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  • Castles, Follies and Four-Leaf Cloversby Rosamund Burton

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 22.72

    The fascinating and funny story of one woman's delightful ramble along Ireland's St Declan's Way - an ancient pilgrims' path - battling the mist and the rain (often longing for a warm fire and stiff drink) with just an old photocopy of a map to guide her. more...

  • From Farquhar to Field Dayby Dr. Nuala McAlistair Hart

    The History Press 2012; US$ 24.78

    Derry's cultural history is a deep one, and this new book looks at the dramatic and musical life of the county between 1678, the birth of George Farquhar, and 2001, the end of the Field Day Drama Company. Divided into ten chapters, each will focus on a particular venue where drama and music were performed. Portraits of key musicians, actors, playwrights,... more...

  • The Charlestown Chroniclesby Cathal Henry

    The History Press 2011; US$ 24.78

    Charlestown has long been a town of strategic importance to Mayo. It has provided many prominent and dedicated residents who have made their contribution not alone to their own area but to the county at large through involvement in public life, sport, community development and business. In The Charlestown Chronicles, Cathal Henry has immortalised... more...

  • Joe Cahillby Brendan Anderson; Joe Cahill

    The O'Brien Press 2002; US$ 16.03

    'I was born in a united Ireland,' says Joe Cahill, 'I want to die in a united Ireland.' Here Cahill gives his full and frank story -- of a life spent in prison, on hunger strike, on the run, in safe houses, in action, and latterly in the corridors of power of Washington as the Good Friday Agreement was being negotiated. He tells of narrowly avoiding... more...

  • Unionism in Modern Irelandby Richard English; Graham Walker

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 67.00

    This collection of essays brings together exciting, fresh work by young scholars working on vital aspects of modern Irish unionism. Its range is broad, taking in much material (literary, political, cultural, intellectual) which has previously been ignored. Using new and extensive sources, the contributors examine important features of modern unionism... more...

  • Truth recovery in Northern Irelandby Kirk Simpson

    Manchester University Press 2009; US$ 95.00

    Northern Ireland has entered what is arguably the key phase in its troubled political history – truth recovery and dealing with the legacy of the past – yet the void in knowledge and the lack of academic literature with regard to victims’ rights is particularly striking. This book analyses truth recovery as a fundamental aspect of the... more...

  • The Little Book of Limerickby Sharon Slater

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    The Little Book of Limerick is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Limerick. Funny, fast-paced and fact-packed, here we find out abou the most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants and strange traditions alongside details of its flora and fauna, sporting heritage and of course its literary... more...

  • The Little Book of Wexfordby Nicky Rossiter

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    The Little Book of Wexford is a compendium of fascinating, strange and entertaining facts about County Wexford. Funny, fast-paced and fact-packed, here we find out about the most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants and strange traditions alongside details of its flora and fauna, sporting heritage and of course its literary traditions.... more...

  • Skelligs Callingby Michael Kirby

    The Lilliput Press 2003; US$ 14.57

    'Kirby claims he was born with the sea in his blood. That may well be, but he was also born with words already formed in his head. He writes charmingly with colour, fun, and a flair few others have ever bettered ... That a man of such an age could summon up the energy and motivation to write with such committed endeavour, care and beauty is a magnificent... more...

  • An Aran Keeningby Andrew McNelliie

    The Lilliput Press 2002; US$ 7.28

    In November 1968, at the age of twenty-two, Andrew McNeillie left his job and his girlfriend in Wales and travelled to Inishmore. He was not a tourist: he stayed eleven months in Aran, living alone in a tiny house. An Aran Keening is a richly lyrical memoir of that time, a celebration of the island and its people, a lament for a way of life that was... more...