Ernie O'Malley (1897-1957) was one of the most talented and colourful of modern Irish republicans. An important IRA leader in the 1916-1923 Irish Revolution, this bookish gunman subsequently became a distinguished intellectual, and the author of two classic autobiographical accounts of the revolutionary period: On Another Man's Wound and The Singing Flame. His post-revolutionary life took on a bohemian flavour. Travelling extensively in Europe and America, he mixed with a wide range of artistic and literary figures, and devoted himself to a variety of writing projects. In his IRA career he mixed with revolutionaries such as Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera; in his post-IRA years his friends included Samuel Beckett, Louis MacNeice, John Wayne, and John Ford. This important new thematic biography draws on previously unseen archival sources, and introduces O'Malley to both scholarly and general readers. O'Malley's post-revolutionary life was as turbulent as his IRA years, and illuminates many persistent themes of Irish history, ranging from the origins and culture of militant republicanism and the complexities of Anglo-Irish relations to the development of intellectual and artistic life in twentieth-century Ireland. This exciting new biography will be essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the background to modern Irish politics and the past and present role of the IRA.
Ernest Bernard Malley came later to add the O'to his name and became most commonly known as Ernie O'Malley . A number of variations , including Earnán O Máille and Earnán O'Malley , occur during his career .
Author: Richard English
Publisher: Clarendon Press
A Life Harry F. Martin, O'Malley Cormac. Players Theatre 188, 189, 199 Plunkett, George Noble, Count 19, 117, 118, 127, 193 Plunkett, George Oliver 108 Plunkett, Joseph Mary 118 Plunkett, Josephine, Countess 144 Poetry (magazine) 125, ...
Author: Harry F. Martin
Publisher: Merrion Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
For the first time in published form 'The Men Will Talk to Me: Galway Interviews' chronicles the experiences of the Galway-based survivors of the War of Independence and the Civil War, recorded in the hand-written notebooks of Ernie O'Malley. Many of the individuals would not talk about their experiences, even to their own families, but were willing to talk to Commandant General O'Malley, the senior surviving Republican military commander, who took on the task of preserving the memories of these participants. The resulting O'Malley notebooks provide an unrivaled insight into this important period of Irish history, including the attack on Clifden and life 'on the run' for the Galway IRA volunteers.
Interviews from Ireland's Fight for Independence Ernie O'Malley Cormac O'Malley, Cormac Ó Comhraí. About. the. Author. Ernie O'Malley was a medical student in Dublin when the 1916 Rising broke out. Although initially indifferent ...
Author: Ernie O'Malley
Publisher: Mercier Press Ltd
County Kerry saw many of the most vicious episodes in both the War of Independence and the Civil War. Many Republican survivors of these events were reluctant to speak about their experiences, even to their own family. However, they were willing to talk to Ernie O’Malley, who was the senior surviving Republican military commander from the period of those struggles. By transcribing O’Malley’s notebooks, where he recorded these interviews, Cormac O’Malley and Tim Horgan have made available previously unpublished first-hand accounts of Kerry’s role in the fight for independence. The interviews provide an unrivalled insight into this important period of Irish history, including controversial incidents such as the Ballyseedy massacre, the battle at Headford Junction and executions by the Free State forces.
13Constables Ernest Bright and Patrick Waters were reported missing and presumed killed on 31 October 1920. 14Captain Tyrell O'Malley of the Royal Munster Fusiliers was from Ross House, Newport, Co. Mayo. 15The dugout from which the ...
Author: Cormac O'Malley
Publisher: Mercier Press Ltd
In the 1940s and 1950s Ernie O’Malley interviewed survivors of Ireland’s struggle for independence. These interviews, now being made available to the public for the first time, give a fascinating insight into the times and the people who fought. The West Cork interviews detail IRA intervention in Ulster, as well as giving prominence to the Cork No. 5 Brigade. Of eight interview subjects, five participated in the IRA’s invasion of Northern Ireland. The interviewees talk about the Republican rifle exchange with the National Army which occurred secretly in May 1922, as Free State rifles supplied by Britain were swapped with IRA rifles, which were then sent to arm the IRA in Ulster. They also document the gruesome torture of Brigade Commander Ted O’Sullivan.
Amongst the men there were Seán T. O'Kelly, Tommy MacCurtain, Ernest Blythe, Walter Cole, Terry MacSwiney, Henry Dixon, [18R] ?Harry Cotton, George Nichols of Galway, Darrell Figgis, Éamon Dwyer of Goulds Cross [Tipperary].16 There was ...
