Eamonn Horkan with his family Sarah, Paul and Eddie. PHOTO: ALISON LAREDO

Launch of Eamonn Horkan's book on his father's involvement in three wars

The first volume of Castlebar man Eamonn Horkan's book, The Triangle of Violence, about the fascinating life of his father Paddy, has been launched by former Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

Grandneices Hannah and Saoirse and neice Mairead Horkan at the launch of Eamonn Horkan’s book at Horkans Garden Centre. PHOTO: ALISON LAREDO

The ceremony took place at Horkan's Garden Centre, Turlough, and was a memorable occasion.

Eamonn Horkan at the launch of his book The Triangle of Violence (Volume 1) with his son-in-law Declan Durcan, who designed the book. PHOTO: ALISON LAREDO

Eamonn's story covers 800 pages, the first volume containing the first 400 pages, and it outlines Paddy's role in the War of Independence as a volunteer with the Castlebar Battalion.

Eamon Horkan, Henry Horkan and Frances Horkan with medals awarded to Paddy Horkan. PHOTO: ALISON LAREDO

He was founder member of Fianna Fáil in Castlebar and was involved in local political affairs up to his death at the age of 93.

Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny launched Eamonn Horkan’s book The Triangle of Violence (Volume 1).

The book has been produced in Mayo by Declan Durcan Production, and printed by Cashin Printing, Breaffy Road, Castlebar.

Eamonn Horkan with family and friends at the launch of his book The Triangle of Violence (Volume 1) about his father Paddy Horkan’s involvement in three armed conflicts: World War One, The War of Independence and the Civil War. PHOTO: ALISON LAREDO