Full title: Kidnap and Jailbreak: Red Hugh O’Donnell (1587-92)
Creator / Author: Dermot Somers
Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 33p
When Published: 2005
Publisher / Place of Publication: The O’Brien Press Ltd. / 20 Victoria Road, Dublin 6.
Parent Publication [book]: Endurance: heroic journeys in Ireland / by Dermot Somers / 255pp
About: This is the first chapter in a book which describes seven dramatic journeys taken from Irish history and mythology. In this chapter the author utilises his knowledge of mountaineering and of the outdoors to pen what could be called the definitive account of the actual flight of Red Hugh O’Donnell and Art O’Neill through the Wicklow Hills to get to Glenmalure. In 1592, they had just escaped from Dublin Castle and were planning to join up with Fiach MacHugh O’Byrne. The escape and flight is commemorated in an annual ‘Art O’Neill Walk’ / ‘Art O’Neill Challenge’, which starts at Dublin Castle and ends in Glenmalure.
ID number(s): 9780862787974 / 0862787971
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Extra #3: Includes two maps and some colour photographs.
Extra #4: Link to the Author’s website.
Extra #5: Link to the Publisher’s website.
Extra #6: Link to the Art O’Neill Challenge website.