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  • Old Ways, Old Secretsby Jo Kerrigan; Richard Mills

    The O'Brien Press 2015; US$ 17.49

    In a land like ours, the old beliefs bring pleasure and wisdom… Exploring the legends, special places and treasured practices of old, Jo Kerrigan reveals a rich world beneath Ireland?s modern layers. So many of today?s Irish traditions reach back to our ancient past, to the natural world: climbing to the summit of a mountain at harvest time;... more...

  • Culture and Society in Ireland Since 1750by Niall Ó Ciosáin; John Cunningham; Joëp Leerson; Tom Dunne; Owen Dudley-Edwards

    The Lilliput Press 2015; US$ 23.32

    Culture and Society in Ireland since 1750: Essays in honour of Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh collects specially commissioned texts and essays to commemorate Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh?s career as a distinguished academic and educator. Writing on many aspects of modern Irish history, culture and the Irish language, Ó Tuathaigh is best celebrated for his book Ireland... more...

  • Inside the GPO 1916by Joe Good; Maurice Good; Robert Ballagh

    The O'Brien Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    A first-hand account of the 1916 Rising and its aftermath brings alive the historic events that ushered in the beginnings of an independent Irish state.  A Londoner and a member of the Irish Volunteers, Joe Good guarded the approach across O'Connell Bridge as the rebels took the centre of Dublin. He joined the garrison in the GPO, and describes... more...

  • Willie Pearseby Róisín Ní Ghairbhí

    The O'Brien Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    History has placed Willie Pearse in the shadow of his brother Patrick. Cosmopolitan and bohemian, Willie was a trusted confidante for Patrick; whether it was nationalism, education, the cultural revival, or an unsuccessful attempt at vegetarianism, Willie shared in his brother?s activities as an equal. But he was also a well-regarded sculptor who... more...

  • An Ornament to the Cityby Patricia Curtin-Kelly

    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...

  • A Nation and not a Rabbleby Diarmaid Ferriter

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 25.32

    Packed with violence, political drama and social and cultural upheaval, the years 1913-1923 saw the emergence in Ireland of the Ulster Volunteer Force to resist Irish home rule and in response, the Irish Volunteers, who would later evolve into the IRA. World War One, the rise of Sinn Féin, intense Ulster unionism and conflict with Britain culminated... more...

  • Selected Documents in Irish Historyby Josef L. Altholz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The first collection of readings designed to supplement Irish History courses, this book includes 42 religious documents, historical statutes, acts of Parliament, speeches, proclamations, poems, and other selections fundamental to understanding Ireland's rich history. more...

  • Me Jewel and Darlin' Dublinby Éamonn MacThomáis

    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...

  • Irish Miscellanyby Dermot McEvoy

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    With Irish Miscellany , author Dermot McEvoy lets you revel in the fun and fascinating explanations behind Irish traditions and folklore. He offers the answers to questions you?ve always had—or never knew you had—as he covers all aspects of Ireland. From Irish culture to ancient history to modern pastimes, this full-color book educates and entertains.... more...

  • A Place Apartby Dervla Murphy

    Eland Publishing 2015; US$ 18.94

    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...