Showing 65-80 of 124 items.

Irish Aran

History, Tradition, Fashion

The significance of the Aran knit is so much more than an unusually popular design. Arans communicate warmth, comfort and a sense of home, which people the world over continue to respond to. Vawn Corrigan explores how the Aran knit became so iconic.

Ireland’s War of Independence 1919-21

The IRA’s Guerrilla Campaign

An accessible overview of Ireland's War of Independence, 1919-21. From the first shooting of RIC constables in Soloheadbeg, Co Tipperary, on 21 January 1919 to the truce in July 1921, the IRA carried out a huge range of attacks on all levels of British rule in Ireland.

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.

The Invincibles

The Phoenix Park Assassinations and the Conspiracy that Shook an Empire

Written by Dr. Dr. Shane Kenna, Introduced by Ruán O'Donnell, Foreword by Liz Gillis

In an Ireland still reeling from years of famine, with tenant farmers being evicted and left to starve for their inability to pay exorbitant rents, revolutionary fervour was growing. An inner circle of the IRB was formed, a secret assassination squad within a secret society – the Irish National Invincibles.

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.

Icebound In The Arctic

The Mystery of Captain Francis Crozier and the Franklin Expedition

Two newly discovered ships which sank in the Arctic ice 170 years ago may hold clues to the fate of explorer, Captain Francis Crozier, who led the doomed Franklin expedition’s fight for survival. Updated biography with new chapters, maps and photographs.

History's Daughter

A Memoir from the only child of Terence MacSwiney

The amazing life story of Máire MacSwiney Brugha, daughter of Terence MacSwiney. Taken by her mother to Germany after her father's death on hunger strike, she was reared as a german girl for years before coming home. Fascinating and eye-opening

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.

A Haunted Land

Ireland's Ghosts

Stories of the amazing variety of hauntings to be experienced throughout the country.

The Guinness Story

The Family, The Business and The Black Stuff

This 250 year-old story will fascinate lovers of Guinness beer and memorabilia as well as those interested in this remarkable family of brewers and the industrial history of Ireland’s most famous export.

The Great Atlantic Air Race

The stories of aviators who challenged the Atlantic Ocean between 1919 and the end of the Second World War. It tells how these pioneers lived and, all too often, died in their quest for glory. Heavily illustrated throughout.

Granuaile: Queen of Storms

Written by Dave Hendrick, By (artist) Luca Pizzari

Follow the astounding and sometimes tragic tale of Ireland's own Queen of Storms brought to stunning life here in this beautiful retelling of one Ireland's greatest stories.

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?

Follow the Old Road

Discover the Ireland of Yesteryear

Written by Jo Kerrigan, Photographs by Richard Mills

By turning off the main highway and discovering old routes, some of which have been travelled for thousands of years, you will see Ireland in an entirely different way. Follow the Old Road will take you on a tour of a variety of pathways from great river roads to lost railways.

Fierce History

5,000 years of startling stories from Ireland and around the globe

Bestselling author, Colin Murphy, explores the historical figures and events that have existed for centuries in the fringes and brings them out into the open for the reader.  Full of historical stories which will intrigue you, captivate you, revolt you and even make you laugh!

Exploring the World of Colmcille

also Known as Columba

Written by Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald, Illustrated by Stephen Hall

A beautifully simple and accessible account of the world of Colmcille/Columba whose 1400th anniversary was celebrated in 1997. It deals with the life of the times of Colmcille and the saint's involvement in politics and religious affairs. Hardback.