Michael Collins co-ordinated the sweeping Sinn Fein election victory of 1918 and put structure on the organization of the IRA. He was the prototype of the urban terrorist and the architect of the war against the Black and Tans. This book offers a fresh perspective on Collins' activities.
During the Civil War, Michael Collins was commander-in-chief of the Free State Army. This new book sheds light on previously unknown information about actions taken by Collins and Churchill during the Civil War.
Dan Breen is well known because of his involvement in the ambush and killing of two RIC policemen at Soloheadbeg - widely regarded the start of the War of Independence. This personal memoir shows how a burning belief in achieving Irish freedom sustained him through many a dark day and how slowly support came from the people.
With New Introduction by Author! Spies, snipers, couriers, gun-runners, medics - women played a major role in the fight for Ireland's freedom. This book vividly recreates the characters, personalities and courage of Ireland's revolutionary 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.
Re-issue due December 2020. This book tells of the pivitol role played by 'ordinary' Cork women in the War of Independence, 1916-1923. Most of these women did not feature in recorded history, and their imporatnce to Ireland's struggle for independence is only now being acknowledged.
The Royal Irish Constabulary are often portrayed as the villains of the War of Independence in Ireland, Irishmen who betrayed their country by serving the British regime. No memorial has been raised in Ireland to those who died during the conflict and their names are largely forgotten, apart from a few who gained notoriety through the fact that Michael Collins himself ordered their killing. As a result, while their deaths are recorded in histories of the time, little attention is paid to the men themselves.
Originally published in 1977 this book was the first to examine the political experience of Irish people during the years of turmoil preceding independence. Centering on County Clare, the author draws upon personal recollections as well as numerous public and private archives, offering a unique survey of the social context in which the Irish revolution was forged.