‘The only axe being ground in the pages which follow is that of the steel of truth, tempered as it has been by decades of falsehood and neglect about the Irish involvement in the Great War. The 874 names for Wexford’s dead alone considerably exceed the total death-toll for all sides, and for none, in the Easter Rising in 1916. Yet for decades the people of Wexford were denied the simple truth about the fate that had consumed so many of the men from the county, from Allen to Zander: about what had happened to the fourteen Wexford Byrnes who were killed in the Great War, say,or the thirty-six Wexford Doyles.’ Kevin Myers Following on from the success of the War Dead series in counties Tipperary, Wexford, Wicklow ,and Offaly, Tom Burnell now turns his attention to County Waterford and the unfortunate soldiers from this area who lost their lived during the First World War. After tireless research Tom Burnell has put together a comprehensive record of the soldiers, officers, sailors, airmen and nursing sisters, who listed their next of kin as being from Waterford. The men and women honoured in The Waterford War Dead died in the service of the British Army, the Australian Army, the New Zealand Army, the American Army, the Indian Army, the Canadian Army, the South African Army, the Royal Navy or the British Mercantile Marine. Such a list, combined with intricate data and never-before-seen correspondence and photographs, is an essential addition to any local historian or military enthusiast’s bookshelf.
Following on from the success of the War Dead series in counties Tipperary, Wexford, Wicklow ,and Offaly, Tom Burnell now turns his attention to County Carlow and the unfortunate soldiers from this area who lost their lived during the First World War. After tireless research Tom Burnell has put together a comprehensive record of the soldiers, officers, sailors, airmen and nursing sisters, who listed their next of kin as being from Carlow. The men and women honoured in The Carlow War Dead died in the service of the British Army, the Australian Army, the New Zealand Army, the American Army, the Indian Army, the Canadian Army, the South African Army, the Royal Navy or the British Mercantile Marine. Such a list, combined with intricate data and never-before-seen correspondence and photographs, is an essential addition to any local historian or military enthusiast’s bookshelf.
The Little Book of Waterford is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Waterford. Here you will find out about Waterford’s industrial past, its proud sporting heritage, its arts and culture and its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women. Through quaint villages and bustling towns, this book takes the reader on a journey through County Waterford and its vibrant past. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this ancient county.
This book brings together new research on loyalism in the 26 counties that would become the Irish Free State. It covers a range of topics and experiences, including the Third Home Rule crisis in 1912, the revolutionary period, partition, independence and Irish participation in the British armed and colonial service up to the declaration of the Republic in 1949. The essays gathered here examine who southern Irish loyalists were, what loyalism meant to them, how they expressed their loyalism, their responses to Irish independence and their experiences afterwards. The collection offers fresh insights and new perspectives on the Irish Revolution and the early years of southern independence, based on original archival research. It addresses issues of particular historiographical and political interest during the ongoing 'Decade of Centenaries', including revolutionary violence, sectarianism, political allegiance and identity and the Irish border, but, rather than ceasing its coverage in 1922 or 1923, this book - like the lives with which it is concerned - continues into the first decades of southern Irish independence. CONTRIBUTORS: Frank Barry, Elaine Callinan, Jonathan Cherry, Seamus Cullen, Ian d'Alton, Sean Gannon, Katherine Magee, Alan McCarthy, Pat McCarthy, Daniel Purcell, Joseph Quinn, Brian M. Walker, Fionnuala Walsh, Donald Wood
Founded by Vikings and later earning the nickname Parva Roma (‘Little Rome’) for its religious devotion, Ireland’s oldest city has been witness to many significant historical events. From the marriage of Strongbow and Aoife to the splendour of the Georgian period, and from the first frog to be recorded in Ireland to the invention of the cream cracker, Waterford City: a History documents both momentous events and lesser-known stories. Discover the social and economic history of Waterford, and its notable characters who impacted the local, national and sometimes even the international scene.
The Clare War Dead is a comprehensive record of those men from County Clare who died during the Great War, and is the next instalment in this prolific author’s series on the subject. His tireless research has been undertaken to honour those who died in service, and to shine a light on an aspect of Irish history which has for too long gone unexamined and unrecognised. Such a list, combined as it is with intricate data and previously unpublished correspondence and photographs, is an essential addition to any local historian or military enthusiast’s bookshelf. This is Tom Burnell’s seventh book in this series, following on from the success of similar titles on Waterford, Offaly, Wexford, Wicklow, Tipperary and Carlow.
Nuala C. Johnson explores the complex relationship between social memory and space in the representation of war in Ireland. The Irish experience of the Great War, and its commemoration, is the location of Dr Johnson's sustained and pioneering examination of the development of memorial landscapes, and her study represents a major contribution both to cultural geography and to the historiography of remembrance. Attractively illustrated, this book combines theoretical perspectives with original primary research showing how memory literally took place in post-1918 Ireland, and the various conflicts and struggles that were both a cause and effect of this process. Of interest to scholars in a number of disciplines, Ireland, The Great War and The Geography of Remembrance shows powerfully how Irish efforts to collectively remember the Great War were constantly in dialogue with issues surrounding the national question, and the memorials themselves bore witness to these tensions and ambiguities.
Normandy, Flanders Field and other overseas cemeteries of the American Battle Monument Commission (ABMC) are well known. However, lesser-known burial sites of American war dead exist all over the world—in Australia and across the Pacific Rim, in Canada and Mexico, Libya and Spain, most of Europe and as far north as the Russian Arctic. This is the history of American soldiers buried abroad since the American Revolution. It traces the evolution of American attitudes and practices about war dead and provides the names and locations of those still buried abroad in non–ABMC locations.
The first comprehensive account to record and analyze all deaths arising from the Irish revolution between 1916 and 1921 "A monumental new book [and] an incredible piece of research. . . . Formidable, authoritative and handsomely produced, The Dead of the Irish Revolution is a fitting memorial."--Andrew Lynch, Irish Independent "Will surely serve as the indispensable reference work on this topic for the foreseeable future. . . . A truly remarkable feat of close scholarship and calm exposition."--Gearoid O Tuathaigh, Irish Times Weekend This account covers the turbulent period from the 1916 Rising to the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 1921--a period which saw the achievement of independence for most of nationalist Ireland and the establishment of Northern Ireland as a self-governing province of the United Kingdom. Separatists fought for independence against government forces and, in North East Ulster, armed loyalists. Civilians suffered violence from all combatants, sometimes as collateral damage, often as targets. Eunan O'Halpin and Daithí Ó Corráin catalogue and analyze the deaths of all men, women, and children who died during the revolutionary years--505 in 1916; 2,344 between 1917 and 1921. This study provides a unique and comprehensive picture of everyone who died: in what manner, by whose hands, and why. Through their stories we obtain original insight into the Irish revolution itself.
This rich and well researched history of Widnes brings vividly to life the personalities and events of early days. It traces the development of industry and the effects of immigration, religion and sport on this fascinating social fabric. This book offers a key to understanding the growth of one of the small but most important towns of the Industrial Revolution.
Renowned Civil War historian James I. "Bud" Robertson’s Civil War Sites in Virginia: A Tour Guide expertly explores the commonwealth’s Civil War sites for those hoping to gain greater insight and understanding of the conflict.