The Poetical Works of Thomas MacDonagh (1916)

Author: Thomas MacDonagh

Book ID: 67698

Price: 350.00

The Poetical Works of Thomas MacDonagh. Dublin: Talbot Press, 1916. First Edition. Pp xii, 168. Quarter cloth, paper boards, title with ornate initials in red to upper cover, in the rare publisher’s dustjacket lettered in red with a portrait to upper cover. A nice bright copy.

Frontispiece portrait photograph of the author.

Thomas Macdonough was an accomplished writer of poetry and plays, born in Cloughjordan 1878. He taught in Kilkenny before moving to St. Enda’s (founded by Patrick Pearse) in Dublin. His first three books were self-published.

In 1913 Macdonough joined the Irish Volunteers. He helped to organize the Howth Gun-Running, was Chief Marshal at the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa, joined the I.R.B. & became a signatory of the Proclamation of 1916. He commanded at Jacob’s Factory during The Rising, and was shot on 3rd May, 1916.

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