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West Clare Brigade Papers

Identity Statement

Reference Code: P/45
Title: West Clare Brigade Collection
Dates: 1930
Extent: 58 items (22 files)

Content & Structure

The West Clare Brigade Collection consists of manuscript and typescript biographical accounts of Irish Volunteers and civilians who died during the War of Independence and Irish Civil War and who had links with the West Clare Brigade IRA. The accounts provide detailed information concerning the birth, early education and military career of each individual. 

The collection illuminates a turbulent period in Irish history stretching from the later decades of the nineteenth century until the end of the Civil War in 1923. The inclusion of biographical details of Volunteers who were killed during the Civil War while fighting on the anti-Treaty side makes it historically significant, as information of this nature was rarely recorded.