Argues that pluralism of opinion, and not a just toleration, was the outcome of the 'modernization' of society. This book draws on a range of sources with a focus on the newspaper and periodical press. It argues that changes in attitudes were integral parts of the internecine religious disputes of, above all, the 1850's and 1860's.
After the Titanic: A Life of Derek Mahon is a portrait of an artistic life in motion and stirring reflection on the capacity of great poetry to fashion something lasting of our deepest fears and insecurities.
Albert Reynolds has led an extraordinary life. In this book, Ireland's eighth Taoiseach tells his life story - from his childhood and first steps as a young businessman to his action-filled years in the political arena.
Step into the surgery of Dr. Lucia Gannon. Arriving in the small village of Killenaule, Co. Tipperary 20 years ago - husband Liam (also a GP) and children in tow. Journey with her as she builds a life in this tight-knit community, and discover what it means to be the one people bring their problems to.
Children's traditional street-games play an important part in the folklife of a country. This reprint will help parents and educators realize how happy children are, when given an opportunity to use their imagination and to create their own amusements, even in a restricted locale. It shows how, in Dublin, Ireland, traditional street-games and rhymes still flourish, and how children adapt traditions to a modern environment.