Monday, February 14, 2011

The AFIL and Political Violence in Cork during 1910

During 1910 the animosities exposed during the January general election between the newly-emergent AFIL and the recovering IPP-UIL led to open pitch battles between supporters in a number of locations throughout Cork city and county. Of these battles, the most serious took place in Cork city (twice, in May and November) and in the county at Newmarket (May) and Bantry (August). In the coming days I shall post on these latter two riots, so stay tuned.

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