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Strong Words, Brave Deeds

The Poetry, Life and Times of Thomas O'Brien, Volunteer in the Spanish Civil War

Edited by Gustav Klaus

A collection of his poems and plays by Thomas O'Brien (1914-1974), poet, playwright, publisher, communist, IRA member and founding member of the revolutionary New Theatre Group, with an account of his life.

The Story of Ireland

Written by Brendan O'Brien, Illustrated by Cartoon Saloon

A spectacular tour of Ireland's history for younger readers, from the ice age to the present day. Beautifully illustrated and a great read, this award-winning book is essential for every classroom and library: as well as being the perfect gift! Available both as large format and pocket sized hardback.

The Story of Croke Park

Written by Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Illustrated by Graham Corcoran

Gaelic sports icon Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh shares his lifelong passion for the GAA with young readers, as he guides them through its history, and its most iconic stadium, Croke Park.

Stories from the Sea

Legends, adventures and tragedies of Ireland's coast

Written by Jo Kerrigan, Photographs by Richard Mills

Ireland is an island nation, inextricably linked with and dependent upon the sea which surrounds us. Let Jo Kerrigan's tales and Richard Mills' evocative photographs transport you to the coast to rediscover the stories and legends gathered over the centuries by its communities.

The Stolen Village

Baltimore and the Barbary Pirates

In 1631 Barbary pirates kidnapped the inhabitants of Baltimore, West Cork in a daring night time raid. Only two of them ever returned. Here is the story of their kidnap, sale in the slave markets of Algiers and the political fallout from the attack.

Sinn Féin

A Hundred Turbulent Years

The fascinating story of one of the oldest and most controversial parties in Irish politics over the last hundred years.

A Short History of the Troubles

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.

A Short History of the IRA

From 1916 Onwards

Updated for 2018, this is an accessible, clearly-written account of the IRA from its beginnings to today. It covers the origins and history of the organisation, its aims, the political and military thinking which has driven its activities.

A Short History of Irish Traditional Music

The history of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the mythological harp of the Dagda to Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and beyond. Featuring the tradition's finest musicians and international names.

A Short History of Ireland's Writers

All the leading Irish writers and some of the lesser known: playwrights, novelists, short story writers, poets.

A Short History of Ireland

Written by Breandán Ó hEithir, Revised by Brendan O'Brien

A short and entertaining history from earliest times to the present by one of Ireland's best-loved writers. It clearly shows the development of Ireland to the present time.

Semple Stadium

Field of Legends

A richly illustrated history of "the home of hurling" from its opening in 1910 right up to now. The building and development of the stadium, major games, significant players and managers, broadcasting from the grounds, the work of the groundsmen, other events held at the stadium and more.

Selected Writings

"Adams writes fluently and observantly . . . He displays a hard-edged compassion for the silent poor, the old and the down-and-out." Financial Times

Seán MacDiarmada

16Lives

An accessible biography about Seán MacDíarmada, a leader in the 1916 Rising. Book six in the '16 Lives' series.

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.

The Same Age as the State

The Autobiography of Máire Cruise O'Brien

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.