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Launch of Tyrone's Struggle for Irish Freedom by Gerard Magee (Castlebar Library)

Date(s): Fri Nov 4th 7.30pm

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Tyrone’s Struggle for Irish Freedom is a monumental new book that documents the troubles in that county in  full-colour. The author Gerard Magee, was a republican prisoner between 1988 and 1998, when he became a regular contributor from Long Kesh to the prison magazine An Glór Gafa/The Captive Voice.  This book chronologically documents the republican armed struggle (1970 to 1994) when there were approximately 1,500 IRA operations carried out within and around County Tyrone.

Tyrone’s Struggle for Irish Freedom provides the reader with a genuine republican perspective and the human story of the IRA Volunteers and Sinn Féin activists who were killed during the conflict — their family backgrounds, the townlands they grew up in, the schools they attended and their other interests in life.

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