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FALVEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
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Joseph McGarrity Collection
Joseph McGarrity Papers
Transcription, Radio News Program: "Extract From 'Confidentially Yours' -- Arthur Hale -- Station W...
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Transcription, Radio News Program: "Extract From 'Confidentially Yours' -- Arthur Hale -- Station WOR July 22, [n.d.].
11 January 2014
WOR (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
McGarrity, Joseph, 1874-1940.
McGarrity, Joseph, 1874-1940. Celtic Moods & Memories.
De Valera, Eamon, 1882-1975.
Irish Republican Army.
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EXTRACT FROM "CONFIDENTIALLY YOURS" - ARTHUR HALE - Station WOR JULY 22. The Irish and the friends of Ireland are having their own share of worry in this war. Prime Minister de Valera's efforts to keep Eire out of the conflict, together with his program of economic self-sufficiency has cut heavily into Irish trade with England and with the United States. Eire has been forced to adopt rationing in the necessities of lifo; to adopt price and wage control; and civil rights have been curtailed for the duration. Ireland presents a situation that causes much anxiety to Irish sympathizers in the United States. However, to understand the problem, one must have some appreciation of the Irish spirit-and Irish genius. The Irish are poets as well as fighters. Irish poetry and Irish music have gone hand in hand with Ireland's long struggle for complete national independence. We are reminded of this in connection with a new book by a noted Irish-American, the late Joseph McGarrity of Philadelphia. As a leader of the Clan na Gael in America, McGarrity was a fighter for Irish liberty all of his adult life and poured out money for the cause of revolution. As late as 1939 he was touring the United States with Sean Russell, commander-in-chief of the outlawed Irish Republican Army, making speeches and raising funds to sustain the I.RoA. campaign against Britain. Russell was the fiery revolutionist who was arrested in Detroit that year, during the visit of the British King and Queene He subsequently disappeared under very mysterious conditions; and there was a report this year that Russell had been executed as a spy in Gibraltar. McGarrity, who was in Berlin at the outbreak of the war, but gotavay-- also mysteriously-~ died in New-York in 1940. ‘ ( es The book of McGarrity's verses has just been privately printed. It reveals a an post hitherto little known to the public who thought of McGarrity only as a f Lee onoter of Irish independence. The collection is called Celtic Moods and Momo- (are ees, and there is a foreword by Padraic Colum, the famous Irish poet and play- right. McGarrity's moods range all the way from passionate rage to the tenderest longings, deeply imbued with religious devotion. fas smcriton Piet an baer pp