About the Author
Donal O hEalaithe has lived all his life in Cuil Aodha in mid Cork. He has published many plays, poems and articles in Irish and has carried out extensive research on history, heritage and folklore, particularly in his local area. His father and several of his relations fought in the War of Independence alongside Jamie Moynihan, and he interviewed him extensively about his experiences at the time. He has also spent many years going through Moynihan's own papers and many other primary sources to compile this fascinating account of the man and his times.