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16 Lives Edward Daly

Litton, Helen
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.

16 Lives James Connolly

Collins, Lorcan
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.

1916 Portraits and Lives

Quinn, James
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.

80: A Memoir

Bewick, Pauline
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.

A 1950s Irish Childhood: From Catapults to Communion Medals

Illingworth, Ruth
A nostalgic look at a turbulent and character-defining decade in Irish history

A Belfast Child

Chambers, John
A Belfast Child is a tale of divided loyalties, dark secrets and the scars left by hatred and violence on a proud city - but also a story of hope, healing and ultimate redemption for a family caught in the rising tide of the Troubles.

A Better Life: Family Stories

Anne Marie Fitzgerald, great great grandmother to the author, is a house servant at Birkdale Manor in the years following the Irish potato famine. Anne finds herself pregnant and unmarried, so her baby girl is forcibly taken from her shortly after her birth. She is compelled to leave Ireland and is expected never to see her daughter again.

A Bloody Victory: The Irish at War's End

Harvey, Dan

A Book of Beginnings

Quinn, John
In his latest collection, the acclaimed author and broadcaster John Quinn explores the perennial theme of commencement through encounters with an array of intriguing people. Maeve Binchy shares a typically warm and good-humoured account of a first date and later, we hear from the writer and social philosopher, Charles Handy, of a profound life-changing experience. Henry Ford’s dream of ‘a motor-car for the great multitude’ and Martin Luther King’s dream of freedom and justice for his people are pondered, as the reader is taken on a journey of threshold moments that invigorate and inspire.

A Brigit of Ireland Devotional - Sun Among Stars

Brigde, Mael
A Brigit of Ireland Devotional - Sun Among Stars will inspire the devotee and inform the student. Mael Brigde's passion for Brigit and careful research make this a valuable reference book as well as a moving and contemplative text.

A Cloud Where the Birds Rise HB : A book about love and belonging

Harding, Michael
A unique collection of quotes and observations from Michael Harding, one of Ireland's best-loved memoirists, with stunning and evocative illustrations from Irish illustrator Jacob Stack.