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A Journey in Ireland 1921

In "A Journey in Ireland 1921", originally published in 1922, Ewart relates memories of his journey of April and May 1921. He interviews prominent figures ranging from the Dublin Castle spin-doctor Basil Clarke, Sinn Fein activists in Cork and Limerick to Southern Unionists, former Home Rule MPs and the writer and commentator AE (George Russell). His attempt at a walking tour between Cork and Belfast led to his being interrogated both by British forces and by the IRA; his account ends with a description of Ulster Unionist public meetings addressed by James Craig and Dawson Bates as the Northern Ireland parliament and government were about to come into existence.A meticulous and intelligent observer, Ewart finds himself caught between fellow feeling for embattled British forces and dismayed at the state to which Ireland had been reduced. His account provides a striking pen-portrait of Ireland in the last stages of the War of Independence.

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Paul Bew and Patrick Maume A JOURNEY IN IRELAND 1921 - Preface Note Life in Dublin Politics in Dublin Life in Cork Talks with Sinn Fein Talks with Southern Unionists Life in Mallow Soldiers and the Black and Tans Kilmallock to Limerick Talks in Limerick Glimpse into an Underworld Talks in the Midlands The Tullamore Road The Road to Ulster The Gates of Ulster Belfast Appendix Editors’ Notes Editors’ Appendices, I Chief Secretaries for Ireland, II Lords Lieutenant.

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