The sub title of the book is Soldier and Patriot.
This is a scarce Anvil paperback on Tomás MacCurtain, the Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork. He was shot dead in front of his family in March 1920 by members of the Royal Irish Constabulary.
Florenece O’Donoghue was a contemporary of MacCurtain. He uses his knowledge to the full in this biography of his friend and leader.
Cork’s senior footballers and hurlers will wear a specially designed jersey to commemorate Tomás Mac Curtain in their upcoming league games.
The city of Cork also plan commemorations in March 2020.