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- Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 17.99
This is a revealing account of the family life and achievements of the Third Earl of Rosse, a hereditary peer and resident landlord at Birr Castle, County Offaly, in nineteenth-century Ireland, before, during and after the devastating famine of the 1840s. He was a remarkable engineer, who built enormous telescopes in the cloudy middle of Ireland. The... more...
- 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...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32
In 100 GAA Greats , John Scally celebrates the most significant players Gaelic games have brought us in their 125-year history. He selects those footballers, hurlers, managers and camogie players who have lit up Irish sport, becoming national treasures in the process, and highlights their remarkable skills. Amongst those included in this unique... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 21.14
For 125 years, the GAA has been a fixed point in a fast-changing age, and this oral history marks the125th anniversary of the Association. It is the story of the GAA as seen through the eyes of those key personalities who shaped it. Author Jon Scally has carried out over a hundred revealing interviews with players and managers who are synonymous... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 12.68
Bursting with humour and full of amusing anecdotes, 100 Irish Rugby Greats is a unique celebration of the most significant stars of the sport from the 1930s to the present day. A veritable who?s who of Irish rugby, it takes in all of the true greats, including Jack Kyle, Tony O?Reilly, Mike Gibson, Willie John McBride, Moss Keane, Keith Wood, Brian... more...
- Neil Wilson Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99
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...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.12
The Irish famine that began in 1845 was one of the nineteenth century's greatest disasters. By its end, the island's population of eight million had shrunk by a third through starvation, disease and emigration. This is a brilliant, compassionate retelling of that awful story for a new generation - the first account for the general reader for many... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This collection of essays demonstrates in vivid detail how a range of formal and informal networks shaped the Irish experience of emigration, settlement and the construction of ethnic identity in a variety of geographical contexts since 1750. It examines topics as diverse as the associational culture of the Orange Order in the nineteenth century to... more...
- Atria Books 2014; US$ 14.00
In this remarkable second book in the Children of Conflict series, Laurel Holliday presents a powerful collection of young people's memories of growing up in the midst of the violence in Northern Ireland known as "The Troubles." "All my life I have been afraid. When it would get dark I would lie in bed and be frightened to move in case men would... more...