Ireland Our Island Story

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Ireland Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vincent McDonnell
Editor: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN: 1848899335
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Master storyteller Vincent McDonnell relates the exciting story of Ireland from the earliest times, as Stone Age settlers arrived 9,000 years ago, through to the present day. From the building of the mysterious and magnificent tombs, such as Newgrange, to the arrival of Christianity, Ireland’s history is unfolded: invasion first by the Vikings, then the Normans, and the beginning of English rule. Conquered by a foreign nation and brutally oppressed, devastated by the Great Famine, the Irish refused to yield and eventually won freedom.

Coast: Our Island Story

Coast: Our Island Story Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nicholas Crane
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409074552
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Along our shores, towering cliffs from the age of the dinosaurs rise beside wide estuaries teeming with wildlife, while Victorian ports share waterfronts with imposing fortifications. And the people who have lived, worked and played on this spectacular coast - from Stone Age fishermen to seafarers, chart-makers and surfers - have an incredible tale to tell. Coast: Our Island Story is an enthralling account, sparkling with geography, history, adventure and eccentric characters, told with Nick Crane's trademark charisma and wit.

Our Island Story

Our Island Story Pdf/ePub eBook Author: H.E. Marshall
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297857282
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Just over a century ago, Our Island Story entranced a nation's children by telling their history in stories. Short, simply written chapters, packed with living characters and thrilling action - and illustrated with vivid colour pictures - illuminate all the main events from Britain's earliest days to the end of Victoria's reign. And its glorious fusion of myth and legend with sober fact - Canute and King Arthur with Cromwell and the Indian Mutiny - is as seductive now as it ever was. 'I was given H.E. Marshall's Our Island Story at Christmas 1936 and I've still got that copy. It was a direct inspiration for me in my career as a historian' Antonia Fraser 'It is written in a way that really captured my imagination and which nurtured my interest in the history of our great nation' David Cameron 'One of the most influential works of history of the 20th century' Times Educational Supplement

Transnational Perspectives on Modern Irish History

Transnational Perspectives on Modern Irish History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Niall Whelehan
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317963229
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This book explores the benefits and challenges of transnational history for the study of modern Ireland. In recent years the word "transnational" has become more and more conspicuous in history writing across the globe, with scholars seeking to move beyond national and local frameworks when investigating the past. Yet transnational approaches remain rare in Irish historical scholarship. This book argues that the broader contexts and scales associated with transnational history are ideally suited to open up new questions on many themes of critical importance to Ireland’s past and present. They also provide an important means of challenging ideas of Irish exceptionalism. The chapters included here open up new perspectives on central debates and events in Irish history. They illuminate numerous transnational lives, follow flows and ties across Irish borders, and trace networks and links with Europe, North America, the Caribbean, Australia and the British Empire. This book provides specialists and students with examples of different concepts and ways of doing transnational history. Non-specialists will be interested in the new perspectives offered here on a rich variety of topics, particularly the two major events in modern Irish history, the Great Irish Famine and the 1916 Rising.


Ireland Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hugh F. Kearney
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814749302
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What is the Irish nation? Who is included in it? Are its borders delimited by religion, ethnicity, language, or civic commitment? And how should we teach its history? These and other questions are carefully considered by distinguished historian Hugh F. Kearney in Ireland: Contested Ideas of Nationalism and History. The insightful essays collected here all circle around Ireland, with the first section attending to questions of nationalism and the second addressing pivotal moments in the history and historiography of the isle. Kearney contends that Ireland represents a striking example of the power of nationalism, which, while unique in many ways, provides an illuminating case study for students of the modern world. He goes on to elaborate his revisionist “four nations” approach to Irish history. In the book, Kearney recounts his own development in the field and the key personalities, departments, and movements he encountered along the way. It is a unique portrait not only of a humane and sensitive historian, but of the historical profession (and the practice of history) in Britain, Ireland, and the United States from the 1940s to the late 20th century-at once public intellectual history and fascinating personal memoir.

