“We had a Mayfly of a Republic, all pitch and promise, but it quickly fell back into the water and carried away broken and dead, and we the worse for it all.”

There were certainly revolutionaries fighting and being fought in North Mayo, during 1917-1923. Their political struggle was also driven by a deep hunger for land and social justice - unleashed by the violent collision between Republicans and the British (and later Free State) authorities. This book examines how a rural corner of the west of Ireland reacted, as the social order was severely threatened, during a unique period of modern Irish history - and whether the result was indeed a 'Revolution'.

"A ground-breaking and superb local study of the War of Independence and Civil War, of such a controversial time in Irish history. Liam's attention to detail, factual research & concise storytelling make 'No Revolution' a riveting read!" - Fr. Brendan Hoban (author)

Liam's new book No Revolution, Igniting War in North Mayo, 1917-1923 is available online at Mayo Books and at the following shops in Mayo. (Please SHOP LOCAL where possible - thanks!)

Books@One, Louisburg

Castle Books, Castlebar

Carey's Bookshop, Belmullet

Christy's Harvest, Westport

Duty Free Shop, Ireland West Airport, Knock

Easons Castlebar & Ballina

Hiney's Supermarket, Crossmolina

McLoughlins Bookshop, Westport

Mitchell's Supermarket, Moygownagh

The Bookshop, Westport

The Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina

The North Mayo Heritage Centre, Enniscoe, Crossmolina