Proud Island (1975)
Book ID: 63608
Proud Island. Dublin: O’Brien Press, 1975. First Edition. Pp, 128. A fine copy in pictorial dust jacket.
Peadar O’Donnell was a socialist, republican, writer, and trade unionist who was born in Meenmore, Dungloe in 1893. O’Donnell was known as a great friend and companion of the migratory worker. He was a writer who saw his pen as a weapon in the revolutionary process.
‘Proud Island,’ his last published novel, tells the story of an island community facing its final struggle for survival when the herring shoals move beyond the reach of the islanders’ small boats.
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