The Irish Story Top Ten articles of 2022

Dublin crowds watch the fighting on O’Connell Street in July 1922.

Happy New Year to all Irish Story reader and contributors. These are our most read articles of the year just gone, 2022.

The year was the centenary of the outbreak of the Irish Civil War and this topic as a result dominated the most read articles.

Top Ten Articles

  1. Vincent Mad Dog Coll the Gangster from Gweedore, by John Joe McGinely
  2. Why was there a Civil War in Ireland? By John Dorney
  3. ‘He died as a Prince’ the the Execution of Erskine Childers, by John Dorney
  4. The Irish Civil War, a Short Military History, by John Dorney
  5. The Treaty Debates, December 14 1921 – January 7 1922, By John Dorney
  6. ‘Defacing our Deliverer’ the William of Orange statue in Dublin, by John Dorney
  7. Executions during the Irish Civil War, by John Dorney
  8. The Media War, Robert Erskine Childers in West Cork, by Anthony Barret
  9. The Fight for a Pension, John O’Sullivan’s Fight for Recognition, by Martin Harkin
  10. Ireland the World Stand Appalled, the Limerick Curfew Murders, 1921, by Sean William Gannon

Top Ten Reviews

  1. Freestatism and the Good Old IRA by Danny Morrison, reviewed by Brian Hanley
  2. Spiritual Wounds, Trauma Testimony and the Irish Civil War by Siobhra Aiken, review by John Dorney
  3. Kilmichael, the life and and afterlife of an ambush, by Eve Morrison, reviewed by Jack Hepworth
  4. Burning the Big House by Terence Dooley, reviewed by John Dorney
  5. Republicanism, Crime and paramilitary policing, by Brian Hanley, reviewed by John Dorney
  6. TV Reviews, The Irish Civil War and Mau in Iarthar Chorcai, by Thomas Tormey and John Dorney
  7. Birth of a State, the Anglo-Irish Treaty, by Liam Weeks and Michael O Fathairtaigh, reviewd by John Dorney
  8. Brother Walfrid, A Life in Faith Community and Football, by Michael Connolly, reviewed by Barry Sheppard,
  9. Irish’s Special Branch by Gerard Lovett, reviewed by Daniel Murray
  10. The Celts, a sceptical history, by Simon Jenkins, reviewed by Patrick Fresne


Top 5 Podcasts

  1. The Irish Civil War Memory Project with Criostoir MacCarthaigh
  2. Ireland and Ukraine with Nadia Dobrianska
  3. Commemorating the Irish Civil War 100 Years on with John Dorney and Cathal Brennan
  4. The Dail Courts, with John Dorney
  5. Irish Wise Guys with John Joe McGinley


See also the 2021 top ten here.

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