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  • A Singular Countryby J.P. Donleavy

    The Lilliput Press 2011; US$ 10.19

    A new and original work from "one of the most accomplished and original writers of our time", Joseph Heller. A Singular Country is J.P. Donleavy's idiosyncratic and personal view of Ireland told in the vernacular of the Irishman, which he has nearly, but not quite, become. "A country where the dead are forever living and which is at once magical,... more...

  • The Making of the Irish Protestant Ascendancyby Patrick Walsh

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 120.00

    The life and political career of William Conolly, a key figure in the establishment of the eighteenth century protestant ascendancy in Ireland. more...

  • Spike Islandby Michael Martin

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    After fourteen centuries of military and ecclesiastical heritage, 2005 saw the then-Justice Minister Michael McDowell put in place proposals to turn Spike Island into Ireland's 'Alcatraz', through the construction of a 70 million super-prison. Spike Island, situated proudly in Cobh Harbour, has a long penal history. Cromwell used it as a holding... more...

  • The Other Famineby Gerard MacAtasney

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    In the summer of 1822 a bad potato crop and limited employment opportunities created famine conditions in the west and south-west of Ireland. The Other Famine is the first book to examine these events, and specifically their implications for County Leitrim. Beginning with an overview of life in the county from 1800 to 1821, this book looks at landlord-tenant... more...

  • Most Famous Irish People You've Never Heard Ofby Colin Murphy

    The O'Brien Press 2009; US$ 14.57

    STORIES OF ADVENTURE & ACHIEVEMENT ? INVENTORS, GOLD-DIGGERS, MILITARY LEADERS, SPIES, RABBLE-ROUSERS, SOLDIERS, COURTESANS, ACE PILOTS, DETECTIVES, ATHLETES, HEROES. Irish people have left their mark on virtually every corner of the globe. This fascinating book tells the stories of the Irish who are justly celebrated in their adopted homelands, but... more...

  • Whose Past is it Anywayby Jude Collins

    The History Press 2012; US$ 18.94

    The next ten years - 2012-2022 - have been referred to as 'the decade of centenaries'. This book focuses on three of those centenaries: the signing of the Ulster Covenant (2012), the Easter Rising (2016) and the Battle of the Somme (2016). It consists of sixteen extended interviews with politicians, artists and writers from the north and south of... more...

  • A Long Long Warby Ken Wharton

    Helion & Company 2010; US$ 19.99

    This is the story of the Troubles in Northern Ireland told from the perspective of the British soldiers who served there between 1969 and 1998. This was a war against terrorists who knew no mercy or compassion; a war involving sectarian hatred and violent death. Over 1,000 British lives were lost in a place just 30 minutes flying time away from the... more...

  • The Irish-American Dynamite Campaignby Joseph McKenna

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 49.95

    In the 1880s, Clan-na-Gael, an extremist Irish-American organization that succeeded the Fenian Brotherhood, initiated a dynamite campaign against Britain in a bid to bring about Irish independence. Throughout England, explosions rocked government, military and police targets, including the Tower of London, London Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.... more...

  • A Case Study of Ireland and Galicia’s Parallel Paths to Nationhoodby Eva Roa White

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2004; US$ 149.95

    This is an important original study that contributes new knowledge in the field of Celtic Studies as it offers serious consideration to the connections between Ireland and Galicia Dr. White traces the connections between these two Celtic lands through literature, history, mythology and science. White shows that Ireland and Galicia had parallel cultural... more...

  • Wolfe Toneby Hubert Butler

    The Lilliput Press 1985; US$ 7.28

    An important study of the dynamics behind Tone's ideal, which disentangles the roots of racialism and nationalism in Ireland, and questions the causes of division between North and South. Butler contends - with precision and passion - that the way forward lies through an understanding of the past and a return to the world of small-scale and personal... more...