The Redmonds and Waterford

A political dynasty, 1891-1952

By Pat McCarthy

This book is the first comprehensive history of the Redmond political dynasty, its connections to Waterford and its contribution to national and local politics. For sixty years the Redmonds, John, his son William Archer and his daughter-in-law Bridget, dominated the politics of Waterford City. From 1891 to 1922, a Redmond represented Waterford at Westminster and, from 1923 until the death of Bridget Redmond in 1952, in Leinster House. John Redmond forged a bond with the people of Waterford, especially the workers there, a bond which transferred to William and to Bridget. While the life and political career of John Redmond have been the subject of many fine studies, nothing has been written about the significant contributions made to Irish public life by William and by Bridget. This wide-ranging study offers a new insight into the political career of John Redmond and for the first time tells the story of William and Bridget Redmond. [Subjects: Nineteenth-Century History; Twentieth-Century History; Irish Politics; Political Biography; Waterford; Ireland]

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Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781846827037