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Ireland’s Wars: Kilmichael

I feel that it behooves me, at the start of this entry, to give a friendly word of warning. The topic of Kilmichael and what occurred there on the 28th November 1920 might be the most debated engagement of the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Tom Barry And The Toureen Ambush

It’s taken a while to get to this point, from the moment when we first mentioned the man who, perhaps more than any other, has become synonymous with the idea of Irish guerrilla warfare as practiced in the War of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Charlie Hurley And The Ahawadda Ambush

From the north of the island back to the south we go today, to turn our eyes back to the County of Cork, now established as Ireland’s real hotbed of revolutionary activity, and to another ambush that indicated the scale … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Kilmichael, And A Rebuttal To The Southern Star

It is the centenary decade, so you’re going to bump in to varying opinions about commemoration and remembrance. Occasionally, they will be of the overly-outraged, illogical kind. Like the below. Written by a figure called “Archon”, it is an opinion … Continue reading

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Guerilla Days In Ireland (The Play)

Director Neil Pearson has come up with a compelling enough adaptation of Tom Barry’s biography for the stage. The story of Barry, a British soldier turned flying column leader during the Irish War of Independence, the men he led and … Continue reading

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