When in 1939 it was announced on the wireless that, “England is at war with Germany”, Niall Henry Bracken was just four years of age. This mainly funny, pleasantly meandering memoir - there are some sad bits - is about a suburban Dublin boy growing up in Ireland during the Second World War.
Edward Daly is one of the legendary revolutionaries who participated in the 1916 Easter Rising. Less has been known about Daly until now; in this intimate and fascinating account, Helen Litton traces Edward 'Ned' Daly's life from childhood to commander within the Volunteers.
James Connolly (1868-1916) was one of the leaders in Ireland's quest for freedom from British rule in 1916. This biography is an accurate and well-researched portrayal both of the man and the uprising. Part of the Sixteen Lives series of biographies of all sixteen men executed for their role in the rebellion.
This book is a selection of 40 articles from the Royal Irish Academy's Dictionary of Irish Biography, dealing with 42 people whose careers, in one way or another, were deeply involved with the Easter rising of 1916.The biographies include insurgents, women involved, nationalist leaders and figures in the British military and administration.
A fascinating insight into the lives of 38 ordinary and extraordinary Irish men. What shines through in these personal and often witty recollections is a deep knowledge and affection for the land on which they have spent most of their lives.
Ireland's best-known artist celebrates her eightieth birthday with a refreshingly honest memoir of an extraordinary life. From growing up in County Kerry to becoming an internationally successful artist, Bewick remains an intregral part of Ireland's cultural legacy.