Books by the author, Ciarán MacAirt.
Below are books written by a grandson of one of the McGurk’s Bar victims which have made headline news and feature as evidence in high-profile court cases. The first is the critically acclaimed book on the atrocity and its aftermath, The McGurk’s Bar Bombing. The second is Trope, a collection of articles and essays by the author which is being sold with all proceeds going to the charity, Paper Trail.
The McGurk’s Bar Bombing by Ciarán MacAirt
Critically acclaimed exposé by the grandson of Kathleen Irvine, one of 15 innocent civilians murdered in the massacre.
Trope – Essays and Articles by Ciarán MacAirt [book coming soon]
Trope /trəʊp/ noun, a significant or recurrent theme; a motif
One recurring theme of this collection is that war is a dirty business and we are diminished by the death of each and every victim. Another is that behind the horror, behind the terror, are human love stories but those who are left behind are starved of truth. Information is today’s battlefield and families are yet again on the frontline.
But hope shines at every turn. Family memories only stretch back so far and the British state is a history thief but the truth is there to be discovered in dusty archives if you roll your sleeves up and dig.
Ciarán MacAirt is an award-winning writer and human rights activist. These essays and articles represent a personal journey and find him trudging from the killing fields of World War 1 to the back-streets of Belfast where death-squads roamed.
Foreword by Father Sean McManus, internationally renowned activist and author.