Secondhand Irish History Books

    Dr. Anne Dolan: Michael Collins: The Man and the Revolution [2018] hardback


    `It was the most providential escape yet. It will probably have the effect of making them think that I am even more mysterious than they believe me to be, and...

    Sean Duffy: Atlas of Irish History [2012] paperback


    'Out on the Western edge of Europe, a first glance at the map makes Ireland seem a small and isolated place. However, many peoples have by turns established themselves on...

    Elaine Farrell: Bad Bridget: Crime, Mayhem and the Lives of Irish Emigrant Women [2023] paperback


    Ireland in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was not a good place to be a woman. Among the wave of emigrants from Ireland to North America were many, many...

    Aoife Moore: The Long Game [2023] paperback


    Inside the rise of the political party, once subordinate to the IRA, that is on the brink of taking power in IrelandSinn Fein is the most popular political party in...

    John Grenham: Tracing Your Irish Ancestors [2006] paperback


    This third edition of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors retains the three-part structure of earlier editions, but updates and improves the material already included while adding new sources which have emerged...

    Dermot Keogh: Twentieth-century Ireland [1994] paperback


    With the emphasis on the South, this book looks at the island of Ireland since partition and examines the performances of the two entities created by the collapse of the...

    Damien Tiernan: Souls of the Sea [2007] paperback


    In January 2007, in the space of six days, three large fishing boats sank off the south east coast of Ireland. Seven men were claimed by the sea, four survived....

    Mary Kenny: 3 Days in September [2014] hardback


    Leading figures from the worlds of politics, entertainment, religion and the arts contribute their recollections of - and reflections on - the papal visit in September 1979. Many of those...

    Don Akenson: Irish History of Civilization Volume 2 [2006] hardback


    'Some of these stories are accurate; all of them are true...' In his "An Irish History of Civilization", Don Akenson, the world's leading scholar of the Irish Dispora, fuses history...

    Martin Dillon: The Enemy within [1994] hardback


    Martin Dillon, a Belfast journalist regarded as an authority on Irish terrorism, presents material on the IRA's "England department" - how it has functioned and what its objectives are. He...

    Pat Leahy: Showtime [2010] paperback


    In boom and in bust, Ireland has been led by Fianna Fail. Showtime gets behind the party's remarkable dominance of the political landscape and leading political writer Pat Leahy, tells...

    Gene Kerrigan: This Great Little Nation [1999] paperback


    From Ansbacher to Zoe, from Locke to Lowry, from a sex/murder scandal of the 1920s to the banking scandals of the 1990s. AIB, NIB, Littlejohn, Lenihan, Mary Robinson and Russell...

    Susan McKay: Northern Protestants [2000] paperback


    Presenting and analysing over 60 in-depth interviews with northern Protestants, this work aims to impart an understanding of the range and complexity of Protestant attitudes in Northern Ireland. Within the...

    Joe Good: Inside the GPO 1916 [2015] paperback


    A first-hand account of the 1916 Rising and its aftermath brings alive the historic events that ushered in the beginnings of an independent Irish state. A Londoner and a member...

    Clair Wills: That Neutral Island [2008] paperback


    Of the countries that remained neutral during the Second World War, none was more controversial than Ireland, with accusations of betrayal and hypocrisy poisoning the media. Whereas previous histories of...

    Sean O'Callaghan: To Hell or Barbados: The ethnic cleansing of Ireland [2001] paperback


    A vivid account of the Irish slave trade: the previously untold story of over 50,000 Irish men, women and children who were transported to Barbados and Virginia.

    Charles Townshend: The Republic: The Fight for Irish Independence, 1918-1923 [2014] paperback


    A gripping narrative of the most critical years in modern Ireland's history - from Charles Townshend, author of Easter 1916TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014The protracted, terrible fight...

    Dean Ruxton: Death on Ireland's Eye: The Victorian Murder Trial that Scandalised a Nation [2022] paperback


    A tragic death, a murder trial and a 170-year-old mystery - but what really happened? Shortly after Maria Kirwan died in a lonely inlet on Ireland's Eye, it was decided...

    Fintan O'Toole: Ship of Fools [2009] paperback


    Between 1995 and 2007, the Republic of Ireland was the worldwide model of successful adaptation to economic globalisation. The success story was phenomenal: a doubling of the workforce; a massive...

    Fintan O'Toole: "The Irish Times Book of the Century [1999] paperback


    'The Irish Times Book of the Century' is an outstanding and thought-provoking survey of the twentieth century, written as it draws to its close and seen through the eyes of...

    John Waters: Was It For This? [2012] paperback


    Ireland today stands at a defining moment. The prosperity of the Celtic Tiger years has given way to the sudden crash, the turbulence of the euro crisis, and the loss...

    Gene Kerrigan: The Scrap [2015] paperback


    In the last hours of the 1916 Easter Rising, 20-year old Charlie Saurin came face to face with his Commander-in-Chief, Patrick Pearse. In a final gamble, Pearse had a desperate...

    Colm Lennon: New Gill History of Ireland: Sixteenth-Century Ireland [2005] paperback


    In 1500, most of Ireland lay outside the ambit of English royal power. Only a small area around Dublin was directly administered by the crown. The rest of the island...

    J. W. O'Hagan: The Economy of Ireland [2005] paperback


    This updated edition, which has seven new chapters, comprehensively examines the following: - Ireland's participation in the euro zone - the changing role of the state, in terms of expenditure...

    Flor Maccarthy: The Presidents' Letters: An Unexpected History of Ireland [2021] hardback


    Shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards Irish-Published Book of the YearA TREASURE TROVE OF LETTERS TO AND FROM OUR NINE PRESIDENTS FROM 1938 TO THE PRESENT DAYWith over...

    John Coakley: Politics in the Republic of Ireland [2004] paperback


    Politics in the Republic of Ireland is now available in a fully revised fourth edition. Building on the success of the previous three editions, this text continues to provide an...

    Anthony Adolph: Collins Tracing Your Irish Family History [2007] hardback


    FOREWORD BY RYAN TUBRIDY The authoritative and comprehensive guide to tracing your Irish ancestry There's never been a better time to trace your Irish family history. Vast internet resources and...

    Colin Murphy: The Book of Feckin' Irish Slang that's great craic for cute hoors and bowsies [2004] hardback


    New edition of this bestselling and laugh out loud humour title.The almost incomprehensible wit and wonder of Irish slang words.Can you tell your bowsies from your gougers from your gurriers?...

    Dan O'Brien: Ireland, Europe and the World [2009] paperback


    Can Ireland return to prosperity and full employment? How do we make the Irish political system more effective and less prone to the sort of catastrophic errors that led to...

    Fergal Keane: Wounds [2018] paperback


    A family story of blood and memory and the haunting power of the past. 2018 WINNER OF THE CHRISTOPHER EWART-BIGGS MEMORIAL PRIZE 2017 WINNER OF THE NON-FICTION IRISH BOOK OF...

    Paul Galvin: 9780000008992 [2022] hardback


    A fascinating history of Irishmen, woven through the clothes they wear.Taking the clothes they wore as a starting point, Paul Galvin skilfully weaves together a collection of stories of Irish...

    Fintan O'Toole: Heroic Failure [2018] paperback


    'There will not be much political writing in this or any other year that is carried off with such style' The Times. A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR. 'A quite...

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