flynn-I have been requested by public bodies ill' the King's County. the Chairman to put the aims and objects In reply' to the above, the Chairman of. of the National Volunteers before .Y<l(ll.. --<)-the County Council, ~h J Doolen, J.~., ·V{l!ile complying with the request, I reexpresses l!ts. wilUngness to call the meet-: gret that he has not c.alled upon a more is -adopted by the 'el9<£~nt tongue than mine to perform the At TullaTtl.~ Gtla~-!!A,' Mr M. H. ing it tl\.e resolntion VI'Irious boards to which it has been forduty. I have termed it a duty. Why? Wh4te proposed the following r.esolutionwarded: Because the Motherland has called on her "That whereae Ireland has arrived Sit the ~ sons to irise and defend her from the amsa,"n of l~-sought and' fought-for' freeputation of a Iim'o. And what limb? The dorn and that whereas every attempt is CORPS FO,Rl\iED IN BALLINAGH. limb that has .given her the very best of being made by the hereditary enemies of A large and enthusiastic meeting, was her sons heretofore. And when the Motherour countrv to wreck our rights to liberty. on Sunday ev:ening to .Jand calls it js the duty of every true son by threats 'and force of violence, it is' im- held in Ballinagh to answer that call. We know that at the of the Irish Volunperative upon every county in Ireland to establish a corps Volunteers' -Conventionin 1782 held in teers for the district. Mr Philip Baxter, organise and equip· a corps or several J P, Co C, who presided, said. the 'Volthe old home of t~e O'N~ills in Dungancorps of Irish National Volunteers who unteer movement was one that should apnon-that Convention. which, I~;.JS graced shall be ever in readiness to defend our for Na-- by the presence of Grattan, Flood, and country from all her enemies. That in peal to every man who yearned tional Independence, and he was sure Charlemont-that there were 13 resoluview of our opinion, we, the Tullamore that the corps with its headquarters in tions adopted. The first was that "The Board of G nardians, instruct our clerk to Ballinagh would in a short lime be the Kina Peers and Commons of Ireland have send copies of this resolution to each board most efficient in the -county. II~r james , a.10n~' the rio-ht to lezislate for the counof O'.llardians and urban council in the '" ,,' Dillon, R D C, in explaining' the aim of ,try." It is to link ourselves with the Kin~O"s County, and that he request the the movement, said the watchword of the noble sons '0.£ Ireland that we are here to-I· chai~ml3n of the King's County Council to National Volunteers was "I.reland .for the day, .and to' assert the right of that resosummon at the earliest opportunity and Irish!" and, in the words of Thomas lution of ,!he Dungannon Convention. Daat the most central point a public meetDavis, when they. had won Independencevis tells us thating of the county to consider and give they must not Iose it, nor give it -away to effect to the object of our resolution." In a hribing, awoke, Dungannon spoke, a bullying, or a flattering min- · "Ireland putting the motion- to the meeting, Mr. . With fear was England shaken, ister. Every young man must be trained White said-Mr Chairman and gentlemen, 'When Grattan rose, .mone dare oppose and every grown man able to defend IreI have a very important .resolution to subThe claim he made for freedom." land's coast, her plains, . her towns and mit to the board for aIP;prov,a]. It is, as her, h.i.lls, not , witlu :his right hand merely, \Ye are .here to demand legislative indeI have 'Stated, a most important resoluhut 'by his disciplined habits and military -pendence for our country from Fair Head tion, and will, I :have no doubt, Ibe re- accomplishments. These were the pillars 'in Antrim to .Mizeu Head in Cork, and garded in that sense by )7{)U all. I am of Independence, .proclairn to the world that the Nationalists equally satisfied that it will meet with of -Loughrea. stand for Ireland a Nation your unanimous appreciation and appro"The poet and the orator the heart of that Tone, Fitzgerald, and' E111met died val, so that I shall 110t delay the proceed_ men may sway, . for, -the Ireland tbat [ohn Mitcbell and ings by explaining its objects, I am glad But would 10 kind heaven Wolfe Tone William Smith' O'Brien and John Boyle that this is a full and thoroughly represenwere here to-day." (Applause). O'Reilly were sent into exile for by a tative meeting, and that !he expression of tyrannical British Government; the Ire its opinion will have - due weight and inA corps was then formed and a hQ11- Ireland .that Parnell arid Davia zave their fluence (Iiear, hear). YoU! all know that dred members enrolled. Messrs P Baxlife-study to. We are here to dein.and. the Ireland is at present passing through a ter, Co C; J" Dil lon, DC; C Fitzpatrick, '; Home Hule Bill which John Redmond ,,:ery critical period of her history, that ~1. Gaynor, P Young, P Smith and P told the people of Ireland. at the mass our aspirations and our efforts for the Minagh were ap.pointed : to take charge of meeting in :himerick would go on the Staachievement of Home Rule have reached the -movement, 'MI[ C 'Fitzpatrick, junr, tute Book without the alteration of a to act as secretary. a serious crisis, merg ing almost on civil cornma ; we are here to fight for that Bill, The singing of "A Nation Once war in 'the North of Ireland , but we know and that Bill we rrsust have without the Again" brought the meeting 10 a dose. also, and we have been told it in the of the comma'. T think I can Arrangements fer drill were made on · alteration House of Commons by IIII' Devlin, that with safety quote my <sollsiE,. ::\,[onsignor evening, 20th inst, at 7 p.m., an this Orange fiasco and braggadocia in the Sunday Ussher, of the Argentine Republic, on. the instructor appointed, recruits enrolled, North is all a game of bluff (laughter). occasion of the banquiet given