Tomás Bairéad (1893-1973) was a professional journalist from the Moycullen area of County Galway and an accomplished short-story writer. These unconnected essays are still very readable today. In one of his stories Bairéad, who worked for the Irish Independent gives us a memorable insight into...
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Ernest Blythe (1889-1975) a controversial politician, wrote three volumes of reminiscences covering his life up to the year 1919. Trasna na Bóinne (1957), Slán le hUltaibh (1970) and Gaeil á Muscailt (1973). To read them is to walk through the unfolding pages of the...
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Ernest Blythe's story is the story of the birth of a nation. All political careers end in failure, it is said, and Blythe is not remembered too kindly today. However, his beginnings were rich in episode, in Brixton Prison alone and frustrated, later on hunger and thirst strike in Cork and later...
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A stirring and genial account of the first flying column from a Westmeath man whose love of Ireland and Irish knew no bounds: 'Daoine deabhóideacha, cráifeacha ab ea m'athair agus mo mháthair ach i gcúrsaí náisiúntachta níor ghéill siad don rialtas ná don chléir.'
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British reaction to the Rising. The author had access to sensitive files and this book will still be read and enjoyed after 2016. 'Insurrection broke out at noon today in Dublin when attack made on castle but not pressed home...situation not satisfactory.'
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