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Ireland

  • Ireland: A Luminous Beautyby Peter Harbison; Leslie Conron Carola

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 35.99

    Island light is magical. And none more so than Ireland?s. Ireland?s light floods the landscape, luring the senses with a restless presence. The water surrounding and carving through the island reflects back to us the ever-changing movement of the wind-blown clouds and light. Stop for a minute and the settings change: what was straight is bent, light... more...

  • Eamonn Ceanntby Mary Gallagher

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The son of a Head Constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary, by the age of twenty-five, Éamonn Ceannt was married with a young son. He played the uilleann pipes and was passionate about the Irish language. His commitment to a politically independent, Gaelic-speaking Ireland led him from the classrooms of the Gaelic League to the National Council... more...

  • The Last Armadaby Des Ekin

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 16.03

    Kinsale, Ireland: Christmas Eve, 1601 As thunder crashes and lightning rakes the sky, three very different commanders line up for a battle that will decide the fate of a nation. General Juan del Águila has been sprung from a prison cell to command the last great Spanish Armada. Its mission: to seize a bridgehead in Queen Elizabeth's territory... more...

  • Easter Widowsby Sinead McCoole

    Transworld 2014; US$ 32.17

    One week in May 1916, seven Irish women became widows. When they had married their husbands they had embarked on very different lives. They married men of the establishment; one married a lecturer, two others married soldiers, another a civil servant. These women all knew each other and their lives became intertwined. For the seven women whose... more...

  • Transnational Perspectives on Modern Irish Historyby Niall Whelehan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book explores the benefits and challenges of transnational history for the study of modern Ireland. In recent years the word "transnational" has become more and more conspicuous in history writing across the globe, with scholars seeking to move beyond national and local frameworks when investigating the past. Yet transnational approaches remain... more...

  • The Bloodied Fieldby Michael Foley

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    On the morning of 21 November 1920, Jane Boyle walked to Sunday Mass in the church where she would be married five days later. That afternoon she went with her fiancé to watch Tipperary and Dublin play a Gaelic football match at Croke Park. Across the city fourteen men lay dead in their beds after a synchronised IRA attack designed to cripple British... more...

  • The Welsh and the Shaping of Early Modern Ireland, 1558-1641by Rhys Morgan

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 120.00

    Shows how the Welsh, as well as the English, were colonisers in Tudor and early Stuart Ireland. more...

  • The South Sea Bubble and Irelandby Patrick Walsh

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    A study of the first great global stock market crash and and its impact on the peripheries of the British state more...

  • Ma, I'm Gettin Meself a New Mammyby Martha Long

    Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 23.95

    After numerous arrests for shoplifting, Martha is sent to the convent where, the judge rules, she is to get an education. Martha is relieved to be out of the clutches of her horrible drunken stepfather, Jackser, and her feckless mother, Sally, but anxious about what awaits. Her days in the convent are steady, predictable, safe--everything that her... more...

  • Great British Cyclingby Ellis Bacon

    Transworld 2014; US$ 27.99

    In 1868, the first ever documented bicycle race was held in a Paris park, and to the locals' chagrin, was won by a Briton. Yet while cycling culture became ingrained in continental European culture, riders this side of the Channel were engaged in constant battles with the authorities to pursue their sport - road racing was in fact banned as early... more...