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Name: The Life And Poems Of Thomas Moore

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Author: Clifford, Brendan

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 1993

ISBN: 0 85034 032 2

Contents: Thomas Moore, who wrote "The Minstrel Boy", "The Last Rose of Summer", etc., etc., is a name without associations in present day Ireland. The songs are familiar but the man is unknown. One expects to find him an inoffensive, pious, sentimental, uninteresting person, with a knack for putting words to tunes. The truth is surprising. The first Catholic admitted to Trinity College, the close friend of Robert Emmet, contributor to the United Irish newspaper, he achieved literary fame in England without sacrifice of integrity. He achieved fame through the "Melodies", notoriety through his erotic verse, and English literary immortality through his association with and biography of Byron. The "Edinburgh Review" denounced him as a menace to the moral fibre of Britain. At the height of his English fame he wrote a defence of agrarian terrorism in Ireland. He was the first modern Irish historian - and remains one of the best, though his writings are now unknown. He opposed the resurgence of intolerant Catholicism and refused to endorse O'Connell's Catholic nationalism. His nation was that envisaged by the United Irishmen. He had no time for O'Connell's nation - and O'Connell's nation has had no time for him. But the direction of development in Ireland has changed recently. And there is no major literary figure of the past who is so much in tune with the new spirit as Moore. This volume consists of a biography and a cross-section of the poems: patriotic, sentimental, erotic, philosophical - and readable. 2nd edition with 2 new appendices. 96 pp.

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Name: The Men I Killed

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Author: Crozier, General F.P.

Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2002

ISBN: 0 58034 085 3

Contents: What made Brigadier General Frank Crozier from training the Ulster Volunteer Force in 1912-1914 and comanding the Black and Tan Irish 'policing' operation in 1920-1921 to a pugnacious pacifism in the 1920s and 1930s? That is a question not asked very often in these days of cultivated 'revisionist' amnesia. Coming from an Anglo-Irish military tradition, Crozier fought for King and Empire in the Boer War, in Africa, in Ulster, and in France during the Great War. He was knocked out of his groove?not because he was a sensitive soul, but because his Black and Tans were killing, looting, and generally terrorising Ireland with the approval of his political masters, who thwarted his attempts to discipline the forces under his command. These policies culminated in the burning down of the centre of Cork City (including the Carnegie Library) and an attempt to shift the blame for this atrocity onto the IRA. Crozier was appalled. He saw that this was not the way to hold Ireland but the way to lose it. He resigned his command in protest and sacrificed his military pension. In 1932 when the conflict over De Valera's repudiation of the 1921 Treaty began, he published an account of the Black and Tan war, hoping to improve Britain's conduct by reminding it of its misconduct, and thus to salvage something of the Irish-British connection. In the 1930s he was active in the Peace Pledge Union in Britain, along with people like George Lansbury, the Labour leader, and the Rev. Dick Sheppard. He understood the talk about "defence" to be preparation for another Great War, which he thought would be a disaster. Britain was still 'the' Great Power in those days and he urged it to use its power in another way. And perhaps his views have again become relevant in the present condition of the world. A feature of Crozier's pugnacious pacifism was his very readable autobiographical description of the brutal methods by which wars are won. The book contains selections from four of his books: "Impressions And Recollections", "A Brass Hat In No Man's Land", "Ireland For Ever", and "The Men I Killed".

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Name: The Moral Collapse Of The British Liberal Party Press In 1914

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Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: General

Publisher: Athol Books

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Contents: Problems of Capitalism & Socialism, No. 58

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Name: The Moral Collapse Of The British Liberal Party Press in August 1914

Subtitle: With an Introduction by Brendan Clifford

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Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: General

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2018

ISBN: 978-0-85034-137-9

Contents: Articles from Manchester Guardian July 30th 1914 to October 1914 Articles from Daily News July 27th 1914 to September 21st 1914

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Name: The Nation: Volume One

Subtitle: Selections 1842-1844

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Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2000

ISBN: 1 903497 02 7

Contents: Contents include Young Ieland, Daniel O'Connell, Monster Meetings, State Trials, A New Culture. Introduction by Brendan Clifford. 152.pp Index

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Name: The O'Neill Years

Subtitle: Unionist Politics, 1963-1969

Author: Gordon, David

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Category: Northern Ireland Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 1989

ISBN: 0 85034 039 X

Contents: Terence O'Neill's tenure as Prime Minister of Northern Ireland witnessed the first major split in the history of Ulster Unionism, and the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. Despite the importance of this crucial period, David Gordon's pioneering analysis is the first comprehensive examination of O'Neillism and its legacy. The O'Neill Years covers the period from 1963, when Terence O'Neill replaced Lord Brookeborough as Northern Ireland Premier, and ends with O'Neill's resignation just a few months before the arrival of troops on the streets of Belfast in August 1969. David Gordon reassesses O'Neill's role in Unionist politics in the 1960s, and concludes that Captain O'Neill's leadership was primarily responsible for the disintegration of Ulster Unionism at the end of the decade. David Gordon's seminal work presents a major challenge to traditional interpretations of modern Irish history and politics. 168 pp.

