'the book is a fascinating insight into the many intertwined aspects of the Irish revolution and its lesser known participants' --Verbal Magazine
About the Author
Annie Ryan is a retired schoolteacher who is best known for her work championing the rights of people with intellectual disabilities and mental-health problems. Her campaigning in relation to the state mental hospital in Portrane gained her national prominence, and she ran in the 1997 general election as an independent candidate on this issue. Annie.s father Tom Harris took part in the Rising and was one of the witnesses interviewed in the 1940s. Half a century on, the release of the records has enabled her to read the accounts of her own father and hundreds of others who were involved in events that would prove to be crucial to Ireland's achievement of independence.