• The Last Word

Love story of a remarkable 20th century Irish couple. Reads like a novel. Can be stranger than fiction. In fact, it's a family memoir.

Memory has its own story to tell, not history, nor biography, not even un hommage. Shards of memory are sculpted here fashioning them into a truthful play whose principals are the author's own parents.

What gives it its verve and shape is the sense of personal discovery that there's more to these familiar figures than the author ever anticipated.

While the story is focused on Máire and Jim, it also plays on a second register - the morphing of Ireland, politically and culturally, from colony to modern liberal democracy.


About the Author

Brendan O'Mahony is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Ireland, UCC, where he lectured for 35 years, 1965-2000. A Capuchin and native of Youghal, Co Cork, he studied at universities in Ireland, Rome and Louvain. Has lived for periods abroad in London, Italy, Belgium and California. Travelled extensively. Is already published in specialist professional journals - in philosophy, current affairs, education and issues of public morality. Since his retirement in 2000 he has devoted himself to literary pursuits, published a novel, Strano (2006), and a number of short stories in literary journals. He lives in Cork city. 


Author Brendan E. O'Mahony
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The Last Word

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