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  • Michael Collins and the Women Who Spied For Irelandby Meda Ryan

    Mercier Press 2006; US$ 9.99

    Behind every great man ? From the day he was born Michael Collins was blessed by the women who surrounded him. Never was this truer than in the perilous years from 1916 to 1922 when, whether smuggling messages, spying on the British government or protecting him from arrest, Collins' women played a crucial role in his revolutionary activities. While... more...

  • A Compact History Of Irelandby Sarah Healy

    Mercier Press 1999; US$ 9.99

    The story of Ireland has been told many times but never quite in this form. Sarah Healy's book begins with a comprehensive historical portrait which presents the whole fabric of three thousand years of Irish life. In subsequent chapters she explores the most significant threads of Irish history; the themes of invasion, rebellion, the north, and aspects... more...

  • Tom Barry: IRA Freedom Fighterby Meda Ryan

    Mercier Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    The story of Tom Barry's life, peppered by his battles with the State and Church, and his constant endeavours to obtain an All-Ireland Republic makes him a unique and important figure of Irish history. Tom Barry chronicles the action-packed life of the Commander of the Third West Cork Flying Column and one of the great architects of modern guerrilla... more...

  • Famine: Galway's Darkest Yearsby Henry William

    Mercier Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    This book introduces the reader to the origins and effects of the Irish Famine, focusing on Galway and the surrounding areas of Tuam, Loughrea, Ballinasloe, Athenry, Gort, Oranmore, Clifden and more. Being a port town and the main population centre in Connacht, Galway witnessed the daily influx of human wretchedness and the suffering of destitute... more...

  • Ireland in World War Twoby Dermot Keogh; Mervyn O'Driscoll

    Mercier Press 2004; US$ 9.99

    A must for anyone interested in Irish politics and the Second World War.Co-edited by the Professor of History at University College Cork, Dr Dermot Keogh, and lecturer in Modern History at University College Cork, Dr Mervyn O'Driscoll.Ireland in World War Two deals with the period from 1919 to 1945, covering such areas as:Defence and the New Irish... more...

  • Hidden Galway: A Secret Historyby William Henry

    Mercier Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    William Henry delves into the rich tapestry of Galway's past to reveal a totally new history of the city and county, exploring the stories of people and events that have been forgotten or were never well known. There are accounts of disasters, such as the KLM plane crash which brought Galway to a standstill for over a week in 1958; chilling tales... more...

  • The Battle for Kilmallock: Military History of the Irish Civil Warby John O'Callaghan

    Mercier Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    The battle for Kilmallock took place between 25 July and 5 August 1922 in County Limerick. It was one of the largest engagements and a key turning point of the Irish Civil War. When the Free State army captured Limerick city in mid-July 1922, Republican forces retreated south towards Cork and made their next determined stand around Kilmallock. This... more...

  • Great Irish Heroesby Sean McMahon

    Mercier Press 2008; US$ 4.99

    Great Irish Heroes features biographies of some of Ireland?s most famous heroes. It also includes some of the lesser-known but equally brave and heroic characters in our history. Designed to inform and entertain both the new reader and the well-read, it features fascinating short biographies of each of the heroes. Included in the book are: Frank... more...

  • Fenians were Dreadful Menby Padraig Concubhair

    Mercier Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    A history of the Fenians, the failed 1867 rising and the foundation of the irish Republican Brotherhood. Focusing particularly on the events in Kerry and Limerick. In February and March 1867, the Fenian Brotherhood staged a series of small revolts throughout Ireland, with the intention of disrupting British rule in Ireland. Although the rising failed... more...

  • 1916 Proclamation: Ireland and the Easter Rising of 1916by John O'Connor

    Mercier Press 2011; US$ 11.50

    The fascinating story of the document that on Easter Monday, 1916, proclaimed Ireland a republic and a sovereign independent state. On Easter Monday, 24 April 1916, the tricolour flag was hoisted over the General Post Office. Shortly after noon Padraig Pearse, standing beneath the high portico, read the Proclamation publicly proclaiming Ireland a... more...