Uinseann MacEoin Publications

Uinseann MacEoin was a veteran republican, architect, planner, journalist and campaigner for the conservation of Georgian built heritage. In 2016 his family donated his private research recordings and papers - the Uinseann MacEoin Collection - to the Military Archives. This collection consists of almost one hundred audio cassette recordings of interviews he conducted from the late 1970s until the early 1990s with veteran Irish Republicans about their activities from the 1920s to the 1940s, as well as the written and photographic material associated with his three historical publications: “Survivors” (1980) which documents the story of the struggle for Irish independence as told though interviews with veteran republicans; “Harry” (1985) the biography of IRA man Harry White; and “The IRA in the Twilight Years” (1997), which tells the story of the IRA between the period 1923-1948.

Given the significant historical interest as well as the rarity of these books, the MacEoin family have kindly given permission for them to be digitised and made available for public research purposes via the Military Archives website. “Survivors” and “The IRA in the Twilight Years 1923-1948” may be accessed and downloaded here, with “Harry” to follow later in the year.

These works remain the copyright of the family of Uinseann MacEoin.