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Name: Scripture Politics

Subtitle: Selections From The Writings Of Rev. William Steel Dickson

Author:

Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: United Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 1991

ISBN: 0 85034 044 6

Contents: Selected and introduced by Brendan Clifford. This selection includes extracts from his "Narrative Of Confinement And Exile" (1812); his writing on the American War (1778); his'Sermon On The Propriety And Advantages Of Acquiring The Knowledge And Use Of Arms" (1777); "Scripture Politics" (1793); "Retractions" (1813), produced in the course of his dispute with the leaders of the Synod Of Ulster; and "Last Sermons" (1817). 160 pp.

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Name: Sean Moylan - In His Own Words

Subtitle: His memoir of the Irish War of Independence

Author: Moylan, Sean

Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2003

ISBN: 1 903497 11 0

Contents: Sean Moylan was the Republican military commander in North Cork during the most intense phase of the War of Independence. Thirty years later he wrote an account of his part in that war—and it was placed in the Bureau of Military History along with the accounts of many others. These memoirs of the people who actually conducted the war were to have been held in a closed archive for a certain period before being opened to the public. That period was extended several times but the material was finally made available in March 2003. Sean Moylan was perhaps the public figure who was most representative of the men who ensured that the British state could not peacefully cast aside the electoral mandate of the 1918 election in Ireland, and who compelled it to concede to force at least part of what it denied to the ballot-box. He was a carpenter by vocation. There were, of course, soldiers by vocation amongst his colleagues in the war—Tom Barry whom he admired, and Ernie O'Malley whom he took good-humouredly with a pinch of salt being the outstanding ones—but Moylan never became one of them. He went to war from a sense of duty founded in the self-respect of a republican citizen, and then he gave up the business of soldiery. He later became a Government Minister, having been drawn into politics thanks to the Civil War—being one of those who brought about the resurgence which developed the defeated side in the Civil War into the party which has dominated the state ever since 1932: Fianna Fail. And, when he wrote his memoir of the War of Independence, it was not for publication! He was Minister for Agriculture when he died in 1957. This is an account of a piece of history by a man who made it. The present work includes Moylan's memoir, along with a number of his speeches and poems. An epilogue by Brendan Clifford provides the context in which Moylan and his colleagues were forced to win by the bullet what Britain refused to concede to the ballot, and reviews current misrepresentations of the War of Independence.

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"Seán Moylan - in his own words" was launched by Éamon Ó Cuív TD, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs at the Aubane Community Centre. Mr. O Cuiv's remarks can be read here.

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Name: Seán Moylan - was he a rebel?

Subtitle: A review of Aideen Carroll's Seán Moylan - rebel leader

Author: Lane, Jack

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2010

ISBN: 978 1 903497 61 6

Contents: A full biography of Sean Moylan was long overdue and anyone interested in Moylan and his inside story of the War of Independence would welcome any additional information on his life and actions. This biography provides some interesting and useful new information. As the biographer, Aideen Carroll, being a granddaughter of Moylan, had access to family records it also includes very interesting family records and photographs that have not hitherto been published. However, this review argues that there are aspects of the biography that do not do justice to Moylan and presents a less than accurate and fair account of some of his political positions.

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Name: Seán O'Hegarty

Subtitle: O/C First Cork Brigade Irish Republican Army

Author: Girvin, Kevin

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2007

ISBN: 9-781903-2973-02

Contents: A first and long overdue biographical study of Seán O'Hegarty, Officer Commanding, First Cork Brigade, Irish Republican Army, during the Irish War of Independence. O'Hegarty was one of the most effective military commanders in the Cork area during the period of greatest strain and activity from 1920 to 1921. A direct successor of Tomás MacCurtain and Terence MacSwiney, his significance has long been overshadowed by his martyred comrades.

As a leading member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Republican Army, Seán O'Hegarty's life personifies the national independence movment. The quality of his leadership was an inspiration to those who served with him. His contribution to the struggle for national independence stands proudly alongside those of Tom Barry, Seán Moylan, and Liam Lynch.

