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Shadows and Substance: Seán Mac Eoin and the Slide into Civil War, 1922

Posted May 5th, 2018 at 07:32 AM by Ascendant (Éireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)

Article on the build-up to the Civil War, from the Dáil debates to the confrontations in Westmeath and Sligo, with a focus on Seán Mac Eoin, the Longford IRA leader turned Free State general.

Shadows and Substance: Seán Mac Eoin and the Slide into Civil War, 1922

Seán Mac Eoin was in a triumphant mood when he came to Athlone to oversee the evacuation of its British garrison in February 1922. Standing in the centre of the Castle square, he addressed the parade of Irish soldiers...
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