William "Willie" Pearse was a younger brother of Patrick Pearse, a leader of the Rising. He followed his brother into the Irish Volunteers and the Republican movement, taking part in the Easter Rising in 1916 at the General Post Office. Following the surrender he was court-martialled and sentenced to be shot. He was executed on the 4 May 1916.
From patriots to pirates, warriors to writers, and mistresses to male impersonators, this book looks at the unorthodox lives of inspiring Irish women.
The Feckin' collection returns with a funny, original and quirky take on some of Ireland's most famous faces! Illustrated with photographs and cartoons, the book covers key Irish figures across the millenia.
Everything you always wanted to know about Irish Whiskey, the lifeblood of the people! The history, the difference between single malts and blends, the art of distilling and blending, and the explosion of new distilleries - learn how to taste as well as drink the water of life!
A fascinating view of a vital period in Irish history, from 1913 to Independence, based on statements made by nearly 2,000 people between 1947 and 1957 about their role in Ireland's fight for freedom. Eamonn Duggan explores the individual contributions of these remarkable people, and what they add to the history we thought we knew.
A comprehensive overview of the history of flight in Ireland. Accompanied by over 100 stunning photographs, Donal MacCarron tells the story of ballooning, aeronautica and aviation. A fascinating and accessible history.
An award-winning, beautiful and simple introduction to the Book of Kells now available in Spanish.
Here George Otto Simms, a world-renowned authority on the Book of Kells, reveals the mysteries hidden in this magnificent manuscript.
Spanish language edition
The previously untold story of over 50,000 Irish men, women and children who were transported to Barbados and Virginia.
This book commemorates the enduring legacy of the world’s most famous ship – TITANIC.
Her story is one of all those bound together on that fateful voyage. On board were: writers, artists, honeymooners, sportsmen, priests, reverends, fashion designers, aristocrats, millionaires, children, crew and emigrants looking for a better life.
Thomas MacDonagh was drawn into the Irish Republican Brotherhood through his strong conscience and sense of social justice, becoming a member of the Provisional Government and a signatory of the 1916 Easter Proclamation. He was executed on 3 May 1916 in Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin.
Heavily involved in the Irish fight for independence from the 1880s on, Thomas Kent waited in Cork for orders during the 1916 Rising. During a gunfight at his home, Thomas' brother Richard and an RIC Constable were killed. He was executed by firing squad in Cork Barracks on 9 May 1916.
A fascinating examination of the life of Thomas Clarke, a member of the Fenians and was a key leader of the Irish Republican Brotherhood in 1916.
A vibrant miscellany of Irish life with an event for every day of the year, both recent – divorce, same-sex marriage & abortion referendums and Riverdance – and historical: the battles in Clontarf and the Boyne, Annie Moore’s arrival on Ellis Island, and reading the Proclamation on Easter Monday, 1916.
Using newly-released archive material, Dave Hannigan has pieced together a gripping, dramatic, and poignant account of one man’s courageous stand against the might of an empire.
A celebration of the progress of a Parish. This is a social and historical profile of the Parish of Taney in Dublin. The origins of this close knit parish and how it has developed over the years. This book explores the culture of this society and engages with the heart of a community.
The coming of the Normans to Ireland from 1169 is a pivotal moment in the country’s history. With colourful personalities and sharp political twists and turns, Strongbow’s story is a fascinating one.
A powerful and absorbing account of the stormy affairs of an extraordinary era