Flight of the Earls: McCavitt

The McCavitts of Derrybeg Park are a formidable family indeed in the recent history of Newry. Eileen, the mother has sadly passed on but Dominic is still your friendly, perennial Man About Town. Their children have given them great cause for pride.

I acknowledge a great personal debt to Seamus for his work over more than a decade with the Irish language magazine, Cuisle na NGael. Frankly, Newry Journal would never have been launched were it not for inspiration from this source.

But it is his brother John’s second book, Flight of the Earls that I wish to laud here. It is currently available on the Gill & MacMillan label in paperback for one penny short of

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