Leona Huey

Frongoch: Internment and Rebellion in the Heart of North Wales:

Frongoch internment camp housed Irish rebels arrested for their part in the Easter Rising in 1916. Behind the barbed wire of the concentration camp Irish Republican Brotherhood and Irish Volunteer Army members joined forces and formed the Irish Republican Army.

The time the rebels spent at Frongoch would prove pivotal to the history of modern Ireland, with many prominent figures such as Michael Collins, given opportunity to proliferate their influence among like-minded Irish prisoners from across the Isle. Frongoch proved to be a “university of revolution” and a catalyst for the war of Irish independence in 1919.