The Irish Revolution: Roscommon and Athlone – Part 1

In the latest edition of our podcast series, Historian in Residence Ian Kenneally speaks with author and historian Dr John Burke. It is the first of two episodes which discuss Roscommon during the years 1917-1921. Of course, there are many crossovers and connections between Roscommon and Westmeath, particularly through areas such as Athlone.

John Burke MA, PhD is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway. As well as having authored numerous articles on the years 1900-23, he has written two books dedicated to the Irish revolutionary period – ‘Athlone 1900-1923: politics, revolution and civil war’ (Dublin, 2015) and ‘Roscommon: the Irish revolution, 1912-23’, which was published by Four Courts Press in September 2021.

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Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 05/11/2021