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Published by 1916-1921 Club in association with Elo Publications in Dublin .
Written in English



  • Ireland


  • Ashe, Thomas, 1885-1917.,
  • Revolutionaries -- Ireland -- Biography.,
  • Political prisoners -- Ireland -- Biography.,
  • Ireland -- History -- Easter Rising, 1916.,
  • Ireland -- History -- 1910-1921.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 30-31).

Other titlesThomas Ashe, 1917
StatementSean O Mahony.
LC ClassificationsDA965.A75 O23 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3618470M
ISBN 101902232127
LC Control Number2002391487

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