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Launch of book on Ballygawley Rebel - Henry Kelly

The launch of 'Henry Kelly (1895-1920): Co Sligo's Forgotten Rebel' takes place in Liber Bookshop, O'Connell St, Sligo on Saturday, 21st of October, from 12-2 p.m. For further information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/cianhartehistorian 

Come along to learn of the story of one of the few Sligo soldiers to fight in Easter Week on the side of the rebels. the book is a short biographical study of Volunteer Henry Kelly of Ballygawley, an Easter Rebel of 1916, who was executed by an RIC Auxiliary Raid on the Banba Hall, Dublin on the 17th of October, 1920, during the War of Independence.

The author, Riverstown native, historian and serving Irish soldier, Cian Harte hoped to revitalise the life of a forgotten rebel, one of only a handful of Sligo people to involve themselves in the 1916 Rising.

Henry received no adulation, no recognition and no medals due to his early demise. The author wishes to rectify this tragedy with this publication.

Proceeds of the book will go towards the resurfacing of Henry's weathered headstone in Kilross Cemetery, Ballygawley and towards an application for posthumous IRA medals due to him and his next of kin.

Left: Author Cian Harte

*Softback version from €9.99. It can also be purchased online by following this linkhttp://www.lulu.com/shop/cían-harte/henry-kelly-1894-1920-co-sligos-forgotten-rebel/paperback/product-23328787.html

*Hardback version can be purchased online for €16.99 by following this link:http://www.lulu.com/shop/cían-harte/henry-kelly-1894-1920-co-sligos-forgotten-rebel/hardcover/product-23284943.html