So popular has been Kathleen Hegarty Thorne’s account of the War for Independence and Civil War period in County Roscommon since its publication in October 2005 that the initial print-run sold out some weeks back. However, Kathleen is happy to inform readers that the second edition of They Put The Flag a-Flyin’ is now available in bookstores and selected newsagents. Kathleen’s response to the hugely positive reaction to her book: ‘It’s a phenomenal tribute to the men and women of Connaught that their story has been so well received. Lew and I were so touched by all the letters and emails we received that we spent the last six months of 2006 revising and correcting textual errors, adding photographs, and accumulating more material so that the story of the deeds, sacrifices and spirit of the Volunteers could live on with accuracy." Because of the volume of fresh information that emerged about Volunteer activities in Mayo, she compiled a new 22-page section, the ‘Mayo Addendum’, which will be of great interest to readers in that county.The second edition of They Put The Flag a-Flyin’ may be purchased at the following outlets: Eason’s bookstores countrywide; Roscommon Bookshop, Roscommon Town; The Bookshop, Carrick-on-Shannon; McDonagh’s Newsagents, Boyle; Dawn ’til Dusk Newsagents, Strokestown; Duffy’s Newsagents and Newsround, Ballaghaderreen; Mulvihill’s Newsagents and Steve’s Trading Post, Castlerea. It is also available at the following tourist stops – Strokestown House, Cruachan Aí, Tulsk and Úna Bhán, Boyle. On-line shoppers can obtain the book at www.generationpublishing.com ; www.kennys.ie ; and www.eason.ie * The People will resume documenting corrections relating to edition one in our next issue.