to the endistributed. The Ballinagh On this latter aspect of the situation we and badges voys of the Irish Party when tbey visited Brass Band gave selectionsare all .agreed·, but at the same time i( is National Buenos Ai res: "W e welcome Messrs Redmusic. not for us to stand iell y 'by as 'passi ve or of martial mond and Kelly, not because they are ~"® quiescent onlookers while the Orangemen members of a British House 0'£ Commons, carryon their exhibition of bully and but because in a short time thev will be VOLUNTEERING. bluster and brag, if not worse (hear, hear). members of an Irish Parliament legislatIf Northern Volunteers' illegally drilled, We are not going to allow Orangemen of ing for Ireland a nation ; and we here in illegally armed, illegally or.ganised, cart Ulster shout or crow us' into timid silence cannot imagine. how our the purpose of Parliament why · a free Republic and submission; we are not going to ",I. defeat kindred .race beyond the sea cnn content Southern Volunteers can be relied upon 101V them throw dust in our eyes or in the with being even a fraction of if necessary, and if the armed forces of. - themselves eyes of the English democracy, prevent an Empire." "l1en the Volunteers of the Crown are not available to see the us from realising our rights and our Nafire the salute to that Parliament out, or aLl east that it is' Ireland tional freedom, which we fought for and" law is carried it wi.ll be to a Parliament with power to. not defied. Two peoples?" can .. play at secured irr a constitutional manner (apVolunteers., and if it comes to pass- -that make laws :for Ireland a nation hom Fair plause.) It is now high time that Ireland the Home Rule Act cannot be enforced Head in Antrim to Mizen Head in Cork. should be up and doing in this business, bi the itrl11y if necessary, or that it can from Slyne Head in C·:.!.lway.o Howth and thd is my reason for submitting ihis be successfully defied by Orangemen and Head in Dublin. and not to a Par-liament resolution for your consideration and apofficers, and that Parliamenr is powerless with .authority to make laws for 28 counproval to-day (renewed applause). The because of the infirmity of its instruties of Ireland (cheers). .. resolution in itself means a good deal, and ments, rather than have such anarchy On the motion of Mr J Kilchreesh, it it goes to show pretty clearly,. as we mean occur and such tactics succeed the South was, decided to invite Mr Nicholls to to show and prove conclusively and de- and 'Vest will intervene and have their Loughrea for Sllnday next. .MI· T Co:scisively, that we are not in the slightest say, and they are just as well able to tello proposed a vote of .thanks to Mr. degree intimidated Iby their Orange bluff act and as well justified in enforci.ng the Flood for presiding at the meeting which in the North of Ireland (hear, hear). So law in such circumstances as the Orange was ably seconded Ib~' Mr L Conn.e ire and far is it from our being terrorised by this fact~6n are in resisting it.-"Tua111 Herpassed. . final exhibition or outburst of Ulsteria, ald. '. , The Chairman urged all .in the rocrn to that we fling back the Orange taunt and become readers of "The Irish Volunteer" challenge. We tell them we have plenty and "'[rish Freedom." One' hundred and of Irish blood in this country yet, and if LOUGHREA. fiftv 'members were enrolled. The meetnecessary we win (,?ike our stand and spill A preliminary meeting- was held in the ing "cas brought to a ciose by the singing more of that blood in defence of Ireland's Temperance Hall, Lough rea, on Sunday, of "A Nation Once Again." rights and in securing for her the power 22nd inst, for the purpose of' organising and !privi1ege of managing her own af- a corps of the Irish Volunteers. ~ On the fairs in her own Parliament under Home DRUNG CORPS. prop'osi;ion of 1\h J Flynn" seconded hy Rule (hear, hear). I ha·ve g.reat pleasure, The members of the corps went through l\:[r Laurence ('onnail'e, ::IiI John Fan'eJI, then, gentlemen, in pl·opo.sio('r 1ha.t re.so- T.e., the fi.rst course of instrllcti-Oll' on Sunday, was appointed chairU14n of the. meet, lution for your adoption. '" ing. '.Harcn 15th, under tbe oha·rge of an exTbe resolution wa.s secondcd by the l11ilitar~' lllan, who expres:;ed hi III self ,as ~f.1' J Farrell, 011 takin~ the chair, Chairman and 'Unanimously adopted. well pleaSed with the smart -appearance I hanked the a sscmbl:r for the hOl1oUr they !lIr E J Graham_To tTly mind it is not the men. . had lJestowed on him b,- appo-inling him so nluch oppositio'l1 to Home Rule as an to pre:;ide over the Jlleeting. C0111inuing,. ~.~ effort to fr'llstratc (he \\forking of the Par· h~ ,,·,.id--I haxe been .1l1ore than fl~ttered B.-\LLIKACH TO FOR:lfl A CORPS. 1iament Act. t!tat is creatin.g all the present by ..the praise showered upon me· b~· my ,\" IPllblic meet.ing was' held In the Town furore in tb~ North. young friend wben he pJ'opo.sed me 10 th.e Hall, llallinagh, OIl SUllday even.illg_, . :lfr G O'Feilly suggested the desirabichair. My hairs have grown grey in. ·th.e 22nd ins!., at 6 o'.c]ock, 'for the purpose lity of of inCluding v\-estmeath in the National movement, but it is <li fact I am .of: forming a. corps for the district. resolution. Mr O'Reilly said the men 6f proud {)f. I aSSure yo,u that I stand here \Vesimeath were n{)w as ever·reiJdy to- take t,o--day as firm in my principles fqr the ~~ their stand fOt' Ire1·and (hear, heaT). Mr freedom and liberation of my COU'Dtry as CASTLET ARA CORl'S. \V'hite-The resolution calls -on Irishmen when I ·first entered· the Natio.nal ··_mo¥e. 'The ranks are increasing, there now generally in every county in Ireland to ment in the yeat- '63 (cheers). 'Ve 'hear being 85' members enrolled, and an inorganise a Volunteer Corps, and we call great talk of Mr Garson and civil wa·r. struotor appointed for driLling.

