New Irish Non-Fiction Irish Non Fiction Published In March 2022

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Alvi, Moniza
Fairoz is a a powerful portrayal of human vulnerability, a book-length poetry sequence in which Moniza Alvi explores an imagined teenage girl's susceptibility to extremism. The book's fragmented, collaging narrative draws together fairytale elements, glimpses of Fairoz's thoughts, and pieces of dialogue.

Swords Castle Digging

Baker. Christine
Swords was once a major administrative centre, the headquarters of a vast estate belonging to the archbishop of Dublin, one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the country. It was especially ?tting that in 1996 Fingal County Council selected Swords as its headquarters, the splendid new o?ces now overlooking this ancient seat of authority. And the year 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the ?rst serious investigation of the castle, when the late Tom Fanning excavated a highly decorated tiled ?oor, leaving us in no doubt that this was the site of a stylish medieval residence as well as the headquarters of a manorial estate.

A Breath of Fresh Éire

Balaeva, Olga
A Breath of Fresh Éire is a collection of essays that celebrates the beauty of the Irish landscape and showcases both famous landmarks and lesser-known locations. The text is accompanied by stunning photographs taken by the author.

Men on Trial: Performing Emotion, Embodiment and Identity in Ireland, 1800-45

Barclay, Katie
Men on Trial provides the first history of masculinity and the law in early nineteenth-century Ireland. It combines cutting-edge theories from the history of emotion, performativity and gender studies to argue for gender as a creative and productive force in determining legal and social power relationships. -- .

Fierce Appetites : Loving, losing and living to excess in my present and in the writings of the past

Boyle, Elizabeth
Every day a beloved father dies. Every day a lover departs. Every day a woman turns forty. All three happening together brings a moment of reckoning. Medieval historian Elizabeth Boyle made sense of these events the best way she knew how - by immersing herself in the literature that has been her first love and life's work for over two decades.

Dublin from 1970 to 1990 : The City Transformed

Brady, Joseph
Dublin's footprint grew steadily during the 1970s with housing transforming the landscape of the west of the city, especially in Tallaght, Clondalkin, and Blanchardstown. It was a time of change with the dominance of the city centre increasingly challenged by suburban shopping centres as Dubliners embraced the freedom offered by the motor car.

Dublin from 1970 to 1990: The City Transformed

Brady, Joseph

Civic Identity and Public Space: Belfast Since 1780

Bryan, Dominic
A study of the long term historical background to the disputes over parades and related issues that remain central to conflict in Northern Ireland, linked to a review of current policy on the management of public space in the city and a discussion of options for the future. -- .

Towns on the Wild Atlantic Way

Butler, Richard
An illustrated guidebook to the most important, interesting or unusual architectural treasures in the principal 30-35 towns of the Wild Atlantic Way route.

Irish Thatched Cottages: A Living Tradition

Byrne, Emma (The O'Brien Press Ltd)
The picturesque, white-washed thatched cottage is an iconic emblem of Ireland and beautiful examples of this still-living craft can be found all over the island today. This beautiful new addition to the O'Brien Heritage series is a celebration of the enduring beauty and wonder of Irish thatch.

Boy 11963: An Irish Industrial School Childhood and an Extraordinary Search for Home

Cameron, John
In the storytelling style of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, an unforgettable story of an abandoned child, a search for a mother, and the uncovering of a national scandal in 1930s' Ireland.

Becoming a Pastoral Parish Council: How to make your PPC really useful for the Twenty First Century

Carroll, Patricia
The role of the PPC is explored looking at what can be called the five P's of the PPC: Pastoral, Prayerful, Partnership, Planning and Participation. There are some very practical helps about what makes planning in the PPC pastoral, and how that can be developed as a way of working in all parish groups.