Great Irish Lives: An Era in Obituaries [electronic resource] / edited by Charles Lysaght.
For the first time, The Times brings together a unique collection of obituaries of Ireland's most distinguished individuals from the last two centuries. The Irish have richly contributed to the world stage most notably in literature and politics but also in art, dance, music, film, religion, science and sport. The obituaries featured in this collection include: Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, Lady Gregory, Thomas Moore, W.B.Yeats, Samuel Beckett, Charles Parnell, Michael Collins, Countess Markievicz, Eamon de Valera, George Best, Maureen Potter and Eamon Andrews. The obituaries are reproduced here as they were printed at the time. Ian Brunskill, the paper's obituaries editor, has selected the subjects for inclusion with the assistance of Charles Lysaght, well-known Irish writer.