Hi from James Durney

civilwarkildareJames Durney is an Irish author and local historian based in Naas, Co.Kildare, Ireland. He has written a number of books on both Irish and international history. His latest work “The War of Independence in Kildare” is a comprehensive account of the War of Independence from a Kildare viewpoint and is published by Mercier Press. James has worked with Irish language national broadcaster, TG4 on the development of their documentary series ‘Mobs Mheiriceá’. He was also consultant and chief researcher on ‘War Stories’ from Irish national broadcaster RTE.

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A successful Readers’ Festival in the Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge

A successful Readers’ Festival in the Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge

James Durney, author of the recently published The War of Independence in Kildare, was a guest speaker at the 2013 Kildare Readers Festival, James hosted an illustratred discussion with participants to help compile a list of relatives who may have participated in Co. Kildare’s decade of revolution, 1913-1923, the 1913 Lockout, The 1916 Rising or the War of Independence. The aim of this project is to publish in 2016, a biographical account of all Kildare participants in this revolutionary period to coincide with the anniversary of the 1916 Rising.

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