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Ireland’s War of Independence 1919-1921 – Lorcan Collins

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“Ireland’s War of Independence 1919-1921″ by  Lorcan Collins

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The Book

An accessible overview of Ireland’s War of Independence 1919-21. From the first shooting of RIC constables in Soloheadbeg Co Tipperary on 21 January 1919 to the truce in July 1921 the IRA carried out a huge range of attacks on all levels of British rule in Ireland. There are stories of humanity such as the British soldiers who helped three IRA men escape from prison or the members of the British Army who mutinied in India after hearing about the reprisals being carried out by the Black and Tans in Ireland. The hundreds of thousands of people who celebrated the Centenary of the 1916 Rising with pride and joy are the same people who will appreciate the story of the Irish Republicans who battled against all odds in the next phase of the fight for Ireland between 1919 and 1921.

About the Author

Lorcan Collins is the co-author, with Conor Kostick, of The Easter Rising: A Guide to Dublin in 1916. He is also the founder of the 1916 Walking Tour of Dublin; lectures on Easter 1916 in the United States, and a regular contributor to radio, television and historical journals. 16 Lives is Lorcan’s concept and he is the author of the first book in the series, a biography of James Connolly.

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