Clachan Publishing

To preserve and promote publications dedicated to Irish family and local history

Read all about our latest project - a recently discovered manuscript from the 1790s, detailing the genealogy of the ancient House of O'Reilly.
A must have for any with O'Reilly connections or connections in County Cavan.

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On the day after Hitler’s annexation of Austria and little more than a year before the start of World War 2, Richard Preston interviews for a post as head of a famous but crumbling British public school and gets the job despite never being allowed to answer a question. But his problems are just beginning when he struggles with his own war memories, an abusive or apathetic staff, a crooked bursar, a coup by fascist prefects, harassed juniors, offended royals, tumbling frescoes, decaying buildings, his daughters’ romantic entanglements, and the realisation that amidst a deteriorating international situation he is losing his own fight with a fate where everything he touches turns to farce.

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