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Ireland’s Wars: The Conventional Civil War In Wexford

For well over a hundred years before the events to be discussed below, Wexford had held an aura in the eyes of successive generations of Irish republicans and revolutionaries, that arguably outstripped whatever strategic value the area held in terms … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Assault On The Four Courts

Whatever about the question on when we should exactly date the beginning of the Irish Civil War, the generally accepted time and date is the early hours of the 28th June 1922, when the anti-Treaty garrison holding the Four Courts … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Ballytrain Barracks Attack

While Eamon de Valera was continuing his own private war of words in the United States, the more public war of bullets, bombs and blood was continuing in Ireland. Beginning with the Carraigtwohill barracks attack, the IRA had commenced a … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: An Léigear 1922

Yeah, this is a bit late, but I feel that every effort to try and offer educational programming on the Irish revolutionary period during this centenary decade deserves some kind of mention. TG4 is way ahead of its fellow Irish … Continue reading

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