Irish History

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  1. The Blasket Islandman: The Life and Legacy of Tomás Ó Criomhthain
    Gerald Hayes
    Tomás Ó Criomhthain (1856–1937) is one of the giants of Irish-language literature. His best-known books, Allagar na hInise and An tOileánach, are acknowledged classics.
  2. Ceremonies of Bravery: Oscar Wilde, Carlos Blacker, and the Dreyfus Affair
    J. Robert Maguire
    Special Price €39.99 Regular Price €49.99
    The book traces the course of what Oscar Wilde called his ‘ancient friendship’ with Carlos Blacker, ‘always the truest of friends and most sympathetic of companions’, from its beginning in the early 1880s to their tragic breakup in 1898.
  3. The Pope's children, Ireland's new elite (Hardback)
    David McWilliams
    Special Price €11.99 Regular Price €19.99
    In his book McWilliams describes the effects that the Celtic Tiger and the property boom have had on Ireland.  
  4. The Spies at Gilnahirk
    George Busby
    That was a headline in the Belfast Telegraph in 1951 which reflected the reporter’s frustration at being unable to penetrate the veil of secrecy surrounding the discrete red brick buildings which nestled behind a security fence in the Castlereagh Hills.
  5. Máire Rua - Lady of Leamaneh
    Máire MacNeill
    Biography of Maire Rua, a seventeenth-century woman, whose life is steeped in folklore and myth.
  6. Bright, Brilliant Days: Douglas Gageby and The Irish Times
    Andrew Whittaker (editor)
    Special Price €8.99 Regular Price €19.99
    A glittering array of writers celebrate (or dissect) the work and career of the great editor who transformed The Irish Times. With contributions from Maeve Binchy, Kevin Myers, John Bowman, and many more.
  7. Home Away From Home: The Yanks In Ireland
    Mary Pat Kelly
    Special Price €9.99 Regular Price €17.99
    Between 1942 and 1945, 300,000 servicemen and women served in Northern Ireland. In this book both GI’s and those who made them welcome, share their memories.
  8. Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer
    Michael Smith
    Special Price €13.99 Regular Price €16.99
    This book brings a fresh perspective to the heroic age of Polar exploration which was dominated by Shackleton’s complex, compelling and enduringly fascinating story.
  9. One Green Hill: Journeys Through Irish Songs
    John McLaughlin
    Special Price €9.99 Regular Price €24.99
    A song, history and travel book all in one. 2003 1st edition Hardback with dust jacket
  10. Hiring Fairs and Market Places (Hardback)
    May Blair
    Special Price €19.99 Regular Price €29.99
    Anyone with an interest in Irish country life will love this history of life on the land - much of which comes from the people who lived through it. This book includes over 100 photographs (many from private collections).
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