Thomas Davis was only thirty when he died at 67, Lower Baggot Street, Dublin in 1845. Yet the achievements of his short life earned him immortality among his fellow countrymen.
Davis preached a vision of a nation liberated through education in which Orange and Green would blend into a harmonious and productive union. Through the pages of The Nation he spread the gospel of nationality across the country he loved.
John Maloney has written a masterly biography of one of the most important Irishmen of the nineteenth century.