Cathal O'Byrne and the Northern Revival in Ireland, 1890-1960


In this book, Richard Kirkland explores the history of Northern Ireland through the biography of one of its most unusual and talented personages--the legendary musician, IRA activist, poet, and Catholic mystic, Cathal O'Byrne. O'Byrne's fascinating life, as Kirkland shows, is part and parcel of the extraordinary story of this fractured island. Both gay and Catholic in Protestant-dominated Northern Ireland, O'Byrne's circle of friends included Roger Casement, Maud Gonne, and Patrick Pearse. Despite his outsider status, O ...

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