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The Clare Revolution 1916-1923: Part One
by Ger Browne

 

Eamon De Valera in Ennis

This is the first part of the Clare 1916-1923 project. It includes (thanks to the Military Service Pensions Collection, The Military Archives and ancestry.com) over 3,200+ Volunteer/IRA/ National Army Pension and Medal applications, with another 400+ for Cumann na mBan and the 40+ Clare Witness Statements. These will be added to over the next 3 years to give, hopefully, complete military profiles of the 9,000+ Clare Volunteers/IRA/National Army and Cumann na mBan involved in the period. Also to be added are the Nominal Rolls (6,500+ names at MSPC) for all three Brigades in alphabetical order, followed by similar Rolls for the 2,000+ in the Cumann na mBan Brigades (at MSPC) for both critical dates (11th July 1921 and 1st July 1922). Also available are valuable Court and RIC records from the period at findmypast.ie

The second part will include (thanks to findmypast.ie, ancestry.com and David Grant at theauxiliaries.com) over 2,000+ profiles of all the RIC, Black and Tans and Auxiliaries in and from Clare for the period, along with details of all the 58+ Clare RIC Barracks, Huts and Protection Posts with the roll of officers in each one for each year from 1916-1921, their location, photos and maps, and a timeline of their attacks and closure. The British Army Regiments in Clare, their numbers, Barracks, location, photos and maps, along with some individual profiles will also be covered (see the The 6th Division in Munster page 352).

The third part (thanks to the Clare Local Studies Centre and Clare Newspapers) will give a list of civilians affected by the period, the destruction caused, along with a timeline, a list of the Revolutionary Dead (Pre and Post Treaty) and newspaper reports.

It is hoped to have this project completed by the 24th May 2023.

Ger Browne
February 2020

Cumann na mBan Pension and Medal applications 1916-1923 (PDF)

Clare Volunteer/IRA Witness Statements from Bureau of Military History 1913-1921 (PDF)

Clare Volunteer / IRA / National Army Pension and Medal applications 1916-23 A-D (PDF)

Clare Volunteer / IRA / National Army Pension and Medal applications 1916-23 E-L (PDF)

Clare Volunteer / IRA / National Army Pension and Medal applications 1916-23 M (PDF)

Clare Volunteer / IRA / National Army Pension and Medal applications 1916-23 N-W (PDF)

Clare Revolution 1916-1923 Part 2

 

 

 

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