The Galtee Boy

A Fenian Prison Narrative

John Sarsfield Casey

The Galtee Boy

John Sarsfield Casey

Distributed for University College Dublin Press

Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9781904558224 Published December 2004 For sale in North America only
This very vivid memoir describes the prison experiences of a Cork Fenian activist, John Sarsfield Casey. ’The Galtee Boy’ was a name used by Casey when he sent letters for publication to newspapers, one of which was used against him at his trial in 1865. His memoir was written after he had returned from deportation and describes the period from his arrest in 1865, his trial in Cork and conditions in Mountjoy, Millbank, Pentonville and Portland prisons. His memoir is the most extensive surviving account from the Fenian side of the experiences of those prisoners detained in Cork. Biographies of people mentioned in the memoir are given in an appendix.
Contents
Editors’ Introduction A Fenian Prison Narrative Appendix I Summary of coverage of Casey’s trial in local newspapers Appendix II Biographical notes of key figures Editors’ notes
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