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Inside the GPO 1916

A First-hand Account

Written by Joe Good, Edited by Maurice Good, Introduced by Robert Ballagh

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.

Con Colbert

16Lives

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.

Exploring the Book of Kells

Written by George Otto Simms, Illustrated by David Rooney and Eoin O'Brien

A beautiful and simple introduction to the Book of Kells.

George Otto Simms, a world-renowned authority on the Book of Kells, reveals the mysteries hidden in this magnificent manuscript, and the lives of the monks who made it.

Newly-expanded colour plate section.

A Short History of Ireland's Rebels

The stirring story of eighteen of Ireland's greatest rebels, from the sixteenth century to today. The personalities featured include Grace O'Malley, Theobald Wolfe Tone, Daniel O'Connell, Countess Markievicz, Patrick Pearse and Michael Collins.

John MacBride

16Lives

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

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.

No Ordinary Women

Irish Female Activists in the Revolutionary Years 1900-1923

Extended and enhanced, with New Introduction by Author.

Spies, snipers, couriers, gun-runners, medics – women played a major role in the fight for Ireland's freedom. This book vividly recreates the characters, personalities and courage of Ireland's revolutionary women.

Irish Thatch

The picturesque, white-washed thatched cottage is an iconic emblem of Ireland and beautiful examples of this still-living craft can be found all over the island today. This beautiful new book is a celebration of the enduring beauty and wonder of Irish thatch. With full colour photographs throughout.

At War With the Empire

Ireland's Fight for Independence

Written by and Illustrated by Gerry Hunt, Coloured by Matt Griffin

From the author of Blood Upon the Rose comes a graphic novel depicting the War of Independence, a gruelling guerilla war against British rule in Ireland.

16Lives - Collection One

The first eight books in the acclaimed 16Lives series. Meticulously researched yet written in an accessible fashion, these biographies of the men executed for their role in the 1916 Rising can be read as individual volumes but together they make a highly collectible series.

16Lives - Collection Two

The second eight books in the acclaimed 16Lives series. Meticulously researched yet written in an accessible fashion, these biographies of the men executed for their role in the 1916 Rising can be read as individual volumes but together they make a highly collectible series.

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.

1916: The Rising Handbook

A handbook to the events and locations of the Easter 1916 Rising. This ‘1916 bible’ will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in recent Irish history who wants to separate the facts from the fiction.

Patrick Pearse

16Lives

On 24 April 1916, as President of the Provisional Government, Patrick Pearse appeared under the GPO Grand Portico on Dublin’s O’Connell Street and read aloud the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. Nine days later, he was the first of the rebel leaders to be executed. 

In the 16Lives biography series.

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.

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.