The Irish Revolution, 1912–23
‘A clear-eyed commitment to uncovering the experience of revolution in Monaghan, however messy or disillusioning, informs Dooley’s general approach … rich, but always accessibly presented scholarship, [is] to be found within this superb county study. In sum, Dooley’s book is a feast, a triumph, and a treat’, Tim Wilson, Irish Literary Supplement (Autumn 2018).
‘Terence Dooley’s latest work on Monaghan … provides numerous important insights into the author’s native county… elegantly written with a fine narrative arc', Martin O’Donoghue, Irish Studies Review (2017).
'This county’s story during the War of Independence (1919–21) and the Civil War (1922–23) and the impact the of partition on its social fabric, especially amongst the unionist population, is extremely well researched and and presented by Terence Dooley. The copious notes, extensive bibliography and the wonderful photographs, some of which are family groups and another described as “unidentified Monaghan IRA volunteers” make this book a real gem for anyone with ancestral connections to County Monaghan', Ireland's Genealogical Gazette (June 2017).
‘Between 1912 an 1923, Monaghan had greatly changed politically, socially and economically and this book charts that information', Peter Mulready, The Irish Sword (Summer 2017).
‘This study is to be welcomed. By his judicious use of archival material from the “big houses” Terence Dooley provides an account of the revolutionary years in Monaghan, exemplary for its fairness and balance', J.A. Gaughan, The Irish Catholic (2017).