-·Progress of the

Movement.

• •

Public Bodies and Volunteers.

of

BELTURBET. At a very large and representative meeting in the Hall, Belturbet, on March 15th, upwards of 160 additional names were handed in. A provisional committee composed of members from the town and districts was appointed for organising purposes, and it was decided to appoin't a permanent working corumjttee. The project so. far has been taken up with, n're~t enthusiasm, and- the corps promises be a very 18rge one, and will give a knowledge to the youth of the district how to handle and use arnts 19 their country dernands it. A very largely attended meeting of above was held. in' the Foresters Hall, Belmrbet, on Sunday evening.. iM·r J J Gleeson, P L G, presiding. A working comrmttee of 24 members was appointed, being selected. from the town and five miles radius, the different d.i~ricts around havm~. representation 9n same, Over 60 additional names were handed in, .lTlalcin.g. the total to date close on 3{)~. It IS anticipated that close on 200 additiorial mem~rs .will be enrolled orr Suny ?a next, ,bnngll1g the grand to::1 up t.CI GOO. It." as deo.ded. not to accept 'bO}S llnd~~' 16 yea,rs.. The entry fee an'i w~e' y. contribution were fi:ced, and it ,,:,as further decided to consider apl ioations from first-class drill mstruotors. It .was unani mouslv decided "to ge straight ahead" .

to

WATTLEBIUDGE. The movement is going ahead in Wattlebridge. A largely-attended meeting was heLd last Sunday week, when a competent staff of instructors were in attendance, and drill, route marching, etc., tarried out with remaraible thoroughness. The recruits are very enthnnsiastic and earnest. The promoters intend to hold a Ceilidh mhor at an early date to help to equip the corps.

MO::\iAGHA~, C,ORPS. drill practice was held Macartens Hall on Thursday night, different oompanies went through under Mr J '''-oods·, instructor.

The usual

in

:'it.

The drill

J.ONDOX. On Sunday week at Highgate, London K, was formed i.he Lst Company of Volunteers in London. Over 30 men pr csent gave in their names and ~1<r Sheahan stated that at least 200 men of the N London G A A had promised to join. Drill Instructors have been appointed h. take over the vari·ous squads. Those who are physical ly unfit to take their place' in the ranks can assist the movement 'by contributing towards the ex: pense that will naturally accrue for printing, etc. Enrolment forms and cards of membership will be ready as" soon as printed for members to sign and recei ve on fonning. It remains for the S E and West of London to get into line with the 'Korth and make this movement a brilliant and unqualified success. Thc following organising committee pro. tem are anxious and willing to supply infermation to all London Irishmen: -1' E Maguire, .Ho1and Mansions, 'Rosary Cardens, South Kensington S 'Y; M Sheahan, 2<J Boscastle Road, Highgate N; C F Healy, 11 I-ligb.bury Hill, London N. Por the present the committee will receive and duly acknowledge the smallest sum sent for the movement until an hon treasurer is appointed. Information can also be had at the Erin Go Ilragh Platform each Sunday evening at Hyde Park. "The 'line of sight' is the imaginary straight line . running from the eyo thr-ough the centre of the peep or notch of the rear sight, touching the top of the front sight and - ending at the object aimed at.

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BELFAST.

Intoxication.c-o.o

tive of rank, in parades

will

IRISH

person,

be

if under

allowed

VOLUNTEER._

the influence

of liquor

could ORDEJ~S

FOR

DT\'JSION

(L).

BELFAST

have

toties, cation.

been

were

altered

it not

to

for

:3. Disobedience.--->.All --0--

pont same

I-

Committee. ...--0--

C

in

the

very

March,

Comrades-

The/

day

you

enro'l

place

you

in la

Irish

joining

Volunteers you with

of Ireland

and

will

as giving ever)"

man

Force

to gil'e hope

and

show

he

joins

Volunteer service,

effort

the

d'u.ty of

the

best

individual

of

object

instructions

commanders,

·and

with

for

learn

of us who

ite your

instructors

bave

obtained

their

school

of

Ar-my,

wbere

"Thall

walk-

together, man-

present

aided

as did

this were. for

in that the

stern British

of our lives,

dying

Sarsfield,

native

ll1'j:

matter.s

by circumstan-.

the

has .d<awned when

are to

military

discipline

fate,

~rieving

day

parades

i.;, a s;ldiery

ces, drove US to spend IPotiion yet

at-

land."

The

we who served

the

Saxon can use the knowledge gained therefrom to benefit our native land, and it is solely to us

love for being in

our the

country which leads Volunteer movement.

\1'6 seek no. position . promotion, who in turn eth:er:;

of benefit,

our object

being

will be able to lead

every.

to learn

man

so that

select leadere,

or

others

and train"

It, therefore,

themselves.

matters,

honour

to train

behoves

atl he can of military

when

the

time

comes

each may find himself

to

the

prop_er the

time

is also the. space in the ranks. double

ouch

selected

to

time

a~ leaders

will

fer the various

posts,

'Marking

the

'will

a success

Ibil.iiary

; we

discipline

all Iawful

end

orders

and

strict

The bodv_ the feet.

Orders

will

be

'alild 'will

be

position

where·

make

yourself

acquainted

~fJ! 1J]'J

2.

'out

!:hey

given

person,

not

The

word

be

can

\P'l'ohibited.

to contusion;

.

Talki}l~

is srrictty

and

'--

;.

]la!"ade. The men' will 'be allowed

·q,nd

parade

is

minutes

during

on'ly

to fall

a parade,

out

ask

intervals

doing.

3.. HO\lrs. of ,Pa;r~de.-i\len

are

attend appointed

punctua

lly ilIt the

for' parade.

fOI

that

three

paces

Latest Pattern Regulation Officers' sw{)rd,. complete, with two Scabbardds, Leather and Steel, cost £i5 5s; only ... Mauser Magazine Carbine, 7 m 111 ...,..

the hefore

if pass-

to

move

to

the

action

turn, iig to

':\lartin 303 Carbine, Tube ...

be

ground

g.iven on

as the

com-

reques-

time

and'

,

~ first-class Lee ..Enfield 0, complete; and Boer bandolier : no re~sona~le' offer refused. "Emigrant,' 0 thIS o.fflce.

foot

comes

ground.

to the

1 10 2

2

I

W

~1ICHAEL'S

rock

At

3s 8d HATS,

I heard. the Banshee cryjnl:, irishmen, In the hi.ns and valleys' straying, Irishmen I do not know her story, . But I think 'twas Erin's glory" And q.. b100d red' Saxon haud, Irishmen! her

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ANTED-Second-hand Irish Cyc-le' must be cheap; Lucania or Sham preferred. Box 149.

