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Rebel Ireland


ISBN:9781856354981 by Sean McMahon

The stories of these conflicts, with their scores of killings, torture, reprisals and long lasting bitterness are told concisely in this book. Easter 1916 - the rebellion which took place in Ireland 90 years ago was arguably the most momentous event in this country's history.

The War of Independence - the guerrilla war, characterised by marvellous courage and miserable cruelty. The Civil War - few episodes in Irish history are as poignant, bloody and unnecessary. This book traces the causes, events and consequences of these events.

It will help a peaceful generation for which the bloody birth of modern Ireland is ancient history, to gain a better understanding of the essence of their nation.

Sean McMahon was born in Derry in 1931 and he educated at St Derrys Columbs College and in Queens University in Belfast. He returned to Derry to teach in St Columbs and taught Mathematics until his retirement in 1988.

During his teaching years he staged many productions of works by Shakespeare and modern dramatists both for St Columbs and for amateur theatre groups in Derry. He also wrote the lyrics for musical shows.

His literary career properly began with his anthology The Best from the Bell, which was followed by A Book of Iirish Quotations and Rich and Rare, an anthology of prose and verse. Over the past twenty years he has written and edited dozens of books, including biographies of Ulster writers Sam Hanna Bell and Robert Lynd, the bestselling A Short History of Ireland and books on all aspects of Irish life and culture, including A Short History of Ulster, The Island of Saints and Scholars and Irish Names for Children.

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  • Model: BI-800-102
  • Shipping Weight: 180gms
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  • Manufactured by: Mercier Press

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 05 January, 2014.