The 1916-1921 Club was founded in the 1940s in an effort to heal the divisions of the civil war. Protagonists on both sides were invited to join. The Association of the Old Dublin Brigade Óglaigh na hÉireann was open to surviving members of the War of Independence. The Club incorporated the Association in the early 1980s as their membership declined.
Membership of the Club is open to all Irish citizens who subscribe to the objectives and accept the documents upon which it bases its charter.


  • To honour and remember the dead who fought for Irish Freedom and all those who worked its achievement.
  • To cultivate in our time the spirit of Nationality and Unity that marked the 1916-1921 period.
  • To contribute to the cause of an Ireland united, independent and sovereign. ----
  • To work for the reconciliation of all Irish people in the context of a united nation, in the belief that it is only such a united people who can affect a lasting and real peace with the British.
  • To promote Irish traditions and cultures.