Dublin’s Fighting Story 1916-23 – Introduction by Diarmuid Ferriter


The classic text on the struggle for independence in Dublin. Introduction by Diarmuid Ferriter.


'Major Haig ordered them to 'prepare to fire', whereupon they the fired indiscriminately, point blank, at the people in the street. Four people were killed and thirty-seven wounded. All Ireland seethed with indignation . . .'


This new edition of Dublin's Fighting Story with an introduction by Diarmaid Ferriter features stories and reports from every aspect of the War of Independence, from the formation of the Fianna Éireann and the Volunteers, through the Great Dublin Strike and Lock-out in 1913 and the 1916 Rising to the death of Seán Treacy in a bloody street shoot-out, the triumph and tragedy of Bloody Sunday and the burning of the Customs House. 


Dublin's Fighting Story offers the perspective of the eye witnesses and fighting men themselves to the struggle for independence in Dublin.


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ISBN 9781856356435

About the Authors

Originally published by The Kerryman in 1947, there are four titles in the Fighting Stories Series. Rebel Cork, Dublin, Kerry and Limerick. They record the events of the War of Independence in the words of the people who fought it and those who wrote about it at the time.


'An Irish publishing classic that belongs on every bookshelf where green is worn'

- Irish Voice