The Round Towers of Ireland; or, The History of the Tuath-De-Danaans

The Round Towers of Ireland; or, The History of the Tuath-De-Danaans Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Henry O'Brien
Editor: Good Press
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"The Round Towers of Ireland; or, The History of the Tuath-De-Danaans" by Henry O'Brien. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Post Office in Ireland

The Post Office in Ireland Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen Ferguson
Editor: Merrion Press
ISBN: 1788550544
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This is the first complete history of the Irish Post Office, an institution which has been at the heart of Irish life for over 300 years. It tells the story of how a small letter office grew into one of the greatest departments of State, influencing developments in areas of life which ranged from transport and communications to economics, technology and national identity. From the early days of postboys and packet ships to the introduction of the telegraph and telephone, the Post Office has played a vital role in communications, delivering mail to all parts of the island, maintaining precious links between Ireland and its emigrants, and representing, through the friendly face of a local postman or postmistress, an approachable facet of Government. Always a commercial enterprise as well as a public service, the Post Office has had to deal with the tensions that arise in that relationship and which today pose particularly serious challenges. At the heart of the book are the men and women whose fascinating stories and sympathetic characters have moulded the shape of the department and ensured its survival in the face of personal turmoil, rebellion and political intrigue. Drawing on much unpublished material, The Post Office in Ireland: An Illustrated History reveals an organisation that has been quietly influential in the development of Irish society and pays tribute to those who have faithfully served it. From letters and telegrams, to railways, radio and the GPO itself – this history of the Irish Post Office tells the story of our nation and its people in a unique and accessible way.


Hearthstories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joanna Devrais
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781440163982
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Lessons of Personal Pilgrimage and Change How can we better take in each moment of our lives? How can we be more responsive and open to the here and now? These questions are at the heart of our spiritual quests and personal pilgrimages. In this book the author shares inner and outer discoveries that brought her closer to herself and to the simplicity, subtlety and everydayness of her life. Her storiesas far ranging as enjoying tea with a friend to visiting mysterious Black Madonna icons in Europeremind us to pay attention not only to the more dramatic or sensational events of our lives but to those simpler moments of connectedness and responsiveness that bring us into our true self. This memoir is filled with stories that are inner markers for personal evolution and change, particularly in the quest for the powers of the feminine. The authors anecdotes touch us all, reminding us that without our stories we might each miss the purpose and meaning of our lives. There are insights in these pages for every reader, lessons for finding the voice of our own quiet wisdom. ~ From the Foreword by Hal Zina Bennett

The Story of Ireland

The Story of Ireland Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Emily Lawless
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465607641
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"It seems to be certain," says the Abbé McGeoghehan, "that Ireland continued uninhabited from the Creation to the Deluge." With this assurance to help us on our onward way I may venture to supplement it by saying that little is known about the first, or even about the second, third, and fourth succession of settlers in Ireland. At what precise period what is known as the Scoto-Celtic branch of the great Aryan stock broke away from its parent tree, by what route its migrants travelled, in what degree of consanguinity it stood to the equally Celtic race or races of Britain, what sort of people inhabited Ireland previous to the first Aryan invasion--all this is in the last degree uncertain, though that it was inhabited by some race or races outside the limits of that greatest of human groups seems from ethnological evidence to be perfectly clear. When first it dawns upon us through that thick darkness which hangs about the birth of all countries--whatever their destiny--it was a densely wooded and scantily peopled island "lying a-loose," as old Campion, the Elizabethan historian, tells us, "upon the West Ocean," though his further assertion that "in shape it resembleth an egg, plain on the sides, and not reaching forth to the sea in nooks and elbows of Land as Brittaine doeth"--cannot be said to be quite geographically accurate--the last part of the description referring evidently to the east coast, the only one with which, like most of his countrymen, he was at that time familiar. Geographically, then, and topographically it was no doubt in much the same state as the greater part of it remained up to the middle or end of the sixteenth century, a wild, tangled, roadless land, that is to say, shaggy with forests, abounding in streams, abounding, too, in lakes--far more, doubtless, than at present, drainage and other causes having greatly reduced their number--with rivers bearing the never-failing tribute of the skies to the sea, yet not so thoroughly as to hinder enormous districts from remaining in a swamped and saturated condition, given up to the bogs, which even at the present time are said to cover nearly one-sixth of its surface.