Author: Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc
Publisher: Mercier Press Ltd
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Author: Padraic O'Farrell
Category: Authors, Irish
In 1922, following a decade of political ferment and much bloodshed, the Irish Free State was established, became stabilised, and developed along conservative lines. During these years the prevailing impulse was to reprove the actions of republicans who had rejected the Anglo-Irish Treaty, and many significant revolutionary voices were left unheeded. One mind, more agile than most of his contemporaries, belonged to Ernie O’Malley. It was through his vastly popular ‘clipped lyric’ memoirs, especially On Another Man’s Wound in 1936, that many of the complexities of the republican mindset were brought to light for readers worldwide. In Modern Ireland and Revolution, leading Irish and American historians and academics deliver critical essays that consider the life, writings and monumental influence of Ernie O’Malley, and the modern arts that influenced him. After his involvement in the War of Independence and the Civil War, O’Malley developed a modernist approach while living abroad for ten years; he was devoted to the arts, moved in circles that included Georgia O’Keeffe and Paul Strand, and through his probing mind counteracted any notion that republicans of his era were dull, inflexible idealists. In this fascinating collection, art and revolution coincide, enriching every preconception of the minds that supported both sides of the Treaty, and revealing untoward truths about the Irish Free State’s process of remembrance.
8 Letter, Ernie O'Malley to Paul Strand, 28 December 1934, O'Malley and Allen, Broken Landscapes, p. 107. In fact, the 1934 MSP Act covered service only to 30 September 1923. 9 Marie Coleman, 'Military Service Pensions for Veterans of ...
Author: Cormac O'Malley
Publisher: Irish Academic Press
This book argues that populism has been a shaping force in Irish literary culture. Populist moments and movements have compelled authors to reject established forms and invent new ones. Sometimes, as in the middle period of W.B. Yeats's work, populism forces a writer into impossible stances, spurring ever greater rhetorical and poetic creativity. At other times, as in the critiques of Anna Parnell or Myles na gCopaleen, authors penetrate the rhetoric fog of populist discourse and expose the hollowness of its claims. Yet in both politics and culture, populism can be a generative force. Daniel O'Connell, and later the Land League, utilized populist discourse to advance Irish political freedom and expand rights. The most powerful works of Lady Gregory and Ernie O'Malley are their portraits of The People that borrows from the populist vocabulary. While we must be critical of populist discourse, we dismiss it at our loss. This study synthesizes existing scholarship on populism to explore how Irish texts have evoked "The People"—a crucial rhetorical move for populist discourse—and how some writers have critiqued, adopted, and adapted the languages of Irish populisms.
97 99 100 92 O'Malley, 29. 93 O'Malley, 64. 94 O'Malley, 248. 95 O'Malley, 335. 96 O'Malley, 166. English, Ernie O'Malley, 76. 98 English, 84. O'Malley, On Another Man's Wound, 363. O'Malley, 139. 101 O'Malley, 11. 102 O'Malley, 122.
Author: Seamus O'Malley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This book is based on original research into intimidation and violence directed at civilians by combatants during the revolutionary period in Ireland, considering this from the perspectives of the British, the Free State and the IRA. The book combines qualitative and quantitative approaches, and focusses on County Kerry, which saw high levels of violence. It demonstrates that violence and intimidation against civilians was more common than clashes between combatants and that the upsurge in violence in 1920 was a result of the deployment of the Black and Tans and Auxiliaries, particularly in the autumn and winter of that year. Despite the limited threat posed by the IRA, the British forces engaged in unprecedented and unprovoked violence against civilians. This study stresses the increasing brutality of the subsequent violence by both sides. The book shows how the British had similar methods and views as contemporary counter-revolutionary groups in Europe. IRA violence, however, was, in part, an attempt to impose homogeneity as, beneath the Irish republican narrative of popular approval, there lay a recognition that universal backing was never in fact present. The book is important reading for students and scholars of the Irish revolution, the social history of Ireland and inter-war European violence.
O'Malley, Ernie, The men will talk to me: Kerry interviews by Ernie O'Malley, O'Malley, Cormac and Horgan, Tim (eds) (Cork, 2012). O'Malley, Ernie, The men will talk to me: Galway interviews by Ernie O'Malley, O'Malley, ...
Author: Thomas Earls FitzGerald
This book explores the representation of intra-state conflicts. It offers a distinctive approach by looking at narrative forms and strategies associated with civil war testimony, historiography and memory. The volume seeks to reflect current research in civil war in a number of disciplines and covers a range of geographical areas, from the advent of modern forms of testimonies, history writing and public remembering in the early modern period, to the present day. In focusing on narrative, broadly defined, the contributors not only explore civil war testimonies, historiography and memory as separate fields of inquiry, but also highlight the interplay between these areas, which are shown to share porous boundaries. Chapters look at the ways in which various narrative forms feed off each other, be they oral, written or visual narratives, personal or collective accounts, or testimonies from victims or perpetrators.
English, Richard and Cormac O'Malley (eds.). Prisoners: The Civil War Letters of Ernie O'Malley. (Dublin: Poolbeg, 1991). Flynn, Barry. Pawns in the Game: Irish Hunger Strikes 1912–1981. (Cork: Collins Press, 2011). Foster, Roy.
Author: Karine Deslandes