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The War of Independence

A war mounted by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) against the British government and its forces in Ireland. It began in January 1919 and lasted until a ceasefire or "truce" in July 1921.


The War of Independence - An Overview

http://www.theirishstory.com/2012/0...ence-a-brief-overview/#.UO6j0OR0C8B Added: 10 Jan 2013 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Secondary Source

A good overview of the War of Independence from the Irish history website - The Irish Story. Text contains links to other articles published by the website.

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History

Strand: Later Modern Ireland

Strand unit: 3 Sovereignty 1912-1949

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Language: English
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War of Independence Archive Material

http://www.militaria-archive.com/independence/independence.html Added: 12 Dec 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Primary Source

A fantastic site containing the personal collection of photos and letters of Vinny Byrne. Byrne was a member of Collin’s Squad and had an active role in the Civil War on the Pro Treaty side.. It also contains scans of Poblacht na hEireann and Saorstat, the Anti- and Pro-Treaty newspapers of the time.

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Strand: Later Modern Ireland

Strand unit: 3 Sovereignty 1912-1949

Suggestions for use: Various aspects of the War of Independence with a lot of primary source material

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Language: English
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The Cairo Gang

http://www.cairogang.com/ Added: 21 Jan 2015 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Primary Source / Secondary Source

Describes the 'Cairo Gang' - group of 16 army and policemen who worked as intelligence officers during the War of Independence. The site explores the origin of the group, their actions and their deaths at various hotels and flats.

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Strand: Later Modern Ireland

Strand unit: 3 Sovereignty 1912-1949

Suggestions for use: This is a fascinating site - not highly designed - containing lots of information. It would be a great source of information for a research study.

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Language: English
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Series of recorded lectures by Dr. Michael Laffan on the Irish Revolution 1912-1923

http://historyhub.ie/theirishrevolution Added: 12 Dec 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video

A series of podcasts, delivered by Dr. Michael Laffan on the Revolutionary period.

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History

Strand: Later Modern Ireland

Strand unit: 3 Sovereignty 1912-1949

Suggestions for use: Standalone activity

Asset type: Audio
Language: English
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The War in Your Area

Unlike the Easter Rising which was heavily centered in Dublin, the War of Independence was a guerrilla war that was fought throughout the country - the killing of two Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) members in Co tipperary is said to have been the start of the conflict.

Were there events in your locality during the War of Independence? The following websites look at incidents in specific areas of the country.

The War of Independence in Clare

http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/co...ndence/memoirs_andrew_odonoghue.htm Added: 22 Nov 2006 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Primary Source

Memoirs of Andrew O'Donoghue who was an IRA Commander in Clare during the War of Independence. Text based on recordings made by his daughter. From the excellent Clare County Library website.

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History

Strand: Later Modern Ireland

Strand unit: 3 Sovereignty 1912-1949

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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The Third Tipperary Brigade

http://www.tipperarylibraries.ie/th...5Bpp%209-25%5D%20Neil%20Sharkey.pdf Added: 21 Jan 2015 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Primary Source / Secondary Source

A photographic record with notes about the IRA volunteers published in the tipperary Historical Journal in 1994. The photographs are from a collection by Jack Sharkey who was an avid photographer and volunteer between 1918 and 1923. The collection includes an introduction from his son on his father's memories and stories from the period.

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Strand: Later Modern Ireland

Strand unit: 3 Sovereignty 1912-1949

Suggestions for use: Excellent Primary Source material that gives a feel for the revolutionary period of Irish history.

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The War of Independence in West Waterford

http://www.waterfordmuseum.ie/exhibit/web/Display/category/1/2/2/3/ Added: 22 Nov 2006 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Secondary Source

An interesting examination of the struggle for freedom in West Waterford. From the excellent Waterford County Museum Website.

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Strand: Later Modern Ireland

Strand unit: 3 Sovereignty 1912-1949

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Language: English
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