I hope this finds you well during this challenging time. I am pleased to announce a new episode of Ernie’s Journey, the monthly series where I share stories about my father, General Ernie O’Malley, and his role in the Irish War of Independence and the Civil War from 1920 to 1924. Over the course of the series, you’ll hear how he left his medical studies to train thousands of volunteers to fight against the British, rose to the highest ranks of the IRA – the Irish Republican Army – by the age of 23, was imprisoned, tortured and escaped to fight again.
In Episode 3, I discuss how an attack on a Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) police barracks was organized and what Ernie’s role was in the attack on the Hollyford Barracks on May 8, 1920.
Ernie’s Journey #3: Barracks May 1920 (May 2020)