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~A.N~TED lin 'Cork, Large Hall or Shed, suitable for drilling; state yearly rent and full purchase . price. Box 142, this office.

200

I'

lId.,

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Morris

I

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and

-ssu

WILL

W

beats of the feet. to 'be give~ as the

ill three "Turn"

VOLUNTEER desires post in Dublin Book-keeping arid type.writing ; mo derate salary. "Sean," coo Irish Volunteer

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Bugles :.. ... . .. 0- 8 6 f!aver.sacks, Double 'l'1o?ket ... 009 Fencing Jacket,. Leather cost ANTED-Two unframed pictures 1)7s Gd . f t d' '" . v ., per ec· or er ... 0 10 6 . "Meeting of the Volunteers in 001 Get 0\11'. new+I _ ist . of "vMiI liIt ary. E'quipment ; lege Green." Must be-In good condition Best Value in the Trade. . ' state price and where to be seen. Box 144 DEAL 'WITH AN mISH FIRM. ,. _ --.-.' 'XT ANTED a Tent and Camping Outfit JOHN' LAWLER & SON, . l't' good condition , state where it cal - be seen. Box 145. -

'of

which .{h~

with .. .

I

s

be made.

Turn-about The command left

must

to the

smokto fall

their

before

ted to

: permission

will

on

out

when wanting

at other

reads

'prohil)ited

l.ng will be allowed .. Men ~manders

read;

them

10 theFli·'OR

the' pace

to be saluted,

"Turn"

f.oot comes

'J1hJen he sure Irishmen,

or 'P~ed

"'\\'ith

Pi.scipHlle.-Sm,oking

~I;'C.t\Iy'

place

to

as' circumstances

read

'j:n a

20

obedience

be as sheep with-

issued

fours,

A

said

,DO lVIRADE S;! £

enforce

a .shepherd,

require,

\\'hen cover an-

PHELA~.

T

short;

or

clear

_JOSEPH

F

Saluting.-Tul'n to the right as. the 'letit foot comes to the zround and to the . lert' . ", . '. as the right foot comes to the gronnd.

been

¤'orr:unand's', a:f! with-

out ·s.uehl an al'llly would out

to

15 inches.

Tho' overpowered by fraud and might, 'Ire. watch and wait the coming Eghlt, As you who struck for Ireland's rig.ht, A century ago.

F

ing thre paces after. I Turnings.r+Raise the. feet about 6-inc.hes off the ground, commencing wi.th the left. . . foot. The arms to be steady at the . Sides;

we ask yeu

will l1ave

occupy

33 inchesj

Time.-Teach

be

approaching

co-operate with us in m'al\ing the move-

ment'

should'

Despair had: settled' on the land kindled Freedom's flaming brand. .And vowed by Ireland's side to stand, A century ago. VIOl!

DVERTISER leaving Dublin would recommend qu,iet,' oomfortoble apart ments; very moderate terms; South side 146, this office. ' "'V-hat if 'mid the cannon's thunder, _ 'Yhii_stling shot and: bursting bomb, ' BOY Wanted for couple of days wee~ly 1\ hen my brothers fall 'a,round me, as messenger; must be able to wnte ·Should my heart grow cold and numb?' Irish names and addresses; apply in own But the drum \ handwriting; letters only, to Box 147 Answered "come! Irish Volunteer Office. Beiter there in death united than in life -:-"'-:=-:-:-"" a recreanr=-come !' OR Sale-Greener (converted) 'Rifle aperture sight; aad a Mauser; cheap Thus (hey answered.Lhoping, fearing, what offers. Box 141, this office. Some in faith, and doubting some, TiH a trumpet voice, proclaiming, OR Sale-Full Set in Splendid condi tion 20 Volumes with Oak Case' "The Said "~~y ch.osen people, come!" Then the drum International Library of Famous Litera ture"; splendid opportunity. What offers. Lo l was dumb, Box 143 this office. 'For the great hearts: of the nation, throb. 'bing, answered, "Lord, we come !" WO Sets of Warpipes wanted; second hand; must be cheap. Immediate 145, this office.

30 inches.

be

Salute

in This

i stepping

inches

of

should

pace

out,

in forming

0.3

worthy.

have

man

21 inches; side pace, taking a side pace to man

length

arms of

stepping

40

rtirne,

teach

salut-

is 30 inches.

each

In

mar-king

time;

how

len.gth

quick

'of

the

and

16th

at halL~'"

metbod

time;

marching

and

fours

marking

swing. Instruction.r+The slow

oil Monday,

forming

turnings,

THURS-

26th.

work done

teach

Teach time;

FOR

!\IARCl:I

to be called. Until

"Bn t when won the coming battJ-e '''hat of .profit springs therefrom? What if conquest, subjugation, Even greater ills become?" , But the drum Answered "come! You must do the sum to prove it," the Yankee-answering drum.

in, the' 'pro-

CO~\TIMTTTEE.

\YORK

Go through inst , and

marking

when

knowledge

military

OF DAY,

in

moments

to step

in

work is done

:'IlILITARY

step

all

for the

scale They

manner.

other

Jler. Those

the

guidi\ll·ce.

By Order,

ing,

by thelr

spare

movements,

themselves

t;:\1rry

CLltd

per

will

1h~ perm is-

commanderi

You wavered not in doubt or dread For Ireland's sake you. nobly bled, And dyed the scaffold cirrnson red, A century ago. .

"Let ~ne of my heart take counsel; War is not of life the sum 'Yno shall stay and reap the harvest, '''hen the autumn days ;s.haH come? But the drum Echoed "corne ! Death shall reap the braver harvest," said the solemn-sounding drum.

