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History's Daughter: A Memoir from the Only Child of Terence MacSwiney

History's Daughter: A Memoir from the Only Child of Terence MacSwiney

Máire MacSwiney Brugha

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Maire MacSwiney Brugha is the only child of Terence MacSwiney, one of the greatest figures in Ireland's history, who died after seventy-three days on hunger strike in Brixton Prison on 25 October 1920. His death became worldwide news.

After her father's death, Maire was taken by her mother to live on the continent. For nine years she lived away from Ireland, mostly in Germany and occasionally in Paris.She grew up effectively as a German child, speaking the language and attending school at a time when her adopted country would shortly descend into chaos.

In the early thirties, when she was still in her early teens, Maire made a dramatic escape with her aunt, Maire MacSwiney, home to Ireland, against her mother's wishes. This led to a court case claiming Maire had been kidnapped but this claim was strongly refuted and Maire remained with her aunt in Cork. In 1945, she married Ruairi Brugha, the son of another famous republican, Cathal Brugha, thus uniting two of Ireland's most prominent and revered nationalist families.

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Author Máire MacSwiney Brugha
Publisher The O'Brien Press
Publication date 1 Jan 2005
Format Hardback
ISBN/EAN 9780862789480

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