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Ireland’s Wars: Black Whitsun And The 1921 Elections

Throughout a large portion of the Irish War of Independence, the chosen political solution of the Lloyd George administration in London, was the Government of Ireland Act, which completed a torturous run through the legislature throughout 1920, and was ready … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Shraharla And Lackelly

A little bit earlier, I talked about an instance in the War of Independence when men from separate brigade areas came together to form a better fighting force than they could ever have hoped to have formed separately. The lesson … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Ulster In 1921

It has almost become a tired cliche on this site, but I will say it at least one more time: the Irish War of Independence in Ulster is an under-researched and under-noticed thing. In many of the history books and … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The War Of Independence In Britain

Whatever about its title, the Irish War of Independence was an international conflict. As much as it was fought in the fields of Cork or the streets of Dublin, it was also fought in arenas like the halls of power … 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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Ireland’s Wars: Early 1921 In Dublin

The events of Bloody Sunday might be the most famous of the War of Independence in Dublin, but they were neither a decisive nor final blow. The British intelligence communities and the larger Crown Forces had been badly shaken by … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Clonbanin Ambush And New Structures

The War of Independence saw its fiercest battlegrounds in Munster, and the situation in that province proved deadly most other days during 1921. In early March another major ambush, the latest in a long line of major ambushes, took place … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Clonfin And Dromkeen

Having spent some time looking at some of the elements of the War of Independence that may not have brought great credit to the IRA, we turn back to some of their more notable successes. The war intensified as more … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Mrs Lindsay And Cork’s Informant War

The Irish War of Independence was, at its beating heart, an ugly affair. All wars are, in their own way, but there is something especially brutal about the kind of asymmetric war that the years 1919-1921 saw in Ireland: they … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Glenwood Ambush

Having spent a degree of time going over the higher political situation, we must now dive deep into the hurley burley of 1921’s military engagement in earnest. We begin in County Clare. We have a spent a bit of time … Continue reading

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