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    JohnD66 JohnD66 is online now

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    The Irish Story archive on the Irish Civil War

    For the 90th anniversary of the start of the civil war in 1922, this is an archive of the Irish Story articles, interviews and book reviews on this important but much neglected subject in Irish history.

    Not only about the Treaty and the Four Courts, some ofhe more interesting pieces are about topics such as the IRA campaign against the Big Houses and Postal strike of September 1922.

    One of the most evocative articles is Kieran Glennon's piece on the execution of the Drumboe martyrs in which his grandfather participated.

    The Irish Story Archive on the Irish Civil War
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    Excellent, thanks for the link, looking forward to reading through it.
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    One of the most interesting phases in Irish history in my opinion. The 1880s leading up to the 1920s is probably the period of time I will always be most interested in Irish history.
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    Oh and one new article.

    The Irish Civil War - A brief overview.

    An introduction to the topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kommunist View Post
    One of the most interesting phases in Irish history in my opinion. The 1880s leading up to the 1920s is probably the period of time I will always be most interested in Irish history.
    Incidentally, I'm just reading a book, 'Roddy Connolly and the Struggle for Socialism in Ireland', which details the Communist Party of Ireland and the Comintern's role in the civil war. There's some quite surprising stuff. I wouldn't say they were a major force in events but they had more influence than we would have thought on the anti-Treaty IRA before historians had access to Soviet archives.
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