Bulmer Hobson

















































Bulmer Hobson 1883-1969

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Born in Holywood, County Down. He was involved with many different nationalist organisations and co-founded Na Fianna Éireann. He reorganised, with Tom Clarke, the Irish Republican Brotherhood in 1907, the same year he became Vice –President of Sinn Féin. He left in 1910 after a disagreement with Griffith. He was one of the organisers for the bringing in of arms to Howth. He opposed the Easter Rebellion and became disillusioned after it. After the Treaty he became a civil servant. His works include The Life of Wolfe Tone, Defence of Warfare: A Handbook for Irish Nationalists, A Short History of the Irish Volunteers and Ireland Yesterday and Tomorrow. He also edited Saorstát Éirinn, Irish Free State Official Handbook. He is buried in County Galway.

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