19th November 1913 – A new body – the Irish Citizen Army – has been founded in Dublin.
THE new army is recruiting from the ranks of the strikers engaged in the current Lockout in the city.
At a public meeting outside Liberty Hall in Beresford Place in Dublin, James Connolly noted that Orangemen have already ordered a supply of rifles:
‘We have not done so yet…. But we want our men to be trained and drilled, so that when it comes to a pinch they will be able to handle a rifle.’
To find out more information about the Irish Citizen Army (ICA) click on the link below:
With many thanks to: Gillean Robertson Miller – 1916 Easter Rising Historical Society:
http:// 1916 Easter Rising Historical Society
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