This book tells a history of Ireland by looking at the development of 100 medieval Irish words drawn from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of the Irish Language. Words tell stories and encapsulate histories and this book captures aspects of Ireland’s changing history by examining the changing meaning of 100 key words. The book is aimed at a general readership and no prior knowledge of the Irish language is required to delve into the fascinating insights it provides.
Dublin 1911 is a multilayered history of that year, richly illustrated with newspaper articles, advertisements, census returns and previously unpublished photographs. With accompanying thematic essays, this book gives an accessible but no less intricate picture of daily life in the capital city.
Forty-five map extracts and commentaries detailing the features and areas of mid nineteenth-century Dublin. It is an ancillary publication to IHTA, no. 26, Dublin, part III, 1756 to 1847 by Rob Goodbody.
Some of the Irish public servants and political advisers who worked on the Northern Ireland peace process from the late 1960s until the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 discuss their roles and involvement in the process.
Noel Dorr looks back at the period which led up to Sunningdale, at the Conference itself and its outcome, at the short life of the new political institutions and at some of the reasons why this initiative, born in hope, did not succeed. He concentrates on the policies of the Irish Government – indeed two successive Irish Governments – and how they evolved over the years 1969 to early 1974.