A compelling testament to Rory Gallagher and the musical life of a shy and retiring working-class hero, distinguished by his check shirts and his astounding dexterity on acoustic and electric guitar - the guitarist and blues man who blazed a trail for others to follow.
Do you remember Daithi Lacha, Billy Bunter and holidays in Butlin's Mosney? What about Drill Displays, Smiths Crisps and compulsory Lent? Then this is the book for you. Damian Corless takes us on a tongue-in-cheek trip down memory lane to the age of Let's Draw With Blaithin, games of Relievio and monthly mobile libraries.
Everyone talks about the weather and its role in shaping our character. This lively overview picks out incidents when the weather - generally bad - changed the course of Ireland's history. Remarkably, our professional forecasters still hedge their bets by predicting four seasons in one day - and still get it wrong.
This history of Gaelic games and the social world around them has been an outstanding success. From how and where Gaelic games were played and watched to their impact on Irish communities at home and abroad, politics, women in the GAA, music and much more, this history sets the GAA experience against that of a changing Irish society.
Re-print, originally published in 2017. When John Cuffe entered Mountjoy as a young prison officer in May 1978, he stepped back into Victorian times. He knew nothing about jails, apart from what he had seen in black-and-white films on RTE: 'good' sheriffs and 'bad' hombres. Here, he reveals the raw truth of thirty tough years on the inside. Join him on a vivid, eye-opening journey .
First captivated by the Burren in the early 1970s, Gordon D'Arcy has spent over 30 years living on its edge and exploring its remarkable natural heritage. Now he celebrates the region and its people with thought-provoking essays and attractive watercolours that convey a deep affection and intimacy.
Juggling a full-time job as a physiotherapist, an inter-county football career and a food blog, Sinead knows the pitfalls of being under time pressure. She shows how a healthy diet using wholesome ingredients is achievable for all. Delicious recipes embrace natural food and will inspire you to eat for better health and boundless energy.
Drawing on archives in Ireland, Britain and the US, the authors question our assumptions about Michael Collins. Approaching him through the eyes of contemporaries and historians, friends and enemies, this provocative book reveals new insights, challenging what we think we know about him and what we think we know about the Irish revolution.
Aidan Dooley tells the story of his journey with Tom Crean; how his one-man play was written, and how it grew from an unknown show with an unknown actor into an award-winning hit that has been performed from Dublin to Dubai, and from Broadway to the Antarctic ice.
Seven people signed the Proclamation of the Republic in 1916 - four of them were poets. To commemorate its centenary, Cork City Council has commissioned four of Ireland's leading contemporary writers to reflect on the meaning of this single most important artefact of the 1916 Rising.
Guide to some of the best low-level walks in West Cork with clear descriptions and engaging commentaries on natural and human history to enhance the walkers' enjoyment and appreciation of the walks. Each route is illustrated with a sketch map and colour photographs illustrate the beauty of the landscape, its wild creatures, flowers and heritage.