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O'Brien Pocket History of Gaelic Sport

A clear, concise and fascinating introduction to Gaelic sport, covering Gaelic football, hurling, camogie and handball.

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.

Bobby Sands

Freedom Fighter

Written by Gerry Hunt, Coloured by Matt Griffin

‘Bobby’ Sands was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who died on hunger strike while imprisoned at HM Prison Maze. This graphic novel, the first of its kind, brings Bobby Sands’ story to life in a whole new way.

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.

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.

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.

 

Ireland's Pirate Trail

A Quest to Uncover Our Swashbuckling Past

Des Ekin embarks on a roadtrip around the entire coast of Ireland, in search of our piratical heritage, uncovering an amazing history of swashbuckling bandits, both Irish-born and imported.

Irish Rebellions

1798-1921

Using eyewitness accounts, speeches and illustrative material, Helen Litton describes these most important Irish rebellions, from the United Irishmen of 1798 to the IRA of the War of Independence.

Dublin and the Viking World

Dublin and the Viking World is a unique blend of the familiar and the unfamiliar, the broad generalisation and the rarefied detail, the well-known historical character and the ordinary Dubliner.

The Giant's Causeway

And the North Antrim Coast

The definitive guide to one of Ireland’s greatest natural and cultural wonders. The Giant’s Causeway is a place where myth and science meet: were the spectacular basalt columns formed through the rapid cooling of lava from an underwater volcano, or created by mythical Irish giant, Finn MacCool?

Hell or Some Worse Place: Kinsale 1601

A fascinating new insight into the epic conflicts between Spain’s Philip III and Elizabeth I of England, culminating in the Spanish invasion of Ireland, the fateful Battle of Kinsale and the downfall of the Gaelic insurgent chieftains O’Neill and O’Donnell.

Bold, Brilliant and Bad

Irish Women from History

From every county in Ireland, meet women who made a real difference to the world we live in today. From creative craftswomen to singing sensations, poets to sporting champions, patriots, scientists and more, the stories of amazing women from our history are too often neglected and forgotten.

Deadly! Irish History - The Vikings

Nobody was more DEADLY than the Vikings who attacked Ireland in the 8th century: DEADLY! Viking warriors! DEADLY Viking ships! DEADLY Viking weapons!
But were they really just marauding, murdering maniacs? Learn while you laugh with this irreverent and entertaining history book.

Dublin

The Making of a Medieval City

The growth of Ireland's capital during a fascinating period of history told with passion and imagination by real experts. Through archaeological finds, documents, maps and photographs, discover the realities of life in medieval Dublin: trade, customers, guilds, crime, religion and much more.

Deadly! Irish History - The Celts

The Celts arrived in Ireland around 700BCE and dominated the bronze and iron ages. Even after Christianity, Irish Celts retained much of their unique culture. Accessible, anarchic and crammed to the rafters with cartoons and wacky illustrations, this book is as deadly as Irish history gets!

Black '47: A Story of Ireland's Great Famine

A Graphic Novel

Written by and Illustrated by Damien Goodfellow

The story of The Great Hunger told as a graphic novel from the perspectives of Irish men, women and children from June 1847 onward. This graphic novel brings the suffering and immediacy of the Irish Famine to life through the combination of word and illustration.