Book on 1916 published on the Rising’s 102nd Anniversary

Originally published in 1996, with a fascinating introduction by Bernadette McAliskey, Ruth Taillon’s ground-breaking study of the role played by Irish women in 1916 was the first book to address this issue, and Tara Press is proud to present a fresh new edition – published on 24th April, 2018, on the 102nd Anniversary of the Rebellion. .

The Women of 1916  shows how women took part in virtually every aspect of the work before and during the insurrection and shared the sorrows and deprivations which followed. It names almost 200 women and gives – often in their own words – the details of their involvement in this historic event.  Author and historian Ruth Taillon brings them out of the footnotes of Irish history.  To purchase this title, see any of the websites below: 

Amazon Canada / Amazon USA / Amazon UK / Amazon France / Amazon Germany / Amazon Spain
  Barnes and Noble, USA  /  Waterstones, UK  /   Booktopia, Australia   


Summerhouse Kindle makeover

To coincide with the launching of  the Kindle version of Val Mulkerns‘ haunting novel, The Summerhouse, the tome got an elegant re-vamp to suit Kindle’s rather particular needs.

The book, first published in 1984 by John Murray of London (famously Byron’s publisher), was reprinted in its Third Edition by Tara Press in 2014.

This month sees the Kindle version available now on all major online sales outlets.

And for those who prefer the traditional  paperback, that’s also available to order from any book store (they will order it through Ingrams, Gardners or their usual distributor) and on all Amazon sites too.

For more details, check back to Tara Press for updates, or sign up to receive news and occasional posts here.


Val Mulkerns to read on “Sunday Miscellany” Easter weekend

Sun-Misc3-webNo stranger to the long-standing RTE programme, “Sunday Miscellany“, having read many times down the years on the popular Sunday morning show, Val Mulkerns is to read a new piece related to the 1916-2016 commemorations on the show for the coming Easter weekend.

The author is the daughter of JJ Mulkerns, a man who fought with the Easter rebels in the GPO, but who was also a railwayman, a strolling player and the writer of satirical songs.  A tall, copper-haired man with a striking voice, he was arrested during the Rising and eventually interned in the notorious Frongoch prison camp, a former whiskey factory in Northern Wales.

He was nicknamed “The Rajah of Frongoch” by fellow-prisoners because of his flamboyant role as MC at the camp’s music-hall style presentations each Friday evening, when the men would sing, present dramas and play traditional music.

For more on this, see the article about the author’s visit to Frongoch last December, 2015, written by Maev Kennedy in The Guardian.

The Sunday Miscellany programme is to be recorded at a live event at the National Opera House – for info and tickets click here.