In 1964 Arkle's win in the Cheltenham Gold Cup marked the start of an incredible campaign by Ireland’s most legendary racehorse. Fifty years on from his incredible wins, Anne Holland looks at Arkle’s career, which has never been surpassed.
Alice’s garden is her refuge. Inherited from Uncle Jacky, she introduces the great variety of plants and objects she has gathered – everything, of course, with its own unique and fascinating story, brought to life by a master storyteller.
If ever a voice has captured the colors, the rhythms, the rich, bittersweet emotions of a time gone by, it is Alice Taylor's. This classic account of growing up in the Irish countryside became the biggest selling book ever published in Ireland.
The amazing bestseller about a young man driven by adrenalin of the most intense kind, who has cheated death on more than one occasion.
'A remarkable story of life and death in the world’s most dangerous war zones' - Irish Independent.
He was the Darling of the Depression. At a time when the Mob ruled the prize ring, Jimmy McLarnin and his manager Pop Foster stayed out of the clutches of the gunmen.
Alice Taylor takes her readers along the byways of Ireland and into the heart of the country. In stories by turn comic and poignant, she explores the character of family and friends, testing the bonds of concern and kindness which hold people together.
A biography of the remarkable life of John Hunt, one of the world’s greatest medievalists, brings together a host of information about one of the most remarkable figures in the 20th century art scene.
The life of James Joyce in the form of a graphic novel. This story is dotted with anecdotes, as well as a captivating and beautifully drawn journey through the cities of Dublin, Trieste, Paris and Zurich. A stunning one-of-a-kind publication about Joyce's life.
On August 26th 1913, the trams of Dublin stopped. Over the next four months, James Larkin would lead the workers of Dublin against William Martin Murphy and the Employers Federation in a conflict that would change the face of Irish society.
In January 2011 Gary Kirwan was morbidly obese, weighing over 41 stone. This book tells of his dramatic weight loss in the last two years. Taking the reader through the beginnings of his weight problem in childhood and early twenties, it follows his story to finally achieving control over his weight.
This biography follows Heuston’s life, from his birth in Dublin, to his time as a railway clerk in Limerick. Finally it outlines his move back to Dublin, his joining The Volunteers, the Easter Rising, his imprisonment and execution.
Edward Daly is one of the legendary revolutionaries who participated in the 1916 Easter Rising. Less has been known about Daly until now; in this intimate and fascinating account, Helen Litton traces Edward 'Ned' Daly's life from childhood to commander within the Volunteers.
Senior IRA man Gerry Bradley speaks out for the first time - without permission from the IRA.
“A riveting read” The Sunday Times
A funny and inspiring account of the ups and downs of letting go of the Tiger.
The autobiography of a unique woman, spanning most of the 20th century. It is filled with famous people including revolutionaries, writers, statesmen and many more· A compelling insight into a time of great upheaval in Ireland, Europe and Africa.
Starved, beaten and sent out to steal by their mother, Kenneth and Patrick Doyle's story is a catalogue of abuse.