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An RIC cadet and two members of Sinn Féin lying dead on the road, while in the background cadets are taking Sinn Féiners prisoners, Irish War of Independence, Tralee, Ireland. Photograph from The Illustrated London News, vol 157, no 4258, November 27, 1920.

The Revolution Files is a collection of articles detailing one incident in each of Ireland’s 32 counties during the revolutionary years, from 1916 to (...)

A suspected member of Sinn Féin is searched at gunpoint by the Black and Tans during the War of Independence, November 1920. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

County Louth Incident IRA attack on a train on Armagh-Louth border Date June 21st, 1921 Fatalities 5 During the Troubles, Dundalk(...)

Tom Barry, the most famous IRA commander during the War of Independence and the mastermind of the Kilmichael ambush, addresses some of his old comrades at a memorial service in 1966

County Cork Incident Kilmichael ambush Date November 28th, 1920 Fatalities 12 Read full county by county breakdown here Cork was(...)

A statue of a soldier erected to commemorate those who took part in the War of Independence in the village square of Galbally, Co Limerick. Photograph:  Getty

County: Limerick Incident: Shooting of Robert Byrnes Date: April 6th, 1919 IRA volunteers claimed they were ready to rise up against the British army(...)

Republican author and politician Erskine Childers (1870-1922), with his wife, aboard his yacht, the Asgard, which was used to run guns for the Irish Volunteers. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

County: Wicklow Incident: Execution of Robert Erskine Childers Date: November 24th, 1922 Fatalities: 1 The Free State government had nothing to pin a(...)

Men, possibly of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC), resting in the hills of Tipperary during the War of Independence, 1921. From the AE Bell Collection. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

County: Fermanagh Incident: Attack on Belleek police barracks Date: September 5th, 1920 Michael Collins personally wrote to congratulate an IRA leade(...)

Drumboe Castle

County: Donegael Incident: Battles between the IRA and the B Specials Date: May-June 1922 Donegal was a relatively quiet county during the War of Ind(...)

Irish War of Independence: A woman recites the Rosary in front of Mountjoy prison, Dublin, for imprisoned Sinn Féin members on hunger strike. Photograph: adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images

County: Cavan Incident: Ambush at Swanlinbar Date: December 17th, 1920 Fatalities: 1 Come out, ye Black and Tans, come out and fight me like a man, S(...)

Baronscourt Co Tyrone

The Revolution Files is a collection of articles detailing one incident in each of Ireland’s 32 counties during the revolutionary years, from 1916 to (...)

Peter Watterson, Philip Rafferty and Siobhan McCabe, from the book Children of the Troubles,  by Joe Duffy and Freya McClements

The number of children killed during the Troubles in Northern Ireland has been significantly underestimated, according to a new book, Children of the (...)

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