Committee.

up for their

will see -thart the

which

to pay

given

in your

comrades

to the consider ,wiH:re.

commander

withont

parade

drawn

all can

for

attend

to

practice

'the various military "ing

of the

such

for hours

the

it h is very

to the

be no-

rights

sacaifices,

has been formed. therefore, request men

- possible;

eion

by

the force 'Ve.

will

reported

tile -General

diminish'

SCALE

it becomes

to attain

tention

to or

vic-

,9f intoxi-

if needs

Iimb the

many

once

the

on.I:>, by

You

of i-ecreation

but

such

and

of Worl:.-No

add

Irishmen.

entail

etc;

,1£)14.

are prepared life

up hours

of drill,

'W'e

position.

it that

be to defend This

..,.~

15th

to

6. Scale

of work

Willowbank,

responsible

evil

Mi litarv Committee, who if the" it prej~"dicial to. the movemen{,

Manifesto by M!litary

Fellow

by commanders.

ted

glorious

the

Emmet

Hark! I hear the tramp of thousands, . And of armed men the hum; Lo l a nation's hosts have gathered Round the quick alarming drum Saying, "Come, _Freemen, corne : , Ere your heritage be wasted," said the quick alarming drum,

-I

STANDING

,~

The Drum

irregpecC to ,take part

Many of the IIYast tragedies of our country's history would ,rtiever have .occurredr 'and

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Committees.

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impt,?..\:l.ble:" ttat an eJ'CLtable people, like ·tQe"" ..Irish, suffering under analogous wTongsf.''':~Goul(i have watched t~ throes of ·'t!:ie-'t&at· birth of Amerkan freedom, wn~tiF qi,{ching scme 01 We noble fire which 'd,nfiawed their distant brethren, And, thpugl.\ "fonr thousand, ~'lTllled negotiators".' were voted bY' th;: House of Commons, '."to· cut the throats of the Americaas," . the people shared little of the 'feellng ::of theif government, and proudly .pointed ':'to the- brigades of Irishmen, who .fought . in the ranks of freedom, as an expiation for the services Much of their .mercenary countrymen, did they regret, theA, . the early ill-fortune of the. Ameri~J'l.5. The efforts of the Republicans were. :at first unsuccessful; defeat followed defeat; 'and the victories of England, promised woe in every form to the conquered ... .,"Philadelphia surrendered; Washington was twice beaten with considerable l~ss; Howe. scoured the' banks of the Delaware j . and it was not until tar j'n '-the '{:ye~f 1777, that victory declared for the'.'·,· patriots. But when Victory oame, 's:he' with a. liberal hand; an entir:e. English ~my under BQrg_£yne was captured ; Clinton retrea,-'-~ ted before the Americans; and to crown the successes of,~.the army of Iiberty, France ded~red b~rself th~ ally of the republican government. It was

.::~a.me

,

Sing~la.r contrast 1" England, the boasted friend of· freedom, warring against the 'principles her own. constitution taug-ht +-France, t~e j"desp~t of centuries, fightiDging in the ranks' of liberty! In this crisis, Ireland, deprived ei all means of defence, saw her wide extent f' coast left.' open "to' the predat .'ry ~_ S'Oel)t-'! ~f the enemy. Her paupt"r net:ltive .and. embarrassed legisld""l!6, l.,o!>-ed on wi rh nerveless amazement. Suggestions of' aJ·J kin!is pressed on their difficulties, and' were-rejected for inefficacy or danger. MilitG.: 'bills, and Independent companies-troops: to 'be raised j and all this, too, whilst they were seeking to borrow money from men who w"ould not lend it; "whilst they '\Viere forced to stop payment of pensions, salaries, grants, ,and to throw a: .v.iorld of profligate expectancy into .despair .. In this .singular position 'Pf affairs, an a-ppiicat·ion was ' ....... .<- ~" • mode .for:. ass1sta~ce~:::Oy Belfast, Its 10. 1 "'~"~"";.I"" habitants i ha<:i;i'i{~perience of ;a foreign descent, and' though they had no reason to blush for _their conduct on a former occasion, tliey considered it \0 be due to their safetS",ta. ·'d~m.and from, government The fulfilmeh'i, of 'tM duty of a government, the' def~noe' of the people. The answer they received was much in the' spirit of. La: Touche's reply to their mendica~t Lord ._Lie~ten·ant, that though ~t was very much 'in the inclination of government, it "was= no! in their - power to give a single reg-iment. Sixty troopers formed the avat:atlle defence of Ireland, at a: time w4e6 ·tl{~··'arniiE;s of England weca I pr~n&s in' "the toils ot ~rica, ami when .~. English Channel and Irish Sea. were . s~pt by the vesseAs of the

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THE l~ISH VOLUNTEE~. Com.pany

enemy !

It was at this eventful period of pub. He danger and gevernment :prostrati{)n, that a new spirit arose in Ireland and -becarne embodied in a form of power and organizatlon altogether uneq?alled in the history of modern tiraes. What nobler 9Cen6 can the ej-es of man !>eh{)ld than A :'limon Going Forth to Wa.x. From the earlicat days, when. the chcsea people, armed with the direct sanction of heaven and fired with. their manifold wrongs, formed themselves into that great army which carried the standard of God throQ.gb. -the desert and into fhe fields of Canaan Bowing w.ith mi11l and honey, to the modern' eras 0{ glorious wa.r when. Greece and Rome. planted the ensigns of their victories on the shattered remnants o.f eastern empire; from the days when Ca~sar on the fields of Gaul laid the foundation ~f ills imperial power, to that time. when a greater than', .Caesar on the same field~ erected a more ~lorious fame, mankind has viewed with wondering eye~ 'the mighty forms and terrible effects o.f war. But more glorious far than. aggressive - tniumph-e-more noble than any' unprovoked assault on liberty or. adverse empire is the union of free .. men to defend their native aand. 'Whether it teem with the voluptuous beauty of Gre-ece or Italy, and be warmed with an unclouded sun, or present the more rugged aspect of those stern hills where Circassia still maintains her ancient freedom, The Valour .that Unbought Goes Forth . For its Protection is the finest form of human virtue. It is, indeed, the chief defence of nations. Now, then, in our country-whose - fertile plains had been for ages the ensanguined scenes- of tyranny and internecine war-for the first .time a people sprung to life, armed, disciplined, united, whose lofty mission )Vas to save a country, ana create a state. How trade was freed', and how a constitution grew upon' the ruins of usurpation; it is our duty to detail in the annals of the few bright years, durjng 'whic)l the Volunteers of Ireland formed the national army ef their' country. Lei trna people far wbom they are specially designed read these mat~t!s-and let them also read the account, instructive but ignominious, of their lost libet.ti:es and forfeited honour, They will learn to cherish the, 'virtues by which freedom was 'aC:uired-and to ,llvoId !he intestine divisions, the want of h!flb purpose, and the ,absence of self-reliance by which a corrupt body of patricians were allowed t9 sell their country to foreign despotism. -:-<McNevin's History

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Oh ! for a steed, a rushing steed, and' a rifle that never fai!ed, And a tribe pf terrible prairia men, by desperate valour mailed, Till "stripes and stars," And Russian czars, Before the Red Indians quailed,

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Ob I for a ~tOOd.- a rushing; steed, when Brian smote down the Dane, Or a place beside great Aodh O'Neill, when Bagenal the bold was slain, Or a waving crest And a lance, in rest, With Bruce UPOJl Bannock' plain.

