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War to the death in Monaghan

FEARGHAL McGARRY

in Eoin O’Duffy

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199226672
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191696268 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226672.003.0003
War to the death in Monaghan

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This chapter examines Eoin O'Duffy's leadership in the Irish War of Independence and the war to the death in Monaghan County. It discusses his successful destruction of the Ballytrain barracks in February 1920, his arrest and participation in the hunger strike of the prisoners' military council, and his reorganization of the Irish Volunteers. The final six months of the conflict were the most ruthless, and this can be attributed to the actions of O'Duffy and of the Irish Republican Army (IRA).

Keywords: Eoin O'Duffy; War of Independence; Monaghan County; Ireland; hunger strike; Irish Volunteers; IRA

Chapter.  12166 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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