Blood on the Banner: The Republican Struggle in Clare

Overview

Between 1918 and 1925, fifty-three republicans from Clare gave their lives in the struggle for independence and in the subsequent Civil War. In the first book to focus exclusively on Clare's republican history, Padraig Og O Ruairc explores the story of Clare's republicans from the events of 1798 to the end of the Civil War.

The legends that have grown up around the activities of the Clare republican fighters have long warranted investigation, as have the claims of the crown ...

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Overview

Between 1918 and 1925, fifty-three republicans from Clare gave their lives in the struggle for independence and in the subsequent Civil War. In the first book to focus exclusively on Clare's republican history, Padraig Og O Ruairc explores the story of Clare's republicans from the events of 1798 to the end of the Civil War.

The legends that have grown up around the activities of the Clare republican fighters have long warranted investigation, as have the claims of the crown forces who operated in the county, where fighting on the ground was often bloody and brutal. The author re-examines this long struggle and casts light upon the true course of events, as well as remembering the casualties from both sides of the fight.

As our living memory of the War of Independence fades, this book acts as a timely reminder of the suffering and the reality of the war in Clare.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856356138
  • Publisher: Mercier Press, Limited, The
  • Publication date: 9/11/2009
  • Pages: 351
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Sacred Cause of Freedom: The Republican Struggle in Clare 1798-1867 13

2 Finishing What the Fenians Started: The Irish Volunteers in Clare 1913-1916 30

3 No Word, nor Sign of a Word: The 1916 Rising in Clare 41

4 I Die in a Good Cause 59

5 Hitting First: Making Clare Impossible to Police 1919-1920 88

6 Keeping Down the Irish 113

7 The Risen People 129

8 Another Black Page in British History 156

9 Down into the Mire 202

10 Freedom? 234

11 All Our Efforts Have Been in Vain 258

12 Our Dreams Like Rags About Us 282

Roll of Honour - Clare Republicans 1918-1925 325

Clare Civilians killed during the War of Independence 328

Free State army casualties in Clare 1922-1923 329

British casualties in Clare during the War of Independence 1919-1921 330

Claremen who joined the Auxiliaries 331

Claremen who joined the Black and Tans 333

Bibliography 335

Index 338

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