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Name: The Origin And Development Of The Parish Of Millstreet

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Author: Tucker, Fr. Sean

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2008

ISBN: 9781 9034976 44 9

Contents: In this booklet, Fr. Seán Tucker traces the history of Millstreet Parish across nearly a thousand years. It is the first such record of the Parish. It is based on detailed analyses of church records using many primary sources and is the result of a long-term interest in the area by Father Tucker - truly a labour of love.

Each phase of the Parish's history is also put in the context of its time, both nationally and internationally, and Father Tucker shows a great appreciation of all the forces that shaped our history and helped make us what we are.

Father Seán Tucker grew up in Ballydaly, was educated at Rathduane National School and at the De la Salle College in Waterford. He completed his priestly training at Oscott College, Birmingham, did further studies in Social Work at Aston and Selly Oak Colleges. He worked in the Archdiocese of Birmingham for 25 years. He spent three years in a Charismatic Community in the USA and worked in a parish in South Africa for the past 12 years.

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Name: The Origin of Irish Catholic-Nationalism

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Author: Clifford, Brendan

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 1992

ISBN: 0 85034 053 5

Contents: Modern nationalist Ireland—Catholic-nationalist Ireland—has its imaginative source in Walter Cox's "Irish Magazine". Before Cox it was inconceivable. After Cox it was inevitable. Walter Cox was the most daring, innovative and realistic spirit among the Dublin United Irish leaders during the years leading up to the Rebellion. After a period in exile, he returned to Dublin to keep alive the memory of the United Irishmen with his Magazine. And by an act of genius he combined elements not previously found together—Catholicism, Republicanism, nationalism and social radicalism—and made the combination live in the minds of the people of Dublin in the first instance. And gradually that combination took root in all those parts of Ireland which had been Gaelic or Catholic. Cox is the sole point of substantial continuity between the United Irishmen and the Irish nationalist movement of the 19th and 20th centuries. Yet he has been deleted from history by the historians of tis nationalist movement which claims to have originated in the United Irishmen. He has been remembered into the 20th century only as a Dublin folk-hero. Cox has been marginalised because propagandist historians have preferred to put a gloss of liberalism on Catholic-nationalism, even though, at every critical juncture since 1808, development has been determined by Catholic-nationalism. In this selection from the eight years of the Magazine, the reader can see the mind of a new nation being formed in the post-Union vacuum in which the Ascendancy, having lost its Parliamentary power-base through the Act of Union, continues to aggravate the people, though it can no longer suppress them. Brendan Clifford argues that Daniel O'Connell was only the demagogue of the national movement conceived and launched by Cox. This clarification of the origins of Catholic-nationalism appears at an opportune moment, that movement being in severe crisis and possibly approaching the end of its natural life. 136 pp. Illustrated. Index.

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Name: The Origins & Organisation of British Propaganda in Ireland, 1920

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Author: Murphy, Dr. Brian P (osb)

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2006

ISBN: 1 903497 24 8

Contents: On 22 May 1920, the Irish Statesman, the journal associated with Sir Horace Plunkett and George Russell, declared that "…this is a time for plain speaking and we shall speak plainly. The propaganda supplied to the British Press from Dublin Castle is a propaganda of lies. The version of the state of Ireland based upon this propaganda which the Coalition's kept Press serves up to the British people is lies."
Dr. Brian P. Murphy osb has been working for many years on British and Irish propaganda in the years before and during the Irish War of Independence, c.1916-1922. In this essay he has concentrated on British propaganda, with some reference to the origins and workings of Irish propaganda to which it was opposed.
There are also some reflections on the manner in which propaganda may have influenced the writing of Irish history for these important years.
Dr. Murphy is a member of the Benedictine Community at Glenstal Abbey, County Limerick. He is a graduate of Oxford University, Trinity College, Dublin, and the National University of Ireland (UCD).

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Name: The Pearson Executions In Co. Offaly

Subtitle: a debate on alleged sectarianism during the War of Independence

Author: Muldowney, Pat

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2007

ISBN: 9 781903 497326

Contents: Readers of our literature will be aware of our efforts to counter the revisionist writing and commentary on our history.

The event dealt with here is a rather classic example of how these issues are dealt with these days by our media and academic historians. But more importantly it is an example of how this type of issue should be dealt with and all the facts of the case established.

A book appears about an incident that involved the killing of two Protestant family members during the War of Independence. The IRA executed them. That was sufficient to set off a typical harangue by Eoghan Harris (Sunday Independent, October 2nd.) as if that was all there was to the event and the usual invective followed about alleged sectarianism of the IRA. Then, our old friend, Roy Foster (BA., MA., Ph.D., D.Litt (Hons), Hons.Litt.D., FRSL., FRHistS., FBA. Carroll Professor of Irish History at Oxford University) weighed in with a declaration in the Dublin Review about "…the murder of the Pearson brothers in Kinnitty Co. Offaly in June 1921 and the burning of their house—the subject of a recent local study." (Dublin Review, Autumn 2006). This debate examines that 'local study' in some detail.

Messrs. Harris and Foster could not have been more wrong and Pat Muldowney set out to prove it and did so comprehensively and conclusively on the Indymedia website. Messrs. Harris and Foster did not engage in the debate and it was left to some anonymous Smart Alecs to try to make their case for them. They failed abysmally. We thought it all worth recording.

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