Nation of Extremes: Pioneers in Twentieth-century Ireland

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The Irish have had, and continue to experience an extraordinary relationship with alcohol. Ferriter explores this relationship, in the twentieth century, from the point of view of the group who were intent on reducing alcohol consumption through membership of the Pioneer Total Abstinence of the Sacred Heart.

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Professor Diarmaid Ferriter is one of Ireland s leading historians. He is Professor of Modern Irish History in University College Dublin and has published extensively on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish history. He is the author of a number of acclaimed books on Irish history, including The Transformation of Ireland 1900 2000, Judging Dev: A Reassessment of the Life and Legacy of Eamon de Valera and Occasions of Sin: Sex and Society in Modern Ireland, and was a researcher and writer with the Dictionary of Irish Biography, 1998 9. He is also a regular contributor to RTE, anchoring the successful radio series What If? from 2006 to 2008 and authoring and presenting the television series Lovers of Liberty in 2010.


A study of the origins and impact of the group Pioneer Total Abstinence of the Sacred Heart, formed in Ireland in 1898 and boasting half a million membership in the 1950s. Examines the Irish temperance movement in the context of Irish society as a whole and attempts to tease out some of the intricacies and ambiguities associated with the culture of

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