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VOLU:NTEE,RS!'" Members of Vat'ous C6!llp~nies me~t accidentally": when .b1.iylnl(" the:r RAZOR~ ~ POC~&T ..!~gT. LERV, at L ,'''' "~ -. '~

for a steed, It rushing steed, 0:11 the Ctlr:ragb .of ..Kildare, And Irishe' squadrons skilled to de, as ·,they~·a~e--~eady to dareOh-:

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Drawn

oh! for a steed, a rushtng steed, and any I.

good cause at all, Or else, if you will, a field on foot, 0';-:guarc31ng. a leaguered wall For freedom's ri.ght; i;' In flushing' fight . G" To conquer if then to falL

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DELF AST

TIP.:PERARY.

DISTRIClT.

is a real

Alt last

there in

now

the declaration,

taken

manner

in

which

"enthusiasm : Druhan,

were ,declaration

wag

i

that

Now

; ali

laws

that

: should !,

and

from

taken

and

·there

of

Under

80 have

the

Messrs

Dunphy

branch

,govern

Pad ra ic ~lac'

and

Cormacain,

by

is bound

the

things

Fj anna

done

th~re

during

On

on

:Ylr Shane'-Lesclie's play

the

lecture

History," there

in Irish'

made.

· headed

the

boys

occasoin

J'

from

a great

o~,

of

; ginning

their

attention

and

the

to realise

tha

the

come

to

stay.

was

excellent

The

public

the

conduct

54

to

have

i shculd

and

the

the

paraded

; company

._

,_..

have

classes

Concert,

and. those-who

Nelson:s

cher,

}tr

Liaiu

having

pointment

in

'been

depacture

,; he carries

! the

Bhal, an

Cock,

of regret

feeling" his

De

received

being

played

on

Sunday,

at-

will with

Pipers'

defeaced the

were

was because

winning

be a sever,e loss,

but

t~e

best

in

his

<:1asses charge well

new

wishes

for

~phe,re.

Mr JV

March.

Nelson-s

they

'by

so content

and

the

honour

that. made

sluagh

A meeting : was held

of

the

of

committee

on Thursday

night.

The

eritered

so thi) ''';~elscOn's

might

· t'(\ry read s{)me correspondenoe. ,lin

relating

· of

a" scout's

! prcesented I

best

to the

riniform

.by the

a.ttendance

fro111 :qub-

movenient.

The

(Irish

manufacture)

,thcmselve~:

Vi'ce-Pr,esident

ending'

J

St.

I was won by Scout I ; competition on the

same

lines

: ranged

date,

and

ut

a future

· the bc>ys of -Athlone,

Preston.

who

i.n the' Scouts

to join

iLt once

compete

in the

petition.

day',

A simila:r, t

will

be a~-

it behov~

are not

be a]]owep.'·to

~..-.

f{)r the~ _

Patrick's

gave

our of th~ Major,

road

,so as

sJction

iir

to _

com

spirits.

'in

,

Cairn

on- a hill," to leave

last

'upon

·IreJana.

done

were

in good

time

and

the

a "look

Slua.gh Lo;d J,,:c;lward Fitz~erald

.

to drill their con;id~:l'[ihon

most

in this

"

1P:a\ce

.

_"

put as much

the stu.d:z of

po.!

ing

the' seven

eFIt.J:usiGsm into

any' of the oth:er, The

more

physical

weni'formed

into

th,ree sec·

excel

·of

last

greatly compe:itions

thcs~

'due

weeks' time are

eagerly

The competitions

bring

to

commence

looked

forward

th~ winter

P_arIi amentary

~~Se.3sf;'1

"'twa,s

sowed

:

ut- : I

_:J'

Party;

in ~vt;ing;ng con- ' freedom

'i;is.h

from

y'~uth

bl';~ .. alom:,

never its

red,

seeds ·of ·liOertv." centurie9

Duf- :

of'En~'lish

-/.

occu-

-

I

r"'"

a. chance of c1rillJ~,g -<>penly. ~nd' effectiv~l~' and no man tha, I;no"'s" ,,'ounco lrclano'

cnltme

cla's5e~, which.

Our Parliamcn-

of this count,..)" ,we ,nt:ver :before (1ot'l'-- .' .,

pation

in-

1j,ons, The

for

as_they

perha;ps,

that

i

of the

criSIS, .and 'for E- num- i'

the.

lef, o~r

tide

te.T(;Siing ··subjects.

Laighean,

but

red

into

LQl1crgan

P,ilst

I

most:

Volunteers

and 'jn~\alm:en:s'.oi

England,

end

give

are '~el~1ainlJ . !i<zi!ig their

leaders

cess.ions

'to

iiie 'project

:to

the -<?ou}li~F

tary

forget

the

or-eo'

the

oCIri~h~N~ti6n.al

has been most

is near-

doing:

niiin' a:s:oc1~izen armies,

th~ ~ri~h ;~~o:ple

of..a· imcce.ssful winter:'s se5.· sion. - The boys,- be it said to their credit; ing

in."

Fianna),

..

t ~

cteclaied' ..against

in . ,l;e: YO:;fk}~nd .

'throughout

.

B;.\Tl'AUON

i'

in the H:ouse.bf_C.QiD~rOns by labour'

I)e'F of years

"net."

who

e.sta'plishment,·

l~etrieved

forced

·the 'arnaz ing victory

firi~'g a sh0t;-have

duty

serious

in ex-

I:

their

it behoves

then

the they;:

which strength

threat ie~ders

via. Dun-

, .

