The ten years between 1913 and 1923 were eventful and changing times for the people of Galway, both in the city and county. The political, economic and social life of the region changed forever and set the future of the west on a different course. This book gives an insight into how the events that were happening at a national level had an impact at the local level in Galway city and county. Ó Comhraí draws on a wide range of sources and original archival documents to give an in-depth account of this integral part of the story of Ireland.
Sa Bhearna Bhaoil: Gaillimh 1913-1923
A full-length study of those revolutionary years in Galway comes from Cormac Ó Comhraí in ‘Sa Bhearna Bhaoil, Gaillimh 1913-1923’ (Cló Iar-Chonnacht, €20), which draws on a wide range of published and unpublished sources to re-create and re-examine the revolutionary years.
The pick of 2016’s Irish-language books, Cathal Póirtéir, The Irish Times, Nollaig 2016