On Another Man's Wound



‘On Another Man’s Wound’, its title taken from an old Ulster proverb, ‘It’s easy to sleep on another man’s wound’, was first published in 1936 and has become the classic account of the years 1916-21 in Ireland. It captures the essence of Ireland at the time, the way people lived, their attitudes, their beliefs, the songs they sang, the legends they knew. O’Malley pictures the Irish landscape magnificently, and his cameo sketches of the great personalities of the Rising and the war that followed bring them into instant focus. The sequel ‘The Singing Flame’, which details O’Malley’s experiences of the Irish Civil War, and ‘Raids and Rallies’, covering his comrade’s experiences during the War of Independence, are also available from Mercier Press.

ISBN: 9781781171493

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First published in 1936 and now the classic account of the War of Independence this is a gripping narrative of O’Malley’s experiences from 1916 to 1921 and captures the essence of Ireland at the time. It is a remarkably honest account of the brutalising effects of war and includes portraits of many of the leading figures of the time.

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Weight0.001 kg
Dimensions21.5 × 13.5 × 0.13 cm










New edition


941.50821 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K

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