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