Irish History Podcast


The Irish Civil War #2 - Michael Collins & the Beginning of the War

In the second part of my exclusive supporters' series on the Irish Civil War, Dr Brian Hanley and myself look at the opening months of the war.

This phase of the conflict was heavily shaped by one man in particular - Michael Collins. Therefore the show begins with a detailed conversation on Collins. We then discuss how the war began looking at some of the early skirmishes. Then to conclude the episode we finish with a discussion on the death of Collins in August 1922.

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