The Ivy Leaf: The Parnells Remembered : Commemorative Essays

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University College Dublin Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 204 pages
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This collection of essays provides insight into the shifting relationship between history and memory in the case of Charles Stewart Parnell and his family. The authors show an elegant and sympathetic appreciation of Parnell's career and of how he has been viewed in Irish history since his death in 1891. Parnell's nationalism is explored and his political speeches, the significance of his sojourn in Kilmainham, his American connections, his funeral and the rise and decline of "Ivy day" after his death. The book looks at the careers of the Parnell women his mother Delia and his sisters Anna and Fanny who were both political activists, and his relationship with Katharine O'Shea, later his wife. There is also an essay on his brother and biographer. John Howard Parnell.

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Commemoration History
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Parnell at Kilmainham
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Parnell and the American Connection
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