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Green Dawn at St Enda's

AVAILABLE NOW! Published by Cinnamon Press


William Devoy is twelve years old when his Irish father sends him from his New York home to a new Dublin boarding school, St Enda’s.  William imagines having a grand adventure.  

It is 1911.  


The next five years will bring William, and Ireland, turmoil and opportunity in equal measure.  While William is busy learning Irish, playing hurling and losing himself in the legend of Cúchulainn, the boy warrior from the Irish folk story The Táin, the political hot potato of Irish Home Rule is passed from Commons to Lords and Irelanders, sick of British oppression and empowered by the reawakening of Irish national consciousness, set out to fight for independence.  William will see it all unfolding and, when a small band of passionately Irish patriots decide on armed rebellion against British rule in Ireland, William will take his place alongside them.  For Patrick Pearse is destined to be their leader.  Committed to championing the cause of all things Gaelic, Pearse is a poet and a dreamer, an idealist and an activist.  And William’s headmaster.  Together, as soldiers of the Army of the Irish Republic they will march on the Dublin General Post Office and into history.  A grand adventure indeed!


Green Dawn at St Enda’s tells the story one boy’s journey to adulthood and the history of one nation’s struggle for freedom.


Green Dawn is part one of Tracey's Celtic Colours trilogy.  Parts two and three, Herself Alone in Orange Rain and White Leave of Peace, were released in 2017 and 2019 repectively.  


Click on the link below for a preview of the novel.

“Breath-taking, daring and highly original: the 1916 leadership made flesh. Tracey Iceton’s writing has both depth and beauty. This is a remarkable, insightful and thrilling reimagining of the Rising passionately seen through the eyes of Finn Devoy, an Irish American schooled and politicised by Pearse in St Enda’s and who matures into a young freedom fighter coping with the freight of history, moral responsibility, and the challenge of the next stage of the ‘unfinished business’…”


Danny Morrison - Writer and Republican

Green Dawn at St Enda's 

by Tracey Iceton

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£9.99 + £3.50 UK p&p

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Extract Danny Morrison

"Haunted by a visit to Kilmainham gaol in Dublin, Iceton has written a

bold, meticulously researched and partisan novel about events leading

up to the 1916 Dublin Easter Rising. In it she creates some memorable

characters, not least of which, Finn, lingers long in the mind."


Kitty Fitzgerald - Author and Runner-up for the Barners & Noble Discover Awards

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Green Dawn at St Enda's

Book Launch at Arc, Stockton on Tees

7th March 2016

launch 7Mar16 (23)

Now available on Kindle