The Men and Women of the Anglo-Irish Treaty Delegations 1921
Edited by Fiona Murray and Eda Sagarra. In October 1921 a delegation of men and women, nominated by Dáil Éireann, left Dublin to travel to London. Their mission: to meet the representatives of Great Britain and try to negotiate a peace treaty which would put an end to centuries of conflict in Ireland. This commemorative volume, carefully researched and handsomely illustrated, has been written and edited by descendants of the Irish delegation. The book focuses not on the politics of that historic encounter but on the people themselves – the delegates, advisers, clerical and household staff, chaperones, bodyguards, and messengers. Combining personal and national history, it reveals the courage, public service, and complex allegiances of those who contributed to the negotiations.
Fiona Murray of Cork City, a granddaughter of treaty delegation member Diarmaid Fawsitt, is a UCC graduate in French and English and holds an MA (NUI) in Old and Middle English. Her career was spent in education. On retirement, in pursuit of her lifelong interest in history, she enrolled as a graduate student at Jesus College Oxford and in 2021 was awarded her Masters in Historical Studies by the University of Oxford. Eda Sagarra FTCD, MRIA, of Tyrone and Cork parentage, is a granddaughter of treaty delegation member T.A. Smiddy. A UCD graduate of History and German (MA, NUI), she studied at Freiburg i.B, Zurich and Vienna (DPhil). A lecturer at Manchester University (1958–75), she was appointed to the chair of German at TCD in 1975 (MA, Litt. D., DU), publishing widely on modern German literature and history. She is a former Pro-Chancellor of Dublin University and founding chair of the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Her most recent book, entitled Living with my Century: A Memoir, was published in June 2022.
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