This Day in Irish History

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.

Hardback: €19.99
Hardback: 368 pages
Size:226x153 mm
ISBN: 9781788492577

E-Book (ePub): €9.99
Also available as an E-Book (ePub)
ISBN: 9781788493116

Category: History

You may know all about the Easter Rising and the Good Friday Agreement, but did you know that the hypodermic needle was invented in Tallaght? Or that Dublin was the first city in the world to have a woman stockbroker, decades before London or New York? Or that the formula used to create the video game Tomb Raider was sketched on a bridge in Cabra in the nineteenth century?

With one entry for every day of the year, this book marks the anniversaries of momentous events in Irish history: in politics, medicine, music, sport and innovation.

In this accessible, comprehensive and authoritative book, discover the moments that have helped to shape the national identity of Ireland. 

Padraic Coffey

Padraic Coffey was born in Sligo and grew up in Tubbercurry. He attended University College Dublin, where he received a BA in 2008 and an MA in 2010.
After graduating from college, he worked in a freelance capacity for the Sunday Independent, as well as some other publications. This is his first book, which was inspired by his social media account of the same name. He currently resides in Vancouver, Canada, with his wife.

A monumental book. Unputdownable, educational, thoroughly enjoyable and historically accurate.

Joe Duffy

this handsome hardback will be bound to leap onto the gift list when the festive season approaches … once you look up a particular date, it is well-nigh impossible not to read the entry before or after it … it has something for everyone

Tuam Herald
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