Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sligo The Irish Revolution, 1912–23 - The Cover

The cover has been decided for my history book. I'm very pleased with it, a nice clean design with Sligo well highlighted. The cover picture is very striking. It's a Rolls Royce armoured car, probably The Ballinalee, in Old Market Street, Sligo on Easter Sunday 1922 for the pro-Treaty election meeting.

The picture is in the Irish Independent archive in the National Library of Ireland and was almost certainly taken by Sligo photographer and author Tadhg Kilgannon. Thanks to Paul Gunning of Sligo for alerting me to the photo and identifying the street.

Full details of the book on the Four Courts Press website.The book is a "balanced, comprehensive and absorbing study of county Sligo from 1912 when the Irish Party controlled all political affairs to 1922–3 when the county saw considerable action during the civil war".

This is the first of the Irish Revolution series from Four Courts Press and this will be the standard design of the series' covers. Different picture of course. Sligo is first!!

Not sure of publication date but either just before or just after Christmas.

Details on the publisher's website.

1 comment:

Connie Roberts said...

Congrats., Michael. Looks great!

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