Biographer was a brilliant scholar and popular teacher

“Diarmuid Whelan, who has died at the age of 37, was responsible for the publication of Peter Tyrrell’s harrowing memoir of life in Letterfrack Industrial School in the 1920s and 1930s. The memoir – Founded on Fear – was published by Irish Academic Press in 2006. In 2003-2004, Whelan was an Archive Fellow at the National Library of Ireland …” (more)

[Irish Times, 12 June]


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