Prisoner 1082

Escape from Crumlin Road, Europe's Alcatraz

Donal Donnelly

An autobiography from an Irish prisoner turned social justice campaigner who escaped from one of Ireland's toughest prisons, spend years on the run and went on to have a happy life.
Date Published :
May 2017
Publisher :
Gill Books
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781848893146
Pages : 232
Stock Status : Out of stock. Available in 6-8 weeks


On St Stephen’s Day 1960 Dónal Donnelly made his dramatic escape from the prison known as ‘Europe’s Alcatraz’. Three years earlier, the teenage Dónal had been convicted of membership of the IRA in the first year of ‘Operation Harvest’. He was sentenced to ten years. Here he reflects on why he came to be on top of a prison wall risking his life. This is the story of a man who overcame the hurdles of his early years to live a successful, happy life.

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