11 min

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

    • Society & Culture

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/

Social Media:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/theirishnation
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheIrishNationLives/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theirishnationlives/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/theirishnationlives
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/the-irish-nation-lives

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

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/

Social Media:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/theirishnation
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheIrishNationLives/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theirishnationlives/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/theirishnationlives
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/the-irish-nation-lives

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

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