2016 Festival

A City Divided: Dublin in the Civil War

Published: August 14, 2019 by source

In 1922-23, over 200 people were killed and 3,500 imprisoned in Dublin as rival pro and anti-Treaty factions of the nationalist movement came to blows. John Dorney will talk about urban guerrilla warfare, prisons, executions and assassination during this tumultuous period.

Image: Ferguson Raid, from ‘Ireland’s Tragic Week’ a special supplement to the Irish Life newspaper, published on 14 July 1922

John Dorney is a historian and editor of the Irish Story website. His forthcoming book on the Irish Civil War in Dublin will be published by Merrion Press in 2017.

Recorded at Inchicore Library on 5 October 2016.