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The Launch of Terry Reilly's new book ‘Ballina: One Town, Three Wars & More : 1880-1923’ (Ballina Public Library)

Date(s): Thursday July 24th 8pm

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Terry Reilly will launch his new book ‘Ballina: One Town Three Wars & More : 1880-1923’ in Ballina Library on Thursday 24th July 2014 at 8pm

The new book covers the town from circa 1880 to 1923 and is a superb social history of Ballina as it emerged from the grips of landlordism and into troubled times… then forward with new hope.

Extensively featured are WW1, The War of Independence and the Civil War, with exciting new revelations and wonderful and rare photographs.   50,000 Irishmen died in WW1, and upwards of 200 were from the Ballina region and you can read their stories from the trenches. But the book is much more than that. It features living conditions in the hovels in back lanes, education, occupations, sport and politics. In fact the full gamut of life lived in a small but ambitious Irish town.

Hardcover, it runs to over 400 pages and includes links to digital sites, so the reader can slip into the mood and nuances of the time. A digital edition of the book will also be available.

All welcome.

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