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Battle for Limerick city /
Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc.
imprint
Cork : Mercier, 2010.
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160 p. : maps.
ISBN
1856356752 (pbk.), 9781856356756 (pbk.)
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imprint
Cork : Mercier, 2010.
isbn
1856356752 (pbk.)
9781856356756 (pbk.)
catalogue key
7163818
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In this book on the battle for Limerick city, Pdraig g Ruairc offers a new perspective on the struggle that reduced the viability of the republican's 'Munster Republic' and set the stage for the battle of Kilmallock, which turned the tide of the Civil War in favour of the Free State.
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Summaries
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The full story of the vicious battle between Republican and Provisional Government forces for control of Limerick city in the early days of the Civil War.
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The opening shots of the Irish Civil War in Limerick city were fired on 11 July 1922. The city was of vital strategic importance in the fight for control of the newly independent Ireland, and both Free State and republican troops were determined to secure the city for their respective causes. At the outset the republicans controlled the city's four military barracks and Thomond and Sarsfield bridges. The Free State forces held the custom house, Limerick prison, the courthouse, William Street RIC barracks and Cruise's Hotel. Battle lines were drawn and over the course of the following two weeks, fighting raged throughout the city until superior numbers and arms gave victory to the Free State army. Book jacket.
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The opening shots of the Irish Civil War in Limerick city were fired on 11 July 1922. The city was of vital strategic importance in the fight for control of the newly independent Ireland, and both Free State and republican troops were determined to secure the city for their respective causes. At the outset the republicans controlled the city's four military barracks and Thomond and Sarsfield bridges. The Free State forces held the custom house, Limerick prison, the courthouse, William Street RIC barracks and Cruise's Hotel. Battle lines were drawn and over the course of the following two weeks, fighting raged throughout the city until superior numbers and arms gave victory to the Free State army. In this book on the battle for Limerick city, Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc offers a new perspective on the struggle that reduced the viability of the republican's 'Munster Republic' and set the stage for the battle of Kilmallock, which turned the tide of the Civil War in favour of the Free State.
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The full story of the vicious battle between Republican and Provisional Government forces for control of Limerick City in 1922.
Main Description
Describes the story of the battle between Republican and Provisional Government forces for control of Limerick city.
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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 Anti-Treaty Chief of Staff, Liam Lynch. But the benefit of this lull in fighting accrued almost entirley 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 partiocularly heavy. In this new book on the victory of the free state troops in Limerick, Padraig Ó Ruairc offers a fresh perspective on the struggle that reduced the viability of the Republican's hoped for Munster Republic and set the stage for the battle of Kilmallock which checked the pro treaty rout that the initial stages of the Civil War had been.
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First 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. 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, Padraig O Ruairc offers a fresh perspective on the struggle that reduced the viability of the Republican's 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.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. 9
Forewordp. 11
The British Withdrawalp. 17
Early Hostilities in Limerickp. 28
The Outbreak of the Civil Warp. 47
The War comes to Limerickp. 64
The Battle for Limerickp. 83
The End of the Conflict in Limerick cityp. 129
Casualty Lists for Limerick, 11-21 July 1922p. 139
Biographiesp. 143
Endnotesp. 150
Indexp. 156
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