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East Limerick Brigade Papers

Identity Statement

Reference Code: P46/
Title: East Limerick Brigade Papers
Dates: 1900-1962 (predominantly 1921-1922)
Extent: 104 files (1 box, 3 outsize items)

Context

The East Limerick Brigade Papers contains a vast array of documentation relating to the activities of the Brigade during the War of Independence, including its day-to-day organisation and military engagements. The collection documents the logistical problems of running an amateur guerrilla army with extremely limited resources.  It also paints the picture of the efforts made to maintain morale during the Truce of 1921. The collection includes an original copy of the captured Strickland document (71), a British Military Intelligence report detailing an updated and comprehensive account of the state of Ireland in February 1921. The report was captured by the East Limerick Brigade in 1921 and was slightly damaged by the British forces in an effort to burn it before it fell into enemy hands. Other documents of note in the collection include the announcement of the Truce in July 1921 signed by Ernie O’Malley (58), and an order issued by O’Malley of the steps to be taken in the event of the collapse of the Treaty talks and the resumption of hostilities (48).

Conditions of Access & Use

Access: Available by appointment
Finding Aid: Descriptive List (click on link below)

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