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The IRA in Britain, 1919-1923: 'In the Heart of Enemy Lines'

Gerard Noonan


This is the first detailed study of violent Irish republicanism in Britain during the Irish Revolution, 1916–1923. The Irish Volunteers (later known as the Irish Republican Army (IRA)) is the main focus of study, though the other outfits of physical force republicanism are considered too: the secretive Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB), the Cumann na mBan or League of Women and Na Fianna Éireann, the boy scouts movement. The activities of these bodies are traced from the foundation of the Irish Volunteers in Britain in 1914, through the Irish war of independence to the IRA's defeat in the Iri ... More

Keywords: Cumann na mBan, Irish Civil War, Irish Republican Army, Irish Republican Brotherhood, Irish Revolution 1916–1923, Irish Volunteers, Irish War of Independence, Na Fianna Éireann, Violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781781380260
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781380260.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerard Noonan, author
Trinity College Dublin