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About the Author: Conor Kostick

Conor Kostick was a designer for the world's first live action role-playing game, Treasure Trap. He lives in Dublin where he teaches medieval history at Trinity College. He is the author of many historical, political and cultural articles. Epic was his first novel and was awarded a place on the International Board on Books for Young People Honours list for 2006 and on the Booklist Best Fantasy Books for Youth list for 2007. The sequel to Epic, titled Saga, was first published in Ireland in 2006. Kostick received a Special Merit Award from the Reading Association of Ireland in 2009.


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Paperback, Published in Oct 2015 by The O'Brien Press

ISBN10: 1847173357 | ISBN13: 9781847173355

Page count: 272

From a staunchly Republican family, Michael O’Hanrahan’s outwardly quiet and serious demeanour concealed a burning desire to see an independent Ireland.
He was instrumental in setting up the first branch of the Gaelic League in Carlow. Michael also helped found the workingman’s club in Carlow, which he left when they decided to admit a British soldier. After moving to Dublin, he played important roles in both Sinn Fein and the Irish Volunteers. As quartermaster of the Volunteers, he was responsible for the procurement of many of the arms used in the Easter Rising. Michael O’Hanrahan was also a talented journalist and novelist whose development was cut short by his execution in 1916.
In this new biography Conor Kostick brings to life a man who helped launch the 1916 Rising

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