De Búrca Ra re Books the native Spanish. He had six sons and two daughters. His eldest daughter, Beatrix, married Count Manuel de Pombo, Colombia's national hero. Her many descendants are still in South America. Carlos O'Donnell (1773-1830) was the second son of General Joseph O'Donnell. Carlos's son was Leopoldo O'Donnell (1809-67), the most outstanding of the Spanish O'Donnells. Following the successful Moroccan campaign, he was created Duke of Tetuan in 1860. He was Governor of Cuba for a while and was Prime Minister of Spain in 1858. Leopoldo's nephew, Lieutenant Carlos O'Donnell (d. 1903), was Chamberlain, Minister for State and ambassador at the courts of Brussels, Vienna and Lisbon. Carlos's son, Juan (1864-1928), presided at the Irish Race Convention held in 1919. The delegates endeavoured to gain the support of President Wilson of America for Ireland's claim to nationhood, but their efforts ended in failure. It is impossible to visit Madrid today without recognizing the influence of the O'Donnells. One of its principal streets bears the name, as do many shops, commercial houses and garages. There is one family of thirteen O'Donnell brothers and in the telephone directory they are numerous. The present Duke of Tetuan of the Spanish O'Donnells has five brothers, all married. After the battle of the Boyne in 1690, Daniel O'Donell was one of the family who went to France, taking with him the Cathach. It was deposited in a monastery where it was discovered by a priest in the 1880s. Sir Nial O'Donnell of the Newport, County Mayo, family claimed it as the badge of their chieftaincy. This was disputed by the other branches of the family. Finally the Cathach reached the neutral haven of the Royal Irish Academy, where it was placed by Sir Richard Annesley O'Donnell, 4th Baronet of Newport House (now a first class hotel).
262. O'DONNELL, Peadar. Salud! An Irishman in Spain. London: Methuen, 1937. First edition. pp. 256. Red cloth, titled in green. A very good copy. Very rare. €275 Peadar O'Donnell, revolutionary and author, was born at Meenmore, County Donegal, in 1893. He was educated at St. Patrick's Training College, Dublin, and taught for a while on Arranmore and Inisfree islands. After visiting Scotland and seeing the hardship endured by migrant Irish labourers, he became a full-time organiser for the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union in 1918. He joined the I.R.A. in 1920 and was wounded whilst on active service during the War of Independence. He opposed the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 and was imprisoned for two years, escaping in 1924. In June of that year he married Lile O'Donel, daughter of a wealthy Mayo landlord, and became editor of 'An Phoblacht', the I.R.A. newspaper. He was part of the I.R.A. breakaway group which formed the Republican Congress in 1934, for which he was court-martialed. He helped recruit volunteers to fight in the International Brigade, which fought on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War. This work describes these details in full.
SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR 263. O'DONNELL, Peadar. The Knife. Portrait of the author as a young man on front endpapers. Dublin: Irish Humanities Centre, 1980. pp. 288. Signed by the author and by Grattan Freyer, who wrote the introduction. A very good copy in very good dust jacket. €145
Sectarian violence in the Lagan Valley prompted Peadar O'Donnell to write 'The Knife', a political novel depicting the old protagonists Orange and Green. All his life O'Donnell was an untiring champion of social reform and unpopular causes.
SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR - NO MORE LONELY SCAFFOLDS 264. O'DONOVAN, Donal. Kevin Barry and his Time. Illustrated. Dublin: Glendale, 1989. First edition. pp. 244. Illustrated wrappers. Signed presentation copy from the author dated 1991. A very good copy. €165 DESCENDANTS OF OLIOLL OLUM, KING OF MUNSTER 265. O'DONOVAN, John. Ed. by. The Banquet of Dun na n-Gedh and The Battle of Magh Rath. An ancient historical tale ... With a translation, notes, and folding genealogical chart 65
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