Seán O'Hegarty was responsible more than any other individual for the aggressive and militant activities which placed Cork No.1 Brigade amongst the leading Brigades in Ireland'. Tom Barry

'Seán O'Hegarty was a man whose leadership was an inspiration to us all, whose sense of humour and integrity was a shining example'.Florrie O'Donoghue

Kevin Girvin is a native of Cork and is a graduate of University College Cork. He received a BA in history and Greek & Roman Civilisation in 2002 and an M.Phil in history in 2003. He is currently employed at the University.
Index. 248pp

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Name: Selected Writings Of William Drennan, Volume One

Subtitle: The Irish Volunteers, 1775-1790

Author: Drennan, William

Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: United Irish Collection

Publisher: Belfast Historical & Educational Society

Published: 1998

ISBN: 1 872078 05 2

Contents: William Drennan played an active part in the Irish Volunteer movement in the 1780s; in the United Irish movement (of which he was a founder) in the 1790s; and in the campaign of the Protestant interest in Ireland against the passing of the Act of Union during the years after the suppression of the 1798 Rebellion. The Belfast Historical & Educational Society is publishing a selection of his writings in three volumes, one for each of these periods. The first volume contains his most influential pamphlet, the "Letters Of Orellana", published in 1784 for the purpose of reinvigorating the reform movement of the Volunteers, which was then at a low ebb. Also included are Drennan's letters to William Bruce, in which the United Irish movement is foreshadowed; and a selection from the letters exchanged between Drennan, his sister Martha, and her husband, Sam M'Tier. Most of the 200 items in this section are appearing in print for the first time. A number of poems written by Drennan round out this book. 236 pp. Index to Letters. Illustrated.

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Name: Selected Writings Of William Drennan, Volume Three

Subtitle: The Union and Emmet's Rebellion, 1798-1803

Author: Drennan, William

Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: United Irish Collection

Publisher: Belfast Historical & Educational Society

Published: 2002

ISBN: 1 8720078 06 0

Contents: The third volume of William Drennan's "Selected Writings', like the first two, contains a mix of day to day gossip and political commentary. This series might almost be described as a United Irish 'soap'—because the main protagonists in this story, William Drennan and his sister, Martha M'Tier, had both been involved in the ferment surrounding the Rebellion of 1798. This volume picks up the story after the Rebellion, when brother and sister exchange information about what is happening to the rebels, discuss the proposed Act of Union, and are shocked by Emmet's attempt to reverse the Union with Britain (which these days would be called Direct Rule or Integration). Martha is particularly concerned about the fate of Emmet's Northern colleague, Thomas Russell, of whom she is particularly fond. On the personal level, William overcomes every obstacle and finally manages to marry his early love, Sarah Swanwick. And now their children become part of the story? Apart from the sizeable selection of letters, the book contains Drennan's pamphlets protesting against the Union, and his poem, "Glendalloch", which is a poetical review of Irish history. Kenneth Robinson supplies highly informative footnotes and reviews the events of the first three volumes.

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Name: Selected Writings Of William Drennan, Volume Two

