Militant factions of battle-hardened United Irishmen held out in the Wicklow mountains and confounded every strategy devised to defeat them for over five years. This book investigates the underlying causes of this phenomenon and provides a detailed account of the experiences of all the major groupings.
About the Author
Dr Ruán O’Donnell is a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Limerick. He is an authority on the history of Irish republicanism and has published extensively on the United Irishmen and Irish Republican Army. His Special Category: The IRA in English Prisons 1968-1978 (IAP, 2011) is a bestseller. He co-edited, with Mícheál Ó hAodha, reprints of books by F.X. Martin on The Irish Volunteers and the Howth and Kilcoole Gun-Running.