Kerry 1916: Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising (Paperback)


  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Irish Historical Publications; 1st edition (2016)
  • ISBN-10: 099274878X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0992748784

by Bridget McAuliffe (Author), Mary McAuliffe (Author), Owen O’Shea (Author)

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Kerry 1916; Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising-A Centenary Record presents the definitive account of the tumultuous events in County Kerry in 1916, how they impacted on the Easter Rising in Dublin and on the subsequent shaping of Irish history, The book details, comprehensively, the roles played by Kerry men and women in national and local events, leading up ti and including the 1916 Rising, in Kerry, Dublin and other parts of Ireland. With contributions from leading academics, experts and local historians, the book portrays a county ready to play its part in those preparations, as well as in the uprising on the streets of Dublin, in Kerry and other counties. Including an overview of social and political life in Kerry in 1916 and an overview of the Rising itself, the book also has essays on Roger Casement at Banna Strand, the drownings at Ballykissane Pier, biographical essays on Austin Stack, The O’Rahilly, Fionan Lynch, Thomas Ashe, Thomas MacGreevy, and chapter of the activities of the Irish Volunteers, Cumann na mBan and the GAA in Kerry between 1913 and 1917. Published here for the first time, and drawn from first-hand accounts, witness statements and other archive material, are biographies of over 100 Kerry men and women arrested for their activities as well as stories of dozens of other Kerry natives who played a major part in the rebellion. Featuring a detailed timeline of events, extensive newspaper reports and previously unpublished photographs from the period, Kerry 1916; Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising set the pivotal role of Kerry and its people in its rightful context of the wider revolutionary period in Ireland

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