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.
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.
Born in Buffalo, New York in 1870, the author took up the post of US Minister to Ireland in 1940. In this title, the author reveals life in a privileged milieu amid the darker currents of war, political discord, collaboration and espionage.
Eye-witness narratives- diaries, memoirs, letters, autobiographies and official witness statements- were written by nationalists and unionists, Catholics and Protestants, women who felt completely at home in the garrisons, cooking for the men and treating their wounds, and women who stayed at home during the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland.
A selection of 47 of Beranger's watercolour sketches of famous Irish historical sites. Accompanied by Peter Harbison's text, these colour reproductions intend to open up again vistas of Ireland which have been hidden from view since the 18th century.
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.
"Few places on Earth, and none elsewhere in Ireland, have yielded such a concentrated inventory of knowledge about the natural world." Michael Viney One hundred years ago, Irish naturalist Robert Lloyd Praeger led a survey of the natural history and cultural heritage of Clare Island at a level of detail greater than any area of comparable size at that time. Almost a century later, the Royal Irish Academy set about repeating the exercise with the intention of assessing and evaluating change on the island over the intervening years.
Can a long-term perspective on human adaptations to climate change inform Ireland's response to the crisis we face today? Climate and Society in Ireland is a collection of essays, commissioned by the Royal Irish Academy, that provides a multi-period, interdisciplinary perspective on one of the most important challenges currently facing humanity.
The Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) is producing a Dublin suburbs series of atlases in collaboration with Dublin City Council. The first five suburbs to be completed in this scheme will be Clontarf by Colm Lennon, Rathmines by Seamus Ó Maitiú, Drumcondra by Ruth McManus, Inchicore/Kilmainham by Frank Cullen and Ringsend/Sandymount by Jacinta Prunty.