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LEECH, Sarah (Edited by Celine McGlynn & Dr. Pauline Holland).
Belfast: Ulster-Scots Agency, 2006. xviii, 81 pages. Illustrated. Paperback.
USED. A very good copy
Price: £ 6.00
DUFF, Harry A. & SLOAN, Colin.
Belfast: Brehon Press, 2008. 80 pages. Illustrated. Paperback.
Price: £ 8.50
Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, 2007. xiv, 311 pages. Illustrated. Hardback.
USED. A very good copy in a very good dustjacket.
Price: £ 19.95
Dublin: Collins Press, 2008. vi, 250 pages. Paperback.
Price: £ 8.00
NI DHONNCHADHA, Aisling & NIC EOIN, Mairin.
Conamara: Clo Iar-Chonnachta, 2008. 455 pages. Paperback.
Price: £ 20.00
Dublin: Collins Press, 2007. 154 pages. Paperback.
Price: £ 5.00
Dublin: New Island, 2007. Illustrated. Paperback.
Dublin: New Island, 2005. Paperback.
Price: £ 3.50
Dublin: New Island, 2007. xv, 304 pages. Paperback.
In this refreshing take on Irish-American history, broadcaster and historian Myles Dungan brilliantly describes how the exploration and exploitation of the West was vastly different from Hollywood myth. He reveals the true story of Irish immigrants and their descendants, from cannibals and prostitutes to soldiers and frontier-men, who toiled and dreamed of bigger things in America's Wild West. This is a wonderful and entertaining testament to the Irish men and women who helped build a new nation.
Price: £ 7.50
Art Kavanagh and WJ Hayes
Dublin: Irish Family Names, 2003. viii, 248 pages. Illustrated. Hardback.
A fascinating examination into the lives of some of Tipperary's most prominent families.
NEW. Fine in a fine dustjacket.
Dublin: Nonsuch Publishing, 2008. 144 pages. Illustrated. Hardback.
During the Irish Civil War, between the 15 and 20 July 1922, the Republican-held Strand Barracks in Limerick, on what is now Clancy's Strand, came under constant ferocious attacks from Free State troops. They attacked the barracks repeatedly with armoured cars, and a non-stop bombardment of sniper, machine gun and mortar fire. All attempts to capture the barracks were resisted fiercely by the brave men inside. Finally, when everything else failed to dislodge these gallant men, the Free State turned an 18-pounder Artillery Gun on the barracks. This was the only time a siege gun was used in Limerick since the siege of 1691. The officer in charge was told to surrender the barracks or be held responsible for the loss of life. His response was "he would not surrender while he still had ammunition".This man was Captain Cornelius McNamara of 'A' Company, 2nd Battalion, Mid-Limerick Brigade, but was known to his men as Connie Mackey. An intimate friend of the former Irish president Sean T. O'Kelly, Connie was part of a golden generation of unselfish Irishmen with high ideals who were prepared to risk and endure everything for the sake of their country and countrymen. This is his story.
Dublin: Nonsuch Publishing, 2007. 128 pages. Illustrated. Paperback.
The Belfast Empire, the Royal Hippodrome and the newly restored Grand Opera House, along with the cine-variety theatr such as the Gaiety and Colosseum, are all familiar names to the citizens of Belfast, yet they are only the tip of the theatrical iceberg. Long gone and buried deep are more buildin that offered regular entertainment to the populace.Beyond the Footlights recalls the beginnings of music halls and theatre in early seventeentl century Belfast, until its final days in the mid-twentieth century. It traces their development detailing the history of the buildings while recounting the celebrity performances. Beautiful period sketches and illustrations combine to bring a bygone era to life in this wonderful volume.
Price: £ 7.00
MARNANE, Denis G.
Dublin: Nonsuch Publishing, 2007. 159 pages. Illustrated. Paperback.
