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Podcast by James Nagle

The Irish Nation Lives James Nagle

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Podcast by James Nagle

    The Burning of the Custom House | May 1921

    The Burning of the Custom House | May 1921

    De Valera’s return from the United States saw a disagreement over the conduct of the War of Independence. He believed that the ambushes and assassinations were mere “pinpricks” and that to bring the British to the negotiating table they would need large propaganda spectacles. Months of planning eventually led to the attack on the Custom House; seen by some as the blow that broke the British military and by others as a disaster which almost destroyed the IRA.

    References:
    T. Ryle Dwyer - “The Squad”
    David McCullagh - “De Valera: Rise”

    Las Fallon - Burning the Custom House: https://www.thejournal.ie/readme/custom-house-dublin-fire-brigade-5446490-May2021/
    Oscar Traynor - BMH statement: https://www.militaryarchives.ie/collections/online-collections/bureau-of-military-history-1913-1921/reels/bmh/BMH.WS0340.pdf
    The Clock is Still Going - Custom House Commemoration: https://www.customhousecommemoration.com
    Photos from South Dublin Libraries: http://hdl.handle.net/10599/11044,
    http://hdl.handle.net/10599/10625, http://hdl.handle.net/10599/10622


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    Main Sources:
    Military Archives - http://www.bureauofmilitaryhistory.ie
    Century Ireland - https://www.rte.ie/centuryireland
    Diarmuid Lynch, Irish Revolutionary - http://diarmuidlynch.weebly.com/
    Atlas of the Irish Revolution
    Maurice Walsh - “Bitter Freedom”
    Charles Townshend - "The Republic"
    Michael Hopkinson - ”The Irish War of Independence”
    Diarmuid Ferriter - “A Nation and not a Rabble”
    Richard Abbot - “Police Casualties in Ireland 1919 - 1922”

    Photos:
    Military Archives
    NLI Flickr account
    Wiki Commons

    • 12 min
    The Poisonous Friendship of Collins and Brugha | Jan - Mar 1921

    The Poisonous Friendship of Collins and Brugha | Jan - Mar 1921

    As the War of Independence approached its conclusion another conflict was taking shape; that between Michael Collins and Cathal Brugha. Most often Brugha is castigated as petty, bitter and jealous, trying to knock down the man who was single handedly fighting off the British. The reality is that Brugha was unnerved by the power Collins possessed, alongside his leadership of a shadowy, secret organisation...

    References:
    Tim Pat Coogan - “Michael Collins”
    Peter Hart - “Mick: The Real Michael Collins”
    Dolan and Murphy - “Michael Collins: The Man and the Revolution”
    Doherty and Keogh (editors) - “Michael Collins and the making of the Irish State”
    Dail Debates, 25 January 1921 - https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/dail/1921-01-25/8/

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    Main Sources:
    Military Archives - http://www.bureauofmilitaryhistory.ie
    Century Ireland - https://www.rte.ie/centuryireland
    Diarmuid Lynch, Irish Revolutionary - http://diarmuidlynch.weebly.com/
    Atlas of the Irish Revolution
    Maurice Walsh - “Bitter Freedom”
    Charles Townshend - "The Republic"
    Michael Hopkinson - ”The Irish War of Independence”
    Diarmuid Ferriter - “A Nation and not a Rabble”
    Richard Abbot - “Police Casualties in Ireland 1919 - 1922”

    Photos:
    Military Archives
    NLI Flickr account
    Wiki Commons

    • 11 min
    De Valera in America Part 5 | Aug - Dec 1920

    De Valera in America Part 5 | Aug - Dec 1920

    While de Valera had plans to remain on in the United States into 1921, his stay came to an end in December. By then he had moved against the Friends of Irish Freedom and created a new organisation, though he had left before it grew to over 700,000 members. He would leave as quietly has he had arrived, but he and the Irish Delegation had done much to promote Ireland's cause, as well as doing much to unbalance Irish-America.

