During the years 1913–23 the people of Connacht saw a Republican uprising against British rule, Civil War, World War, a land war, sectarian violence and five elections. Hundreds of incidents occurred all over the province that had local, national and even international importance. Weaving information and photographs from a wide range of sources together, this book gives the reader an unparalleled insight into what life was like for those who fought for the Republic, those who fought against it and those who were caught in the middle.
Cormac Ó Comhraí is a native of Furbo, Co. Galway, and a graduate of NUI Galway. He teaches history and Irish at second level in Galway. He has been researching the revolutionary period in the west of Ireland since he was in university and has given many public talks on aspects of local history as well as contributing to TG4 and Raidió na Gaeltachta documentaries. He is co-editor of 'The Men Will Talk to Me: Galway Interviews by Ernie O'Malley' (Mercier Press, 2013).
A brand new unuused copy, 192 pages, indexed, published by Mercier Press Cork, 2013. Black and white photographs , many previously unpublished.