I was invited by a cross border project to speak on a panel in Carlingford on Friday night along with noted writer and historian Tim Pat Cogan and Doctor James Quinn, Royal Irish Academy amongst others. The subject for discussion was John Mitchell , the Irish Patriot , Young Irelander and supporter of the Confederate States during the American Civil War .
Mitchell is much admired by many throughout Ireland because of his outrage at the Irish Famine and his writings in support of the Iris...