Navigation

Kevin Barry - Irish Heroes for Children

Availability: Out of Stock
ISBN: 9781781177433
AuthorUi Cheallaigh, Carmel
Pub Date16/09/2020
BindingPaperback
Pages144
CountryIRL
Dewey941.508210
Quick overview A biography of Kevin Barry aimed at the children's market, ideally for a reader between 10 and 12. The book will chart Kevin's childhood, through to his school days and culminating in his involvement and tragic end during the War of Independence.
€9.99

On a dark November morning in 1920, Kevin Barry, head held high, marched to his death in Mountjoy Prison. He was the first and youngest person hanged during the Irish War of Independence. Born the fourth of seven children, the family was split between Dublin and Carlow, after the early death of his father. He loved playing Gaelic football, Hurling and Rugby. A brilliant student, he won a scholarship to study medicine. Kevin also had another life, as a soldier in the Irish Volunteer Army with the sole purpose of obtaining a free independent Ireland. Then his two worlds collided and his part in the Monk's Bakery Ambush sealed his fate. By sticking to his principles and making the ultimate sacrifice, he instigated the move towards a truce that would change the course of Irish history forever. What led this teenager to forego his bright future for the gallows?

*
*
*
Product description

On a dark November morning in 1920, Kevin Barry, head held high, marched to his death in Mountjoy Prison. He was the first and youngest person hanged during the Irish War of Independence. Born the fourth of seven children, the family was split between Dublin and Carlow, after the early death of his father. He loved playing Gaelic football, Hurling and Rugby. A brilliant student, he won a scholarship to study medicine. Kevin also had another life, as a soldier in the Irish Volunteer Army with the sole purpose of obtaining a free independent Ireland. Then his two worlds collided and his part in the Monk's Bakery Ambush sealed his fate. By sticking to his principles and making the ultimate sacrifice, he instigated the move towards a truce that would change the course of Irish history forever. What led this teenager to forego his bright future for the gallows?

Additional information
Customers who bought this item also bought

Harp Maiden

Burke, Jackie
9781788461436
€10.34

Animal Crackers: Fantastic Facts About Your Favourite Animals

Webb, Sarah
9781788490658
A book of animal facts that will appeal strongly to children, illustrated with black & white animal art/doodles, activities and quiz pages - a highly interactive, fun and informative book.
€11.99