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  • How the Irish Saved Civilizationby Thomas Cahill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history... more...

  • Ancient Irelandby R.A.S. Macalister

    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...

  • When Iron Gates Yield To Freedomby Martin Ward; Dr Janice S. Lockwood

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2014; US$ 6.56

    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...

  • Antiquities of the Irish Countrysideby Sean P. O Riordain

    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...

  • 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...

  • Criminal Irish Drunkardsby Conor Reidy

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    This book examines the Inebriate Reformatory system in Ireland from its foundation in 1900 until its closure in 1920 and the three institutions charged with punishing or rehabilitating habitual drunkards: the State Inebriate Reformatory, the Certified Inebriate Reformatory and the Voluntary Inebriate Retreat. This book offers a unique insight into... 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...

  • Tom Clarkeby Michael T Foy

    The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78

    Long overshadowed by fellow republicans Patrick Pearse and James Connolly, Tom Clarke was the man who made the Easter Rising possible. During an extraordinary life dedicated to Irish freedom he rose from humble origins and endured thirty years of struggle, imprisonment and exile before becoming a master conspirator in the Easter Rising. Endowed with... more...

  • Ireland In The 20th Centuryby Tim Pat Coogan

    Random House 2009; US$ 25.79

    Ireland's bestselling popular historian tells the story of contemporary Ireland - controversial, authoritative and highly readable. Tim Pat Coogan's biographies of Michael Collins and DeValera and his studies of the IRA, the Troubles and the Irish Diaspora have transformed our understanding of contemporary Ireland, and all have been massive bestsellers.... more...

  • The Same Age as the Stateby Maire Cruise O'Brien

    The O'Brien Press 2003; US$ 21.86

    Máire Cruise O'Brien explores the republican and revolutionary connections of her family as she was growing up, the fallout of the Civil War, and life in the Irish-speaking districts of Ireland almost a century ago Máire spent two years studying in post-war Paris where she met Beckett and Sylvia Beech, among others. She became the first ever Irish... more...