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March into Meath: In the Footsteps of 1798 Eamon Doyle

March into Meath: In the Footsteps of 1798

Eamon Doyle

Published February 1st 2011
ISBN : 9781845886929
Paperback
160 pages
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 About the Book 

The march of the surviving 1798 insurgents from Wexford through Wicklow, Kildare, County Meath, and then back towards the capital city, Dublin, has been regarded as an act of madness, incurable optimism, or desperation. Despite the loss that they didMoreThe march of the surviving 1798 insurgents from Wexford through Wicklow, Kildare, County Meath, and then back towards the capital city, Dublin, has been regarded as an act of madness, incurable optimism, or desperation. Despite the loss that they did not anticipate, this last fighting division of the United Irishmen in the east must be regarded with unqualified admiration for bravery, for commitment, for determination, and for a fighting spirit that brought honor upon themselves and their cause. In this book, Eamon Doyle marches with these brave men, taking the reader with him in their footsteps, in their engagements, in their falling, and to their graves. The sacrifices freely and gladly made by Irishmen for their country’s liberty cannot be better exemplified than through the telling of their story.