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  • The Little Book of Bray & Enniskerryby Brian White

    The History Press 2016; US$ 7.99

    The Little Book of Bray & Enniskerry is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts.Here you will find out about Bray and Enniskerry's history, their famous faces, their buildings and streets, their sporting heritage and their myths and legends. Through main thoroughfares and twisting back streets, this book takes the reader... more...

  • On This Dayby Myles Dungan

    New Island Books 2015; US$ 4.99

    In this entertaining and engaging book, based on the popular 'On This Day' segment from Drivetime on RTÉ Radio 1, Myles Dungan delivers little-known episodes from the history of Ireland, and Irish people at home and abroad, bringing fresh perspectives on the lives of both the renowned and the notorious. The book features a diverse mix of Irish luminaries,... more...

  • The Little Book of Antrimby Barry Flynn

    The History Press 2016; US$ 7.99

    The Little Book of Antrim is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Antrim. Here you will find out about Antrim's myth and legend, its proud sporting heritage, its castles and great houses and its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women. Through quaint villages and bustling towns, this book takes... more...

  • More Merseyside Talesby Ken Pye

    The History Press 2016; US$ 5.99

    Local historian and broadcaster Ken Pye has collected a further fifty true tales that celebrate the weird and wonderful side of Merseyside's history.From the subterranean munitions factory at New Brighton and the bird-man of Speke, to wild tigers at Tranmere and a mysterious leprechaun, you are sure to uncover some truly amazing and extraordinary stories... more...

  • Suffer the Little Childrenby Mary Raftery; Eoin O'Sullivan Eoin O'Sullivan

    New Island Books 2009; US$ 5.65

    Up until the late sixties in Ireland, thousands of young children were sent to what were called industrial schools, financed by the Department of Education, and operated by various religious orders of the Catholic Church. Popular belief held that these schools were orphanages or detention centers, when in reality most of the children ended up at the... more...

  • An Unconsidered Peopleby Catherine Dunne

    New Island Books 2003; US$ 5.99

    Before the ‘Ryanair Generation’, leaving home was for good.Half a million Irish men and women left these shores in the nineteen-fifties, forced by decades of economic stagnation to make their lives elsewhere. For many of these emigrants, mostly young and unskilled, Britain was their only hope of survival.Abandoned by the Irish state, this forgotten... more...

  • Battlegroundby Paul O'Brien

    New Island Books 2015; US$ 3.38

    On Easter Monday, 24th of April 1916, members of the Irish Citizen Army and the Irish Volunteers, under the command of Pádraig Pearse and James Connolly, occupied the General Post Office in Sackville Street, Dublin.From the portico of this iconic building, an independent Irish Republic was declared. For seven days, this newly proclaimed republic fought... more...

  • God-Provoking Democratby Fergus Whelan

    New Island Books 2015; US$ 6.78

    ‘I have seen many, very many United Irishmen, and with a few exceptions they are . . . the most God-provoking Democrats on this side of Hell.’Born into the Anglo-Irish landowning class of Co. Down, Archibald Hamilton Rowan (1751–1832) led a colourful life. Heavily influenced by the celebrated radical John Jebb at Cambridge, and the revolutionary thinker... more...

  • A Most Diabolical Deedby Elaine Farrell

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book examines the phenomenon of infanticide in Ireland from 1850 to 1900, examining a sample of 4,645 individual cases of infant murder, attempted infanticide and concealment of birth. Evidence for this study has been gleaned from a variety of sources, including court documents, coroners' records, prison files, parliamentary papers, and newspapers.... more...

  • The Crimean War and Irish Societyby Paul Huddie

    Liverpool University Press 2016; US$ 89.99

    This book is a 'home front' study of Ireland during the Crimean War, which analyses how the various strands of Irish society responded to the conflict's events, issues and impacts and how they memorialised it as part of the British Empire. more...