Family histories of the Irish Revolution

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

Catalogue Price: €24.95
ISBN: 978-184682-682-5
Catalogue Price: €10.30

December 2017. 240pp; ills.

Family Histories of the Irish Revolution … is a must for all with an interest in the period … [focusing] on individuals and how they are remembered by their families. But these are not simply family histories and the structure of the volume weaves together key themes, including gender, memory, violence, reconciliation and family history … This volume will inspire and encourage others to continue this exciting journey of discovery, and, in many cases, rediscovery, of out 'shared memory', that indirect memory, as the President explained [in his foreword], is 'a memory of memory – which rewires communication and seeks to integrate into one version the different perspectives of those who might have directly remembered a given episode'. The editors and contributors have paved the way for others', Ireland’s Genealogical Gazette (December 2017).


'This collection of short essays on grandparents or grand-aunts and uncles of staff in NUI Galway who played a role in the events of 1912–1923.' Seanchas Ard Mhacha