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  • The Sevenby Ruth Dudley Edwards

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 16.99

    On the morning of Easter Sunday, 23 April 1916, the seven men who made up the Military Council of the secret Irish Republican Brotherhood gathered in Dublin?s Liberty Hall. By noon, the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, in which they declared themselves to be the provisional government of an entity that claimed the allegiance of every Irishman and... more...

  • The Little Book of Mayoby Eamonn Henry

    The History Press 2016; US$ 11.99

    The Little Book of Mayo is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Mayo. Here you will find out about Mayo?s natural history, its myth and legend, its proud sporting heritage ? particularly its long-running quest for Sam ? and its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women. Through quaint villages and... more...

  • 1916: The Easter Risingby Tim Pat Coogan

    Orion 2016; US$ 12.99

    The Easter Rising began at 12 noon on 24 April, 1916 and lasted for six short but bloody days, resulting in the deaths of innocent civilians, the destruction of many parts of Dublin and the true beginning of Irish independence. The 1916 Rising was born out of the Conservative and Unionist parties' illegal defiance of the democratically expressed... more...

  • The End of the Irish Poor Law?by Donnacha Seán Lucey

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 104.99

    This book examines Irish poor law reform during the years of the Irish revolution and Irish Free State. This work is a significant addition to the growing historiography of the twentieth-century which moves beyond political history, and demonstrates that concepts of respectability, social class and gender are central dynamics in Irish society. This... more...

  • The Secret Places Of The Shannonby John M. Feehan

    Mercier Press 2016; US$ 5.99

    Another of the successful secret places book by John M. Feehan Of particular interest to the Shannon area. Especially interesting to people interested in sailing. more...

  • The Secret Places Of West Cork Coastby John M Feehan

    Mercier Press 2016; US$ 5.99

    Another of the successful secret places book by John M. Feehan Of particular interest to the Cork area. Especially interesting to people interested in sailing. more...

  • Science, Politics and Society in Early Nineteenth-cCentury Irelandby Allan Blackstock

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 95.00

    Based on newly unearthed source material, this book follows the career of clergyman William Richardsona and assesses his impact on politics, science and agriculture nationally and internationally. more...

  • Suffer the Little Childrenby Mary Raftery; Eoin O'Sullivan Eoin O'Sullivan

    New Island Books 2009; US$ 5.41

    Up until the late sixties in Ireland, thousands of young children were sent to what were called industrial schools, financed by the Department of Education, and operated by various religious orders of the Catholic Church. Popular belief held that these schools were orphanages or detention centers, when in reality most of the children ended up at the... more...

  • An Unconsidered Peopleby Catherine Dunne

    New Island Books 2003; US$ 4.33

    Before the ?Ryanair Generation?, leaving home was for good.Half a million Irish men and women left these shores in the nineteen-fifties, forced by decades of economic stagnation to make their lives elsewhere. For many of these emigrants, mostly young and unskilled, Britain was their only hope of survival.Abandoned by the Irish state, this forgotten... more...

  • Battlegroundby Paul O'Brien

    New Island Books 2015; US$ 3.24

    On Easter Monday, 24th of April 1916, members of the Irish Citizen Army and the Irish Volunteers, under the command of Pádraig Pearse and James Connolly, occupied the General Post Office in Sackville Street, Dublin.From the portico of this iconic building, an independent Irish Republic was declared. For seven days, this newly proclaimed republic fought... more...