1887-1922; b. Dublin; ed; Synge St. CBS, ajnd de la Salle College, Co.
Laois; joined IRB, 1904; prominent member Gaelic League and celebrated
Dublin and hurling player; joined Irish Volunteers, and imprisoned, 1916;
President of IRB Supreme Council, and Hon. Sec. of Sinn Féin, working
closely with Michael Collins, 1917; Roscommon TD, 1918; ambassador to
US, 1919, organising de Valeras fund-raising trip; supported him
in rift with Devoy; opposed Treaty; re-elected for Roscommon, June 1922;
assassinated in Skerries Grand Hotel during Civil War, May 1922; there
is a painting of the Funeral of Harry Boland by Jack B. Yeats
in the Sligo Public Library Collection.
Jim Maher, Harry Boland (Cork: Mercier Press 1999), 284pp.; David
Fitzpatrick, Harry Bolands Irish Revolution, 1887-1922 (Cork
UP 2003), 420pp. [reviewed by C. Farrington in Irish Political Studies,
19, 1, 2004, p.109.