Joseph Mary Plunkett (1887-1916) from Dublin was one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, the designer of the military plan and the youngest signatory of the Proclamation. A recognised poet, he was already dying of TB when, aged 28, he married Grace Gifford in Kilmainham Gaol, just hours before he was exectuted on May 4th, 1916. This timely biography, written in an entertaining, educational and assessible style and including the latest archival evidence, is an accurate and well-researched portrayal of the man and the uprising.I must also mention two organisations which are personal enablers in my professional life, the National Council for the Blind of Ireland and Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. As often happens there is one person who must take the liona#39;s share ofanbsp;...
|Author||:||Honor O Brolchain|
|Publisher||:||The O'Brien Press - 2012-10-05|