18 May 2017: Launch of ‘County Louth and the Irish revolution, 1912-1923’, Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol, Dundalk, Co. Louth

On 18 May 2017 Irish Academic Press presented the second launch of County Louth and the Irish Revolution, 1912-1923, edited by Donal Hall and Martin Maguire. This new multi-author local history of the county during the revolutionary period explores the local activism of the IRA, and how revolution was experienced by rural and urban labourers, republicans, the RIC, women, cultural activists, and aristocratic families. It also addresses the developing reality of partition, transforming a marginal county into a borderland and creating a zone of new violence and banditry.

The second launch of the book took place in Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol, Dundalk, Co. Louth, and was addressed by Frank Aiken.

From The Irish Story: Ailbhe Rogers on the 1916 Rising in Louth.

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