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A Revolutionary Village Dunlavin Co. Wicklow c. 1900-1925


Author Chris Lawlor Published by Chris Lawlor ISBN 9780953294770 EAN 9780953294770 Bic Code Cover Paperback

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The book treats of the international and national political background before moving on to examine social and economic life in Dunlavin during the early twentieth century. Religious and political differences are uncovered and the advent of many new political movements in the region is discussed. A detailed examination of the impact of the First World War on the local area is followed by an examination of Dunlavin{u2019}s experience during the Easter Rising and its aftermath. An assessment of the rise of Sinn Fein and the party{u2019}s landmark victory in the 1918 general election (when Dunlavin was in the grip of the great influenza pandemic) leads on to evaluations of both the War of Independence and the Civil War. Dunlavin{u2019}s Civil War experience is placed in a wider West Wicklow context before the book examines the return of peace and the new reality of Dunlavin taking its place within the Irish Free State. A new era of domestic