Joseph Connolly

Life
1921-[?]; b. Belfast, where he was associated with the Labour and Nationalist Movements; emig. US, 1921; Irish Senator in 1928; served as minister under de Valera; issued How Does She Stand (1953).

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Works
  • J. Anthony Gaughan, ed., Memoirs of Senator Joseph Connolly, 1885-1961, A Founder of Modern Ireland (IAP 1996), 481pp. [ded. FX Martin, OSA. incl. chap. headings on 98 centenary, Gaelic League and GAA, Arthur Griffith and D. P. Moran; the Ulster Theatre; Carson and the Ulster Volunteers; Jim Larkin, F. J. Bigger in Ardri (‘a perfect bachelor’s home’ in which the ‘birds of passage incl. Shane Leslie, Erskine Childers, Roger Casement, Alice Stopford Greene [sic]; Lord Ashbourne [William Gibson], &c.; pp.76-77); MacNeill and MacDonagh; death of Casement; Herbert Moore Pim; Collins; Ginnell; death of Tom Ashe; De Valera; MacSwiney; Darrell Figgis and the 1922 election; ‘We get Larkin released’; the eucharistic conference’ Paddy the Cope and Donegal; Blueshirts; and many of the events of the early Troubles; foreword by Martin Mansergh.

 

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