On the night of the 6/7 March 1921, the Mayor of Limerick, George Clancy, his predecessor, Michael O’Callaghan, and IRA Volunteer Joseph O’Donoghue, were shot dead by an Auxiliary death […]

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Author Katharine Simms in conversation with Hiram Morgan (UCC) Gaelic Ulster was once a vigorous, confident society, whose members fought and feasted, sang and prayed. It maintained schools of poets, […]

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No other woman who never set foot on the island—with the possible exception of Queen Elizabeth I—has had a greater effect on the history of Ireland. But who was Katharine […]

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‘Spies and informers beware!’—intelligence and counterintelligence in the War of Independence One of the most important—and controversial—aspects of the War of Independence was the ‘intelligence war’.  Given the role of […]

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While not in the vanguard of armed activity during the War of Independence, Kildare was central to the ‘revolutionary decade’ as whole, not only for its strategic importance and proximity […]

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