This new and expanded edition of Talking of Joyce focuses on James Joyce's cultural ancestry - aesthetic and linguistic, in particular - and his Italian influences and connections. This volume brings to light fascinating aspects of Ireland's most famous literary figure and places him in a wider cultural context.
Auld Stock Tales is a collection of Articles, Stories and musing by Liam Egan. Most of the material appeared in the Castlebar Parish Magazine 1970 to 2020. The book evokes the Castlebar and Ireland of the mid-twentieth century and should appeal to all natives of the town both home and abroad.
A new edition of this comprehensive yet uncomplicated guide providing information on a wide range of additional needs, associated legislation and supports, together with key elements of good practice, in an Irish context for the new QQI Level 5 ELC award.
Alexander Robert Forbes (1849-1924), born on Skye, off Scotland's west coast, studied law in Edinburgh University and became Deputy Keeper of the Minute Book of the Court of Sessions in Edinburgh. A noted Celtic scholar, he was an authority on place-names. He published his most famous work - The Gaelic Names of Beasts (mammalia), Birds, Fish, Insects and Reptiles — in 1905, based on a variety of Gaelic sources in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. The book includes information for individual animals from folk-lore and early manuscript sources.
Tua Forsstroem is one of Finland's best-loved Swedish-language poets. Her poetry draws its sonorous and plangent music from the landscapes of Finland, seeking harmony between the troubled human heart and the threatened natural world. Her new book focuses acutely on death and grief, and in particular the devastating loss of her beloved granddaughter.
New to our stock - Published in 2020 In September 1920 the British government outlawed both the Dáil and Sinn Féin. The IRA began ambushing Royal Irish Constabulary and British Army patrols, attacking barracks and forcing isolated stations to be abandoned. As part of that campaign Trim RIC barracks was raided by local Republicans and arms were taken. The reprisal by Black & Tans for this action came in late September 1920.
This book features for the first time, essays by descendants of the Oldcastle Camp internees and by historians of the period. The publication provides an insight into the experiences of the many German and Austrian families who made their homes in Ireland and whose stories have been largely untold.
On the morning of 11 October 1921, the world’s media watched as Michael Collins, leader of the ‘Irish murder gang’, bounded through the door of 10 Downing Street. Moments later, he shook hands with the British Prime Minister. So began the first day of the most important political negotiations in modern Anglo-Irish history. Nearly two months later, in the early hours of 6 December 1921, the talks culminated in the signing of what in Ireland is known simply as ‘the Treaty’ – a document that had been designed to end one violent conflict, but which soon gave rise to another.