The Voice of Ireland, compiled by W.G Fitzgerald and published by 1924, was a quite extraordinary tome of over 600 pages with more than 150 contributors. many aspects of early 20th century life in Ireland were covered by various political, literary, religious, academic and artistic personalities.
This was an era when the Gaelic revival flourished, yet strife, revolution and bloodshed stalked the land and the ‘terrible beauty’ referred to by Yeats left an indelible stain on the Irish psyche.
This new 2021 book, published in the period which marks the centenary of those events is a personal selection of 40 or so essays by Editors Eoin and Niamh Ó Dochartaigh. Detailed biographical profiles of each author are included along with copious photographic material from the original Voice of Ireland and from wider sources. The articles have been assembled with the aim of presenting the range of opinion, comment and the narrative of this rare material, in order to bring the authors back to life and to inform and enlighten a new generation of readers.