While not in the vanguard of armed activity during the War of Independence, Wexford has the distinction of being one of the few counties outside Dublin that saw action during the 1916 Rising. On the other hand it was also one of the few places where John Redmond’s (a native of the county) Irish Parliamentary Party maintained a substantial level of support throughout the revolutionary period.

National Army troops in Wexford during the Civil War

To interrogate these apparent contradictions listen to History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, in discussion with Bernard BrowneIda MilneWilliam Murphy and Kevin Whelan.

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This podcast is supported by Wexford County Council Public Library Service and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative.

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