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Limerick's Fighting Story 1916-21 - Introduced by Ruan ODonnell Various

ISBN: 9781856356428


Limerick's Fighting Story offers eye witness and first hand accounts of the struggle for independence in Limerick city and county.

When the Truce was declared in the War of Independence in July 1921, each of Limerick's brigade areas, west, mid and east had flying columns in the field. While the challenge of city fighting and urban guerrilla tactics were high on the list of concerns for the mid brigade, the east and west flying columns were active raiders and ambush artists.

This new edition of the classic Limerick's Fighting Story features stories and reports from every aspect of the conflict in Limerick from the Limerick Heroes of 1916, through the nights of terror and violence in Limerick city as Tans killed residents, to the exploits of the women of Cumman na mBan.

Eyewitness and first hand accounts of the Irish War of Independence.


Originally published by The Kerryman in the 1940s, this is one of the four titles in the Fighting Stories Series. It records 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. Amongst the gripping episodes recorded are: Limerick's heroes of 1916, the execution of an enemy spy in West Limerick, Limerick's Night of Terror, Cumann na mBan in Limerick and the destruction of Killmallock Barracks.


Featuring reports of the ambushes, battles, successes and failures, 'Limerick's Fighting Story' is a treasure trove of information and intriguing detail.


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ISBN 9781856356428


  • Limerick's Fighting Story 1916-21 - Introduced by Ruan ODonnell