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Seán MacDiarmada

16Lives

An accessible biography about Seán MacDíarmada, a leader in the 1916 Rising. Book six in the '16 Lives' series.

No Ordinary Women

Irish Female Activists in the Revolutionary Years 1900-1923

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.

James Joyce

Portrait of a Dubliner

Written by and Illustrated by Alfonso Zapico, Translated by David Prendergast

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.

Hell or Some Worse Place: Kinsale 1601

A fascinating new insight into the epic conflicts between Spain’s Philip III and Elizabeth I of England, culminating in the Spanish invasion of Ireland, the fateful Battle of Kinsale and the downfall of the Gaelic insurgent chieftains O’Neill and O’Donnell.

Exploring the World of Colmcille

also Known as Columba

Written by Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald, Illustrated by Stephen Hall

A beautifully simple and accessible account of the world of Colmcille/Columba whose 1400th anniversary was celebrated in 1997. It deals with the life of the times of Colmcille and the saint's involvement in politics and religious affairs. Hardback.

The Easter Rising

A Guide to Dublin in 1916

Defying all the odds 1600 men, women and children went out on 24 April, Easter Monday, 1916 to fight for an independent Ireland. Vividly illustrated, this book takes you through the battle-torn streets of Dublin.

Dublin: City of Literature

An accessible, entertaining guide to literary Dublin and the writers associated with it, from Swift to the present day. Illustrated throughout with period photographs and new photography showing places, events and people related to literary Dublin today.

Dublin 1913

Lockout & Legacy

An examination of the events of 1913, the biggest labour dispute in Ireland’s history.

A Short History of Ireland's Rebels

The stirring story of eighteen of Ireland's greatest rebels, from the sixteenth century to today. The personalities featured include Grace O'Malley, Theobald Wolfe Tone, Daniel O'Connell, Countess Markievicz, Patrick Pearse and Michael Collins.

A Short History of Ireland's Famine

Featuring new material on the Irish Famine which has never been published before, this is a comprehensive and accessible overview of one of the most significant periods of Irish history.

The 1980s

Ireland in Pictures

Written by and Photographed by Lensmen Photographic Archives

Ireland’s premier photographers, The Lensmen, captured the essence of life in Ireland during the 1980s in their stunning and thought provoking images. This collection offers a fascinating insight into the cultural and political events of the decade. Showcasing an era of change in Ireland, this book is a celebration of a time gone by.

1014: Brian Boru & the Battle for Ireland

Written by Morgan Llywelyn, Maps by Terry Foley

The date was Good Friday, April 23rd in the Year of Our Lord 1014. The most ferocious battle ever fought in Ireland was about to begin...

Read about the life of Brian Boru and the battle that changed the course of Irish history in this exciting and accessible account.