Irish Freedom

Author : Richard English
ISBN : 9780330475822
Genre : History
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Richard English's brilliant new book, now available in paperback, is a compelling narrative history of Irish nationalism, in which events are not merely recounted but analysed. Full of rich detail, drawn from years of original research and also from the extensive specialist literature on the subject, it offers explanations of why Irish nationalists have believed and acted as they have, why their ideas and strategies have changed over time, and what effect Irish nationalism has had in shaping modern Ireland. It takes us from the Ulster Plantation to Home Rule, from the Famine of 1847 to the Hunger Strikes of the 1970s, from Parnell to Pearse, from Wolfe Tone to Gerry Adams, from the bitter struggle of the Civil War to the uneasy peace of the early twenty-first century. Is it imaginable that Ireland might – as some have suggested – be about to enter a post-nationalist period? Or will Irish nationalism remain a defining force on the island in future years? 'a courageous and successful attempt to synthesise the entire story between two covers for the neophyte and for the exhausted specialist alike' Tom Garvin, Irish Times
Category: History

On The Irish Freedom Struggle

Author : Bernadette Devlin McAliskey
ISBN : WISC:89017416199
Genre : History
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"Oppression, discrimination, and injustice occur worldwide. We must fight them on a worldwide basis", Devlin McAliskey says in this 1982 speech. She describes how the U.S. civil rights movement influenced fighters for self-determination in Ireland, and explains how British imperialism's wars abroad are an extension of its attacks against workers in Britain.
Category: History

Irish American Diaspora Nationalism

Author : Michael Doorley
ISBN : UOM:39015061181668
Genre : History
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The Friends of Irish Freedom has been described as one of the most effective propaganda machines in Irish-American history. The author describes the factors that led to the establishment of the Friends and those that coloured its nationalist outlook. He examines the motives behind the Friends campaign to prevent American entry into the First World War on Britains side. One might have expected a close working relationship, based on mutual self-interest, between the Friends and the main nationalist organization in Ireland, Sinn Fin. Yet significant divisions soon emerged between both organizations and an explanation for this feud forms the core of this work; it reached such a pass that Bishop Michael Gallagher, the president of the Friends, denounced de Valera as a foreign potentate.
Category: History

Grace Gifford Plunkett And Irish Freedom

Author : Marie O'Neill
ISBN : 0716527138
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Almost everyone of her own generation in Ireland knew the story of Grace Gifford. She became part of the drama of the 1916 insurrection when she married Joseph Mary Plunkett in Kilmainham Jail a few hours before his execution. He had been one of the leaders in the fight for Irish freedom and also one of the signatories of the Proclamation of the Republic. Richly illustrated, this book tells the story of her life for the first time. Those who knew her well spoke of her beauty, and of a charm laced with a mordant wit which spared neither friend nor foe. Her story has been compared to something from the novels of French writer Honore de Balzac. In her case, the truth is indeed stranger than fiction.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

My Fight For Irish Freedom

Author : Dan Breen
ISBN : 0947962336
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1919 a group of men barely out of their teens, poorly armed, and without money or training, renewed the fight to drive the British out of Ireland. When the Treaty in 1921 failed to bring complete separation from Britain, and Civil War loomed, Dan
Category: Biography & Autobiography

America And The Fight For Irish Freedom 1866 1922

Author : Charles Tansill
ISBN : 9781406750836
Genre : History
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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...
Category: History

Michael Collins And The Troubles

Author : Ulick O'Connor
ISBN : 1840184272
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Asquith introduced his bill for Home Rule for Ireland in 1912, he sparked a decade of turbulance and violence for Ireland and her people. Michael Collins played a crucial role in rekindling Ireland's aspirations for freedom. A leading figure in the nation's bitter and bloody resistance to British Rule, he played a key part in reshaping Ireland's history as we know it today. Ulick O'Connor includes valuable new information about the secret war against England and provides a fresh and highly dramatic account of Ireland's fight for freedom. Using crucial material from the archives of General Richard Mulcahy, Collins's Chief of Staff, as well as personal interviews with Mulcahy, Eamon de Valera, and many other leading figures, MICHAEL COLLINS AND THE TROUBLES is a vivid and often horrifying account of a turning point in Irish history, the consequences of which are still felt today.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Irish Rebel

Author : Terry Golway
ISBN : 9781785370410
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Described by Padraig Pearse as the “greatest of the Fenians”, John Devoy was born before the Famine and lived to see the Irish tricolour flying from Dublin Castle. The descendent of a rebel family, he was an avowed Fenian who went into exile in New York in 1871. Over the next half-century he was the most-prominent leader of the Irish-American nationalist movement. Every Irish leader from Parnell to Pearse sought his counsel. He organised a dramatic rescue of Fenian prisoners from Australia, rallied Irish America behind the Land War, served as a middle man between the Easter rebels and the German government, and helped move Irish-American opinion in favour of the Treaty. When he died in 1928, Devoy was accorded a state funeral and a hero’s burial in Ireland. This new revised edition of the acclaimed biography of this overlooked architect of the Irish independence movement is also the story of Ireland, and of Irish-America, from the Famine to Freedom, examining the extraordinary cloak-and-dagger planning of the Easter Rising and the critical role of America in its outcome. “The Devoy story, in Terry Golway’s hands, combines wide scholarship and adventure: it reads like a novel. Get a comfortable chair when you read this book: you won’t be able to put it down.” – Frank McCourt “Terry Golway tells the story of this exceptional man with affection and deft narrative sense…this book will charm and enlighten readers.” – Thomas Keneally
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Unlikely Rebels

Author : Anne Clare
ISBN : 9781856357128
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Tells the stories of the Gifford sisters, who became heavily involved in the Irish Republican movemant.
Category: Biography & Autobiography