Irish Book Awards

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  • Eurospar
  • Books Are My Bag
  • Irish Independent
  • RTÉ Offical Media Partner
  • Dept 51 @ Eason
  • Ireland AM
  • Sunday Independent
  • Onside
  • Listowel Writers’ Week
  • National Book Awards

1916: Portraits and Lives

A selection of articles from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography, dealing with 42 men and women whose careers were deeply involved with the Easter Rising of 1916. Each biography is illustrated with an original drawing by artist David Rooney. This selection aims to give a balanced view of the rising.