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Willie Pearse

16Lives

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.

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.

Who's Feckin' Who in Irish History

Written by Colin Murphy, Illustrated by Brendan O'Reilly

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.

The Whiskeys of Ireland

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!

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First-hand Accounts from Ireland’s Revolutionary Years, 1913–22

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 View from Above

200 Years of Aviation in Ireland

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.

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

To Hell or Barbados

The ethnic cleansing of Ireland

The previously untold story of over 50,000 Irish men, women and children who were transported to Barbados and Virginia.

Titanic

True Stories of her Passengers, Crew and Legacy

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

16Lives

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.

Thomas Kent

16Lives

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.

Thomas Clarke

16Lives

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.

This Day in Irish History

From the social media sensation @thisdayirish

Written by Padraic Coffey, Foreword by Joe Duffy

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.

Terence MacSwiney

The Hunger Strike that Rocked an Empire

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.

Taney

Progress of a Parish

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.

Strongbow

The Norman Invasion of Ireland

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