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The Battle for Limerick City


ISBN:  9781856356756

written by Pádraig Óg O'Ruairc.


First part of a ten book series of titles on the Military History of the Irish Civil War. 
Battle For Limerick City descibes the full story of the vicious battle between Republican and Provisional Government forces for control of Limerick city in the early parts of the Civil War.
The Civil War arrived in Limerick with a whimper rather than a bang. Outnumbered and out-gunned, the pro-Treaty commander of the city, Michael Brennan, negotiated a truce with the Chief-of-Staff of the much stronger anti-Treaty force, Liam Lynch. 
The benefit of this lull in fighting accrued almost entirely to the pro-Treaty side. They gained time for reinforcements and weaponry to arrive and when they did, the city because a battleground of extreme viciousness. Several buildings were shelled by 18-pounder guns at point blank range. The fighting around the Strand barracks was particulary heavy. 
In this new book on the victory of the Free State troops in Limerick, Pádraig Óg O'Ruairc offers a fresh perspective on the struggle that reduced the viability of the Republicans hoped-for Munster Republic and set the stage for the battle of Kilmallock, which turned the tide of the Civil War in favour of the pro-Treaty forces.

Óg Ó Ruairc, Pádraig

Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc is originally from Co. Clare but now lives in Cork. He works seasonally for the Irish Heritage Service at Fort Charles in Kinsale and is currently researching the Anglo-Irish Truce for a PhD in the University of Limerick. He is the administrator for the website a resource page dedicated to making public new research about the War of Independence in Clare and Galway.
Above was take from the publications from Mercier Press.

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  • Model: BI-800-113
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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 05 January, 2014.