‘The Hales Brothers and the Irish Revolution’ launched in Bandon

Pictured at the launch of ‘The Hales Brothers and the Irish Revolution’ by Liz Gillis at the Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon was Sean Óg Hales and Mark Hales O'Sullivan. Picture Denis Boyle

Posted on: 5th August, 2016

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

Above: Pictured at the launch of ‘The Hales Brothers and the Irish Revolution’ by Liz Gillis at the Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon was Sean Óg Hales and Mark Hales O'Sullivan. Picture Denis Boyle

Liz Gillis  launched her latest book ‘The Hales Brothers and the Irish Revolution’ in the Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon, on Saturday, July 30. The venue was chosen because the Munster Arms Hotel (formerly known as the Lee Hotel) is where Seán Hales warned Michael Collins about danger on road before Collins left for Cork via Béal na mBláth – the site of the ambush where he was killed. The ambushing party included Seán’s brother Tom.

The ‘Hales Brothers and the Irish Revolution’ tells the true story of the Séan and Tom Hales from Bandon in Co. Cork. The two were actively involved in Ireland’s fight for independence and for that involvement they, and indeed their whole family, paid a high price. Closely connected with well-known republicans, including Michael Collins, Tom Barry and Liam Deasy, Seán and Tom were both IRA commanders and led ambushes on RIC and military patrols and barracks in Cork throughout the War of Independence. They shared in the excitement of battle, the hardship of imprisonment and torture, and the destruction of their family home. The Wind that Shakes the Barley is believed to be based on the story of these two Cork brothers.

Liz Gillis is from the Liberties in Dublin. She has a degree in Irish history and is the author of four books about the Irish revolution: Ireland Over All, The Fall of Dublin, Revolution in Dublin and Women of the Irish Revolution. She has worked as a researcher on numerous publications, participated in many conferences and has also developed a ‘Revolutionary’ walking tour of the Liberties. Liz is co-organiser of the annual conference on the Burning of the Custom House in 1921.

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