The town of Cashel lies nestled in the protective shadow of one of Ireland's most impressive landmarks, the Rock of Cashel. This limestone outcrop rises dramatically above the Golden Vale and is home to a cluster of medieval monuments, including a Round Tower, Romanesque chapel, Gothic cathedral, Archbishop's castle and chapter house. The Rock of Cashel owes its name to St Patrick, who according to legend baptised the King of Munster on the Rock. Centuries later the site was conquered by Ireland's most famous king, Brian Boru. In iioi, the Rock of Cashel was handed over to the Irish Church. Cashel: history & guide tells the story of Cashel from its earliest days, when it was the seat of the kings of Munster, to its present-day status as one of Ireland's most popular tourist destinations. Featuring two walking trails and an impressive selection of black and white and colour images, this book will appeal to locals and tourists alike.
Dublin: Nonsuch Publishing, 2005. 128 pages. Illustrated. Paperback.
Dublin: Nonsuch Publishing, 2008. 93 pages. Illustrated. Paperback.
The eighteenth and first half of the nineteenth century saw the emergence of Georgian Dublin — with elegant streets, formal landscaped squares, impressive mansions, tall red-brick houses, and magnificent public buildings all making an appearance. Each of these elements combined to rank the city amongst the great European capitals of the period. Today, Georgian Dublin acts as an inspiring nucleus around which the rest of the national capital is arranged. This guide provides an overview of Georgian Dublin: its beginnings and emergence, its Baroque planning, its open spaces, and classically inspired architecture. The individuals responsible for this unique style of architecture are introduced, together with the forces that motivated them and the ideas and influences that inspired and guided them. In addition, the significance of what was achieved by these Georgian Dubliners is examined. The information offered is presented in text, photographs, sketches, and maps.
Price: £ 5.90
Dublin: Nonsuch Publishing, 2006. 413 pages. Paperback.
Price: £ 10.00
Dublin: Nonsuch Publishing, 2007. 124 pages. Illustrated. Paperback.
Between 1840 and 1910, more than a dozen proposals were put forward to link the village of Enniskerry to the town of Bray by rail or tramway. Some never developed beyond a gleam in the eye of an entrepreneur, while others got bogged down in the complicated legal and political procedures involved in seeking approval for any new rail or tramway scheme. Several schemes survived this process but failed to raise the finance necessary to commence the work. Construction began on just one undertaking and was 'proceeding very satisfactorily' until unforeseen financial problems, arising from a partnership with a shady finance company, brought the work to a sudden stop. The result was an unfinished railway which was a target of vandalism and a focus for litigation. Creditors scrambled to recover their assets as the track, only recently laid, was ripped up again and sold off. The less-easily liquidated features - the embankments and cuttings, and the walls and bridges - soon began to decay. Today very few remnants remain to remind us of the vision and hopes of the Victorian entrepreneurs. The author gives us a detailed account of the Bray and Enniskerry line that never came to be, whilst also describing several other contemporary rail and tramway projects within the North Wicklow area.
Dublin: Nonsuch Publishing, 2006. 128 pages. Illustrated. Paperback.
Kilkenny has a long and noble history. It was the seat of Ireland's first independent parliament during the 1640s and has been one of Ireland's key cities for centuries. With its medieval alleys and vibrant social scene it is also an example of old and new living in harmony. This book will take you on a tour of Kilkenny's history and landscape. Kilkenny: a history & guide features a detailed history of the city from the earliest times to the modern era. This engaging text is accompanied by a wonderful selection of black, white and colour images, that show the city at its best. Kilkenny: a history and guide is a book that will appeal to both locals and tourists alike.
Dublin: Nonsuch Publishing, 2005. 157 pages. Illustrated. Paperback.
Wexford lies at the heart of Ireland's sunny south east coast and this heavily illustrated book will give the resident and the visitor a broad as well as an intimate picture of the town or "ancient and historic borough" as local politicians delight in calling it. It is filled with interesting, amusing, revealing and educational stories. Featuring three sections, A History, A Miscellany and a Tour, this book offers a sample of the unique flavour of Wexford. This is Menapia, Loch gCarman, Weisfiord, Wexford.
USED. Slight cover crease, else a very good copy.
Price: £ 6.50
WEBB, Jenny & DONALDSON, Anne.