    References:
    David McCullagh - “De Valera: Rise”
    Dave Hannigan - “De Valera in America”
    Eileen McGough - “Diarmuid Lynch: A Forgotten Irish Patriot”
    David Fitzpatrick - “Harry Boland’s Irish Revolution”

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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheIrishNati...
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    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/t...
    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/maniacalinc

    Main Sources:
    Military Archives - http://www.bureauofmilitaryhistory.ie
    Century Ireland - https://www.rte.ie/centuryireland
    Diarmuid Lynch, Irish Revolutionary - http://diarmuidlynch.weebly.com/
    Atlas of the Irish Revolution
    Maurice Walsh - “Bitter Freedom”
    Charles Townshend - "The Republic"
    Michael Hopkinson - ”The Irish War of Independence”
    Diarmuid Ferriter - “A Nation and not a Rabble”
    Richard Abbot - “Police Casualties in Ireland 1919 - 1922”

    Photos:
    Military Archives
    NLI Flickr account
    Wiki Commons

    • 13 min
    The Kilmichael Ambush | November 28th 1920

    The Kilmichael Ambush | November 28th 1920

    Two men are claimed to have been shot during the false surrender, not 3 as given here.

    The Kilmichael Ambush stands as one of the most famous actions of the War of Independence but remains shrouded in mystery. An audacious operation which boosted Republican morale and shocked the British government, debate continues over the false surrender alleged by Tom Barry and suggestions he had prisoners executed in cold blood. While the truth is probably somewhere in the middle, it continues to cause controversy 100 years on.

    If you are interested in purchasing any of the books used to research this episode, please consider using the affiliate links below to support the continued production of The Irish Nation Lives.

    References:
    Tom Barry - “Guerilla Days in Ireland” - https://amzn.to/2Jd2Cv9
    D. M. Leeson - “The Black & Tans” - https://amzn.to/3fxHY4G
    Paul O’Brien - “Havoc” - https://amzn.to/2J7Crpf
    Meda Ryan - “Tom Barry” - https://amzn.to/2Jb0LXs
    W.H. Kautt - “Ambushes in the War of Independence” in “Atlas of the Irish Revolution” - https://amzn.to/3npOEFj

    From gunner to guerrilla - Tom Barry’s road to rebellion
    https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/from-gunner-to-guerrilla-tom-barry-s-road-to-rebellion-1.4192752

    Distant Thunder - The Journal of the Irish Branches of The Western Front Association
    https://www.westernfrontassociation.com/media/9459/distant-thunder-issue-3.pdf

    Eve Morrison on the Kilmichael Ambush
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buVryG55kqs

    Kilmichael Revisited: Tom Barry and the ‘False Surrender’
    https://www.academia.edu/40821390/Morrison_Kilmichael_Revisited_2012_

    Letter: Insight into Peter Hart’s Methods
    https://www.southernstar.ie/news/letter-insight-into-peter-harts-methods-4144592

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    Main Sources:
    Military Archives - http://www.bureauofmilitaryhistory.ie
    Century Ireland - https://www.rte.ie/centuryireland
    Diarmuid Lynch, Irish Revolutionary - http://diarmuidlynch.weebly.com/
    The Auxiliary Division - https://theauxiliaries.com/
    Atlas of the Irish Revolution - https://amzn.to/3npOEFj
    Maurice Walsh - “Bitter Freedom” - https://amzn.to/30Dtutx
    Charles Townshend - "The Republic" - https://amzn.to/33AJ0IC
    Michael Hopkinson - ”The Irish War of Independence” - https://amzn.to/2Sxif1l
    Diarmuid Ferriter - “A Nation and not a Rabble” - https://amzn.to/2SFUiF7
    Ronan Fanning - “Fatal Path” - https://amzn.to/3lmswKq
    Richard Abbott - “Police Casualties in Ireland 1919 - 1922” - https://amzn.to/3lmsMJo

    Photos:
    Military Archives
    NLI Flickr account
    Wiki Commons

    • 13 min
    Bloody Sunday | November 21st 1920

    Bloody Sunday | November 21st 1920

    On the morning of the 21st of November 1920 teams of IRA men shot and killed British Intelligence agents throughout Dublin in a concentrated attack. Hours later British forces responded by entering a Gaelic Football match at Croke Park and firing into the crowd, resulting in the deaths of 14 civilians. Immortalized as Bloody Sunday, just one of a number of violent days in Irish history to be given the title, the events and those involved have become legendary, to the point of becoming myth. Who were the men who were shot dead that morning and what was “the Cairo Gang”?

    If you are interested in purchasing any of the books used to research this episode, please consider using the affiliate links below to support the continued production of The Irish Nation Lives.