~once;slo~, wh~te\'er

the Government

of the officers

in' hon.

home,

Volunteers,

may be, with~ut'

the

r

dm:ing the:

turn

~",orfd "'Q£ politics.

'days, ih;'

few

of'!

the ..extraoi'dinary

i~ the

Ulster

from th~

raub

I

affairs

across the mountains 'was on to Ticknock, where the . The

Considering'

an

yea.r.

t?day

i~1 3-

Ii'pgers taills

1.0.

qm ~deny

in Erin

fhat

"the

al~

~nd -p\'~i~,,~;-;-Tip-P!3~al~Y .

session

~QPe still.

of a fight, !ot -~ .t:'.

her

moun-

.

S::.tr.

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The p'r<;_Jgramme for :l:e sum. will ta.ke the . to a close. I , . k' . h f .. of Celtic I, mer S wor' \S, lD_ t e course o· prep~ratlOn.

address

The

It includes

p.ll}"

Ad-

marches a·nd parades, scou~ing, camp~ng, swimming, skirmi.sliing,. etc. PromotIOns

in

the

:::I:laxwell. at served

in Camden

",;"s elected

leader

.

,Company

was subsequently

and

L~i~u'te·r.Jant . 'in:

the

1

apply

short]y

same

he -took charge and

Boys

. .•'..,

the lSi Dublin

held

"On the re-organisation

Co. of the

the rank of. the

in . addition

will be announced

st.

of No.

fqrmation year

quite

:310rri sdn ,

Teach

has

?l'cL Du.bliri'.Gom.pany,

of~Captain, l

at

by Sean

.:Lonergan

'fl!~:fol!oll'jng

the - excellen t

the

and.' th_e march

W;'lS'

.Dubli.n

w.ill commence

He

. 'appojrlted'

.

0i0iiiiiiiiii0-'--'---

"

a·£t¢.r ,its

already

above

~.ii ,i909

attack.

who is retiring

r;ached,

was

re-formed,

Seeds of Liberty

The

for "undu ly exp?s~ng

having

.:-.

of the

a few of .the older reprimanded more than

shouts

The journey continued right

or are ,abou'( to

Tialu,l_i· sinee' its formation ~-.

"three

organisation,

It was

;.

The majority

reaching

of

so brisk

wilL preside, are" Invited.'

[I·

the fashion- of the old Fianna,

at

by. ~icket ..

l\liifor:

On

after

and ~

. .r np .. ,l\1iss Agnes -". -Irishwomen in •. '>

drawn.

of successive

cover

once by thei'r officers

rules. i

Dublin

The

leader. series

to

adept manner, but members had to be

boys,

.....

i

to-

The

constitn tion , will' be submitted

O'Farrelly

each'

advantage.

cover

cellent

Tne:,?resentatioll

executecj.

mission

or

Hotel

N' 4> p·.lIt..

'-plaa. of campaign"

squads,

squad. using

from

chum,

~l. y,

to. Majo!'

proceedings

into

lr~:

of

spent

the

the Irish lal1guag~ and history

,of an illmpinqted

design,

prize"

en

was the brow

in- a

each

moved

-:

form

corporal

conducted

ably

have

apa

HAL.F).

: R.o0J!l.) WTD]f:s

(Thutsday)'

:3ftnpathy

d·aY

of a r

the -a1:jl'i1A:g: a,tKI . equipping

of lri.3h'!Jl~n for ..th~ deferiGe

fo~: l<l.gd .. A -Pro."i.sio!ia:t Co,:?mi11~ is already f"" at work, At;a pupli,,<:, meeting ·to 'be held;

HAH.DWlCKJ.::

'-di.vided

was

rushes,

,(;:lte::_::a-set'~n<;l .le.am for the next League,

above-Il{«thniine.s~ Secre-

Ireland

the" half.company

by ba.nginO'· the ball :~: ~5n-'

I (cbnlmander of the I Sun<.Jay n'igbt ~~x,t

,

:l?:!1s

made'

has been" lrishwomel1, and to

'Q'f it1s,hw{)men

to _organi~

'j_n

join - "a~~

';0

have

(LEF~r

HALL,

cover aflorded+t.s

bndly giv'en his services as instl:u...G.t~~~_df.l .( l : '~nC:~!tL tCi~ERGAN. t,9,e first aid class and has taken charg~1 ;-:.. ,': .-. . of te advan<;_ed cla&s on c\'ery vVed.nesday J~le o""fko,er::;,'nd members of the Dublm . i .Da,ta·lion h~"e ar'ran.ged 0.' "s-end-off" and

_

him

\0 leave .

of attack

a

was

has ..very

ATHLONE.

resi- ·1,; A, committee

From Mountpelier the sluagh extended order. into Glendhu ..

in

have -l16L been

~iiti.mber! of time7'into

pJ'esel~tatioll

are

hill near the Cafrn of Niall Glunduhh.

them

ibetter , and were

some 'boys .who

The Einl' Og- h::e

m also

who

urged

.,on his

The-object

a wide.

Iax in. their efforts.

his r~j);o.tafion :idera!ile

repeatedly

muniains. moved

Probably

were

. summer

and

jor some .years 'fol]l1~.

