The recent Dublin launch of two books by Kathleen Hegarty Thorne – Echoes of their footsteps: The Quest for Irish Freedom, 1913–1922, and Echoes of their footsteps: The Irish Civil War, 1922–1924 – may be of interest to Irish family historians.
With a strong emphasis on the individuals involved at the grass roots level, the books are based on some 22 years of research into the War of Independence and the Civil War which followed. Each has been extensively indexed and includes thousands of names of genealogical interest.
The indexes include names, townlands, details of photos and other information of interest to genealogists and can be viewed as a pdf file at no charge. Simply log onto the publisher's website at www.generationpublishing.com, pick a book and click the 'download index' link.
Echoes of their footsteps: The Quest for Irish Freedom, 1913–1922 is hardbound, 408 pages long and has 214 illustrations. It has a 27-page index that includes names of Volunteers mentioned, place names, county Brigade and Battalion information, and themes addressed in the book. $49.95.
Echoes of their footsteps: The Irish Civil War, 1922–1924 is also hardbound and has a 24-page index. The main crux of the book a running historical calendar of events about the IRA interspersed with various tidbits of notable Irish happenings and articles about the various hunger strikers. $49.95.