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A Pocket Guide to Irish Castles

This book celebrates the most popular Irish castles, from the Norman fortress of Bunratty to the five-star splendour of Ashford, from medieval Malahide to dramatic Dunluce, as well as introducing you to some of Ireland's most famous castle owners such as Grace O'Malley (Rockfleet) and W.B. Yeats (Thoor Ballylea).

A Pocket History of the Irish Revolution

This book focuses on the lead up to the 1916 Rising, and especially its aftermath. It covers the War of Independence, the great leaders de Valera and Collins, the Anglo-Irish Treaty and the Civil War.


The book tells the history of Northern Ireland from the Third Home Rule Bill right through to Derry Girls. Covering all aspects of the beginnings of Northern Ireland as a separate state, to gerrymandering and World War II, and on to the emergence of the Troubles and finally peace, this book is a guide to all the dramatic events of the past 100 years.

Labour Labouring Beside Lough Erne: A Study of the Fermanagh Labour movement, 1826-1932

This 76-page book, published in the centenary year of the Fermanagh Council of Trade Unions, is the first part of a history.

Law and revolution in seventeenth-century Ireland (Irish Legal History Society series)

A. Dennehy, Coleman
Law, the legal system, and the legal community played a vital role in the origins and the development of the conflict in Ireland that took it from a dependent kingdom to becoming part of a republican commonwealth. Lawyers also played a fundamental part in the return of the legal and political 'normality' in the 1660s. This collection of essays considers how the law was part of this process and to what extent it was shaped by the revolutionary developments of the period.

Police Casualties In Ireland 1919 1922

Abbott, Richard
The Royal Irish Constabulary are often portrayed as the villains of the War of Independence in Ireland, Irishmen who betrayed their country by serving the British regime. No memorial has been raised in Ireland to those who died during the conflict and their names are largely forgotten, apart from a few who gained notoriety through the fact that Michael Collins himself ordered their killing. As a result, while their deaths are recorded in histories of the time, little attention is paid to the men themselves.

Norman Ackroyd: An Irish Notebook

Ackroyd, Norman
A collection of 40 sketches by artist Norman Ackroyd, presenting the Irish coast in all its rugged beauty.

The New Ireland: A Vision for the Future

Adams, Gerry
A unique political manifesto at a crucial moment from the leading figure in Irish Republicanism. Adams outlines the challenge of transforming Irish society through a vision of self-determination and sovereignty, inclusiveness and equality.

Shadow of a Taxman: Who Funded the Irish Revolution?

Adams, R. J. C. (Research Fellow, Resear
Who funded the Irish Revolution? In Shadow of a Taxman, R. J. C. Adams investigates how the unrecognised Irish Republic's money was solicited, collected, transmitted, and safeguarded, as well as who the financial backers were and what influenced their decision to contribute from as far afield as New York, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, and Melbourne.

Civilised by Beasts: Animals and Urban Change in Nineteenth-Century Dublin

Adelman, Juliana
This book offers a unique account of life in nineteenth-century Dublin, told through human-animal relationships. It argues that the exploitation of animals formed a key component of urban change, from municipal reform to class formation to the expansion of public health and policing. -- .