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  • Twenty Years A-Growingby Maurice O'Sullivanan

    J.S. Sanders books 1998; US$ 17.99

    O'Sullivan's memoir of growing up on the Great Blasket, a sparsely inhabited Gaelic-speaking island off the Atlantic coast of Ireland. ?The only book I have ever reviewed which simply had to be praised without reservation.??Sean O'Fáoláin, The Listener . Introductory Note by E. M. Forster. more...

  • Early Irish Myths and Sagasby Jeffrey Gantz

    Penguin Books Ltd 1981; US$ 12.68

    First written down in the eighth century AD, these early Irish stories depict a far older world - part myth, part legend and part history. Rich with magic and achingly beautiful, they speak of a land of heroic battles, intense love and warrior ideals, in which the otherworld is explored and men mingle freely with the gods. From the vivid adventures... more...

  • Irish History For Dummiesby Mike Cronin

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    A rip-roaring ride through the history of the Emerald Isle Ireland’s story is an amazingly dramatic and intense one – and today the influence of Irish culture can be felt around the globe. This book helps you find out why, taking you on a rollercoaster journey through the highs and lows of Ireland’s past including invasions, battles,... more...

  • The Long Road to Peace in Northern Irelandby Marianne Elliott

    Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 27.50

    With contributions from Senator George J. Mitchell, Sir David Goodall, Sir George Quigley, Lord Owen and Niall O’Dowd among others, The Long Road to Peace in Northern Ireland shows how the drive for peace in Ireland has evolved, culminating in the Good Friday Agreement. A recurrent theme relates to the nature of peacemaking as a process rather... more...

  • The Politics of Irish Memoryby Dr Emilie Pine

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Irish culture is obsessed with the past, and this book asks why and how. In an innovative reading of Irish culture since 1980, Emilie Pine provides a new analysis of theatre, film, television, memoir and art, and interrogates the anti-nostalgia that characterizes so much of contemporary Irish culture. more...

  • The Bloody Red Handby Derek Lundy

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 22.00

    A bestselling chronicler of the sea turns to a trio of his own ancestors to see what memory and the selective plundering of history has made of the truth in Northern Ireland. The name ?Lundy? is synonymous with traitor in Ulster. Derek Lundy?s first ancestral subject was the Protestant governor of Derry in 1688, just before it came under siege by... more...

  • The Lost Distilleries of Irelandby Brian Townsend; Kohn Clement Ryan

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2015; US$ 14.57

    Scotch may be the most popular whisky in the world today, but over a century ago, it was Irish whiskey which was most commonly drunk throughout the world. At the time of writing only three producing units exist at Midleton, Co Cork; Bushmills, Co Antrim and Cooley at Dundalk, Co Louth. In this book, Brian Townsend has meticulously researched the lost... more...

  • Irish Identities in Victorian Britainby Roger Swift; Sheridan Gilley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Recent studies of the experiences of Irish migrants in Victorian Britain have emphasized the significance of the themes of change, continuity, resistance and accommodation in the creation of a rich and diverse migrant culture within which a variety of Irish identities co-existed and sometimes competed. In contributing to this burgeoning historiography,... more...

  • The Life of St. Patrick and His Place in Historyby John B. Bury

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    Classic 1905 biography depicts the saint's early life in fourth-century Britain, abduction by Irish raiders, conversion to Christianity, and lifelong efforts to convert pagans and found churches. Extensively researched, clearly written. more...

  • Celtic Gods and Heroesby Marie-Louise Sjoestedt

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Noted French scholar and linguist discusses gods of the continental Celts, beginnings of mythology in Ireland, Irish mother-goddesses and chieftain-gods, and heroes. more...