Wednesday, 13 January 2010

War of Independence in Clare

The Rineen Ambush MemorialA new website on the War of Independence in Clare has been launched. Created by author and historian Padraig Óg Ó Ruairc, its content includes eyewitness accounts of events, period photographs, history articles, accounts of ambushes and barracks attacks and an interactive map with photographs and diagrams showing where key events took place and the location of war memorials and war graves today. Padraig says three other local historians who specialise in the War of Independence and Civil War period will be contributing articles and content to the site as it develops. See for more information...

Our own library website has a number of articles on the War of Independence including The War of Independence in West Clare by Rita Marrinan;
War of Independence, Memoirs of Andrew O'Donoghue;
War of Independence and Civil War: Patrick (Pat) Keane, Kilnamona;
and images of the Frongoch Manuscript of Art O'Donnell.

Padraig Óg Ó Ruairc has also written Blood On The Banner - The Republican Struggle in Clare, and his new book Battle For Limerick City will be available soon. Both books are published by Mercier Press.

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