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  • The Great Famineby R. Dudley Edwards; T. Dudley Williams

    The Lilliput Press 1994; US$ 14.57

    With this landmark contribution, the history of the Irish Famine is taken out of the hands of 'the political commentator, the ballad singer, and the unknown maker of folk-tales' and placed on a scholarly footing. Thus, one of the great disasters of the nineteenth century, and a watershed of modern Irish history, receives its true, authoritative measure.... more...

  • A Flame Now Quenchedby Liam Kelly

    The Lilliput Press 1998; US$ 7.28

    The Irish rebellion of 1798 comprised a scattered series of local uprisings and desperate incursions that, tragically for the rebels, failed to cohere. This fascinating portrait of County Leitrim in the 1790s provides important insights into the rebellion in Connaught. In Leitrim, the spirit of rebellion peaked in 1795 - three years before General... more...

  • Strongbowby Conor Kostick

    The O'Brien Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    The coming of the Normans to Ireland from 1169 is a pivotal moment in the country?s history. It is a period full of bloodthirsty battles, both between armies and individuals. With colourful personalities and sharp political twists and turns, Strongbow?s story is a fascinating one. Combining the writing style of an award-winning novelist with expert... more...

  • The Easter Risingby Michael T Foy; Brian Barton

    The History Press 2011; US$ 24.78

    On Easter Monday, 24 April 1916, a force of Irish men and women under arms, estimated at between 1,000 and 1,500, attempted to seize Dublin, with the ultimate intention of bringing to an end British rule in Ireland and creating an independent Irish republic, to include all thirty-two counties of Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connaught. Their leaders,... more...

  • In Search of Ancient Irelandby Carmel McCaffrey; Leo Eaton

    Ivan R. Dee 2003; US$ 15.99

    The history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C., when nomadic hunter-gatherers appeared in Ireland at the end of the last Ice Age, to 1167 A.D., when a Norman invasion brought the country under control of the English crown for the first time. The book also looks at contemporary Ireland's connection with the country's past. Companion... more...

  • Rebel Heartsby Kevin Toolis

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    For ten years Kevin Toolis investigated the lives of the IRA soldiers who wage a secret battle against the British State. His journeys took him from the back kitchens of Belfast, where men joked while making two-thousand-pound bombs, to prisons for interviews with men serving life sentences, and to the graveyards where mourners weep. Each chapter explores... more...

  • The Bloody Red Handby Derek Lundy

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 22.00

    A bestselling chronicler of the sea turns to a trio of his own ancestors to see what memory and the selective plundering of history has made of the truth in Northern Ireland. The name ?Lundy? is synonymous with traitor in Ulster. Derek Lundy?s first ancestral subject was the Protestant governor of Derry in 1688, just before it came under siege by... more...

  • The Lost Distilleries of Irelandby Brian Townsend

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    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... more...

  • Irish Identities in Victorian Britainby Roger Swift; Sheridan Gilley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    Recent studies of the experiences of Irish migrants in Victorian Britain have emphasized the significance of the themes of change, continuity, resistance and accommodation in the creation of a rich and diverse migrant culture within which a variety of Irish identities co-existed and sometimes competed. In contributing to this burgeoning historiography,... more...

  • Tom, Ned and Kittyby Eliza Pakenham

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; Not Available

    'I am standing in the dining room of my father's house in Ireland, gazing up at ten Pakenham family portraits. What thoughts went on behind those passive, chalky faces? How can I bring them out of the shadows?' Eliza Pakenham, granddaughter of the seventh Earl of Longford, chronicles the fortunes of her colourful ancestors against the backdrop... more...