Non-Fiction Books:

The Battle for Limerick City

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

The Battle for Limerick City by Padraig Og O Ruairc
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order


The first of a ten book series of titles on the Military History Of The Irish Civil War The first in-depth study of the battle for Limerick city The story of the vicious battle between Republican and Provisional Government forces for control of Limerick City in the early days of the Civil War. The Civil War arrived in Limerick with a whimper rather than a bang. Outnumbered and out-gunned, the Pro-Treaty Commander of the city, Michael Brennan, negotiated a truce with the Anti-Treaty Chief of Staff, Liam Lynch. But the benefit of this lull in fighting accrued almost entirely to the Pro-Treaty side. They gained time for reinforcements and weaponry to arrive and when they did, the city became a battleground of extreme viciousness. Several buildings were shelled by 18-pounder guns at point blank range. The fighting around the strand barracks was particularly heavy. Padraig O Ruairc offers a fresh perspective on the struggle that reduced the viability of the Republican's hoped-for Munster Republic and set the stage for the battle of Kilmallock which checked the pro-treaty rout that the initial stages of the Civil War had been.

Author Biography

Padraig Og O Ruairc is originally from Co. Clare. His first book was Blood on the Banner: The Republican Struggle in Clare 1913-1923. He works for the OPW in Newcastlewest and is actively involved in historical debate on the internet.
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2010
Series edited by Gabriel Doherty
Country of Publication
18 Illustrations, black and white
The Mercier Press Ltd
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...