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Great Irish Voices

Great Irish Voices

Edited by Gerard Reid

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Hours of stimulating reading and enjoyment covering a selection of famous speeches, sermons and addresses by some of Ireland’s greatest statesmen and women over the last 400 years.
Great Irish Voices is a compilation of speeches, sermons and addresses that acknowledges the range of thought and purpose expressed by eminent Irish people over the last 400 years. Arranged in chronological order and with biographical notes, it is a really interesting and enlightening entré into several spheres of Irish life through the centuries. Noteworthy speeches from the dock followed by issues relating to The Birth of a Nation provide an insight into historical events that have coloured this nation's path to freedom. The editor notes that as time has gone on politicians have relied less on oratorical skills and more on their speech writers than their predecessors. The fact that only two women feature in this collection can be accounted for by the fact that between 1922 and 1979 there was no female presence on the political or national stage. Much pain and yet great grandeur of spirit is reflected in this book. Gordon Wilson, who lost his daughter on Remembrance Day 1987 in Enniskillen, was interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster. His words are a fitting conclusion to this resumé of the thoughts, aspirations and suffering of people encountered in this collection...'I know there has to be a plan. If I didn't think that, I would commit suicide. It's part of a greater plan and God is good. And we shall meet again.'

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Author Edited by Gerard Reid
Publisher Irish Academic Press
Publication date 1 Jan 1999
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780716527442

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