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David Fitzpatrick

David Fitzpatrick is Professor of Modern History at Trinity College, Dublin. Among other topics, he has written various articles on Irish participation in the Great War and Irish military history, and edited a volume of essays, Ireland and the First World War, first published by the Trinity History Workshop in 1986. He has also edited the Workshop’s fifth volume, Terror in Ireland, 1916 – 1923, published by the Lilliput Press in 2012. His biography of Louis MacNeice’s father, ‘Solitary and Wild’: Frederick MacNeice and the Salvation of Ireland, was published by same publisher in 2011.

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