Over the last year I’ve been contacted by a few people enquiring if I knew anything about the disappearance of the web-based “Chronology of Irish History 1919 –1923”, an invaluable month-by-month account of significant events from the War of Independence and Civil War created by Séamus Fox of Dublin City University and maintained on the DCU servers for many years. Unfortunately a quick internet search has revealed very little beyond the fact that the resource has indeed been taken down. This is a great loss since the chronology was one of the very few timelines freely available to the general public that gave a detailed history of the latter half of the revolutionary period (a significant number of Wikipedia articles link to it, as do other online publications). Fortunately I was able to direct the enquirers towards the Internet Archive and cached copies of the DCU pages available through the archive’s Wayback Machine (you can donate to the non-profit Archive here). I thought I’d post the links here since others might find them useful or may wish to set up their own timeline of the Irish Revolution using some of the information from the stored copies of Séamus Fox’s original. If anyone know’s the reason for the take-down or if the chronology is available elsewhere let me know in the comments or by email.
Update 19.12.2018: The author behind the chronology of the Irish revolution and counterrevolution, Séamus Fox, has very kindly been in contact to provide a link to his updated website: Chronology of Irish History 1919-1923. It is an excellent resource for the period and well worth a perusal.