Scan copy 2A heritage weekend took place in Kilcoole, County Wicklow, on 26-27 July 2014, to mark the centenary of the Kilcoole gun-running. This event took place on 2 August 1914, when approximately 600 Mauser rifles—the remainder of the weapons bought in Germany by the Irish Volunteers, some of which had previously been landed at Howth—were landed at Kilcoole under cover of darkness. An extensive range of re-enactments, displays and performances took place over the weekend.

 

View the programme for the Kilcoole heritage weekend.

 

From UCD HistoryHub: The correspondence of Mary Spring Rice and Michael Joseph (‘The’) O’Rahilly on the early planning of the Howth and Kilcoole gun-runnings, May 1914.

 

 

 

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