Monday, February 13, 2012

My New Book - The Blurb

I can't wait to read this book! From the Four Courts Press website.

"Using a wide array of sources and interviews, Michael Farry has produced 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 wide-ranging study offers fascinating new insights into the Irish Revolution and details how the county moved from being one of the most loyal to the Irish Party to one of the best-organised Sinn Féin counties. Farry is especially good on how both organised unionism and the strong labour movement in Sligo reacted to the rise of Sinn Féin, its election victory in 1918 and the subsequent Truce, Treaty and civil war. His use of the recently released BMH accounts as well as British military sources results in a richly detailed examination of the IRA campaign and the British reaction. It examines the superior attitude of the IRA towards ‘mere politicians’ during the Truce period and explains why Sligo saw so much conflict during the civil war."

Final editing still to be done though, photographs selected, maps ready, cover not yet finalised. Almost there!!


Mari said...

Michael, exciting times! Well done. A lot of hard work, sweat and tears I'm sure. So time to pat yourself on the back noting job well done.

Michael Farry said...

Thanks Mari, yes delighted it's almost there.