A People’s Army, Cloneygowan D Company, Second Batallion, Offaly No.1 Brigade, Irish Republican Army 1919-1923 – P.J. Goode.
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This book is primarily for the people of Cloneygowan, to recall what it must have been like a century ago in what was once a small part of an empire, that there was a people’s army here and a new National army who fought in our name. The names on the lists presented are known to many, the veterans are all gone but their memories will be forever cherished. Therefore there are few endnotes or footnotes and little background on the political radicalisation of that remarkable generation. Context and interpretation will play little part in what follows. But hopefully this booklet will form part of a wider study of Offaly activity in these ongoing centenary commemorations.