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Dissent into Treason

Unitarians, King-killers and the Society of United Irishmen

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.

Irish Stone Walls

History, Building, Conservation

Written by and Illustrated by Pat McAfee

A unique history and 'how to' book on one of Ireland's most distinctive landscape features - the stone wall. The Irish countryside is a patchwork of over 250,000 miles of stone wall.

The Great Atlantic Air Race

The stories of aviators who challenged the Atlantic Ocean between 1919 and the end of the Second World War. It tells how these pioneers lived and, all too often, died in their quest for glory. Heavily illustrated throughout.

James Connolly

16Lives

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

16Lives

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 Plunkett

16Lives

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.

Wild Irish Women

Extraordinary Lives from History

From patriots to pirates, warriors to writers, and mistresses to male impersonators, this book looks at the unorthodox lives of inspiring Irish women.

Murder, Mutiny & Mayhem

The Blackest-Hearted Villains from Irish History

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 Orange Order

Born out of bloodshed, sustained by sectarianism and shrouded in secrecy, the Orange Order is one of the most abiding and controversial religion-based organisations in Europe, if not the world.

Dark Times, Decent Men

Stories of Irishmen in World War II

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.

 

Un Viaje a Través del Libro de Kells

Written by George Otto Simms, Illustrated by David Rooney and Eoin O'Brien, Translated by Cruz Losada

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 Same Age as the State

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.

Sean Heuston

16Lives

Written by John Gibney, Series edited by Lorcan Collins (Editor)

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

16Lives

Written by Helen Litton, Series edited by Lorcan Collins (Editor)

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.

Big Jim

Jim Larkin and the 1913 Lockout

Written by Rory McConville, By (artist) Paddy Lynch

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.

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.