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
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.
Ireland’s premier photographers, The Lensmen, captured the essence of life in Ireland during the 1970s in their stunning and thought provoking images. This collection offers a fascinating insight into the cultural and political events of the decade.
A fascinating examination of the extraordinary life of Roger Casement, executed as part of the 1916 rising, fighting the empire that had previously knighted him. Ultimately, he was hanged in Pentonville prison on the 3 August—two years to the day after Britain’s declaration of war in 1914.
An accessible biography about Seán MacDíarmada, a leader in the 1916 Rising. Book six in the '16 Lives' series.
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.
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.
From the first symptoms of serious unrest to the tortuous political manoeuvrings culminating in the 2003 Assembly elections, the book traces the reality of life in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.
All the leading Irish writers and some of the lesser known: playwrights, novelists, short story writers, poets.
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.
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.
Éamonn Ceannt was one of the founding members of the Irish Volunteers. His unit saw intense fighting during the Rising but surrendered when ordered to do so by his superior officer Patrick Pearse. Ceannt was held in Kilmainham Gaol until his execution by firing squad on 8 May 1916, aged 34.
Follow the astounding and sometimes tragic tale of Ireland's own Queen of Storms brought to stunning life here in this beautiful retelling of one Ireland's greatest stories.
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.
A gripping personal account of the revolutionary years 1916 to 1921. This captivating journal is written with wry, down-to-earth humour and gives the reader a real insight into Ireland's fight for freedom, from the inside.
A biography of Con Colbert, member of Na Fianna Éireann, the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Republican Brotherhood.
Colbert commanded forces at Watkins' brewery and Jameson's distillery during the Easter Rising. He faced the firing squad at Kilmainham Gaol on 8 May 1916, aged twenty-seven.