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    Easter Widows

    Sinead McCoole
    Tells the story of seven Irish women who became widows after their husbands were executed in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising. These women all knew each other and their lives became intertwined.
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    Thomas MacDonagh: 16 Lives

    Shane Kenna

    Drawn into the Irish Republican Brotherhood through his strong conscience and sense of social justice, Thomas MacDonagh became a member of the Provisional Government and a signatory of the 1916 Easter Proclamation before his execution in 1916.

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    Éamonn Ceannt: 16 Lives

    Mary Gallagher

    An account of the life of one of the founding members of the Irish Volunteers. Ceannt fought during the Rising, surrendered when ordered to do so by superior officer Patrick Pearse and was executed by firing squad aged 34.

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    Easter Rising 1916 - The Trials

    Enright, Sean
    After the Rebellion, came the trials. 3,226 men and women were rounded up and brought to Richmond Barracks in Dublin, where they were screened for trial, deportation or release.  Nearly 2,000 men and women were deported and interned. 160 prisoners were tried by Courts Martial. Most trials lasted about 20 minutes or less. 90 death sentences were passed and 15 were carried out. This book provides a powerful analysis of an uncomfortable moment in history when the rule of law gave way to political imperatives.
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    The Irish Volunteers 1913 - 1915

    F. X. Martin (ed)
    This classic text explains how the Irish Volunteers, encompassing a new generation of Irish men and women, oversaw the development of a new and re-energized movement, free from much of the party-political machinations and interference that had hindered Irish nationalist attempts at self-determination in previous decades.
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    The War of Independence in Kildare

    James Durney
    Despite the obstacle of being based in the same county as one third of Britain's military strength in Ireland, the Kildare IRA played an important role in the War of Independence running a successful military campaign and playing a crucial role in intelligence gathering.
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    The Dynamics of War and Revolution: Cork City, 1916- 1918

    John Borgonovo
    The city of Cork experienced a political odyssey between Easter 1916 and the end of 1918. Irish Republicans evolved from a marginalised group to become undisputed political masters. The First World war created the context for this political transformation in Ireland's third- largest city.
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    Towards Commemoration

    Horne, Madigan (eds)
    Contemporary Ireland, north and south, was founded in the decade 1912-23. From the signing of the Ulster Unionists' Solemn League and Covenant to the partitioning of the country and subsequent civil war in the Irish Free State, a series of events shaped Ireland  for the century to come.
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    Ireland's 1916 Rising

    Mark McCarthy
    Explorations of history-making, commemorations and heritage in modern times.
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    Field of Fire: The Battle of Ashbourne, 1916

    Paul O'Brien
    A study of  the Battle of Ashbourne in 1916, when the 5th Batallion of the Irish Volunteers confronted the RIC.
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