Jim Gralton
 

Jim Gralton

COMMUNIST

Having deserted his post in the British Army, Jim Gralton worked for a time on the Liverpool docks and in the coalfields of Wales before emigrating to New York in 1909. He returned to Ireland in 1932 and joined the Revolutionary Workers Group which was later to become the Communist Party of Ireland. However, with pressure from the Catholic Church, the Eamon de Valera led government deported Gralton to the United States in 1933. Considered an ‘undesireable alien’ he thereby became the first Irish person to be deported from his own country.

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Jim Gralton and other Great Irish People are featured in the book Great Irish People - A Dictionary of Irish Biography, which you can buy online here.
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Jim Gralton Print

This beautiful print of Jim Gralton (1886 - 1945) comes in four sizes 12" x 16" or 16" x 20" or 20" x 24" and Poster size 24" x 36" with two different finishes, Gloss or Parchment and will be delivered to your home or business within 14 days. For a small additional charge you can have a short biography of Jim Gralton printed beside the portrait.

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