Detailing the struggle for Irish Independence from 1914-1924 through the personal experiences of a Castlebar family and their community 'For The Cause' is the hitherto undocumented history of the county town during this momentous period of change and conflict. This book covers the rise of nationalism in the town in the early 1900's, the founding of the Volunteers, through World War 1, The War of Independence and Civil War and its aftermath. Through the hitherto unpublished personal papers and military records of Castlebar-born James Chambers, Commandant 1st Battalion, West Mayo Brigade, IRA, John Chambers, Captain A Column, 1st Battalion and Annie Chambers (Mellett), member of Castlebar committee Cumann na mBan, 'For the Cause' presents new and timely information about this important period in the history of Castlebar.
Anne Chambers is an award-winning author. Her books include TK Whitaker-Portrait of a Patriot, The Great Leviathian-2nd Marquess of Sligo, 1788-1958, Ranji- Maharajah of Connemara and Grace O'Malley- The Biography of Ireland's Pirate Queen, 1530-1603.
For The Cause, A Castlebar Family's Stand for Irish Freedom 1914-1924.
- Publisher: Anne Chambers
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