Terence Dooley is a Monaghan native and is now History Professor in Maynooth University.
He was very involved as project director in the magnificent 1916 exhibition which
was in Monaghan Museum in 2016 and I heard him speak on the occasion of that launch.
He was a very impressive speaker and obviously very knowledgeable and I look forward
to reading his latest work on 'The Irish Revolution 192 -23 in Monaghan' which was
launched in the Monaghan Museum recently by Minister for Arts, Heather Humphreys.
Some years ago Terence published a book on the same period in Monaghan but since
then much material has been unearthed and become available through research carried
out by a number of different sources. This book then is an update on his previous
work and a compilation of all the new material available and results in a compelling
account of life in Ireland and Monaghan in particular in this formative era of Irish
history. For anyone interested in understanding the present then a study of the past
is vital for a proper evaluation of the present and this is wrapped up in an excellent
production here. When in town get this book and next time you are sitting down to
relax - switch off the TV and read this book. You will enjoy it.