Fifty years on, this book, Achill's Eva O'Flaherty, Forgotten Island Heroine (1874 - 1963), examines the life of Eva O'Flaherty. A prominent member of Co. Galway's 19th century landed gentry, whose companions included Countess Markievicz, Douglas Hyde, Padraig and William Pearse. She was a fervent nationalist and yet large numbers of her family served with the Brittish Empire, perhaps her family lineage to Ireland's Pirate Queen, Grainuaile could explain such a contradiction.
This book attempts to place her unrivalled and overlooked economic contribution to Achill into its proper context, exploring such conundrums as outlined above, along the way.
Signed by the author, Mary J. Murphy.
Achill's Eva O'Flaherty - Forgotten Island Heroine (1874 - 1963)
- Publisher: Mary J. Murphy
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