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

Posted September 3rd, 2016 at 03:34 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...
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Irish War of Independence in Athlone/Westmeath, 1920-1921

Posted February 29th, 2016 at 06:11 AM by Ascendant (Éireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)
Updated February 29th, 2016 at 06:35 AM by Ascendant (Further detail)

Two articles on the Irish War of Independence in Co. Westmeath, from mid-1920 to early 1921, with the focus on the activities of the Athlone IRA Brigade.

A Clenched Fist Open: The Flying Column of the Athlone Brigade, 1920-1

The Athlone Brigade formed its own flying column in October 1920, partly upon orders to do so by GHQ and also to find a use for the increasing number of its members 'on the run.'

Despite some initial success, the column was plagued by...
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