A Nation of Extremes: The Pioneers in Twentieth-century Ireland
The Irish have had, and continue to experience an extraordinary relationship with alcohol. Ferriter explores this relationship, in the twentieth century, from the point of view of the group who were intent on reducing alcohol consumption through membership of the Pioneer Total Abstinence of the Sacred Heart.
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An Independent Irish Catholic Crusade
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