The Irish Story Top Posts of 2013

Crowds gather to get the first draft of the Irish Story top ten!
Crowds gather to get the first draft of the Irish Story top ten!

So another year comes to a close. We’d like to thank all our contributors and readers over the past year. Below is a list of the most popular articles, interviews and reviews from 2013. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

Top Ten Articles of 2013

1. Belfast Riots – a Short History, by John Dorney

2 Shot Down like a Dog – The Finglas Riot of 1913, by Christopher Lee

3. Labour’s Bloody Sunday, August 31, 1913, By John Dorney

4. A Short History of the Hibernian Rifles, 1912-1916, by Padraig Og O Ruairc

5. ‘The Principal rallying ground of the Larkinites’, The Swords Riot of 1913, By Christopher Lee.

6. A Long and oddly intertwined History’ – Irish nationalism and Zionism, by Aidan Beatty

7. Opinion, Commemorating Kilmichael, by Padraig Og O Ruairc

8. A Limerick Riot, the 1935 anti-Protestant disturbances, by Brian Hanley

9. Waterford parted from the Sea, The Irish in Newfoundland, by Shay Dunphy

10. The Mother and Child Scheme – The Role of Church and State, by Rhona McCord.

From Christopher Lee's article on the Lockout in north County Dublin:The swords strikers demonstrate in Dublin in 1913. The banner, middle right says, 'unity is strength'.
From Christopher Lee’s article on the Lockout in north County Dublin:The swords strikers demonstrate in Dublin in 1913. The banner, middle right says, ‘unity is strength’.

And honourable mentions go to:

Ireland and the Great Flu Epidemic of 1918 by John Dorney,

July 1935, ‘Remember Belfast, Boycott the Orangemen’ by Brian Hanley,

Missing in Action, British Servicemen Buried in Clare by Padraig Og O Ruairc,

A Black and Tan Executed, the Life of William Mitchell by D.J. Kelly,

The IRA Attack on Dundalk, 1922 by John Dorney

Who was Seamus Dwyer? by Michael McKenna,

To Remember or to Commemorate? The RIC Memorial by Padraig Og O Ruairc,

Remembering the Lockout and The Rabble and the Republic both by John Dorney.

Top 5 Interviews

1. Making sense of the Irish Civil War, a conversation with John Dorney and Gavin Foster.

2. Irish Women and World War I, with Fionnuala Walsh.

3.  The IRA and the Emergency with Brian Hanley.

4. The History Show Episodes 1-7.

5. The History Show Episodes 8-16.

(Due to our putting most of our interviews on the Near Fm History Show, we didn’t give all of them their own page but you can listen to them on the links above or at Near FM History Show.

Top Ten Reviews

A reenactment from the controversial tv programme 'In the Name of The Republic'. Image TV3
A reenactment from the controversial tv programme ‘In the Name of The Republic’. Image TV3

1. Documentary Review, In the Name of the Republic reviewed by John Dorney

2. The Republic The Fight for Irish Independence, by Charles Townshend, reviewed by Padraig Og O Ruairc

3. From Pogrom to Civil War, Tom Glennon and the Belfast IRA, by Kieran Glennon reviewed by John Dorney

4. A Report on the Irish Civil War Conference in Athlone 25 November 2013, by John Dorney

5. The Flame and the Candle, War in Mayo 1919-24 by Dominic Price, reviewed by John Dorney

6. Franz S Haselbach’s Ireland – Selected Photographs, by  Patricia Hasselbach Flynn, reviewed by Padraig Og O Ruairc.

7. Locked Out – A Century of Irish Working Class Life, by David Convery, reviewed by John Dorney

8. Irregulars by Kevin McCarthy, reviewed by John Dorney

9. Crossfire, The Battle of the Four Courts, 1916 by Paul O’Brien, reviewed by John Dorney

10. The Civic Guard Mutiny, by Brian McCarthy reviewed by Cathal Brennan,

See also our archives from 2011 and 2012

Top Irish Story Posts of 2012

Top Irish Story Posts of 2011

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