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The Dead of the Irish Revolution - Virtual Launch and Book Reviews


The Dead of the Irish Revolution, a landmark new book by Dr. Daithí Ó Corráin, of the School of History & Geography in Dublin City University and Prof. Eunan O’Halpin of Trinity College Dublin is the first comprehensive account to record and analyse all deaths arising from the Irish Revolution between 1916 and 1921.

The turbulent period between 1916 and 1921 witnessed the Easter Rising of 1916, the War of Independence, the partition of Ireland and ultimately the formation of the independent Irish state. 

 Eunan O’Halpin and Daithí Ó Corráin identify 2,850 men, women, and children who died during the years of rebellion and state formation. The Dead of the Irish Revolution provides a unique and comprehensive picture of all those who died: where, why and by whose hand. Through their stories we obtain original insight into the Irish Revolution itself.

The virtual launch will be live at 1:00pm on Tuesday December 1st and you can join it here.

The book is published by Yale University Press and is available now.


The book has featured prominently in the Irish Times this week.  

On Saturday 21 November it was reviewed by Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh:

In his opinion column today, Professor Diarmaid Ferriter gave it high praise: