Ernie’s Journey 4: Spring 1920, ‘The IRA Oath and Changing Tactics’

Dear Friends,
I hope this finds you well during this challenging time. Here is 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 this EJ-4 Episode 4, I discuss the Oath the IRA took to their new Republic and their Changing Tactics in the spring of 1920.

Ernie’s Journey-4 ‘IRA Oath and Changing Tactics’