Your chance to win historic book for your school

Do you have a favourite hero from Irish history? If so, write an essay about him or her and it could win a copy of ‘They Put The Flag a-Flyin’ – The Roscommon Volunteers 1916-1923′, for your school’s library. The 540-page book begins with the story of the War for Independence and Civil War in and around County Roscommon, followed by a chronology of the day-by-day happenings of the time period. The largest section of the book has an alphabetical listing and biographical notes of 2,200 Roscommon Volunteers, and concludes with an index section containing Volunteers’ names, place names and themes addressed in the book.  The author, Kathleen Hegarty Thorne, has kindly given Roscommon People 30 copies of her renowned book for this competition. The book will be a wonderful addition to the libraries of 30 National Schools throughout County Roscommon. It will serve as the ideal research source for pupils studying the impact of the War of Independence and Civil War in their local area. Copies of They Put The Flag a-Flyin’ continue to be available at Eason’s, Roscommon; McDonagh’s, Boyle; Dawn ‘Til Dusk, Strokestown; The Bookshop and The Reading Room, Carrick-on-Shannon; Mulvihill’s, Castlerea; and Newsround, Ballaghaderreen. Competition Rules