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Remember It's for Ireland: A Family Memoir of Tomas Maccurtain
Tomas MacCurtain took an active role in the War of Independence. He was involved with the Gaelic League, the Irish Republican Brotherhood and the Irish Volunteers. A dedicated father and husband, he was in command of the Irish Volunteers in Cork during the 1916 Rising in Dublin. Although no violence took place in Cork during the Rising, MacCurtain was subsequently arrested ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Mercier Press
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This book, written by the granddaughter of the First Republican Mayor or Cork Tomas Mac Curtain and his wife Elizabeth, is a must read for anyone interested in the history of Cork during the turbulent period from 1913-1921. It gives a glimpse of how the family life of the Mac Curtain's was intimately intertwined with the political actions of Tomas. Both fervent Republicans, Tomas and Elizabeth worked tirelessly together to further the goal of a free Ireland. They supported each other through the ...more