This page contains a list of books and journal articles about the War of Independence and the Civil War. It also includes books containing poems on
related topics. It is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.
Aiken, Síobhra. Spiritual Wounds: Trauma, Testimony and the Irish Civil War. Kildare: Irish Academic Press, 2022.
Bourke, Angela, et al. Eds. The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing. Vol. V. Cork: Cork University Press in association with Field Day, 2002.
Clarke, Gemma, Everyday Violence in the Irish Civil War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Collins, Lucy, Poetry by Women in Ireland : A Critical Anthology 1870-1970. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2014.
Collins, Michael, The Path to Freedom. Dublin: Talbot Press and London: T. Fisher Unwin 1922.
Crowley, John, Donal Ó Drisceoil and Mike Murphy (eds.), Atlas of the Irish Revolution. Cork: Cork University Press, 2017.
Curran, Joseph, M., The Birth of the Irish Free State, 1921-1923. Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 1980.
Dawe, Gerald, Earth Voices Whispering: An Anthology of Irish War Poetry 1914-45. Down: Blackstaff Press, 2009.
Deane, Seamus, Andrew Carpenter, and Jonathan Williams. Eds. The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing. Vol.III. Lawrence Hill, Derry, Northern Ireland: Field Day Publications, 1991.
Deasy, Liam, Brother Against Brother. Cork: Mercier Press, 1982.
Dolan, Anne, Commemorating the Irish Civil War: History and Memory, 1923-2000. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Dolan, Anne and William Murphy, Michael Collins: The Man and the Revolution. Cork: Collins Press, 2018.
Dooley, Terence, The Decline of the Big House in Ireland: A Study of Irish Landed Families, 1860-1960. Dublin: Wolfhound Press, 2001.
———- Burning the Big House: The Story of the Irish Country House in a Time of War and Revolution. Yale University Press, 2022.
Dorney, John, The Civil War in Dublin: The Fight for the Irish Capital, 1922-1924. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2017.
Doyle, Tom, The Civil War in Kerry. Cork: Mercier Press, 2008.
Durney, James, The Civil War in Kildare. Cork: Mercier Press, 2011.
English, Richard and Cormac K. H. O’Malley (eds.), Prisoners: The Civil War Letters of Ernie O’Malley. Dublin: Swords: Poolbeg Press, 1991.
Fanning, Ronan, Fatal Path: British Government and Irish Revolution 1910-1922. London: Faber & Faber, 2013.
Fanning, Ronan, Michael Kennedy, Eunan O’Halpin and Dermot Keogh (eds.), Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, vol. I: 1919-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1998; vol. 2: 1923-26. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1999.
Farry, Michael, The Aftermath of Revolution: Sligo, 1921-1923. Dublin: UCD Press, 2000.
Ferriter, Diarmaid, Between Two Hells: The Irish Civil War. London: Profile Books, 2021.
Fewer, Michael, The Battle of the Four Courts: The First Three Days of the Irish Civil War. London: Head of Zeus, 2018.
Fitzpatrick, David, Harry Boland’s Irish Revolution. Cork: Cork University Press, 2003.
Flanagan, Frances, Remembering the Revolution: Dissent, Culture and Nationalism in the Irish Free State. Oxford: OUP, 2015.
Foster, Gavin, The Irish Civil War and Society: Politics, Class and Conflict. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015.
Garvin, Tom, ‘The Aftermath of the Irish Civil War’, The Irish Sword, 20.82, Winter 1997, pp. 387-96.
———— 1922: The Birth of the Irish Democracy. Dublin: Gill & MacMillan, 1996.
Greaves, Desmond, Liam Mellows and the Irish Revolution. London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1971.
Hoagland, Kathleen, 1000 Years of Irish Poetry: The Gaelic and Anglo-Irish Poets from Pagan Times to the Present. New York: Konecky & Konecky, 1947.
Morrison, Eve. Kilmichael: The Life and Afterlife of an Ambush. Kildare: Irish Academic Press, 2022. (forthcoming)
Moylan, Terry, The Indignant Muse: Poetry and Songs of the Irish Revolution 1887-1926. Dublin: The Lilliput Press, 2016.
Ó Fathartaigh, Mícheál, Liam Weeks. Birth of a State: The Anglo-Irish Treaty. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2021.
O’Toole, Tina, et al. editors. Women writing war : Ireland 1880-1922. Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2016.