Doherty, Gabriel  Keogh, Prof. Dermot  

1916 – The Long Revolution


An interpretation of the events of Easter Week 1916 as the central defining event of a long revolution in Irish history.

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Introduction by Garret Fitzgerald. This book seeks to interpret the events of Easter Week 1916 as the central defining event of a long revolution in Irish history. The origins of the long revolution lie in the second half of the nineteenth century, and its legacy is still being played out in the first years of the twenty-first century.


Acknowledged experts on specific topics seek to explore the layered domestic and international, political, legal and moral aspects of this uniquely influential and controversial event.


Contributors are: Rory O'Dwyer, Michael Wheatley, Brendan O'Shea and Gerry White, D.G. Boyce, Francis M. Carroll, Rosemary Cullen Owens, Jame aan de Wiel, Adrian Hardiman, Keith Jeffery, Mary McAleese, Owen McGee, Seamus Murphy and Brian P. Murphy.

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ISBN 9781856355452

About the Authors

Gabriel Doherty teaches in the Department of History, University College Cork. He received his BA in Modern History from Oxford University, having studied at Magdalen College between 1986 and 1989.


Dr Dermot Keogh is Professor of History at University College Cork. He was a Fulbright Professor in San Jose, California in 1983 and a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC, in 1988. He has taken a special interest in the peace process in Northern Ireland and was commissioned to write a study of the history of the Catholic Church in the twentieth century by the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation.


‘The political pond life in Northern Ireland was so foul in 1970 that the provos would have emerged anyway: they didn’t need role models. And so on. Some thoughtful debates here’
– Sunday Tribune


‘Con Houlihan is not one of the political establishement’s poodles; and this is what makes him dangerous . His succinct and brilliant dissection of De Valera cuts through that statesman-like iconic image, so beloved of Fianna Failers, like a colonoscopy illuminating one’s most inner parts – Con Houlihan sees everything’

– Sunday Independent


‘[A] thought provoking book’

– Irish Times