Pierce O’Mahony

Published in 20th-century / Contemporary History, Issue 3 (Autumn 2003), Letters, Letters, Volume 11

Sir,—Congratulations on the Spring 2003 edition; I found it very interesting and liked the variety of the subjects. I was especially interested in D.R. O’Connor Lysaght’s article on Redmondism. I wonder if you can help identify the spectacle-wearing character in the cartoon from the Irish Worker. I think it might be Pierce O’Mahony. I would be very interested in your readers’ or the author’s opinion as I have a special interest in Pierce, having collaborated on the Bulgarian/Irish book Pierce O’Mahony, an Irishman in Bulgaria (summary at www.shortall.info/Mahony/pierce). Pierce probably has the unique distinction of having been honoured by Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (one of the Central Powers) and by the British Crown. If he has not already been profiled in HI, he might be an interesting subject for your readers.
SEAMUS SHORTALL
Dublin.

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