A compelling and genuine first hand account of an activist during the most exciting and turbulent period of Irish history – the only first person account of 1916 ever published.
The official biography of one of Ireland’s most famous racing families. Twenty members of the immediate Kinane family from Tipperary have been jockeys: and one a world champion!
Marie Duffy is the undisputed queen of Irish dancing: she has trained more world champions than any other teacher, and has been Michael Flatley’s right-hand woman for twenty years.
Get a behind-the-scenes view of the world of professional Irish dance, and Marie's own fascinating & inspiring life.
In Ireland, Daniel O’Donnell is more than just a singing star: he has reached the status of 'national treasure'. It has been a long journey for the boy from Kincasslagh, County Donegal, and in Living the Dream he tells his story with his customary sense of humour and down-to-earth charm.
'This is not a story of me, but of me and mine, of my place and theirs, of places north, south, east and west in Ireland ... and of the times and traditions that left an indelible mark on a growing boy.'
The official memoir of Margo O'Donnell, legendary Irish Country Music singer. For fifty years now the name 'Margo' has been synonymous with everything that is positive and enriching in Country and Irish music. This is the story of her life, the successes and difficult times, in her own words.
Dublin's wit, characters, everyday happenings and historical events are rewoven into a living tapestry of colour and language. MacThomáis brings us through the lanes and back alleys, pawnshops and markets and old medieval city. This book gives the essence of Dublin.
Michael Mallin was a devout Catholic, a temperance advocate, father of four young children and husband to a pregnant wife when he was executed for his part in the Easter Rising. In this revealing new book, the first ever biography of Mallin, Brian Hughes asks what led such a man, with so much to lose, to wage war against the British in 1916?
Biography of Michael O'Hanrahan, one of the leaders of Ireland's 1916 Rising. A journalist, novelist and fierce nationalist, he was quartermaster of the Irish Volunteers, in charge of getting and managing many of the arms used in the rebellion.
Irish people have left their mark on virtually every corner of the globe. This fascinating book tells the stories of the Irish who are justly celebrated in their adopted homelands, but virtually unknown in Ireland.
Starved, beaten and sent out to steal by their mother, Kenneth and Patrick Doyle's story is a catalogue of abuse.
This dramatic book explores the most obscure and unbelievable stories of the Irish who wreaked havoc from Rio de Janeiro to China – from slaves, mercenaries, drug lords and killers.
The Irish nana is a repository of family history, memory and lore. Alice celebrates her own nanas, part of the generation born after the Great Famine. She herself is now a nana too, and explores the old and the new, the ‘then’ and ‘now’, the nana of yesteryear and of today, with her characteristic empathy and love.
In 1815, the young Dublin doctor Barry O’Meara accepted the opportunity of a lifetime to look after Napoleon Bonaparte in his banishment on St Helena. In one of the most isolated places on earth, doctor and patient became intimate friends.
Alice Taylor takes a nostalgic, loving look back to a family firmly rooted in tradition and humour and - in particular - the Christmas traditions of her childhood. With her unerring knack of bringing her readers into her home, her stories of a childhood Christmas are rich, warm and amusing, giving a wonderful insight into life as it was.
Extended and enhanced, with New Introduction by Author.
Spies, snipers, couriers, gun-runners, medics – women played a major role in the fight for Ireland's freedom. This book vividly recreates the characters, personalities and courage of Ireland's revolutionary women.