MAHER, James. Ed. by. The Valley Near Slievenamon. A Kickham Anthology.
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The poems, letters, memoirs, essays, diary and addresses of Charles J. Kickham. With a foreword by Hon. John Cudahy, U.S. Ambassador. Illustrated. Mullinahone: Maher, 1941. pp. xx, 365. Red cloth, titled in black. Spine faded. A very good copy. [TVR 3B]
Charles Kickham was born at Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary in 1828. From an early age he developed a flair for writing and contributed articles to the nationalist papers - The Nation, The Celt, The Irishman, The Irish People. Joining the Fenians he was later arrested with John O’Leary, and sentenced to fourteen years’ penal servitude. His health never really recovered from this term of imprisonment and he died at Blackrock, near Dublin, in 1882.
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