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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.

Joe Cahill

A Life in the IRA

'I was born in a united Ireland, I want to die in a united Ireland.'
Born in Belfast in 1920, Joe Cahill has been an IRA man motivated by this ambition all his life. Here Cahill gives his full and frank story.

John Charles McQuaid

Ruler of Catholic Ireland

An in-depth study of the most significant Irish clergyman in the history of the state.

John MacBride

16Lives

Biography of John MacBride, husband of Maude Gonne, who was executed as part of the 1916 Rising.

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.

Kathleen Clarke

Revolutionary Woman

A compelling and genuine first hand account of an activist during the most exciting and turbulent period of Irish history – the only first person account of 1916 ever published.

Lansdowne Road

The Stadium; the matches; the greatest days

The Lansdowne Road stadium was at the heart of so much of Irish sport for over a century -- from athletics to rugby and soccer it has seen the hopes of a nation raised and dashed: as well as the esctacy of victory! This lavishly-illustrated history covers it all, right up to the new Aviva stadium.

The Long War

The IRA and Sinn Féin from Armed Struggle to Peace Talks

An updated version of this essential book taking the story right up to the present. All major events from the 1970s to today covered in great detail.

Looking Under Stones

Roots, Family and a Dingle Childhood

'This is not a story of me, but of me and mine, of my place and theirs, of places north, south, east and west in Ireland ... and of the times and traditions that left an indelible mark on a growing boy.'

Mean Streets

Limerick’s Gangland

This book by journalist Barry Duggan explains, among other things, how this vibrant, modern, sporting city become home to a ruthless criminal underworld

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?

Michael O'Hanrahan

16Lives

Biography of Michael O'Hanrahan, one of the leaders of Ireland's 1916 Rising. A journalist, novelist and fierce nationalist, he was quartermaster of the Irish Volunteers, in charge of getting and managing many of the arms used in the rebellion.

The Most Famous Irish People You've Never Heard Of

Irish people have left their mark on virtually every corner of the globe. This fascinating book tells the stories of the Irish who are justly celebrated in their adopted homelands, but virtually unknown in Ireland.

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.

Napoleon's Doctor

The St Helena Diary of Barry O’Meara

In 1815, the young Dublin doctor Barry O’Meara accepted the opportunity of a lifetime to look after Napoleon Bonaparte in his banishment on St Helena. In one of the most isolated places on earth, doctor and patient became intimate friends.

 

Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth

Exploring the Majestic Passage Tombs of Ancient Ireland

Older than the Egyptian pyramids, older than Stonehenge, for 5,000 years the ancient megalithic tomb at Newgrange in County Meath has housed the remains of Stone Age ‘aristocracy’, sheltering the spirits of the long dead from the outside world.