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The “Irish Bulletin”

A new publication by  Aubane, the 'Irish Bulletin# Vol. 1. It is available in paperback and hardback, at 36 and 55 Euro respectively. Every library should have a copy!     The “Irish Bulletin” was the official newspaper of the Irish Government during the War of Independence. Its aim was the provide those outside Ireland [...]

By |December 23rd, 2014|Irish War of Independence Book Reviews|0 Comments

Michael Collins: what happened?

  2014 S M Sigerson All rights reserved Michael Collins: what happened? There will be no compromise and no negotiations with any British Government until Ireland is recognized as an independent republic.  - Michael Collins 1921   The history of the Volunteers, and its legacy today, turn round the tragedy and controversy of Michael Collins.  [...]

By |November 27th, 2014|Irish War of Independence Book Reviews|0 Comments

Running with Crows, The Life and Death of a Black and Tan by DJ Kelly

On Tuesday 7 June 1921, three men were executed at Dublin's Mountjoy Gaol. The event may have passed off as being relatively unremarkable at the time, as executions were coming thick and fast during the Irish War of Independence. All those executed thus far had been Republicans, as indeed were two of the men put [...]

By |March 18th, 2013|Irish War of Independence Book Reviews|0 Comments

Twice a hero by Phil Tomkins

Twice a Hero by Phil Tomkins A soldier's story written by a soldier The true story of hardship and horror in the blood and mud as seen through the eyes of a teenage volunteer and his comrades in the forgotten conflicts of Salonika and Palestine during the Great War, fighting for the freedom of small [...]

By |February 17th, 2013|Irish War of Independence Book Reviews|2 Comments

DUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE and the IRISH REVOLUTION By Las Fallon

Las Fallon is an operational firefighter with over twenty-seven years service in the fire brigade. As a fire service historian and researcher he has published a number of articles in both fire service and collectors magazines and on-line. He was the curator of the Dublin Fire Brigade Museum from 2008-2011 and is a member of [...]

By |September 11th, 2012|Irish War of Independence Book Reviews|8 Comments

Irish Bulletin

A new publication by Aubane, the 'Irish Bulletin" Vol. 1. It is available in paperback and hardback, at €36 and €55 Euro respectively. Every library should have a copy! The “Irish Bulletin” was the official newspaper of the Irish Government during the War of Independence. Its aim was the provide those outside Ireland with the [...]

By |September 11th, 2012|Irish War of Independence Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Dunmanway Killings, curiouser and curiouser……..

The Dunmanway Killings, curiouser and curiouser…….. Like Brendan Clifford in his review of the book, The Battle For Cork by John Borgonovo,  I was also intrigued by Borgonovo's reference to the "unknown IRA gunmen" who carried out the 10 killings in Dunmanway in late April 1922. Unknown to whom, I wondered? Mr. Borgonovo goes on to [...]

By |December 31st, 2011|Irish War of Independence Book Reviews|0 Comments

REVIEW: John Borgonovo—The Battle For Cork, July-August 1922 (Mercier 2011)

REVIEW: John Borgonovo—The Battle For Cork, July-August 1922 (Mercier 2011) An Academic Views The Treaty War In Cork About half of this book is about responses to the 'Treaty' of December 1921, and the other half is about the short battle for Cork City in early August 1922. The battle for the City was short [...]

By |December 12th, 2011|Irish War of Independence Book Reviews|2 Comments