THE MOST FAMOUS IRISH PEOPLE YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF

By
Colin Murphy
The Most Famous Irish People You've Never Heard Of

Irish people have left their mark on virtually every corner of the globe. This fascinating book tells the stories of the Irish who are justly celebrated in their adopted homelands, but virtually unknown in Ireland.

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Paperback:
424 pages
Size:
196x130 mm
ISBN:
9781847171634

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ISBN:
9781847174468

STORIES OF ADVENTURE & ACHIEVEMENT

INVENTORS, GOLD-DIGGERS, MILITARY LEADERS, SPIES, RABBLE-ROUSERS, SOLDIERS, COURTESANS, ACE PILOTS DETECTIVES, ATHLETES, HEROES

Irish people have left their mark on virtually every corner of the globe. This fascinating book tells the stories of the Irish who are justly celebrated in their adopted homelands, but virtually unknown in Ireland.

  • William Melville from Kerry, the First Head of MI5
  • Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty from Cork, who rescued 4,000 Jews and Allied Servicemen from the Nazis
  • James Hoban from Kilkenny who designed The White House
  • Jennie Hodgers from Louth who served three years in Union Army during the American Civil War - as a man
  • George McElroy from Dublin who became one of World war I’s outstanding aerial aces

And many more …

Colin Murphy is the author of The Most Famous Irish People You’ve Never Heard Of and co-author of the bestselling ‘Feckin’ collection (The O’Brien Press). His début historical novel Boycott (Brandon) was published in 2012 to great acclaim. 

'a welcome read … a fascinating book'

Clare People

'fascinating'

Irish Star Sunday

'looks at the Irish who are celebrated in their adopted homelands but virtually unknown here'

Irish Star Sunday

'the forgotten Irish who changed the world'

Irish Star Sunday

'a fascinating read'

Sunday World

'there is much to recommend this book'

The Newsletter

'fascinating' 'an eclectic mix' 'truly interesting' 'meticulously researched'

Verbal Magazine

'a reminder of all that is good and great, not just about our fine little island and its people, but humankind in general'

Clare People
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