Sligo: The Irish Revolution 1912-
This is the first in a series of county histories of this period edited by Mary Ann Lyons, professor of history, NUIM and Daithí Ó Corráin, lecturer in history at St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, DCU.
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Michael Farry's study is admirably sourced, a balanced and sober assessment of revolutionary politics and violence in his native county, Barry McLoughlin, Books Ireland (2013).
Farry makes good use of various sources from local papers to the Bureau of Military History archives as well as British sources to examine the conflict from both sides. The book is illustrated with rarely seen photographs of people and events in the country, Books Ireland (December 2012).
the editors could not have hoped for a better volume with which to launch the series. Farry’s extensive knowledge of his subject is impressive yet he manages to condense it well and the volume is handsomely presented with good maps, illustrations, end notes, bibliography and comprehensive index. Marie Coleman in Irish Economic and Social History (Volume XLI, 2014)
It is a concise, well-