Monday 26 March 2018

Book launch: War and Revolution in the West of Ireland, Galway 1913-1922
A new book – War and Revolution in the West of Ireland: Galway 1913-1922, by Conor McNamara – has been published this month by Irish Academic Press.

With a particular focus on the ferment and violence in County Galway, the 220-page book explores the history of the revolutionary period in Connaght.

It provides fascinating insights into the revolutionary activities of the ordinary men and women who participated in the struggle for independence and unravels the complex web of identity and allegiance that characterised the west of Ireland.

The book is available from the publisher and other outlets in hardback, paperback and e-book formats, costing 16.99–€44.99.


Introduction: ‘The gnarled and stony clods of townland’s tip’
  1. A Tradition of Violence: Agrarian Unrest, 1910–1916
  2. Outbreak of War, 1914–1916
  3. Liam Mellows and the 1916 Rising in Galway
  4. The rise of Sinn Féin and the Volunteers, 1916–1918
  5. War of Independence I: The Volunteers, 1920–1921
  6. War of Independence II: The Crown Forces, 1920–1921
  7. Settling Old Scores: Communal Conflict, 1918–1921
Epilogue: Conclusion: The Cheated Dead?