Family histories of the Irish Revolution


Ciara Boylan, Sarah-Anne Buckley and Pat Dolan, editors

Paperback €22.45
Catalogue Price: €24.95
ISBN: 978-184682-682-5
Coming December 2017. 240pp; ills.

Foreword by President Michael D. Higgins

Introduction
Ciara Boylan, Sarah-Anne Buckley & Pat Dolan

The Irish revolutionary decade, 1913–1923; voice, narratives and contexts
Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh

Section 1: Women and Gender
Our aunt Eilish’s untold story of rebellion, romance and religion
Pat Dolan & Michael Dolan

Family stories and secret keepers: who is Máire Bastabal?
Anne Byrne & Colm Byrne

The Sheehy Skeffington legacy and how it influences me today
Micheline Sheehy Skeffington

The many-sided Tom Kettle
Niamh Reilly

Section 2: 1916–21
From family history to history: my grandfather and I
Róisín Healy

Martin Savage: Sligo’s working-class hero
Angela Savage

‘He did everything, he was the most reliable man we had’: Commandant Pat Fallon (1885–1958), South Mayo Brigade
Enda Fallon Jr., Daithí Fallon & Cian Ó Néill

A life less ordinary: Barney ‘The Miller’ and the War of Independence
Bernadine Brady

Jack Morrogh and ‘Sinn Fein’s foredoomed dreams’
Antony Wheatley

Section 3: The Irish Revolution and beyond
‘Ireland will soon be free’: Paddy Maher and the Knocklong Raid
Liam Ó hAisibéil

Dan McCann: IRA artificer and ‘a dangerous man’
Chris McNairney

Peadar O’Donnell: a rebellious relative
Tom Boylan

Michael Canavan: an ordinary (heroic) life
John Canavan, Dorothy Ní Uigín & Jim Higgins

Caught in the conflict: the predicament of the Irish police force during the War of Independence
Michael Lang

Cantans intra et extra Chorum: Patrick and Francis Shaw
Olga Cox Cameron & John Cox