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- Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 12.99
Drawing from a wealth of historical and scholarly sources, Johnson traces the important social, religious and political development of Ireland's struggle to become a unified, settled country. Johnson describes with accurate detail Ireland's barbarous beginnings, Oliver Cromwell's religious "crusade," the tragic Irish potato famine, the Ulster resistance... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
Archaeological evidence here is used to help build up a picture of the lives led by the people of which it is a record. The contents include a description of primitive settlements, leading up to an account of the art, trade and civilization generally of early ages prior to the Celtic invasion and up to the end of Medieval times. Two chapters take... more...
- Grosvenor House Publishing 2014; US$ 4.99
Orphaned from the age of four, once Irish Martin PA Ward reached sixteen years of age, those high wrought iron gates belonging to Artane, with its harsh and abusive regime, could no longer hold him. Blighted with a tough seriousness, this brilliant life story is also littered with wonderfully amusing images, they being dropped here and there. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00
No country is as rich in field antiquities as Ireland, and this work gives an account in simple language of the origin, purpose, date and distribution of all classes of monuments with the exception of ecclesiastical remains and medieval castles. It provides the general reader with all the information he is likely to need on such monuments as forts,... more...
- Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 8.74
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Dublin. Though this isnt the usual side of the city the tourists, travellers and residents see. This is the real Dublin, the strange and twisted nooks and crannies of the citys bizarre history past, present and future. Following on from the bestselling Portico Strangest titles now comes a book devoted... more...
- The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 10.19
A classic memoir from Ireland?s favourite storyteller. Here Taylor follows To School Through The Fields with these equally captivating recollections of family life in pastorial County Cork. Infused with wit and lyricism, the story centres on the 1950's when the author and her friends were teenagers. She describes the past vividly and without complaint... more...
- The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 10.19
Irish cottages, the pleasures of walking in autumnal woods, a hens' hatching house and a country garden: these are just some of the elements in this varied patchwork quilt of views of rural life from Alice Taylor, Ireland's favourite storyteller. more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94
The planning of Holy Trinity church in Cork City began in 1825, and the building was finally completed some 60 years later. The story of its completion mirrors the turbulent history of Ireland of the time, and the development of the cultural and civic life of the community, particularly in charting the life of its patron, Father Thobald Matthew and... more...
- Eland Publishing 2015; US$ 15.99
At the height of The Troubles, Dervla Murphy cycled to Northern Ireland to try to understand the situation by speaking to people on either side of the divide. She also sought to interrogate her own opinions and emotions. As an Irishwoman and traveller who had only ever spent thirty-six hours of her forty-four years over the border to the north, why... more...
- The O'Brien Press 2015; US$ 14.57
Full of historical facts, anecdotes and Dublin wit, this book evokes the spirit, the characters and colours, the sights, sounds and even the smells of old Dublin. With sections on markets, pawn shops, street characters, the Liberties, slang and wit of Dublin's newspapers, the city's history is traced right back to Brian Boru, the Huguenots, the 'debtors'... more...