The Ballincollig Royal Gunpowder Mills in County Cork was first established in 1794 by a prominent Cork citizen, Charles Leslie. Eleven years later, when Napoleon's control of France posed a grave threat to Britain, the Board of Ordnance bought the mills and expanded the site, the layout of which is still visible today. By the mid-nineteenth century, Thomas Tobin of Liverpool had transformed the mills into one of the most up to date industrial complexes in Ireland, second only in importance to those at Waltham Abbey. Closed for over a century, the site has now become one of Ireland's most impressive regional parks covering an area of 130 acres of woodland, meadows and waterways. The many buildings formerly used in the manufacture of gunpowder are still scattered along the main canal which stretches for about a mile and a half along the southern bank of the River Lee. Visitors can explore the 'Hidden History' which lies within the Ballincollig Regional Park with the help of this guide which has a fine selection of period black and white photos and colour images together with a numbered map which identifies each building and its former use.
Dublin: Nonsuch Publishing, 2006. 94 pages. Illustrated. Paperback.
Ballet in Ireland has had chequered history and this book traces the last few decades of that history in a personal reminiscences of a long time fan. With memories of Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, of the stars of the Bolshoi and Kirov ballet visits to Ireland in 1960's of the teachers and dancer who made Ireland a home. For all those who ever dreamed of being a ballerina, this book follows the course of ballet in Ireland from the 1950s to today It will delight those who have even a passing interest in Irish Ballet and ballet in general. Stephanie Batt is has been a fan of ballet since her childhood. Having danced as a child she became a loyal follower of the Irish and international companies that visited the country and performed here. She has written on a variety of subjects in the past and counts not just Ballet but also Soccer amongst her passions. She remains a loyal follower of ballet and a dedicated supporter of the Irish Football team.
USED. A very good copy. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.
TEMPLETON, George & WEATHERALL, Norman.
Dublin: Nonsuch Press, 2007 (reprint). 128 pages. Illustrated. Paperback.
This fascinating collection of over 200 old photographs sets out to show something of the variety of life in South Belfast and how the area has developed since the middle of the nineteenth century. South Belfast is notable for the establishments, of which Queen's University is the most important, which have made it a place where education and culture are highly valued. South Belfast was at the end of a natural route along which people from the heart of Ulster passed in search of work in the city. Their homes were very different from the middle-class housing on the Malone Road. But everyone, rich and poor, could enjoy the amenities which nature had to offer in the public parks in which the area is particularly rich the Lagan Valley was on their doorstep. All aspects of the area and of everyday life are covered. The area's many sports teams form one chapter, and another is devoted to churches and religious life. Work, transport and wartime Belfast are also featured. Recent decades have brought many changes: the nineteenth-century terraces are now more likely to house businesses than families old landmarks have disappeared. Constant change ensures that all residents of South Belfast will find this wonderful compilation both informative and nostalgic. (reprint).
USED. A very good copy.
Dublin: Nonsuch Publishing, 2006. 127 pages. Illustrated. Paperback.
Masters of Irish Music is a lively and engaging collection of thirty profiles to dip into and out of, consult as a reference, or indeed read cover to cover, compiled by musical historian Liam Gaul. From Turlough O'Carolan to Luke Kelly, Gaul takes us on a journey through Irish musical history, taking in some of the lesser-known, as well as the better-known names in Irish music. All of the artists profiled have passed on, leaving new generations to continue the work started by these masters - and this collection may serve to inspire and educate aspiring musicians, composers, and academics.
Price: £ 7.25
Dublin: Nonsuch Press, 2006. 224 pages. Illustrated. Paperback.
Cycling may seem a strange sport for the masses but in the nineteenth century it was one of the most popular sports in Europe. This book looks at the social history of cycling in nineteenth-century Ireland. Drawing from the numerous Irish and British cycling journals and newspapers of the period, it illustrates the profound impact which the introduction of the bicycle and the tricycle had on the lives of Irish men, women and children. Delving into such topics as the role of cycling clubs, the emancipatory effect of cycling on men and women alike, and cycle touring in the Irish countryside. Accompanying the text the author has secured numerous contemporary cartoons, photographs and advertisements. A book for enthusiasts of the sport, social historians and the general reader alike.
Price: £ 6.25
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