“We had a Mayfly of a Republic, all pitch and promise, but it quickly fell back into the water and carried away broken and dead, and we the worse for it all.”
There were certainly revolutionaries fighting and being fought in North Mayo, during 1917-1923. Their political struggle was also driven by a deep hunger for land and social justice - unleashed by the violent collision between Republicans and the British (and later Free State) authorities.
This book examines how a rural corner of the west of Ireland reacted, as the social order was severely threatened, during a unique period of modern
Irish history - and whether the result was indeed a 'Revolution'. This book adds to the literature on this critical period in Co. Mayo's history, and is a wonderful compliment to the acclaimed 'Flame and the Candle' by Dominic Price.
"A ground-breaking and superb local study of the War of Independence and Civil War ... a riveting read!" ... Fr. Brendan Hoban (Author)
No Revolution - Igniting war in North Mayo 1917-1923.
- Publisher: Liam A Heffron
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