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Poster, Picture and Cartoon from Ailtirí na hAiséirghe 1946 August 4, 2013

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A number of scans from a Ailtirí na hAiséirghe 1946 pamphlet “Partition: A positive policy” written by An Ceannaire, Gearóid Ó Cuinneagáin.

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Ailtirí na hAiséirghe Flag Days 1943 June 20, 2013

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From 1943 Ailtirí na hAiséirghe advertise their National General Election Collection and Flag Days

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‘Other Peoples Views’ Letter about Ailtirí na hAiséirghe from Louth Councillor Eoin O’Coigligh December 14, 2012


From the mid 40s a letter from Ailtirí na hAiséirghe Louth Councillor Eoin O’Coigligh outlining some of Ailtirí na hAiséirghe s policy and attacking Mr T. Leslie of The Labour Party.

Many Thanks to the sender
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Leaflet from Eoin O’Coigligh -Ailtirí na hAiséirghe- 1943 General Election Louth July 6, 2012


From the 1943 General Election in Louth a leaflet for Ailtirí na hAiséirghe candidate Eoin O’Coigligh. A Councillor originally elected for Labour, he polled 585 votes.
I’ve more Ailtirí na hAiséirghe material posted which have details of policy etc.

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1943 Ailtirí na hAiséirghe fundraising letter with the partys aims April 21, 2012


From 1943 a letter from Ailtirí na hAiséirghe Councillor in Louth Eoin O’Coglaigh (Owen Quigley) looking for funds and outlining the aims of the party.
Many thanks to the sender.

 

Leaflets for Owen Quigley, Thomas Morgan, Bernard Hanratty -Ailtirí na hAiséirghe -1945 Local Elections Drogheda March 10, 2012


From the 1945 Local elections leaflets for Ailtirí na hAiséirghe candidate Eoin O’ Coiglig (Owen Quigley), Thomas Morgan and Bernard Hanratty who were running for Louth County Council and Drogheda Corporation. Quigley was elected to Louth County Council and Drogheda Corporation whilst Thomas Morgan was elected to Drogehda Corporation. Quigley was a former Labour Party councillor he joined Ailtirí na hAiséirghe after their foundation.
Many thanks to the sender.

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Ailtirí na hAiséirghe “Principal Points of Policy” from the 1943 General Election January 28, 2012


From the 1943 General Election a leaflet from Ailtirí na hAiséirghe outlining their “Principal Points of Policy”.
The candidate Eoin O’ Coiglig (Owen Quigley) was running in Louth. A former Labour Party councillor he joined Ailtirí na hAiséirghe after their foundation, he polled 585 votes.
He was reelected to Drogheda Corporation and Louth County Council in 1945.
Many Thanks to the sender

 

Leaflet from Eoin O Coigligh (Owen Quigley) -Ailtirí na hAiséirghe -Louth 1943 General Election January 15, 2012


From the 1943 General Election a leaflet from Ailtirí na hAiséirghe candidate Eoin O’ Coiglig (Owen Quigley) running in Louth. A former Labour Party councillor he joined Ailtirí na hAiséirghe after their foundation, he polled 585 votes.
He was reelected to Drogheda Corporation and Louth County Council in 1945. Pictured in the leaflet is Gearóid Ó Cuinneagáin, The Ceannaire (leader) of the party.
Many thanks to the sender.

 

From the mid 1940s The Ailtirí na hAiséirghe Plan to end Partition January 13, 2012


Something of historical interest from the mid 1940s, The Ailtirí na hAiséirghe Plan to end Partition. The six headings to the plan were ‘Propaganda’ ,’ Passive Resistance’, ‘Physical Force’, ‘Prayer’ , ‘Representatives’ and ‘ Provincial Coucil’.

Ailtirí na hAiséirghe were a relatively popular Christian Nationalist stroke Fascist Party that started in Ireland in the 1940s. There is an excellent book “Architects of The Resurrection” about them with a decent post about it here

In the 1943 General Election the party took its first foray into Electoral Politics fielding four candidates.
Eoin O Coigligh – Louth 585 votes
Sean O Dubhghaill -Cork Borough 1,019 votes
Gearoid O Cuinneagain – Dublin North West 607 votes
Tomas O Dochartaigh – Waterford 943 votes

In the 1944 Election, the party fielded six other candidates, they were
Eoin O Coigligh – Louth 795 votes
Sean O Dubhghaill -Cork Borough 674 votes
Oisin O Droighneain -Dublin County 607 votes
Gearoid O Cuinneagain – Dublin North West 705 votes
Joseph O’Kelly – Roscommon 1217 votes
Liam Walsh (Breathnach) -Waterford 739 votes

In 1945 the party contested the Local Elections winning 9 seats on various Local Authorities. I’ll edit this post in due course with details of those elected , votes etc where possible.

In the 1948 General Election it stood just one candidate.
William Hargadon in Sligo-Leitrim who polled 323 votes.

Many thanks to the sender.

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“Partition Must Go” Poster from Ailtirí na hAiséirghe mid 1940s October 31, 2011


An eye catching poster , probably from the mid 1940s , from Ailtirí na hAiséirghe with the slogan “Partition Must Go”.
Ailtirí na hAiséirghe were a Fascist style party set up in Ireland in the early 40s. There is a good book on them called “Architects of The Resurrection”.
Many thanks to the sender.

 

Tomas O Dochartaigh -Ailtirí na hAiséirghe -1944 Tipperary July 26, 2011


From the 1944 General Election Tomas O Dochartaigh, Cathal Brughas nephew, running for -Ailtirí na hAiséirghe in Tipperary.  He polled 1,072 votes.
Ailtirí na hAiséirghe were a Fascist style party set up in Ireland in the early 40s. There is a good book on them called “Architects of The Resurrection”.
Theres a decent post about it here
As you can see they were fairly extreme.
In this 1944 Election, the party fielded six other candidates, they were
Eoin O Coigligh – Louth 795 votes
Sean O Dubhghaill -Cork Borough 674 votes
Oisin O Droighneain -Dublin County 607 votes
Gearoid O Cuinneagain – Dublin North West 705 votes
Joseph O’Kelly – Roscommon 1217 votes
Liam Walsh (Breathnach) -Waterford 739 votes

A year earlier in the 1943 General Election the party took its first foray into Electoral Politics fielding four candidates.
Eoin O Coigligh – Louth 585 votes
Sean O Dubhghaill -Cork Borough 1,019 votes
Gearoid O Cuinneagain – Dublin North West 607 votes
Tomas O Dochartaigh – Waterford 943 votes

In 1945 the party contested the Local Elections winning 9 seats on various Local Authorities.

In the 1948 General Election it stood just one candidate.
William Hargadon in Sligo-Leitrim who polled 323 votes.

Many thanks to the sender

 

 
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