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The Burnings 1920 [Paperback]

Pearse Lawlor
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1 Sep 2009
In March 1920, the republican Lord Mayor of Cork, Tomás MacCurtain, was shot dead in his home. Blaming the RIC for his death, IRA members followed District Inspector Swanzy, believed to have ordered the killing, to his new posting in Lisburn and shot him dead. Furthermore, Banbridge man Lt Colonel Smyth was killed for his policy of shooting any Irishman found carrying a gun who refused to surrender immediately. As a result the towns of Banbridge, Dromore and Lisburn erupted in anti-catholic violence. Catholic businesses and homes were torched, and families forced to flee. In The Burnings, Pearse Lawlor peels away the myth that enveloped these events and exposes the real reasons for the violence.

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  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Mercier Press (1 Sep 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856356124
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856356121
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 12.5 x 19.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 488,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Pearse Lawlor, a resident of Lisburn, served in various departments of the Northern Ireland Civil Service for forty years. Since retiring he has been conducting research into the violence that occurred in the north in 1920.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read 23 Jun 2011
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Avery good book featuring a lot of truths about The Troubles, very well written.Once I started this book I found it hard to put down.
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