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#OTD in 1920 – Shooting of Prisoners Escaping During the War of Independence.

By late 1920, the rules of war had broken down on both sides as the increasingly vicious Irish War of Independence gained momentum. Both sides were guilty of atrocities some of which did provoke public comments. 389 more words

Irish History

The Wind That Shakes The Barley - Irish Republican And Free State Political Debate

This clip from the fantastic Ken Loach movie, The Wind That Shakes The Barley, highlights the debates and arguments that took place towards the end of the Tan War in Ireland in 1921. 209 more words

Ireland

#OTD in 1920 – Lieutenant Eddie Carmody is murdered by Crown Forces in Ballylongford, Co Kerry.

Kevin Barry’s execution and Terence MacSwiney’s death precipitated a dramatic escalation in violence as the Irish War of Independence entered its most bloody phase. MacSwiney and Barry were elevated to the status of republican martyrs and presented to the world as examples of British tyranny in Ireland. 810 more words

Irish History

Ernie O'Malley - Ireland's Rebel Son

Ernie O’Malley was an outstanding Irish revolutionary who fought for the Republican cause in both the Tan War and the following Civil War. Rebel Voice… 125 more words

Ireland

#OTD in 1920 – The Siege of Tralee: Ten people die in a day and night of violence in Co Kerry.

“When the hills were bleedin’
And the rifles were aflame
To the rebel homes of Kerry,
The Saxon strangers came,
But the men who dared the Auxies… 1,225 more words

Irish History

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Sally’s Book Reviews – A Hundred Tiny Threads by Judith Barrow

Reblogged from Sally Cronin at Smorgasbord:

I have decided that now I have my new reading chair and I am spending time every day for an hour reading in it….. 235 more words

Books

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine - Sally's Book Reviews - A Hundred Tiny Threads by Judith Barrow

I have decided that now I have my new reading chair and I am spending time every day for an hour reading in it….. I would start doing my own reviews separate to the Cafe and Bookstore updates. 825 more words

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