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Ireland’s Wars: Lynch’s Death And The End Of The Irish Civil War

In many ways, the Irish Civil War was all but over when 1923 began. By that time the IRA’s ability to wage the kind of war that would have been needed to topple the new Free State was all but … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Tom Barry’s Anti-Treaty Days

I mentioned in the last entry that the anti-Treaty side was one with a surfeit of badly needed personalities. This may seem like a tawdry thing to say, but it is a fact that guerrilla struggles, perhaps more than any … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Crossbarry

The War of Independence was a conflict of of small-scale engagements, that frequently amounted to only a few people on either side. Even the larger ambushes tended to perhaps involve a couple of dozen men at most. Geographically they were … Continue reading

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