Sebastian Barry (born 1955 in Dublin) is an Irishplaywright and novelist. He is the son of Francis Barry and Irish actress Joan O'Hara. Dublin (Irish: Baile Ãtha Cliath),is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland, located near the midpoint of Irelands east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin region. ... A playwright is an author of plays for performance in the theater. ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... Joan OHara (born in the 1920s in the Irish Free State) is an Irish movie and television actress. ...
Barry wrote The Steward of Christendom and The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty, both of which are about the dislocations (physical and otherwise) of non-nationalist or loyal British Irish people during the political upheavals of the early 20th century. The character of Eneas McNulty, for instance, is a young man forced to leave Ireland by his former friends for his political beliefs during the Anglo-Irish War. His novel "A Long, Long Way" is on the shortlist for the 2005 Man Booker Prize. Story about one Thomas Dunne, which happened to be the name of author Sebastian Barrys great-grandfather, who is loyal to the British Crown during the Anglo-Irish War (1919-1921), and suffers accordingly. ... An Irish War of Independence memorial in Dublin The Anglo-Irish War (also known as the Irish War of Independence) was a guerrilla campaign mounted against the British government in Ireland by the Irish Republican Army under the proclaimed legitimacy of the First DÃ¡il, the extra-legal Irish parliament...
Barry's great-grandfather, Thomas Dunne, who is the main character of The Steward of Christendom, was the chief superintendent of the (unarmed) Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) from 1913-1922 and loyal to the British Crown. He oversaw the area surrounding Dublin Castle until the Irish Free State takeover on January 16, 1922. The Dublin Metropolitan Police was formed in 1836, after twenty years of attempts to create an effective policing force in Ireland Rural policing in Ireland began when Chief Secretary for Ireland, Robert Peel created the Peace Preservation Force in 1816. ... The British monarch or Sovereign is the monarch and head of state of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories, and is the source of all executive, judicial and (as the Queen_in_Parliament) legislative power. ... Dublin Castle. ... The Irish Free State (Irish: SaorstÃ¡t Ãireann) was (1922â1937) the name of the state comprising the 26 of Irelands 32 counties which were separated from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland under the Irish Free State Agreement (or Anglo-Irish Treaty) signed by British and... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...
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Barry wrote The Steward of Christendom and The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty, both of which are about the dislocations (physical and otherwise) of non-nationalist or loyal British Irish people during the political upheavals of the early 20th century.
Barry's maternal great-grandfather, Thomas Dunne, who is the main character of The Steward of Christendom, was the chief superintendent of the (unarmed) Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) from 1913-1922 and loyal to the British Crown.
SebastianBarry knows this, and knows that the vast movement of history, politics, and war is a cloth woven of the threads of personal experience, of the ways in which we come to cherish personal beliefs.
Barry's knowledge of his characters is deeply felt, and their story is shared by all of us who live in a world continually threatened by war and by unexamined beliefs.
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