‘Fidelity and fortitude’ is the proud motto of bearers of the Clancy name, and these were qualities they displayed to the full as they stamped their mark on Ireland’s history down through the centuries.
Many were exiled to foreign shores for their steadfast adherence to the ancient Gaelic cause, while others campaigned vigorously for the right to self-determination.
In more peaceful times and in the world of political thrillers, Tom Clancy was the best-selling American author whose his first novel, the 1984 The Hunt for Red October, was adapted for the screen six years later.
In the world of music, The Clancy Brothers are recognised as having been among the first to popularise Irish traditional music.
The core members of the band were the brothers Paddy, Tom, Bobby, and Liam Clancy, along with fellow Irish musician Tommy Makem, while their include The Rising of the Moon.
The stirring tale of the Clancys is presented here.