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  • Ancient Irelandby R.A.S. Macalister

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Archaeological evidence here is used to help build up a picture of the lives led by the people of which it is a record. The contents include a description of primitive settlements, leading up to an account of the art, trade and civilization generally of early ages prior to the Celtic invasion and up to the end of Medieval times. Two chapters take... more...

  • Antiquities of the Irish Countrysideby Sean P. O Riordain

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    No country is as rich in field antiquities as Ireland, and this work gives an account in simple language of the origin, purpose, date and distribution of all classes of monuments with the exception of ecclesiastical remains and medieval castles. It provides the general reader with all the information he is likely to need on such monuments as forts,... more...

  • Lives Less Ordinaryby Judy Kravis; Peter Morgan

    The Lilliput Press 1999; US$ 10.19

    The people who talk about their lives in this book represent a creative, dissident Ireland. They are artists, writers, map-makers, weavers, water-diviners, teachers, environmentalists, farmers, wood-cutters, gardeners, travellers and monks. Some continue ways of life that have existed for generations; others have chosen to live and work in ways that... more...

  • Grandmother and Wolfe Toneby Hubert Butler

    The Lilliput Press 1990; US$ 14.57

    The finest and most penetrating essayist this country has produced this century ... there is not a dull page in this civilized and witty book.' - The Irish Times A third volume of essays - autobiographical, polemical, political, exploratory - by the most distinctive Irish writer of the age, in the highest tradition of Swift and Shaw. Hubert Butler's... more...

  • Wacky Eireby Geraldine Comiskey

    Liberties Press 2012; US$ 13.11

    Welcome to Wacky Eire – it?s stranger than fiction. Imagine RTÉ?s Nationwide crossed with the cult series Eurotrash, or BBC?s Country File mixed with Father Ted . . . Now imagine it as a book of true stories, written by an insider who has travelled the length and breadth of Ireland seeking out the weird, the wacky, the raunchy and the downright shocking... more...

  • German-speaking Exiles in Ireland 1933-1945by Gisela Holfter

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 86.80

    German-speaking Exiles in Ireland 1933-1945 is a pioneering study of the impact the German-speaking exiles of the Hitler years had on Ireland as the first large group of immigrants in the country in the twentieth century. It therefore adds an important yet hitherto virtually unknown Irish dimension to international exile studies. After providing an... more...

  • A Case Study of Ireland and Galicia’s Parallel Paths to Nationhoodby Eva Roa White

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2004; US$ 149.95

    This is an important original study that contributes new knowledge in the field of Celtic Studies as it offers serious consideration to the connections between Ireland and Galicia Dr. White traces the connections between these two Celtic lands through literature, history, mythology and science. White shows that Ireland and Galicia had parallel cultural... more...

  • Wolfe Toneby Hubert Butler

    The Lilliput Press 1985; US$ 7.28

    An important study of the dynamics behind Tone's ideal, which disentangles the roots of racialism and nationalism in Ireland, and questions the causes of division between North and South. Butler contends - with precision and passion - that the way forward lies through an understanding of the past and a return to the world of small-scale and personal... more...

  • Insubordinate Irishby Mícheál Ó hAodha

    Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00

    This book traces a number of common themes relating to the representation of Irish Travellers in Irish popular tradition and how these themes have impacted on Ireland’s collective imagination. A particular focus of the book is on the exploration of the Traveller as “Other”, an "Other" who is perceived as both inside and outside... more...

  • Ireland and the Atlantic Heritageby E. Estyn Evans; Henry Glassie

    The Lilliput Press 1996; US$ 14.57

    Henry Glassie, in his Foreword, describes Estyn Evans, the great geographer-historian of Belfast, as 'one in a tiny aristocracy of the mind who created the intellectual world we inhabit and whose writings will inspire scholars yet unborn'. This is manifest in the depth of knowledge and in the exhilarating grasp of detail and method to be found in... more...