A Woven Silence : Memory, History and Remembrance download pdf

A Woven Silence : Memory, History and Remembrance download pdf

A Woven Silence : Memory, History and Remembrance. Felicity Hayes-McCoy

A Woven Silence : Memory, History and Remembrance
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Author: Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Page Count: 256 pages
Published Date: 28 Dec 2015
Publisher: The Collins Press
Publication Country: Cork, Ireland
Language: English
ISBN: 9781848892521
Download Link: A Woven Silence Memory, History and Remembrance
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How do we know that what we remember is the truth? Inspired by the story of her relative Marion Stokes, one of three women who raised the tricolour over Enniscorthy in Easter Week 1916, Felicity Hayes-McCoy explores the consequences for all of us when memories are manipulated or obliterated, intentionally or by chance. In the power struggle after the Easter Rising, which involved Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera among others, the ideals for which Marion and her companions fought were eroded, resulting in an Ireland marked by chauvinism, isolationism and secrecy. By mapping her own family stories onto the history of the state, Felicity examines how Irish life today has been affected by the censorship and mixed messages of the past. Absorbing, entertaining and touching, her story moves from Washerwoman's Hill in Dublin to London and back again, spans two world wars, a revolution, a civil war and the development of a republic, and culminates in Ireland's 2015 same-sex marriage referendum.

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