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1920 - The first 'Black and Tans' (auxiliary policemen) officially arrive in Ireland.

Although they would be operational for less than two years, the “Black and Tans” would become one of the most reviled names in Irish history. … 421 more words

Irish History

Pádraig Thornton (1889-1969), relative of Niamh Thornton

My First World War story concerns my grandfather, Pádraig Thornton (1889-1969), also known by his Irish surname Ó Droighnéain. Born in Moycullen, County Galway, a village seven miles west of Galway city, he lived a life immersed in politics, and was deeply touched by the times he lived through. 462 more words

Post-war Story