I immediately gifted my first copy of Gabrielle Ní Mheachair’s at-long-last book, Ó Meachair, The Story of a Clan, but have just received two more copies–one of them also about to become a gift. Now, my belated but hearty cheer to Gabrielle, whom I have had the pleasure to converse with a few times over the years as we were both doing research and I asked her advice. For a while I subscribed to the newspaper, Midwest Irish Focus, published by Pete Maher, of Missouri, especially to read her installments of “Tipperary Tales.” As a native Irish woman she knows of what she speaks and has captured the history of our clan perfectly. Those interested in things Maher will find this book to be a “must own.” Congratulations to Gabrielle Ní Mheachair Woeltje on this fine book, available from Amazon.com!
P.S. (August 7) – Having finished reading her book, I’ve sent a review to Amazon, now waiting approval. I would add here that it is an excellent, easy to read, book about very complex events that affected all the ancient clans. The Ó Meachairs (O’Meagher, Maher, etc.) served as perfect examples for her in-depth history, since, “it was one of the few clans in Ireland that had the good fortune to live under the ancient Celtic system until the middle of the seventeenth century.” Their history spanned, remarkably, to 1922 when those who had remained in the old barony of Ikerrin (the original seat of the Mahers in the northeast area of Tipperary) “were among the last to regain proprietorship of their ancient lands.”
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Nancy & Ted said:
Thanks for the recommendation! Does it take place mostly in Cavan, or all over? Nancy in Texas
It begins with ancient info of the Irish and from Joseph Casimir O’Meagher’s book, but goes more fully into the history around Ikerrin barony, the original location of the clan. When speaking about the Meagher castles or other sites, she included photos of them as the remains appear now. The book expands into other related topics too, some of which may be familiar, but with new details. Really nicely done!
Barbara Schaedel said:
Where can we purchase?
It’s available on Amazon.
Patrick Rose said:
Hi l can’t find a copy on Amozon or anywhere. Is it going to be republished?