The Men Will Talk to Me: Galway Interviews by Ernie O'Malley

Ernie O'Malley

Chronicles the experiences of the Galway-based survivors of the War of Independence and the Civil War, interviewed by Ernie O'Malley. Many of the individuals would not talk about their experiences, even to their own families, but were willing to talk to Commandant General O'Malley, the senior surviving Republican military commander.
Date Published :
April 2013
Publisher :
Mercier Press
Editor :
Cormac O'Malley, Cormac Ó Comhraí
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781781170625
Pages : 320
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.25 inches
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$22.00

Overview
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For the first time in published form 'The Men Will Talk to Me: Galway Interviews' chronicles the experiences of the Galway-based survivors of the War of Independence and the Civil War, recorded in the hand-written notebooks of Ernie O'Malley. Many of the individuals would not talk about their experiences, even to their own families, but were willing to talk to Commandant General O'Malley, the senior surviving Republican military commander, who took on the task of preserving the memories of these participants. The resulting O'Malley notebooks provide an unrivaled insight into this important period of Irish history, including the attack on Clifden and life 'on the run' for the Galway IRA volunteers.

About The Author
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Ernie O'Malley was born in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, in 1897 and was prominent in the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. He was for a time editor of The Bell, and was a close friend and supporter of Jack B. Yeats. Ernie O'Malley was given a State funeral with full military honors when he died in Dublin in March 1957.

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