Tag Archives: 1921

Ireland’s Wars: The Treaty Debates From A Military Perspective

The road to the Irish Civil War pivots around a period of roughly three-and-a-half weeks from mid December to early January 1921, when the Anglo-Irish Treaty was debated in the Dail, and a final decision arrived at on it from … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Anglo-Irish Treaty As A Military Document

Let us now take the time to look at the Anglo-Irish Treaty, especially from a military perspective, in what I hope will be a briefer entry than the last. The text is short enough, consisting of only 18 articles in … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Treaty Negotiations

The Anglo-Irish Treaty is a document of supreme importance to Irish history. It cannot be understated the pivotal impact it has played on Irish identity, politics and military matters since it was first negotiated, with the impact of its implementation … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Road To The Irish Civil War

We begin now what is called the truce period, that time between the coming into existence of the truce that ended the Irish War of Independence on the 11th July 1920, and the beginning of the Irish Civil War, generally … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: A Summary Of The Irish War Of Independence

I hope, in the preceding section of entries, that I have been able to give something approximating a comprehensive picture to the Irish War of Independence. The two-and-a-half year conflict is a strange middle-child in the Irish revolutionary period in … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Other Actions In 1921

Before we move on finally from the Irish War of Independence, it is apropos that, as I did for 1919 and 1920, we take an entry to cast an eye on some of the other, smaller, operations and events that … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Truce

The Irish War of Independence came to an end, officially speaking, on the 11th July 1921, when a truce that was agreed between representatives of “the Republic” and the British government came into effect. I say “officially speaking” because in … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Castleisland Ambush

We are now on the verge of the War of Independence’s conclusion. The events we discuss today took place literally hours before the truce, that I will discuss next week, came into effect. It is evidence of the ferocity of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Bloody Sunday (1921)

The events of this entry, and the events of the next, crossover rather directly with the culmination of the truce negotiations, which form an important backdrop to both. I will come to the truce in a few weeks, but felt … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Carrowkennedy

The war had less than two months to run at the beginning of June 1921, with the process of getting to the point of a truce already well underway. But the actual warfare was continuing, and in certain areas it … Continue reading

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