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  • Kilpedder - A History of its Peopleby Helen Ledwidge

    Original Writing 2011; US$ 9.99

    This book gives a fascinating glimpse into the history and lives of landowners and tenants from the County Wicklow village of Kilpedder and ten surrounding townlands, from early settlers to the present day. Kilpedder in County Wicklow is set amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. The village borders ten townlands, Altidore, Ballyronan,... more...

  • A Descriptive History Of The Irish Citizen Armyby Kevin Morley

    Original Writing 2012; US$ 9.99

    A historical view of ?The Irish Citizen Army?, the men and women involved and the reasons behind its formation back in 1913. This is a subject often overlooked in Irish History and an effort to redress this balance. more...

  • In Search of the Promised Land: The Politics of Post-War Ireland, 1945-1961by Gary Murphy

    Mercier Press 2009; US$ 9.99

    In In Search of the Promised Land, Gary Murphy argues against the thesis of Tom Garvin and his work, Preventing the Future. In that book, Garvin argues that old culture, old ideas and the repression of the Church held Ireland's development in check through the 1940s and 1950s. Gary Murphy suggests that our government and civil service leaders were... more...

  • De Valera's Irelandsby Dermot Keogh; Gabriel Doherty

    Mercier Press 2003; US$ 9.99

    The years of influence of de Valera are central to this interpretation of post-independence Ireland. De Valera has been made to shoulder personal responsibility for many of the defects in Irish society in that period. The essays in this book seek to re-examine and re-evaluate that charge. Contributors: Owen Dudley Edwards, Se?n Farragher, Dermot Keogh,... more...

  • Liam Lynch-The Real Chief : Irish Revolutionaryby Meda Ryan

    Mercier Press 2005; US$ 9.99

    With the aid of Liam Lynch's personal letters, private documents and historical records, The Real Chief traces the turbulent career of one of Ireland's greatest guerilla commanders from his birth in 1893 until his death twenty-nine years later in the civil war when he was killed in action on the Knockmealdown mountains.This book demonstrates Liam... more...

  • 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...