Subtitle: The United Irish Years, 1791-1798

Author: Drennan, William

Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: United Irish Collection

Publisher: Belfast Historical & Educational Society

Published: 1998

ISBN: 1 872078 04 4

Contents: The letters which form the core of this book help the reader to imagine the political turmoil of Ireland 200 years ago. The writers were all deeply involved in those events. William Drennan, whose roots were in Belfast, was living in Dublin at this time. He was in the Dublin United Irish Society. His brother-in-law, Sam M'Tier, was very active in the Belfast Society. Martha, wife and sister to United Irishmen, was as active as her circumstances permitted. The letters between these people were much more than family gossip. They were part of the communications network binding the decentralised United Irish Societies together. Drennan and the M'Tiers have news to exchange, and political ideas to discuss, so the letters contain gossip, chit-chat, proposals about how a reform might be achieved, and ideas about tactics. For that generation, politics was a central concern. That means the letters give an unusual insight into what the United Irish movement was really about: it is not historians putting their own gloss on the past?but the past speaking for itself. Perhaps the most interesting problem that continually comes up in the letters is how the idealistic reforming Dissenters are to relate to Catholics. The Glorious Revolution ideology was deeply anti-Catholic, suppressing some liberties in order to develop others and, more important, to preserve the property arrangements made by the Revolution. And—like today?Catholics and Protestants found it difficult to understand each other's world-view. They found common ground in the progressive ideology of the Rights of Man—but difficulties remained. In these letters Drennan talks frankly about such matters in a way he could never have done in public at the time—and so provides insights into the past which are unique. The present volume contains some published poems as well as a 1795 pamphlet by Drennan which was circulated very widely at the time. A substantial section of the M'Tier/Drennan Correspondence is published here for the first time. The present volume is to be followed by two others, containing writings from the preceding Volunteer period, and the subsequent times in which the Act of Union occurred. 220 pp. Index.

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Name: Serfdom Or Ethnic Cleansing?

Subtitle: A British Discussion On Palestine

Author:

Editor: Clifford, Angela

Category: General

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2003

ISBN: 0 85034 102 7

Contents: Winston Churchill's evidence to the 1937 Peel Commission which considered the practical implementation of the Balfour Declaration and its committment to the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

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Name: Six Days Of The Irish Republic

Subtitle: An Eyewitness Account Of 1916

Author: Redmond-Howard, L. G.

Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2006

ISBN: 1 903497 27 2

Contents: Also contains a profile of Roger Casement, written during his trial; the Irish Case for the League of Nations; and a play written jointly with Harry Carson (the Ulster leader's son).
Introduction by Brendan Clifford.

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Name: Slovak Spring

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Author: Novomesky, Ladislav

Editor: Minahane, John

Category: General

Publisher: Belfast Historical & Educational Society

Published: 2004

ISBN: 1 872078 10 9

Contents: Ladislav Novomesky's poems and literary essays, originally written in Slovak, are published here in English for the first time. Novomesky is a valuable witness of the twentieth century, seen from Central Europe during the key period from the 1920s to the 1970s. He writes, for example, about time flying, things lost, and finding oneself stranded in time and the gambles one might take to try to avoid that fate. The introduction by John Minahane reviews the entire body of his writing, which is presented as 'part of the missing intellectual history of the twentieth century - missing until now in the English-speaking lands'.

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Price: £15.00

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Name: Spotlights On Irish History

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Author: Clifford, Brendan

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 1997

ISBN: 0 9521081 5 1

Contents: "Spotlights On Irish History" looks at major personalities, movements and events through which Ireland developed from what Pearse called a "mob" into a nation. Brendan Clifford, at a series of meetings held in his native Slieve Luacra, looked over the past from the standpoint of the present. Slieve Luacra is a region in which, amidst all the "revisionist" undermining, the past has held firm enough to make this possible. The book consists of accounts of those meetings, the discussions as well as the opening talks. The participants in those history meetings were not academics doing what they were paid for. They were farmers, workers, business people and teachers who had done their day's work and were at the meetings on the basis of sheer interest. It had not been our intention to cite any press comments in our praise, but as we go to print the "Sunday Business Post", through the pen of Mary Ellen Synon, has made such a flattering comment on the "Aubane Historical Society" that we cannot refrain from quoting it: "I know enough about North Cork to know that the society has just about six active members and none of them historians". Talks given at Duhallow Heritage Centre on?*The Confederation of Kilkenny Battles of Knocknanoss and Knockbrack; *Edmund Burke And The United Irishmen, Their relevance in Ireland today; *John Philpot Curran Of Newmarket; *Daniel O'Connell And Republican Ireland; *The Famine ; *The Irish Civil War, the conflict that shaped the state; *with extra material on Roy Foster's "History" and other matters. 168 pp. Illustrations. Index.

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