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What was Frongoch in the 1916?

What was Frongoch in the 1916?

Frongoch internment camp at Frongoch in Merionethshire, Wales was a makeshift place of imprisonment during the First World War and the 1916 Rising.

What was Frongoch?

Frongoch is a village located in Gwynedd, Wales. It was the home of the Frongoch internment camp, used to hold German prisoners-of-war during First World War, and then Irish Republican prisoners from the 1916 Rising.

Who signed the Proclamation 1916?

Signed on behalf of the Provisional Government: THOMAS J. CLARKE.

Where did Padraig Pearse surrender?

She was taken to Brigadier General William Lowe who sent her back to Pearse at number 16 Moore Street with a demand for unconditional surrender. Pearse agreed and, accompanied by O’Farrell, surrendered in person to General Lowe. A well-known photograph shows Pearse facing General Lowe at the top of Moore Street.

When was the Frongoch prison camp in Wales closed?

The camp at Frongoch was closed and the Irish prisoners discharged in December 1916. It had been a short lived and misguided experiment where the ideals of Irish Republicanism were forged and hardened rather than broken down. Yet it remains a fascinating and little-known moment in Welsh history.

Who was interned at Frongoch internment camp in Ireland?

Until 1916 the camp housed German prisoners of war in an abandoned distillery and crude huts, but in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, Ireland, the German prisoners were moved and it was used as a place of internment for approximately 1,800 Irish prisoners, among them such notables as Michael Collins.

Why was Frongoch used as a prisoner of war?

Frongoch had originally been used as a prisoner-of-war camp for German soldiers during the First World War, and it was here that 1,800 Irishmen were lodged in the aftermath of the Easter Rising. Approximately half of this number were released and sent home to Ireland in July 1916, following the ‘Sankey Inquiry’.

Why was Frongoch internment camp called the University of revolution?

Able leaders gave lessons in guerrilla tactics. The camp became known as ollscoil na réabhlóide, the ‘University of Revolution’. The camp was originally used during the early stages of the First World War to house German prisoners in the abandoned distillery and makeshift huts.