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Civil war society and the August 1923 election
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The civil war, particularly the disintegrated guerrilla phase of the war, did not spread across the whole county. Republican resistance in Galway was strongest in Connemara and in north Galway, but it appeared to lack precise direction. Republican supporters contended that priests, in essence, had become policemen, ordering and directing rather than counselling and advising the Catholic laity. One of the last significant engagements of the civil war was an assault on the barracks occupied by the Free State forces in Headford in north Galway on 8 April 1923. In the aftermath of the civil war, the August 1923 general election was fought on the Free State government's terms. Cumann na nGaedheal, the newly constituted pro-treaty Sinn Fein party, painted the August election as a contest between the constitutionalists and the militarists.

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The west must wait

County Galway and the Irish Free State 1922–32


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