Final available copies of Rebel Prods for sale through the Church of Ireland Bookstore
Rebel Prods: The Forgotten Story of Protestant Radical Nationalists and the 1916 Rising has almost sold out but a final 30 copies remain available for direct sale through the Church Ireland online bookstore, priced £22.50/€25 (at the link below). The book was the work of the late Dr Valerie Jones, and all profits from the author royalties are being donated to the Irish Cancer Society.
Rebel Prods is the first overall study of the role of Protestant radical nationalists in planning, and participating in, the Easter rebellion and reveals that a far larger number were involved than previously known. Rejecting the unionism of their communities, Protestant nationalists were radicalised in similar ways to their Catholic counterparts before 1916, through kinship and friendship networks and the Gaelic League, and held important roles in the IRB, the Irish Citizen Army and Cumann na mBan.
The revolutionary generation of 1916 spanned the deep religious divisions in the Ireland of the time. While still a predominantly Catholic uprising, the 1916 rebellion was more religiously diverse than its later historical image suggests. Based upon a range of detailed sources, this study reveals the significant collective contribution of Irish radical Protestants to the Rising and their fate in the new Irish Free State.
A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, Dr Valerie Jones (1943–2014) was a lecturer at the Church of Ireland College of Education, Rathmines, and Diocesan Communications Officer for the Church of Ireland Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough. The publication of the book was supported by the Church of Ireland’s Historical Centenaries Working Group as one of its several contributions to marking the centenaries of 1916.
To avail of this final offer and secure one of the last remaining books of the print run, go to: https://store.ireland.anglican.org/store/product/120/rebel-prods-the-forgotten-story-of