    References:
    T. Ryle Dwyer - “The Squad” - https://amzn.to/36QZLQt
    Paul McMahon - “British Spies & Irish Rebels” - https://amzn.to/38UGIY4
    Fergus O’Farrell - “Cathal Brugha” - https://amzn.to/2HdNU61
    Anne Dolan, William Murphy - “Michael Collins” - https://amzn.to/2HdVgqh

    Truth, Lies & Revenge: The Squad, ASU, GHQ Intelligence - and More
    https://www.customhousecommemoration.com/2017/10/14/truth-lies-revenge-the-squad-asu-and-the-intelligence-office-and-more-custom-house-burning/

    Killing and Bloody Sunday, November 1920
    http://www.tara.tcd.ie/bitstream/handle/2262/57090/Killing%20and%20Bloody%20Sunday,%20November%201920.pdf?sequence=1

    Seán Russell and the IRA
    https://www.theirishstory.com/2020/07/02/the-only-irishman-that-was-incorruptible-sean-russell-and-the-ira-part-one-1893-1930/#.X7VbpWj7SUl

    British Intelligence in Ireland
    http://www.bloodysunday.co.uk/

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    Main Sources:
    Military Archives - http://www.bureauofmilitaryhistory.ie
    Century Ireland - https://www.rte.ie/centuryireland
    Diarmuid Lynch, Irish Revolutionary - http://diarmuidlynch.weebly.com/
    The Auxiliary Division - https://theauxiliaries.com/
    Atlas of the Irish Revolution - https://amzn.to/3npOEFj
    Maurice Walsh - “Bitter Freedom” - https://amzn.to/30Dtutx
    Charles Townshend - "The Republic" - https://amzn.to/33AJ0IC
    Michael Hopkinson - ”The Irish War of Independence” - https://amzn.to/2Sxif1l
    Diarmuid Ferriter - “A Nation and not a Rabble” - https://amzn.to/2SFUiF7
    Ronan Fanning - “Fatal Path” - https://amzn.to/3lmswKq
    Richard Abbott - “Police Casualties in Ireland 1919 - 1922” - https://amzn.to/3lmsMJo

    Photos:
    Military Archives
    NLI Flickr account
    Wiki Commons

    • 17 min
    The Siege of Tralee and the battle that never happened | Nov 1920

    The Siege of Tralee and the battle that never happened | Nov 1920

    At the end of October 1920 a nationwide offensive was ordered to coincide with the execution of Kevin Barry. Though called off at the last moment, attacks went ahead in Kerry, leading to what became known as the Siege of Tralee. While the British government had to finally step in and order the Black and Tans to lift the siege, Britain would stage and film a fake victory over the IRA, publicising it as the Battle of Tralee. Today, the images are still used in books and articles relating to the time period, with many believing them to be real.

    If you are interested in purchasing any of the books used to research this episode, please consider using the affiliate links below to support the continued production of The Irish Nation Lives.

    References:
    T. Ryle Dwyer - “Tans, Terror and Troubles - https://amzn.to/3mTlf5B

    BMH Witness statement WS1413 - Tadhg Kennedy - http://www.militaryarchives.ie/collec...

    The Battle of Tralee fought at Vico Rd - http://theauxiliaries.com/INCIDENTS/v...

    The New Zealander who became front page news during the War of Independence -
    https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifesty...

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    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/t...

    Main Sources:
    Military Archives - http://www.bureauofmilitaryhistory.ie
    Century Ireland - https://www.rte.ie/centuryireland
    Diarmuid Lynch, Irish Revolutionary - http://diarmuidlynch.weebly.com/
    The Auxiliary Division - https://theauxiliaries.com/
    Atlas of the Irish Revolution - https://amzn.to/3npOEFj
    Maurice Walsh - “Bitter Freedom” - https://amzn.to/30Dtutx
    Charles Townshend - "The Republic" - https://amzn.to/33AJ0IC
    Michael Hopkinson - ”The Irish War of Independence” - https://amzn.to/2Sxif1l
    Diarmuid Ferriter - “A Nation and not a Rabble” - https://amzn.to/2SFUiF7
    Ronan Fanning - “Fatal Path” - https://amzn.to/3lmswKq
    Richard Abbott - “Police Casualties in Ireland 1919 - 1922” - https://amzn.to/3lmsMJo

    Photos:
    Military Archives
    NLI Flickr account
    Wiki Commons

    • 11 min

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