First Edition. 18.5cm x 27cm. 96 pages of content & 105 pages of advertising features. Original softcover with illustrated paper wrappers.
condition with minor signs of external wear. Published in June 1929 to celebrate the centenary of the 1829 Catholic Emancipation in Ireland. Illustrated gthroughout , the essays are historical ( examining the history of Daniel O'Connell and teh Catholic Emancipation movement) rather than spiritual in theme.
Includes the following essays:
The Papacy and Ireland by Rev. H. MacInerny
Some Martyrs of the Pale by Rev. P. Woulfe
The Boyne, Aughrim and Limerick by Rev. J. Scanlan
Irish Nuns in Penal Times by Florence Maguire
Catholic Popular Education during Penal Times by Rev. T. Corcoran
Dublin in 1829 by J. J. Webb
O'Connell as a World Power & O'Connell The Tribune by Michael MacDonagh
Derrynane and its Relics by Margaret O'Connell
Fadhbhaí Ré na Géar-Leanamhna by Fr. Lorcán Ó Muireadhaigh
Urnaidhthe Gaedhal san Ochtmhadh Céad Déag by Fiachra Éilgeach
Was Emancipation Realised? by Rev M O'Donnell
Also contains 150 pages of contemporary advertisements, including many articles to advertise schools, colleges, hospitals, homes for the poor, "widows' houses", orphanages and other institutions run by various Catholic orders, and the gulags of homes for 'fallen' woemen. The ads are a fascinating mix of how a particular element of 1920's Ireland and Irish society saw itself.
Published by Colm Ó Lochlainn, June 1929, one of teh earliest publications from the Sign of the Three Candles Press