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Atlas of the Great Irish Famine

January 26, 2022 10:28 pm
Introduction: The Great Famine is possibly the most pivotal event/experience in modern Irish history. Its global reach and implications cannot be underestimated. In terms of mortality, it is now widely accepted that over a million people perished between the years 1845-1852 and at least one million and a quarter fled the country, the great majority to North America, some to [...]
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Harry Potter – A Magical Year – The Illustrations of Jim Kay

January 27, 2022 11:16 am
Introduction: A Magical Year takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the seasons at Hogwarts. Jim Kay’s incredible illustrations, paired with much loved quotations from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, bring to life all of the magic, beauty and wonder of the wizarding world. This is an irresistible gift book for anyone who has ever been captivated by the Boy [...]
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Britain’s Insects – A Field Guide to the Insects of Great Britain and Ireland

January 27, 2022 10:59 am
Introduction: Britain’s Insects is an innovative, up-to-date, carefully designed and beautifully illustrated field guide to Britain and Ireland’s twenty-five insect orders, concentrating on popular groups and species that can be identified in the field. Featuring more than 2,600 superb photographs of live insects, the guide covers the key aspects of identification and provides information on status, distribution, seasonality, habitat, food [...]
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1984 – George Orwell

January 27, 2022 10:22 am
Introduction: The perfect edition for any Orwell enthusiasts’ collection, discover the classic dystopian masterpiece beautifully reimagined by renowned street artist Shepard Fairey Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers [...]
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Engineering Ireland

January 27, 2022 10:14 am
Introduction: The greatest compliment to the engineering profession is that so much is taken for granted. New advancements in technology, transportation, water management and telecommunications arise everyday without due notice. Engineering Ireland traces the history of this profession within Ireland, from the earliest attempts of its members at construction to the technological achievements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It [...]
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America and The Great War

January 27, 2022 10:03 am
Introduction: A uniquely colorful chronicle of this dramatic and convulsive chapter in American–and world–history. It’s an epic tale, and here it is wondrously well told.” –David M. Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of FREEDOM FROM FEAR. From August 1914 through March 1917, Americans were increasingly horrified at the unprecedented destruction of the First World War. While sending massive assistance [...]
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A North Light – Twenty-Five Years in a Municipal Art Gallery

January 27, 2022 9:57 am
Introduction: John Hewitt’s autobiography charts his life in Northern Ireland from his early years until his ‘enforced exile’ in Coventry in 1957. It details his career in the Belfast Museum and Art Gallery, his maverick political views on his homeland, the evolution of his critical and literary thinking, and his quest for identity and creative space. The book provides a [...]
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An Archaeology of Southwest Ireland 1570 -1670

January 27, 2022 9:52 am
Introduction: The seventeenth century was a period of significant political and religious upheavals and was also a formative period in terms of landscape and settlement development throughout Ireland. This book examines Munster from a historical archaeology perspective, in particular it sets the archaeological context of these developments against the historical background of plantation, Cromwellian intervention and economic expansion.
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A Quiet Man Miscellany

January 27, 2022 9:30 am
Introduction: John Ford’s “The Quiet Man” (1952) is the most popular cinematic representation of Ireland, and one of Hollywood’s classic romantic comedies. For some viewers and critics the film is a powerful evocation of romantic Ireland and the search for home. This book contains new and original information and photographs about the film “The Quiet Man”. Des MacHale has found a [...]
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Fake News and the Irish War of Independence

January 26, 2022 11:01 pm
Introduction: As their untruths became known, fewer people began to believe the British reports. In this fascinating book Michael B. Barry tells the story of fakery and dissimulation that emanated from Dublin Castle, including the so-called ‘Battle of Tralee’ staged at Vico Road, Killiney, the forged editions of the ‘Irish Bulletin’ and attempts after the Kilmichael ambush to paint the [...]
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Mc Alpine’s Men – Irish Stories from the Sites

January 26, 2022 10:50 pm
Introduction: ‘On Saturday nights in The Half Moon, a ganger would come in and ask did you want a shift in the morning (pulling cable for Murphy). If you did, you had to guarantee him a drink the next night. The shift might last from seven o’clock until half past twelve, for about five pounds a shift. No documentation- just [...]
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All The Risings – Ireland 1014 -1916

January 26, 2022 10:22 pm
Introduction: ‘In every generation, the Irish people have asserted their right to national freedom and sovereignty.’ – Proclamation to the People of Ireland, Dublin 1916. All The Risings brings together the nine principal occasions in Ireland’s history when resistance was made to the dominance of those who controlled the country’s destiny. The book takes us from the period of the [...]
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