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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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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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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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Inishmurray – Monks and Pilgrims in an Atlantic Landscape

January 26, 2022 10:16 pm
Introduction: Inishmurray is a small island in Donegal Bay off County Sligo. It enjoys a reputation as one of the best-preserved early medieval church sites in Ireland and Europe. The remains are complex and extensive, representing an early Irish monastic community and an important regional pilgrimage centre. There has been no detailed survey of these remains since the 1880s. This [...]
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Murrisk – The History of an Irish Fishing Village

January 26, 2022 10:03 pm
Introduction: This is the story of Murrisk village at the foot of Croagh Patrick, on the shores of Clew Bay and its relationship with the sea. The history begins with the arrival of the monks in 1456, through to thr experience of local people during the great hunger and the loves of the fishermen and their families who depended on [...]
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