Art and Revolution: The World of Ernie O'Malley
Ernie O'Malley (1897-1957) was an Irish Republican Army officer during the Irish War of Independence of 1919-1921 and a senior commander of the anti-treaty IRA during the Irish Civil War, 1922-1923. O'Malley wrote four books, On Another Man's Wound, The Singing Flame, Raids and Rallies, Sean Connolly of Longford in addition to numerous poems, short stories, articles and reviews. A renaissance man, O'Malley was interested in art, archaeology, folklore, photography, literature and history, but also in the lives of those he fought with during the Irish Independence movement. In the 1950s he interviewed over 450 survivors of those he had fought along with, and these interviews were the basis for the episodes covered in his Raids and Rallies and Sean Connolly.

This set acts as a digital version of the 2012 Archives of Irish America exhibit "Art and Revolution: The World of Ernie O'Malley," touching upon O'Malley's family, experiences during the Irish War of Independence and Irish Civil War, his life in the United States, and his historical legacy. The exhibit was curated by Cormac K.H. O'Malley and Marion Casey of Glucksman Ireland House.
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