This is one of the most well-known books written in Irish about the War of Independence. It was first published in 1943 and a new edition was published in 1969. This is a reprint of the 1969 edition which has been out of print for many years prior to this publication.
This is an easy to read text in which the author outlines his life as a member of the Republican Brotherhood and the Volunteers and the events in which he participated during the War of Independence in Connemara and in other areas as well as the times he spent imprisoned. The book also touches on living conditions and society for the people of Connemara at the beginning of the 20th Century and the work that he did as an organizer for Conradh na Gaeilge.
The book is written in rich Irish. Colm Ó Gaora was born in Ros Muc in 1887 and died in 1954.