L'Île au trésor

L'Île au trésor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Editor: By Label AA-Prod/Edits (Artmusiclitte) 2015
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L'Île au trésor by Robert Louis Stevenson Summary

L'Île au trésor (titre original : Est un roman d'aventures écrit par Robert Louis Stevenson. L’œuvre a d'abord paru dans le magazine écossais pour enfants Young Folks du 1er octobre 1881 au 28 janvier 1882 sous la forme de feuilleton signé « Captain George North », puis sous la forme de livre en 1883, après que Stevenson eut apporté de nombreuses modifications à son texte. En France, le roman paraît pour la première fois en 1885 aux éditions Hetzel. (Licence Creative Commons attribution)

The History of England from the Accession of James II

The History of England from the Accession of James II Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
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Perhaps the most famous example of the "Whig interpretation of history"-the idea that the human story has been inevitably destined for enlightenment, progress, and scientific truth-this five-volume work instantly revolutionized the British understanding of history when its first volume was published in 1848. Though not without its detractors-Karl Marx called author BARON THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY (1800-1859), an English politician and historian, "a systematic falsifier of history"-it nevertheless became a standard text, and one that is today required reading for anyone who wishes to explore changing values and ideals in historical scholarship. Volume IV opens with William of Orange's entrance into the Hague and the capitulation of the Irish and continues through the death of Mary of Orange, the emancipation of the English press, financial crises in England, and the settling of terms of peace between England and France.

A Simple Story

A Simple Story Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Inchbald
Editor: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781770482432
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After its publication in early 1791, A Simple Story was widely read in England and abroad, going into a second edition in March of the same year. The novel’s young heroine, Miss Milner, scandalously declares herself in love with her guardian, Dorriforth, a Catholic priest. Dorriforth returns her love and is released from his vows. Though the pair go on to marry, the second half of the novel reveals the disastrous and far-reaching consequences of Miss Milner’s subsequent adulterous affair. The critical introduction to this Broadview edition considers such issues as Catholicism, theatricality, the theatre, and the masquerade, while the appendices provide a wide selection of cultural, biographical, and literary contexts for the novel.

Meanings of Life in Contemporary Ireland

Meanings of Life in Contemporary Ireland Pdf/ePub eBook Author: T. Inglis
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137413727
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Meanings of Life in Contemporary Ireland by T. Inglis Summary

The struggle to create and sustain meaning in our everyday lives is fought using cultural ingredients to spin the webs of meaning that keep us going. To help reveal the complexity and intricacy of the webs of meaning in which they are suspended, Tom Inglis interviewed one-hundred people in their native home of Ireland to discover what was most important and meaningful for them in their lives. Inglis believes language is a medium: there is never an exact correspondence between what is said and what is felt and understood. Using a variety of theoretical lenses developed within sociology and anthropology, Inglis places their lives within the context of Ireland's social and cultural transformations, and of longer-term processes of change such as increased globalisation, individualisation, and informalisation.

The Islandman

The Islandman Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tomás O'Crohan
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191592420
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Tomas O'Crohan was born on the Great Blasket Island in 1865 and died there in 1937, a great master of his native Irish. He shared to the full the perilous life of a primitive community, yet possessed a shrewd and humorous detachment that enabled him to observe and describe the world. His book is a valuable description of a new vanished way of life; his sole purpose in writing it was in his own words, 'to set down the character of the people about me so that some record of us might live after us, for the like of us will never be again'. The Blasket Islands are three miles off Irelands Dingle Peninsula. Until their evacuation just after the Second World War, the lives of the 150 or so Blasket Islanders had remained unchanged for centuries. A rich oral tradition of story-telling, poetry, and folktales kept alive the legends and history of the islands, and has made their literature famous throughout the world. The 7 Blasket Island books published by OUP contain memoirs and reminiscences from within this literary tradition, evoking a way of life which has now vanished.

