Irish War of Independence – Sources

BBC Bitesize

BBC History

BBC iWonder

BBC News

Coogan, T. (2015) ‘Michael Collins’. London: Arrow Books

Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Costello F. (1988) ‘Lloyd George and Ireland, 1919-1921: An Uncertain Policy.’ Canadian Journal of Irish studies. vol. 14, no. (1) pp. 5 - 16. 

Bennet, R. (2001) ‘The Black and Tans’, Barnsley: Pen and Sword Books

Culture Northern Ireland

Cork City Council

Dwyer, R (2005). ‘The Squad and the Intelligence Operations of Michael Collins’, Cork: Mercier Press.

Encyclopedia Britanicca

English R. (2006) ‘Irish Freedom’. Macmillan

Gills, L (2016).  ‘The Hales Brothers and the Irish Revolution’. Cork:Mercier Press

Glasnevin Cemetery


Hart, P. (1998) ‘The IRA and its Enemies, Violence and Community in Cork 1916 – 1923.’ Oxford: Clarendon Press.

History Ireland

History Learning Site

Ireland Calling

Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation

Kee, R. (1989) ‘The Green Flag, Volume 11: ‘The Bold Fenian Men’, London: Penguin Books


Laffan, M (1987). ‘The Partition of Ireland 1911-1925’. Dublin Historical Association. 

Laffan, M (2010) ‘The Anglo-Irish Treaty’ [Podcast] Available at:

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Lurgan Ancestry

Macardle, D. (1938) ‘The Irish Republic’, London: The Camelot Press Ltd

Military Archives

National Archives

Parliament UK

Pattison, G. (n.d) ‘The British Army’s Effectiveness in the Irish Campaign 1919-1921 and the Lessons for Modern Counterinsurgency Operations, with Special Reference to C3I Aspects.’

Porritt, A. (1913) ‘The Irish Home Rule Bill’. Political Science Quarterly. vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 298 – 319.

Rast, M. (2011)‘ Tactics, Politics and Propaganda in the Irish War of Independence 1917 -1921’, Thesis, Georgia State University

Reid, E. (2016) British Intelligence Operations During the Anglo-Irish War, Thesis, Central Washington University

RTE Archives

RTE, Century Ireland

Ulster Scots

Saunders, A. (2011) ‘Inside the IRA: dissident republicans and the war for legitimacy’. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 

Scoilnet, The Irish Tricolour Flag

The Independent

The Irish Story

The Irish Times

The Guardian

Townshend, C. (1979) ‘The Irish Republican Army and the Deployment of Guerrilla Warfare’, The English Historical Review, vol. 94, no. 371, pp. 318 - 345.


Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

UCD Decade of Centenaries

Waterford Museum

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