The Irish Revolution: Weighing up a pivotal stretch of Irish history

A doorstopper of a hardback book, nearly 1,000 pages in length, is a hefty tome which deals with equally weighty events

27th August, 2017
Éamon de Valera addressing a crowd outside Ennis Court House, Clare, in 1917

History: Atlas of the Irish Revolution, Edited by John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil and Mike Murphy, Cork University Press, €63.25

There is an oddly attractive image that could be helpful when it comes to considering the subject of this book. The heavy-duty German philosopher, Hegel, wrote how the owl of Minerva – the Roman goddess of wisdom – only spreads its wings with the falling of dusk. I suppose this means that understanding...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

TV review: Detecting the dead hand of De Valera in old traumas

Appetite for Distraction: our home entertainment picks

Radio review: A sobering reminder of the devastating effects of Covid on the arts world

Appetite For Distraction: this week’s home entertainment picks