West Cork and the battle for history…

Indymedia has played host to a vigorous dispute (previously here) involved three separately focused accounts of one of the most vividly related episodes of the Irish War of Independence – the flying columns of West Cork and in particular the ambushes at Dunmanway and Kilmichael, and the killings of protestants before and after the truce. The three historians are Peter Hart, Meda Ryan and Dr Brian Murphy. RTE current affairs programme Leargas ran an edition on this subject a few years back.