Two New Publications

As part of the Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations programme 2022, a number of publications have been produced to coincide with the anniversaries of key events and which add to the legacy of research and material which has been created since 2013.

The latest two publications focus on local incidents during the Civil War and are now available as free downloads, along with the previously published titles on the Civil War, from the Decade of Commemorations – Civil War section of the Kildare Library Services website.

The two publications, by James Durney and Seamus Cummins respectively, focus on the following incidents:

The Graney Ambush 1922 – On 24 October 1922 an IRA column ambushed a National Army tender at Graney crossroads on the Castledermot to Baltinglass road. Three National Army soldiers were killed and five wounded, one mortally. The attack was the most lethal ambush of the revolutionary period in Co. Kildare.

‘Mullaney’s Men.’ The rise and fall of the anti-Treaty forces in North Kildare, Grangewilliam 1922  – On 01 December 1922 an engagement took place at Grangewilliam/Pike Bridge between an anti-Treaty IRA column and a force of National troops which resulted in the death of one soldier and the subsequent execution of five captured republicans. This significant Civil War engagement was the last major battle to take place in Co. Kildare.

To download these titles and the others from the Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations programme on the Civil War, visit: