• The Forgotten Vice-Commandant There is an Interesting new local book out associated with the Revolutionary period in Limerick called ‘The Forgotten Vice-Commandant’ – A Grandson’s Account of Johnny Mc Sweeney, Vice-Commandant of the 2nd Battalion Mid-Limerick Brigade, IRA. It is an excellent local history story which goes into great detail […]

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  • Spike Island’s Republican Prisoners, 1921 Written by Tom O’Neill €20.00 Paperback May, 2021 Spike Island was the largest British military run prison for republican prisoners and internees in Munster and south Leinster during the Irish War of Independence. The book has biographical details of almost 1,200 prisoners and internees that […]

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  • Murder By the Throat Espionage, Assassination, Collaboration and Execution During the Irish War of Independence, 1916-1921 Written by Edward J. Bourke Published March 2020 Inquiries [email protected] pending bookshop reopening and distribution Retail price €20  inc post from 33 Rushbrook Dublin 15 D15HDE7 ISBN 978 09523027 4 2 Lloyd George boasted […]

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  • Twice a Hero by Phil Tomkins A soldier’s story written by a soldier. The true story of hardship and horror in the blood and mud as seen through the eyes of a teenage volunteer and his comrades in the forgotten conflicts of Salonika and Palestine, during the great war, fighting […]

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  • A Book review by Padraig O’Ruairc The Black & Tans: British Police and Auxiliaries in the Irish War of Independence, 1920 -1921 By David M. Leeson Oxford University Press Hardback £30 With the centenaries of the 1916 Rising and War of Independence fast approaching a whole raft of books of […]

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  • BOOK REVIEW – THE MUNSTER REPUBLIC: THE CIVIL WAR IN NORTH CORK By Michael Harrington “They had spent two years on the run fighting the might of the British army… The vast majority of the Volunteers were young men plucked from working on the land or from employment as clerks in […]

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  • Nial Meehan has contacted us and has pointed us to an article he wrote some time ago, in fact the first review of the book. Thank you for submitting the article to us. His words are below. My review of Gerard Murphy’s The Year of Disappearances Niall Meehan, 17th November 2010 […]

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  • Book Review:- “England’s Greatest Spy – Eamonn De Valera.” By John J. Turi. Published by Stacey International, London 2009. ISBN 978 – 1 – 906768-09-6 By Padrig O Ruairc Last week I stumbled across the above book, in O’Mahony’s Bookshop, Limerick. I was completely unaware of the radio debate that […]

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