States

On lest Sunday

The

by

mucq·"l.p·.'evideH,~~ of late.

very

The.-hi.sto:·~

Slawson

the was

.'the ~J:!.~-tinS'efamo!;l; ioa'l.keep~r,

hl-5"' ~uC'l

held on Sunday. evenmgs -of :Y.lr James O'Brien, ar·e

attend.ed.

and

thai- ~h~y .wese'. not nearly

assisted

of

parents;

a ver.1I interesting

under

match

unsuccessful.

never played

hand,

a general'

the Major

STREET.

as they '~S}l~~l1y_-~re, and they succumbed to the' Pipers, The Pipers, on the other

to

and

hilll

the

the championshi.p

obviqus

ap-

ranks,

"S{:.outs''''' of' Tipperary

(I; c-ess

about

is the

match," 22nd

ha:vitig _ \yqn -the cup

important

There

amongst

challenged

are completing

. coming

the

disheartening,

effect-on

DUN 'EMER'

for sale

Pipers'

accepted,

whole de-

was most

A CO.\lP"\NY

the

opportunity.

for

months.

morrow

April.

possible

the streets to see the

The committee

it -'\\"O't!ld be better to say had

perhaps

ex-

of

magni-

o~ their'

display," which: won the admiration

in . '!.he Large

to IiH;'ke their .re-

Og

it

welt

is

2nd

f

and

we had to eombat

which

":::I:{an-

members

'a hurling

'to

time .they:

tended and th:e boys are making excel· lent progress. It 1S a pIty that the tealeave,

and -opposition

The apathy

of the

have'<tickets

at' the earliest

means

neCeS3ary

have

the

with the

on Thursday,

gr~\\' somewhat Irish

the

IjY>11,ades,. as usual

Annual-

challenge

! tail. The

of

for the 'l,"lle match was a complete disAftE)T marg-in. app<>:intm,eiiC The Nelsen's, needless to headed' saB, 'expected \.0 Garry' the vict6ry but this principiI

the

this

work

to 'be congratulated

arrangements

."

;Hurling.--'-EiTe·

have

some

whereby

should

_

turns

At present

and

be devised

'I

lecture,

the

head qua rters,

uniforms

and to run H along sane lines'.

Con- "

weather,

at full 'strength,

of all who thronged

up

hoy'.:;, organisstion,

national

Hobbs.

Department"

are' -earnest ly requested

in thee Hall

throughout

Band,

streets

_

Fianna

are 1:J.e-

'Scouts'

'the

'p' ~l',ac 'M:vireadbaigh,

Third

.headquarters

and there was approval all: round fine manly bearing 0; the lads. the procession they .were ~gain by

intensely

was ·t.o build

it incumbent

on

are

Day.

of, ,the

co-workers. With the rank and 'file :::IHchael Lonergan was always p·opular. We would Iike to say !'i'ere 1ha.t J!ll6 one regrets' the- departure of the' Major more

Entertainment.Lc A, '{here is very little time' 'now - from this to the night of our

Band

[ ". th~ Town _Hall, marching through t~e · prmcipal streets. 'I'his attracted it great deal

an

ideal

dress

.the :'boys

he worked

procession,

Our

and "i:ecent circumstances

to

the boys ·tur.~·~d -'o~t

than

oth~r~·.

on St.,latr.ick's

·the ·inClemency

ficent

have

Slu1iighte

dis·,

Kickharn

J.

and

sion in Athlone sidering

and

,:..~

A Large number of- S'confs:'t'urned out in r fu:lJ costume and ~arched in Ire proces· f

his

ception that sluagh Nelson and sluagh Orr wiII aSsembl~ at Willowhank ~t 7.45 sharp

on' "Idealism

was

C'

The

\~rth' wbo'm

His Ua . than himself. dent. in ~he United

Riobaird

Foscer

secrefarv, ..

the Fianna:,

past;

for route.smarch

night

comrades'

or more hardeni~g

sluagh

-,"

Bat-

:~n-the, building 'up of the organisation will 'feel his loss to the movement more keenly

slu3.gh, announced the team to meet shiagh Nelson on -the following Sunday.

Fianna,

Tuesday

his' old

;11

workers

them,

0

of, the

Muireadhaigh,

.Padraic

'aO'er;Qf (Fie Athletic

be relaxed. and it Sl1011ld be the aim to secure e\'.e~;" boy in town to be a mern-

! ber

most 'energetic

P'~dr~~i~ Ua Cofrchubhair, who presided at the meeting, 'delivered an encouraging adFiarma.

the

! <eommg year. ; There ~vere ten'. new members secured ! during the week;: but efforts should not

i

Ie.organisation,'.

the the- election of officers, -at which the tolthe" lowing .'·were ·elected:: Presidentv Seaghan re.a-. Ua:"S'u;le~i)hain, Padraic Ua Concubhair,

is every

he broken.

the. new

Wolfe -I'one held a meeting on 23rd ult. for

for some time as the administered individu-

be great

.

was

Duffy,

busy

branch

About

it will"not

Benn,

I Rogers ally.

it

displayed

; son to hope

live

town.

as

Dubiin

"The Major v_'as 'from: ~he stilrt' one of 't~

or

the Fianna

me

of

talion. He also acted .assistant tlre ben·tral C6-tmcit.' ~

at the' beginning

--<)--

the

Companies in 1912 he ~v~s a:ppoin-

ted }fa,Jor iri command

,to

:

"

'

Dublin

."

'.

,-"

I'

.. ....

'.,,_.

'

,~ ..

,

IR.ISH

.ru41

~ -

.

'.

;-

__ .__'. THE

__ t.-

wishing

~venihgs

to

usual

at next general

to join

on :Nlol}day, at Fianna

route "This (i~'ist' is gencrally: referred to as the frifling:' "and.' .guns b~ving it !Ire

mee·ting.

known

.ri.fles.: _. The'

purpose

of

this,

"rifiinO"

Tuesday

~;'riday

rotary'" motion

;'b'i~h" ~~uses. it .to bore

or

tl~O?~ht

th~

an

Hall,

Little

or

Barnngton.

~

IS '1,0 i;np.a~~' to

,fu.e

should

Street., .

as

the company

.

projectile

Spill its

way'

acouracy'

,>.:hi.c_h"c{).uld not ,otherwise

a.ttai-ned,

agd

p~~"e;;t\

air

the.

with

bullet

a:

be from!

Be certain th;,tt the sights are· tight·e,ned ~umbling e!)q. ov~r' eQd - in ·....its i.g~t and~ , up when set for any particula-r range, and t~e" ta,ri.et_ ~!d~ways or 'key; examine them to see that the shock of .thus striking , I' holeing.' - I the last shot has not moved tB.em. \

.. ..i,_.

Cp.,- fpl' t.he Pr{)prietors,

ot

J

I

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"The

"

," -, Irish

Volunteer,"

Middle

Abbey

--Street,

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