John D. Ruddy brings history to life and makes it entertaining for everyone. His viral online hit, Manny Man, has amassed millions of YouTube views around the globe. After successfully taking on the history of Ireland, he turns his playful eye to the revolutionary period, telling the story of how Ireland fought for and won its freedom.
Michael Collins has exercised a fascination since his death in 1922 at the age of thirty-one. This book concentrates on the crucial role played by women in his personal and working life. From his boyhood in an overwhelmingly female household in West Cork onwards, women brought out the best in him and he brought out the best in women.
'On Another Man’s Wound', its title taken from an old Ulster proverb, ‘It’s easy to sleep on another man’s wound’, was first published in 1936 and has become the classic account of the years 1916-21 in Ireland.
John Gibney and Donal Fallon have spent years leading historical walking tours through the city, and now guide readers at their own pace through the revolutionary history of Dublin, bringing it to life in a novel way, from the perspective of the streets and buildings in which it took place.
‘We were almost a self-contained republic in the 8th Battalion area.’Patrick O’Sullivan, Irish Republican Army officer, Cork 1919-1921. Based on almost seven thousand pages of witness statements collected by the Irish Army from 1947 to 1958, this book is a day by day account of the War of Independence in County Cork.
Packed with violence, political drama and social and cultural upheaval, the years 1913-23 saw the emergence in Ireland of the Ulster Volunteer Force to resist Irish home rule and in response, the Irish Volunteers, who would later evolve into the IRA. World War One, the rise of Sinn Fein, intense Ulster unionism and conflict with Britain culminated in the Irish War of Independence, which ended with a compromise Treaty with Britain and then the enmities and drama of the Irish Civil War.
The Irish Revolution - the war between the British authorities and IRA - was the first successful revolt anywhere against the British Empire. This narrative places events in Ireland in the wider context of a world in turmoil after the ending of a global war: one that saw the collapse of empires and the rise of fascist Italy and communist Russia.
`A tale of arson, loot and murder' was how one source described the events that would befall Cork city on the night of 11-12 December 1920. Cork Burning tells the story of the events before, during and after that infamous night. It covers such topics as Cork City before December 1920, the Black and Tans, Auxiliaries and K Company, Republican Cork, a timeline of events before the burning of Cork City, early fires and arson by crown forces in Cork, the Kilmichael Ambush, the Dillon's Cross Ambush, premises destroyed, official investigations into the causes, compensation and rebuilding.
An overview of events in Cork city and county during Ireland's revolutionary period, with a comprehensive list of the lives lost on all sides between 1916 and 1923 and the circumstances in which the deaths happened.
Diarmuid Lynch was one of the key architects of the 1916 rising and the last man to leave the GPO. He was deported to America in 1918 where he worked as the national secretary of the FOIF (Friends of Irish Freedom) , but later differences arose between De Valera and the FOIF about how funds raised in America should be spent