Through Peace and War. Kildare County Council in the Years of Revolution, 1899-1926
Kildare County Council met for the first time on 22 April 1899. Tom Nelson’s study follows the setting up and administration of the Council through the ‘revolution’ in local politics in the 1890s, the First World War, 1916 Rising, War of Independence and subsequent Civil War, and the setting up of the Irish Free State. We get to know the personalities – unionist, nationalist and republican – who formed the Councils through those turbulent years.