Eddie Barrett
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Eddie Barrett


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Track 1: Eddie Barrett is the grand-nephew of James and Austin Stack, prominent figures in the Republican endeavour in Kerry. He explains that his mother and her sisters were educated by Austin Stack’s widow. He recalls his father who acted as a runner during the Civil War, and was a founder member of Clann na Poblachta in the 1940s. Track 2: Excerpts are read from the General Orders Book held by James Stack, who was Quartermaster and Intelligence Officer, IRA from 1921 to September 1922. The arrest of James Stack and his imprisonment in the Curragh Camp are discussed. James Stack later married Bess Mullins, a sister of Billy Mullins. Track 3: Eddie recalls a recording which he compiled of Billy Mullins, who talked of the time he was in prison awaiting execution. Further reading s from the General Orders Book, accompanied by the interviewee’s own views on the text. Track 4: Eddie Barrett reads from letters written by James Stack and his brother Austin Stack while imprisoned in the Curragh Camp.

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Audio series:

Witnesses to Independence


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48 hours

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James Stack

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Eddie Barrett (grand-nephew of Austin Stack)