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Thomas Meagher : Forgotten Father of Thomas Francis Meagher

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ISBN: 9781788552196
AuthorBroderick, Eugene
Pub Date01/06/2022
BindingHardback
Pages352
Quick overview This is the biography of the Thomas Meagher, father of one of Ireland’s most famous patriots, Thomas Francis Meagher. Although perhaps overshadowed by his son, Thomas Meagher was a man of deeply held political and religious principles, who, through his philanthropic works and political career, helped shape the character of Ireland.
€29.95

The insightful book tells Meagher’s story, from his birth to Irish parents in Newfoundland, Canada, to his death in Bray in 1874. Most of his life was spent in Waterford city and it was there that he would establish himself as champion of political and religious equality, holding mayoral and parliamentary offices, while also working for the alleviation of suffering for the working classes, particularly during the Great Famine.

It also explores the fascinating and complex relationship Meagher had with his son Thomas Francis, which mirrored the age-old conflict between constitutional and revolutionary nationalism in Ireland.

Illuminating the history, not only of the man, but also the times in which he lived, this is a very human story set against the backdrop of great turbulence.

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The insightful book tells Meagher’s story, from his birth to Irish parents in Newfoundland, Canada, to his death in Bray in 1874. Most of his life was spent in Waterford city and it was there that he would establish himself as champion of political and religious equality, holding mayoral and parliamentary offices, while also working for the alleviation of suffering for the working classes, particularly during the Great Famine.

It also explores the fascinating and complex relationship Meagher had with his son Thomas Francis, which mirrored the age-old conflict between constitutional and revolutionary nationalism in Ireland.

Illuminating the history, not only of the man, but also the times in which he lived, this is a very human story set against the backdrop of great turbulence.

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