A Nation of Extremes: The Pioneers in Twentieth Century Ireland

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Explores the extraordinary relationship the Irish have with alcohol from the point of view of the group who were intent on reducing alcohol consumption through membership in the Pioneer Total Abstinence of the Sacred Heart. The Pioneers was formed in 1898, by the mid 1950s the association was to claim a membership of nearly half a million, identifiable by the wearing of a pin, the outward expression of an internal and deeply personal piety. It was a startling figure for such a small country but the stereotype of the Irish ...

A Nation of Extremes: The Pioneers in Twentieth Century Ireland 2008, Irish Academic Press

ISBN-13: 9780716529866

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A Nation of Extremes: The Pioneers in Twentieth Century Ireland 1998, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, Ireland

ISBN-13: 9780716526230

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