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STORIES OF ADVENTURE & ACHIEVEMENT

INVENTORS, GOLD-DIGGERS, MILITARY LEADERS, SPIES, RABBLE-ROUSERS, SOLDIERS, COURTESANS, ACE PILOTS DETECTIVES, ATHLETES, HEROES

Irish people have left their mark on virtually every corner of the globe. This fascinating book tells the stories of the Irish who are justly celebrated in their adopted homelands, but virtually unknown in Ireland.

  • William Melville from Kerry, the First Head of MI5
  • Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty from Cork, who rescued 4,000 Jews and Allied Servicemen from the Nazis
  • James Hoban from Kilkenny who designed The White House
  • Jennie Hodgers from Louth who served three years in Union Army during the American Civil War - as a man
  • George McElroy from Dublin who became one of World war I's outstanding aerial aces

And many more

The most famous Irish people you've never heard of - Colin Murphy

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Title
The most famous Irish people you've never heard of
Author
Colin Murphy
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
The O'Brien Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20091026

STORIES OF ADVENTURE & ACHIEVEMENT

INVENTORS, GOLD-DIGGERS, MILITARY LEADERS, SPIES, RABBLE-ROUSERS, SOLDIERS, COURTESANS, ACE PILOTS DETECTIVES, ATHLETES, HEROES

Irish people have left their mark on virtually every corner of the globe. This fascinating book tells the stories of the Irish who are justly celebrated in their adopted homelands, but virtually unknown in Ireland.

  • William Melville from Kerry, the First Head of MI5
  • Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty from Cork, who rescued 4,000 Jews and Allied Servicemen from the Nazis
  • James Hoban from Kilkenny who designed The White House
  • Jennie Hodgers from Louth who served three years in Union Army during the American Civil War - as a man
  • George McElroy from Dublin who became one of World war I's outstanding aerial aces

And many more

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Colin Murphy is the author of The Most Famous Irish People You've Never Heard Of and co-author of the bestselling 'Feckin' collection (The O'Brien Press). His dbut historical novel Boycott (Brandon) was published in 2012 to great acclaim.

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Clare People

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Ireland - Biography.
Country of Publication
Ireland
Number of Pages
411

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