When it comes to Ireland and anything Irish, Timothy O’Donnell can’t be topped. Whether you’re talking about his house, named Tir Connaill, or his children, Colleen, Niall, Hugh, Brigid, Dubh, Rory, Connor, Kieran, and Declan, everyone would agree that Dr. O’Donnell is what some would label an “Irish fanatic.”

Which is, of course, a good thing in an author, when you are looking to learn the truth about Irish history.

Swords Around the Cross, The Nine Years War, written by Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, President of Christendom College, has recently been published by Christendom Press (800-698-6649) and is about to take the Irish (and everyone who wants to be Irish) world by storm. Taking five years to research and write, Swords Around the Cross “will be read with much interest by those who wish to know more about a somewhat neglected chapter in the history of Ireland,” according to Cahal Cardinal Daly, Archbishop Emeritus of Armagh, IRELAND.

The book is a full-length treatment of the heroic struggle of the Catholic clansmen in Ireland in their courageous effort to defend their Faith and country against English encroachment and conquest during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

Writing a gripping and dramatic narrative from an unabashedly Catholic viewpoint, Dr. O’Donnell has made this story come to life, revealing it as an important and formative period of Irish history.

Whether your name’s O’Donnell, O’Neill, or just plain old Smith, this is one Irish history book that will give you the meat and potatoes of the story, without all of the fat, and feed you the insight you need to be proud of your Irish Catholic heritage.

On March 15th, Dr. Timothy O’Donnell will be signing copies of his recently released Irish history book, “Swords Around The Cross, The Nine Years War.” Dr. Warren Carroll will also be present to sign copies of his recently released book, “The Cleaving of Christendom.” The book signings will take place in the St. Lawrence Commons on Christendom’s Front Royal campus prior to the College’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration at 6pm. In addition, On March 17th, Dr. O’Donnell will be signing copies of his book at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Winchester, VA), after the 5:30pm Mass in Muldowney Hall, during the Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. And later that evening, Dr. O’Donnell will be available at the Rivendell Club in Front Royal, VA from 9pm-midnight to sign his book.

For more information, please call 800-877-5456 ext. 239 or email Tom McFadden at tmcfadden@christendom.edu.

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