James Connolly (1868-1916) was one of the leaders in Ireland's quest for freedom from British rule in 1916. This biography is an accurate and well-researched portrayal both of the man and the uprising. Part of the Sixteen Lives series of biographies of all sixteen men executed for their role in the rebellion.
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?
Joseph Mary Plunkett (1887-1916) from Dublin was one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, the designer of the military plan and the youngest signatory of the Proclamation. A recognised poet, he was already dying of TB when, aged 28, he married Grace Gifford in Kilmainham Gaol, just hours before he was exectuted on May 4th, 1916.
At least 130,000 Irish – from north and south – served during the Second World War. Seven thousand never returned. In this poignant yet detailed book, award winning author Neil Richardson documents veterans’ stories with personal interviews, military records, diaries and letters.
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 hidden history of the Protestant Dissenters whose Dublin congregations were established by officers of Cromwell's army and who went on to contribute their republican ideas to the revolutionary movement established in 1791, the United Irishmen. The research is based substantially on previously hidden records.
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.
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
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.
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.
Ireland’s premier photographers, The Lensmen, captured the essence of life in Ireland during the 1950s 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.
Dublin 1913 – Lockout
Low-paid workers – under the leadership of Big Jim Larkin – organised themselves into Unions to insist on better conditions. The business world retaliated by locking them out of their jobs without pay … how long could they hold out?
Ireland in the aftermath of Cromwell – during this period Catholicism and nationalism became linked and priests were outlawed. The Priest Hunters shines a light on four of the men who hunted them: Sean na Sagart, Edward Tyrrell, Barry Lowe and John Garzia, the most hated men in Ireland.