University in War & Revolution

Irish Volunteers Postcard (private collection)

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Irish Volunteers Postcard (private collection)

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The emergence of militant nationalism in the aftermath of the 1916 Rebellion saw two years of guerrilla warfare erupt across Ireland with wide scale disruption to everyday life. A cadre of young educated nationalists – many of whom had gained county council scholarships to attend university – went on to play a pivitol role in the new state.