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The Handover: Dublin Castle and the British withdrawal from Ireland, 1922

by  John GibneyKate O'Malley
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Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Academy

January 2022

PB

Number of pages: 200

ISBN: 9781911479840

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This book illustrates the 1922 handover of power by the outgoing British administration to the Provisional Government of Ireland led by Michael Collins in early 1922. The handover fell between the Treaty split of January 1922 and the outbreak of the Civil War in June 1922 and is usually overshadowed by both. The book bridges this gap by telling a relatively unfamiliar but hugely important story.

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Listen to the authors' interview as part of the History Ireland Hedge School series, followed by the launch of The Handover.

Reviews

"In their introduction to The Handover, authors John Gibney and Kate O’Malley say that their aim is 'to give a sense of the outward manifestations of power shifting at a precise moment in time and in a particular place with immense historical associations.' In this, they have succeeded triumphantly. Lavishly illustrated with fascinating photographs, documents and maps, this is a relatively short book which covers a lot of ground." David McCullagh, RTÉ, 12/01/2022.

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About the authors

John Gibney

John Gibney is assistant editor with the Royal Irish Academy’s Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series. His books include The shadow of a year: the 1641 rebellion in Irish history and memory (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013) and A short history of Ireland, 1500–2000 (Yale University Press, 2017). He is the co-author, with Michael Kennedy and Kate O’Malley, of Ireland: a voice among the nations (Royal Irish Academy, 2019), and, with Kate O’Malley, of The Handover: Dublin Castle and the British withdrawal from Ireland, 1922 (Royal Irish Academy, 2022).

 

Kate O'Malley

Dr Kate O’Malley is Assistant Editor with the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP) series. She is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin (BA, PhD). She has written extensively on Indo-Irish relations and her book Ireland, India and Empire was published by Manchester University Press in 2008. She is co-author (with Michael Kennedy and John Gibney) of Ireland: a voice among the nations (Royal Irish Academy, 2019). Her research interests encompass Irish diplomatic and political history, twentieth century Indian history, British imperial and Commonwealth history and British decolonisation. She is an occasional lecturer at Trinity College, Dublin as well as an Associate of the Centre for Contemporary Irish History. She has also taught at University College Dublin and at Queen's University, Belfast.