Rising out :
Sean Connolly of Longford (1890-1921) /
Ernie O'Malley ; with a series introduction by Fearghal McGarry and an introduction and edited by Cormac K. H. O'Malley.
|Main Creator:||O'Malley, Ernie, 1897-1957, author.|
"Rising Out tells the story of Brigadier Seán Connolly, O/C of the Longford Brigade, who was fatally wounded in action by British forces during the War of Independence. Comdt-General Ernie O'Malley came across the story in interviews with Tan and Civil War survivors in the early 1950s. The account makes Connolly come alive as a person - his schooling, love of music, education, farming family background and devotion to the nationalist cause. O'Malley, who had actually organised the Irish Volunteers in parts of the area, gives the social setting for the IRA activities and explains the subtle roles of the IRA General HQ, of the Catholic Church and the Anglo-Irish gentry. He describes in detail what the fighting men actually did locally and what a local leader had to do in order to organise his men. The introduction by his son, Cormac K. H. O'Malley, explains how this memoir came into existence and describes his father's role in the revolutionary period"--Back cover.
|Edition:||Centenary Classics edition.|
"Originally published in 2007 by University College Dublin Press"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical description: xv, 202 pages : illustrations, map ; 19 cm.
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