Focusing on the events of 1798, this text traces the origins and development of Irish nationalism, including the creation of the United Irish and Defender movements and the foundation of the Orange Order in the 1790s. It is published to coincide with the bicentennary anniversary of the 1798 rising.
Ulster Television was granted a programme contract by Britain`s Independent Television Authority (ITA) in the late 1950s. It had been argued within the ITA that allowing a television company for a little area of only one and a half million people was an invitation to failure. This was to be the smallest TV company they had ever tried.
Fiann O'Nuallain brings old Irish proverbs to life for the present generation. Each proverb is carefully chosen to speak directly to the worries and stresses that have become part of modern life. Combined with mindfulness exercises the author offers a new set of tools for mindful living, psychological wellbeing and spiritual awareness.
Galway is the second largest county in Ireland and the largest in the province of Connacht, both in area and population. Peadar O'Dowd's interesting history traces its political, administrative, social and economic developments over the centuries.