Thursday, 2 July 2015

Book launch: 'Conspirators, a photographic history of Ireland's revolutionary underground'
Conspirators: a photographic history of Ireland’s revolutionary underground, by Dr Shane Kenna, was launched earlier this week at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

Through pictures, the book tells the story of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB), one of the most important revolutionary organisations within Irish history and one that had a profound influence on the emergence of Ireland as we understand it today.

Formed in the 1850s, the IRB was a key factor in the emergence of cultural and political organisations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and played an active role in the Irish revolution of 1916–21. It was a crucial group in the negotiations of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 and the emergence of the Irish Free State.

Published by Mercier Press, the book is the result of a collaboration between Glasnevin Trust and the National Library of Ireland. It is on sale for €13.50.