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Great Read 5 product stars
"I Bought this book last week in Athy Co Kildare, & found it most interesting. It gives great information on Ireland's History and Particularly the Civil War. Great to read about real people and local History." James Francis - 17/10/2018
To Stem The Flowing Tide 5 product stars
"Got a copy of To Stem the Flowing Tide by Michael Fox, in Dublin last week. The book Irish history gives a very good account of all aspects of Ireland s troubled times. Beginning with the famine in 1845 when one million people left Ireland and another million died of hunger. It continues into World War 1, when Britain called for the support of Irish people to join their army and while many signed up others saw it as an opportunity to fight for Ireland s freedom. The book continues through the Rising and then the civil war and the brutal treatment of Irish prisoners during that time. It tells the story of the O Rourke family from Athy Co Kildare and their part in Ireland s struggle for freedom. The book is precise well written to the point and without endless chapters of verbosity. It also includes some fine poetry it is most enjoyable, and I would recommend it to anybody." John Williams - 26/03/2017
A Slowly Woven, Steadily Crafted History of Irish Tragedy and Triumph 4 product stars
"By re-treading the tragedies and triumphs of his Irish ancestry, from the country's crippling potato blight, through its own civil war, and beyond into the wider global conflicts of the time, Fox weaves a rich narrative peppered with the highly personal brand of humor only family tales can capture. Delivered upon a tapestry rich in the factual, punctuated by suggestion, and wrapped in carefully accessible style, To Stem the Flowing Tide is deserving of a place on every hotel desk around the country - an all-too-easy recommendation at the current price." Cee-Jay - 25/03/2017

To Stem The Flowing Tide by Michael Fox


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The O'Rourke Brothers from Grand Canal Harbour, Athy, gave more family members to the IRA, than any other local family members in County Kildare. Michael O'Rourke was Captain, A Company, 5th`Battalion Carlow Brigade. Brothers Jim, Tom, Fran, Joe and Dinny were also in the IRA company.
During the Civil War all were Anti Treaty. Michael and Jim were interned in The Curragh and Newbridge Internment Camps from 1922 until 1923.
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