Thomas J. Devine was born on the 16th of November 1862 at Clarkwood, Co. Sligo.

​He was an administrator of public affairs for County Roscommon over a lengthy period.

​​The table of contents include:

– James J. O’ Kelly
– The Irish Party and the United Irish League
– Thomas J. Devine’s Family Background
– Early Political Career
– Jasper Tully
– Selection of Candidates
– The Election Campaign
– The Election and How its Result was Received
– Life After Politics