The Dead of the Irish Revolution Eunan O'Halpin, Daithi O Corrain

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
27 Oct 2020
ISBN:
9780300123821
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
704 pages: 254 x 178mm
Sales territories:
World

The first comprehensive account to record and analyze all deaths arising from the Irish revolution between 1916 and 1921

This account covers the turbulent period from the 1916 Rising to the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 1921—a period which saw the achievement of independence for most of nationalist Ireland and the establishment of Northern Ireland as a self-governing province of the United Kingdom. Separatists fought for independence against government forces and, in North East Ulster, armed loyalists. Civilians suffered violence from all combatants, sometimes as collateral damage, often as targets.
 
Eunan O’Halpin and Daithí Ó Corráin catalogue and analyze the deaths of all men, women, and children who died during the revolutionary years—505 in 1916; 2,344 between 1917 and 1921. This study provides a unique and comprehensive picture of everyone who died: in what manner, by whose hands, and why. Through their stories we obtain original insight into the Irish revolution itself.

Eunan O’Halpin is Bank of Ireland Chair (1999) of Contemporary Irish History at Trinity College Dublin. Daithí Ó Corráin lectures in the School of History and Geography, Dublin City University.