The assassination of Sir Henry Wilson and the Irish Civil War

Image: Field Marshall Sir Henry Wilson (1922) by Sir Oswald Birley. (Belfast City Council) On 22 June 1922 Field Marshall Sir Henry Wilson, former Chief of the Imperial General Staff, and Unionist MP for North Down, was assassinated outside his London home in Eaton Square. The anti-Treaty IRA were blamed and six days later, under pressure…

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Civil War in County Kildare

Civil War in County Kildare 1922-1923  Cogadh Cathartha i gContae Chill Dara 1922-1923 A poster of an illustrated timeline of the Civil War in Co. Kildare has been produced as part of Kildare County Council’s Decade of Commemorations programme to mark the 100th anniversary of its outbreak in June 1922. It details the main events…

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Audio Recordings of Poems by Thomas Behan

Audio Recordings of Poems by Thomas Behan “Tom Behan who rendered outstanding services in the fight for freedom, and who was a brave and intensely local Soldier of Ireland, was shot dead on the Curragh in 1922, and his death, still mourned as that of a man who loved his country above all things, evoked…

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