A POCKET HISTORY OF IRELAND

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A Pocket History Of Irish Traditional Music

Author : Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin
ISBN : 0862785553
Genre : Music
File Size : 40.9 MB
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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 : Joseph McCullough
ISBN : 0717147290
Genre : History
File Size : 26.64 MB
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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

O Brien Pocket History Of Irish Traditional Music

Author : Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin
ISBN : 9781847175083
Genre : Music
File Size : 22.86 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 The Irish Famine

Author : Fiona Biggs
ISBN : 0717179443
Genre : Ireland
File Size : 80.92 MB
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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

O Brien Pocket History Of Ireland

Author : Breandan O hEithir
ISBN : 0862788560
Genre : History
File Size : 75.98 MB
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A short history from earliest times to the present. It deals with prehistory, the Celts, Christianity, the Vikings, the Normans. The various conquests and rebellions are covered, including Cromwell, Wolfe Tone, and the 1916 Rising. clarifying the development and intricacies of the Northern troubles and the many attempts to resolve them. Understanding and sympathetic, this little book gives a clear and stimulating grasp of Ireland, past and present.
Category: History

A Pocket History Of Irish Rebels

Author : Morgan Llywelyn
ISBN : 0862785804
Genre : History
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The first half of this volume describes the links between the earliest Irish rebellions orchestrated by Celtic nobles and more political attempts at emancipation during the 18th and 19th centuries. The second half of the book includes details of the Easter Rising and the Civil War, the fight for workers' rights and the war in Northern Ireland. Personalities featured include: Donal O'Sullivan Beare, Grace O'Malley, Silken Thomas, Robert Emmett, Michael Collins, Gerry Adams and Bobby Sands.
Category: History

A Pocket History Of Ireland

Author : Breandán Ó hEithir
ISBN : WISC:89072915374
Genre : Travel
File Size : 63.56 MB
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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 Saints

Author : Brian Lacey
ISBN : 0862787467
Genre : History
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Early Irish records list as many as 1,700 saints. There is a wealth of folklore, legend and tradition and literature associated with them.These colourful characters taught, looked after the sick, settled feuds, wrote histories and poetry. Some endured incredible hardship, living in hermitages on barren cliff tops, such as on Skellig. Many, such as Cillian and Columbanus, travelled thousands of miles to spread the Christian faith, establishing large, powerful monasteries across Europe. This book provides a fascinating anthology of the lives and times of Ireland's holy men and women. Accessible in style, with plenty of anecdotal evidence, it gives an insight into the early origins of Christianity and the role of the religious in Irish society.
Category: History

A Short History Of Ireland S Writers

Author : Prof. A. Norman Jeffares
ISBN : 9781847176615
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An introduction to all the leading Irish writers and some of the lesser known playwrights, novelists, short story writers, poets, placing them in context and providing a list of their works. Commentaries give brief but telling insights into their work. The story of Irish writing is followed, beginning with Swift, and working through playwrights Synge and O’Casey to Beckett and Friel; from nineteenth-century poetry through Yeats to Seamus Heaney and Paul Durcan; in novels, from Maria Edgeworth, through Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, Kate O’Brien, Flann O’Brien to contemporaries Julia O’Faolain, Roddy Doyle and Anne Enright.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Pocket History Of Northern Ireland

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ISBN : 0717185982
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The book tells the history of Northern Ireland from the Third Home Rule Bill right through to Derry Girls. Covering all aspects of the beginnings of Northern Ireland as a separate state, to gerrymandering and World War II, and on to the emergence of the Troubles and finally peace, this book is a guide to all the dramatic events of the past 100 years. Leaders such as Terrence O'Neill, Gerry Fitt, Ian Paisley, Gerry Adams, David Trimble and John Hume are profiled, along with terrorist organisations and political parties. The cultural history of Northern Ireland is also celebrated, from Seamus Heaney to Derry Girls and Game of Thrones.
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