Book Review: The Preacher and the Prelate: The Achill Mission Colony and the Battle for Souls in Famine Ireland

By Patricia Byrne Published by Merrion Press, Newbridge, 2018 ISBN: 9781785371721 Reviewer: Gordon O’Sullivan “His was a crusade that failed to touch the sinews of empathy, as a powerful vision dissolved in sectarianism and a praiseworthy idealism was seduced by the commercial dictates of landlordism and property management.” Patricia Byrne’s …