A POCKET HISTORY OF IRELAND

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A Pocket History Of Ireland

Author : Joseph McCullough
ISBN : 0717147290
Genre : History
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From prehistoric times to the present day this comprehensive history presents the story of Ireland in bite-size chunks. With illustrations throughout this is an attractive and practical guide to Irelands colourful history.
Category: History

A Pocket History Of Irish Traditional Music

Author : Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin
ISBN : 0862785553
Genre : Music
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From the mythological harp of the Dagda to Riverdance, this concise history of Irish traditional music and dance explores a rich spectrum of historical sources and folklore. It uncovers the contribution of the Normans to Irish dancing, the rote of the music maker in Penal Ireland, and the popularity of dance tunes and set dancing from the end of the eighteenth century to the present. It also follows the music of the Irish diaspora from the music halls of vaudeville to the musical tapestry of Irish America today.
Category: Music

A Pocket History Of Ireland

Author : Breandán Ó hEithir
ISBN : WISC:89072915374
Genre : Travel
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This short and entertaining history presents an introduction to the rich and varied past of this island, from prehistory to the present-day peace process. Topics include the Celts, Christianity, the Vikings, and the Normans, as well as the various conquests and rebellions, such as Cromwell's, Wolfe Tone's, and the 1916 Rising. Bringing history up to date, this book provides an engaging account of Ireland, both north and south, over the past hundred years, clarifying the development of the Northern troubles and the current peace process. Understanding and sympathetic, this little pocket book serves as the perfect primer for Ireland, past and present.
Category: Travel

O Brien Pocket History Of Irish Traditional Music

Author : Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin
ISBN : 9781847175083
Genre : Music
File Size : 41.3 MB
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The history of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the mythological harp of the Dagda right up to Riverdance. Exploring an abundant spectrum of historical sources, music and folklore, this guide uncovers the contribution of the Normans to Irish dancing, the role of the music maker in Penal Ireland, as well as the popularity of dance tunes and set dancing from the end of the 18th century. It also follows the music of the Irish diaspora from as far apart as Newfoundland and the music halls of vaudeville to the musical tapestry of Irish America today.
Category: Music

A Pocket History Of Irish Literature

Author : A. Norman Jeffares
ISBN : 0862785022
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 54.74 MB
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Since Irish writers first began to write in English, their presence on the stage of world literature has been astonishing, their achievements culminating in the awarding of four Nobel Prizes for Literature -- to Yeats, Shaw, Beckett and Heaney. In A Pocket History of Irish Literature, Professor Jeffares, a foremost expert on Irish writers, traces the long and noble list of Irish dramatist, poets, novelists and short-story writers from Swift to the end of the twentieth century.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Pocket History Of The Irish Revolution

Author : Richard Killeen
ISBN : 0717179419
Genre : Ireland
File Size : 77.88 MB
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The perfect introduction to Ireland's dramatic fight for sovereignty Gaining independence from British rule has dominated Irish history since the plantation of Ulster. This book focuses on the lead up to the 1916 Rising, and especially its aftermath. It covers the War of Independence, the great leaders de Valera and Collins, the Anglo-Irish Treaty and the Civil War. Told in captivating prose by historian Richard Killeen, it is the perfect gift for anyone interested in Irish history.
Category: Ireland

A Pocket History Of Gaelic Culture

Author : Alan Titley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029066805
Genre : History
File Size : 28.42 MB
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A lively journey through ancient and modern Irish culture, this book explores the elements that have shaped the music, language, and arts of the Emerald Isle. From the rich native tradition in pre-Christian times to the changes wrought by the arrival of Christianity in the fifth century, from the Golden Age of art and literature to the 19th-century Celtic revival, the rich history of Ireland is abundant in its cultural heritage. Also discussed is the place of Irish writing in the English language and a look at the international popularity of modernized traditional dances, as expressed by the Riverdance craze.
Category: History

A Pocket History Of The Irish Famine

Author : Fiona Biggs
ISBN : 0717179443
Genre : Ireland
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The Great Famine, an Gorta Mór in Irish, was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. Often referred to as the Irish Potato Famine, particularly outside Ireland, as around forty percent of the population were reliant on this crop. Over a million people died and over a million more emigrated, often in appalling circumstances. This book explains what happened before and during the Famine, with an account of the consequences of this epic tragedy.
Category: Ireland

A Short History Of The Ira

Author : Brendan O'Brien
ISBN : 9781788491167
Genre : History
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An accessible, clearly-written account of the IRA from 1916 to today. It covers the origins and history of the organisation, its aims, the political and military thinking which has driven its activities, and the major personalities who have shaped the direction of the movement down through the years. The relationship with the Irish and British governments is examined, as well as the effects of the major bombing campaigns and the 1981 hunger strikes. It also explains the radical shift in thinking which led to the IRA seeking a political way towards the goal of Irish unity rather than pursuing the entrenched 'Brits Out' policy at the point of a gun. The background to the IRA ceasefire, and the many factors which contributed to its ending are looked at, as well as the prospects for a lasting peace in one of the world's most troubled arenas. With a new chapter that brings us as far as 2018 this book has everything you need to know about the IRA.
Category: History

A Short History Of Irish Traditional Music

Author : Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin
ISBN : 9781847179401
Genre : Music
File Size : 65.8 MB
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The history of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the mythological harp of the Dagda right up to Riverdance and beyond. Exploring an abundant spectrum of historical sources, music and folklore, this guide uncovers the contribution of the Normans to Irish dancing, the role of the music maker in Penal Ireland, as well as the popularity of dance tunes and set dancing from the end of the 18th century. It also follows the music of the Irish diaspora from as far apart as Newfoundland and the music halls of vaudeville to the musical tapestry of Irish America today.
Category: Music