In Search of Ireland's Heroes
The Story of the Irish from the English Invasion to the Present Day
Paperback ISBN: 1566637562
In In Search of Ancient Ireland, published by Ivan R. Dee in 2002, Carmel McCaffrey traced the history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C. to the Norman invasion. Now, in an engaging sequel, Ms. McCaffrey tells the story of the struggle between English and Irish aspirations in the centuries since the first English incursions into Ireland in the 12th century. This is a narrative history filled with powerful personalities and families who fought in battle and through constitutional means to free Ireland from English control.
Politics and Society
Paperback ISBN: 0521377412
Assessing the relative importance of British influence and of indigenous impulses in shaping an independent Ireland, this book identifies the relationship between personality and process in determining Irish history.
Jiving At the Crossroads
Trade Paperback ISBN: 1848271271
Deals with the relationship between the author and his father, and the story of Ireland. This title questions the very notion of modern Irish identity, and to examine the deep-rooted tensions at the heart of the Irish psyche.
Paperback ISBN: 0717146146
NOW INCLUDES ANALYSIS OF THE RYAN REPORT For a long time, the Church was blamed for the sufferings of children in Irish industrial schools. The Irish State wanted it this way. This is because the State was culpable. Its exercise of control, through the Department of Education, was negligent to a criminal degree. It has not been made answerable.
A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search
Paperback ISBN: 0143124722
Fifty years after being forced to give her son up for adoption, Irishwoman Philomena Lee decides to find him, while, on the other side of the Atlantic, her son, a leading lawyer in the first Bush administration, struggles to hide secrets that would jeopardize his career and endanger his search to find his mother. Original. Movie tie-in.
The Legend of the Beloved Irish Ballad
Paperback ISBN: 0451208064
A history of the significance of the popular song "Danny Boy" discusses the origins of the melody, also known as "Londonderry Air," the words as written by Frederick Edward Weatherly, and various interpretations of the song since the early twentieth century. Reprint.
How the Irish Saved Civilization
The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe
Paperback ISBN: 0385418493
Bringing readers to the Ireland of St. Patrick and the Book of Kells, a historical examination of Ireland's role in the rise of medieval Europe cites the work of countless monks and scribes in the preservation of the West's written treasury. Reprint. Tour.
A Very Short Introduction
Paperback ISBN: 0192854003
This history of Stuart Britain sets the Revolution into its political, religious, social, economic, intellectual and cultural contexts. It gives an account of the effects of 100 years during which population was growing inexorably and faster than both the food supply and the employment market.
Stones of Aran
Paperback ISBN: 1590172779
The Aran Islands, in Galway Bay off the west coast of Ireland, are a unique geological and cultural landscape, and for centuries their stark beauty and their inhabitants’ traditional way of life have attracted pilgrims from abroad. The Aran Islands, in Galway Bay off the west coast of Ireland, are a unique geological and cultural landscape, and for centuries their stark beauty and their inhabitants’ traditional way of life have attracted pilgrims from abroad. After a visit with his wife in 1972, Tim Robinson moved to the islands, where he started making maps and gathering stories, eventually developing the idea for a cosmic history of Árainn, the largest of the three islands. Pilgrimage is the first of two volumes that make up Stones of Aran, in which Robinson maps the length and breadth of Árainn. Here he circles the entire island, following a clockwise, sunwise path in quest of the “good step,” in which walking itself becomes a form of attention and contemplation. Like Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and Bruce Chatwin’s In Patagonia, Stones of Aran is not only a meticulous and mesmerizing study of place but an entrancing and altogether unclassiﬁable work of literature. Robinson explores Aran in both its elemental and mythical dimensions, taking us deep into the island’s folklore, wildlife, names, habitations, and natural and human histories. Bringing to life the ongoing, forever unpredictable encounter between one man and a given landscape, Stones of Aran discovers worlds. Robinson’s voyage continues in Stones of Aran: Labyrinth