Historum - History Forums  

Go Back   Historum - History Forums > Blogs
Register Forums Blogs Social Groups Mark Forums Read


Old

An Idolatry of Candidates: Count Plunkett and the North Roscommon By-Election of 1917

Posted February 2nd, 2017 at 04:18 PM by Ascendant (Éireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)

Hurrah for Plunkett,
Ring out the slogan call.
The Count’s our man,
He leads the van for Ireland over all.


In what was to be called the Election of the Snows, Count Plunkett defeated the candidate for the Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) along with an Independent runner for the North Roscommon seat...
Ascendant's Avatar
Academician
Views 112 Comments 0 Ascendant is offline Edit Tags
Old

Bushwhacked: The Loss of the Carlow Flying Column, April 1921

Posted September 6th, 2016 at 04:04 PM by Ascendant (Éireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)

Article on the brief existence of the Carlow IRA flying column, formed to take the fight to the British forces in Ireland, before it was overwhelmed by an enemy patrol, with most of its members taken captive.

Bushwhacked: The Loss of the Carlow Flying Column, April 1921

One of its members was killed during the brief skirmish, in contested circumstances.

Another casualty from the fight was a local man, found shot to death two days later. IRA veterans from...
Ascendant's Avatar
Academician
Views 182 Comments 0 Ascendant is offline Edit Tags
Old

Understated Insurgency: The Carlow IRA Brigade in the Irish War of Independence

Posted September 3rd, 2016 at 04:34 PM by Ascendant (Éireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)

An overview of the Carlow IRA Brigade, from its official formation in 1917 to the Truce of July 1921.

Understated Insurgency: The Carlow Brigade in the War of Independence, 1917-1921

"Carlow," in the words of one historian, "does not have a very active fighting story. This may sometimes have been adverted to by way of implied reproach."

On the other hand, a British officer in the area at the time of the Truce was struck at the level of...
Ascendant's Avatar
Academician
Views 172 Comments 0 Ascendant is offline Edit Tags
Old

Bloodshed in Mullingar: Civil War Begins in Co. Westmeath, April 1922

Posted July 1st, 2016 at 12:44 PM by Ascendant (Éireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)
Updated July 1st, 2016 at 01:07 PM by Ascendant

An article on a shootout in Mullingar, April 1922, in the build-up to the Civil War, which saw two dead.

Bloodshed in Mullingar: Civil War Begins in Co. Westmeath, April 1922

Mullingar was increasingly a dangerous place from the start of 1921 due to the surge in crime, coupled with the lack of effective policing - the Royal Irish Constabulary were set to be disbanded as per the terms of the Anglo-Irish Treaty and the Irish Volunteers alone were not enough to maintain the...
Ascendant's Avatar
Academician
Views 251 Comments 0 Ascendant is offline Edit Tags
Old

Tom Barry vs Frank Aiken: A Feud through the Media, 1935

Posted May 13th, 2016 at 09:55 AM by Ascendant (Éireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)
Updated May 13th, 2016 at 09:58 AM by Ascendant

An article on the public feud between Tom Barry and Frank Aiken, fought out in their letters to several newspapers, in June 1935.

An Unclean Scab: The Public Feud between Tom Barry and Frank Aiken, 1935

The trouble began when Aiken was attending a Fianna Fáil-organised ceilidhe in Dundalk, May 1935. Some youths heckled him with cries of 'Up the Republic' and 'Up Tom Barry.' Aiekn retorted that if they knew more about their hero, they would not be cheering his name....
Ascendant's Avatar
Academician
Views 247 Comments 0 Ascendant is offline Edit Tags
Copyright © 2006-2013 Historum. All rights reserved.