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Ernie O’Malley: IRA Intellectual

Richard English


Ernie O'Malley (1897–1957) was one of the most talented and colourful of modern Irish republicans. An important IRA leader in the 1916–1923 Irish Revolution, this bookish gunman subsequently became a distinguished intellectual, and the author of two classic autobiographical accounts of the revolutionary period: On Another Man's Wound and The Singing Flame. His post-revolutionary life took on a bohemian flavour. Travelling extensively in Europe and America, he mixed with a wide range of artistic ... More

Keywords: Ernie O'Malley, IRA, Irish Republican, Irish Revolution, On Another Man's Wound, The Singing Flame, militant republicanism, Anglo–Irish relations, twentieth-century Ireland

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198208075
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208075.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard English, author
Queen's University, Belfast
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