Remember Us, The People’s War, Newport Area, Mayo 1914- 1924.

Earlier this year, I put up a post about John Collins, who had been born in Jordan Street in Belfast (now gone, but lay off the Oldpark Road between Glenview Street and Hillview Street). Collins was killed in an IRA ambush in Mayo in 1921, shortly after joining and IRA Flying Column. An account ofContinue reading “Remember Us, The People’s War, Newport Area, Mayo 1914- 1924.”

Sailortown and the violence of 1935

Last weekend, as part of the launch for the Belfast Battalion book, I gave a talk in St Joseph’s Church in Sailortown in Belfast. The talk looked at the experience of residents during the violent, summer of 1935 (rather than at the broader politics of what happened). A couple of themes that emerge from itContinue reading “Sailortown and the violence of 1935”

Belfast Battalion now available…

As of today, you can buy your copy of Belfast Battalion at the following locations:   Dublin Connolly Books, Essex Street East, Temple Bar   Belfast Sinn Féin Book Shop, 55 Falls Road, Belfast        Glasgow Calton Books, 159 London Road, Glasgow*         *It should be available by Monday or TuesdayContinue reading “Belfast Battalion now available…”