Cathal Liam’s Blood on the Shamrock is the second of his two books on Irish history. The first, Consumed in Freedom’s Flame, covers the Easter Rising of 1916 til the treaty with England in 1921. This books covers the Irish civil war (1921-23) which followed the signing of the treaty by Michael Collins, murdered by IRA extremists who did not get the exact wording they wanted in that treaty.
This is an agonizing book, yet continues to capture the feel of Irish life and the Irish people, the fresh air and the green landscape. At the very end, Cathal takes us on to the 1950’s, so we can look back and appreciate the distance Ireland has traveled, as well as the peace and prosperity then prevailing.
The peace and prosperity has continued to increase, with Ireland now being the most prosperous country in the European Union.
Thanks to Cathal, born and raised in Ireland, now a Cincinnati resident, for doing the hard work of bringing these truths to us.
At most book stores, or www.cathalliam.com.