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The tragic, heroic and hidden later life of Muriel MacSwiney

Eoghan Harris


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Formidable: Terence MacSwiney’s wife Muriel and sister Mary at Cathal Brugha’s funeral in Dublin in 1922. Terence MacSwiney had died on hunger strike in 1920. Picture courtesy of Prof Cathal MacSwiney Brugha.

Formidable: Terence MacSwiney’s wife Muriel and sister Mary at Cathal Brugha’s funeral in Dublin in 1922. Terence MacSwiney had died on hunger strike in 1920. Picture courtesy of Prof Cathal MacSwiney Brugha.

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Last week RTÉ showed a rounded film on the life and death of Terence MacSwiney. But it was not 74 Days.

Donal Byrne's film for Nationwide gave us a more rounded picture of MacSwiney than the narrow focus of Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley's narrative.


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