Kerry’s Fighting Story 1916-1921, Limerick’s Fighting Story from 1916 to the Truce with Britain, Rebel Cork’s Fighting Story from 1916 to the Truce with Britain, Dublin’s Fighting Story 1916-1921, With the I.R.A. in the Fight for Freedom, 1919 to the Truce,

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COMPLETE FIVE VOLUME SERIES FIGHT FOR FREEDOM.

Kerry’s Fighting Story 1916-1921. Told by the men who made it. Limerick’s Fighting Story from 1916 to the Truce with Britain. Told by the men who made it. Edited by Col. J.M. MacCarthy. Rebel Cork’s Fighting Story from 1916 to the Truce with Britain. Dublin’s Fighting Story 1916-1921. Told by the men who made it. With the I.R.A. in the Fight for Freedom, 1919 to the Truce. With location maps. Illustrated with unique pictorial records of the period. Five volumes. Tralee: The Kerryman, [c. 1947/1953]. Mostly first editions. Large post octavo. pp. 197, 205, 208, 226, 238. original printed wrappers. A very good set. Rare complete collection.

Kerry’s Fighting Story has chapters on: The formation of the Volunteers in Kerry; Casement and his arrival at Banna Strand; Easter Week and its aftermath; Kerry’s heroes; Election of 1918; Mutiny in Listowel; Sack of Tralee; The Lispole and Headford ambush; In Memory of Thomas Ashe; The Campaign in East, North and West Kerry, etc. Limerick’s Fighting Story is the story of three brigades, west, mid and east and their fight against the Occupation Forces in the county and city of Limerick. Cork’s Fighting Story is a unique record of the involvement of the men of County Cork in the Irish fight for freedom from British rule. “The picture of Cork’s gallant effort that emerges from this book, though not complete, is a tribute to brave men and to an uncowable people.” Foreword. Dublin’s Fighting Story discusses Irish Citizen Army, The Rising, The Leaders, Frongoch University, Death of Sean Treacy, Burning of the Custom House, Michael Collins, etc. With the I.R.A., has chapters on: Monaghan Men’s Baptism of Fire at the Ballytrain R.I.C. Post; The Ambush at Rineen; The R.I.C. at Ruan; A Tipperary Column Laying for R.I.C. at Thomastown; Lord French was not Destined to Die by an Irish Bullet; Auxiliaries Wiped out at Kilmichael; The Sacking of Cork City; Dromkeen Ambush; Scramogue Ambush; Action by the West Connemara Column; Tourmakeady Ambush, etc. With contributions by Piarais Beaslai, R.M. Fox, Sceilg, Colonel J.V. Lawless, John Brennan, Captain T. Scully, Desmond Ryan, John McCann, Oscar Traynor, A. J. O’Halloran, Madge Daly, Dan Mulcahy, Florence O’Donoghue, Donal O’Kelly, Patrick J. Power, Con Casey, Pat Lynch, Tom Barry, General Sean MacEoin, Donal Kelly, Lt. Col. J.M. McCarthy, Joe Barrett.

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