Home Is the Sailor

Home Is the Sailor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patrick Taylor
Editor: Forge Books
ISBN: 1466837772
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Home Is the Sailor by Patrick Taylor Summary

Fans of Patrick Taylor's bestselling Irish Country novels know Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as the irascible senior partner of a general practice in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. But there was a time, shortly after arriving in Ballybucklebo, that Dr. O'Reilly was not widely accepted by the villagers. This touching short story tell of how O'Reilly, with a little help, began to overcome their objections. Whether you're visiting for the first time, or you're a long-time resident, you'll enjoy this fun glimpse into life Patrick Taylor's village of Ballybucklebo. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria

The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W. Scott-Elliot
Editor: Good Press
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"The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria" by W. Scott-Elliot. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Coastlines Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patrick Barkham
Editor: Granta Books
ISBN: 1847088988
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Told through a series of walks beside the sea, this is a story of the most beautiful 742 miles of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: their rocks, plants and animals, their views, walks and history, and the people who have made their lives within sight of the waves. As he travels along coastal paths, visits beaches and explores coves, Barkham reflects on the long campaign to protect our shoreline from tidal erosion and human damage and weaves together fascinating tales about every aspect of the coast - from ancient conquests and smuggler's routes, to exotic migratory birds and bucket-and-spade holidays - to tell a more profound story about our island nation and the way we are shaped by our shores.

La fille d'encre et d'étoiles

La fille d'encre et d'étoiles Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kiran Millwood hargrave
Editor: Michel Lafon
ISBN: 274993737X
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Un voyage envoûtant. Un ennemi ancestral. Une amitié indestructible. " Chacun de nous porte sur sa peau la carte de sa vie, dans sa façon de se mouvoir et même dans sa façon de grandir " Alors qu'il est interdit de quitter l'île de Joya, Isabella rêve des contrées lointaines que son père a un jour visitées et cartographiées. Quand sa meilleure amie disparaît, Isabella est résolue à faire partie de l'équipe de recherches. Guidée par une carte ancienne, appartenant à sa famille depuis des générations, et par sa connaissance des étoiles, Isabella prend part à l'expédition et navigue dans les dangereux Territoires Oubliés. Mais sous leurs pas, un mythe féroce s'agite dans son sommeil... " Une histoire hypnotisante et envoûtante, débordant d'aventures, de feu et de cœur, qui se lit comme un conte de fées vieux de mille ans... Un futur classique. " Melinda Salisbury, auteure de L'Héritière

Contemporary Irish Documentary Theatre

Contemporary Irish Documentary Theatre Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Raftery,Colin Murphy,Jimmy Murphy,Martin Lynch,Domingos Nunez,Grace Dyas
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350094544
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Contemporary Irish Documentary Theatre by Mary Raftery,Colin Murphy,Jimmy Murphy,Martin Lynch,Domingos Nunez,Grace Dyas Summary

Contemporary Irish Documentary Theatre is the first anthology of Irish documentary drama. It features five challenging plays by Irish writers, and one by an international author, interrogating and commenting on crucial events of Irish history and of the diaspora, with introductory essays by established academics. Together these plays represent the most innovative development in contemporary Irish theatre and illuminate the social and political realities of contemporary Ireland. The first two plays, of 2010 and 2013, deal with scandals of clerical and institutional abuse, and use as source material the Ryan Report of 2009, and the documents from the 2008 Irish Bank Guarantee. The next two, of 2014 and 2013, concern interpretations of the most iconic moment of Irish history: the Easter Rising. The first of these is based on published statements of participants in the event and the second on the lived experiences of those in the contemporary Republic whose founding ideals have not been realized . The last two plays, of 2015 and 2016, widen the view to the history of the Irish in the diaspora: one retelling the history of emigration to England based on published research material; and the other tracing Roger Casement's experiences in the Amazon and his subsequent participation in the Easter Rising using extracts from his diaries and other writings. The plays included and discussed are: No Escape by Mary Raftery Guaranteed by Colin Murphy Of This Brave Time by Jimmy Murphy History by Grace Dyas My English Tongue, My Irish Heart by Martin Lynch The Two Deaths of Roger Casement by Domingos Nunez