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1899 - 1958

Born in Dundalk, Co Louth in 1899, Dorothy Macardle (sometimes McArdle) was an Irish short story writer and historian. Her book, The Irish Republic (first published in 1937), is considered one of the key narrative accounts of the Anglo-Irish War and its aftermath. She is generally regarded as the definitive contemporary historian from the republican anti-treaty perspective. Her other publications include the novel Dark Enchantment (1953) and Earthbound: Nine Stories of Ireland (1924).