A Child’s History of Ireland

Book by Patrick Weston Joyce

Patrick Weston Joyce, a noted Irish cultural historian, is the author of a Child’s History of Ireland. Written especially for children, it covers Irish history up until the mid-nineteen century. It has been carefully preserved and handed down.

The inscription inside the back cover, is to the original owner of the book, Austin C. Keough. The book was given to him when he returned to the United States. (Keough was born in the U.S. and returned to Ireland for a time in his youth before finally returning to live there) He served in the U.S. Army during WW I and held positions at Paramount Pictures Corporation as Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Director from 1935 until his death in 1955. As an attorney, he was involved in many important cases involving the Motion Picture industry, particularly during the ‘30s and ‘40s.

The MoCI’s first edition copy is covered in green cloth, and stamped in gilt with Celtic typeface and designs.

Book from the McAllister Collection, at the MoCI and currently on display at the People’s Museum Limerick