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Irish History -

Related category: Ireland, Scotland & Wales
Related booklists: Ireland - 20th Century, The Easter Rising, 1916,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 20 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Bad Bridget: Crime, Mayhem and the Lives of Irish Emigrant Women by Elaine Farrell and Leanne McCormick
    Bad Bridget: Crime, Mayhem and the Lives of Irish Emigrant Women - by Elaine Farrell and Leanne McCormick

    £10.99   paperback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9780241994320 | ISBN 10: 0241994322

    'A captivating account of lives previously ignored' Sunday Independent   'An important, impeccably researched though eminently readable book that charts new territory' Irish Examiner   Ireland in the nineteenth and early twentieth cen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Burning the Big House: The Story of the Irish Country House in a Time of War and Revolution by Terence Dooley
    Burning the Big House: The Story of the Irish Country House in a Time of War and Revolution - by Terence Dooley

    £11.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780300270433 | ISBN 10: 0300270437

    The gripping story of the tumultuous destruction of the Irish country house, spanning the revolutionary years of 1912 to 1923.  During the Irish Revolution nearly three hundred country houses were burned to the ground. These “Big Houses” ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Liverpool Lambs: The Role of the Liverpool Irish Volunteers in the Easter Rising by Declan Doolin
    The Liverpool Lambs: The Role of the Liverpool Irish Volunteers in the Easter Rising - by Declan Doolin

    £25.00   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781803523644 | ISBN 10: 1803523646

    "I was born in Liverpool to Irish parents. My father was a Fenian and my Uncles were Fenians..."(Volunteer Joseph Gleeson [Easter 1916 Veteran]) The Easter Rising was an implosive rebellion that, although a failure, resulted in partial Irish indep ... more

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  • Cover image of book Between Two Hells: The Irish Civil War by Diarmaid Ferriter
    Between Two Hells: The Irish Civil War - by Diarmaid Ferriter

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781788161756 | ISBN 10: 1788161750

    The history and legacy of the war that shaped the Irish political landscape for decades, by Ireland's most prominent historian.  THE IRISH BESTSELLER  'Ferriter has richly earned his reputation as one of Ireland's leading historians' ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Coffin Ship: Life and Death at Sea during the Great Irish Famine by Cian T. McMahon
    The Coffin Ship: Life and Death at Sea during the Great Irish Famine - by Cian T. McMahon

    £26.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781479808762 | ISBN 10: 1479808768

    A vivid, new portrait of Irish migration through the letters and diaries of those who fled their homeland during the Great Famine.  The standard story of the exodus during Ireland's Great Famine is one of tired cliches, half-truths, and dry s ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Hidden History: The Irish Language in Liverpool/An Ghaeilge i Learpholl by Tony Birtill
    A Hidden History: The Irish Language in Liverpool/An Ghaeilge i Learpholl - by Tony Birtill

    £12.00   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781999803827 | ISBN 10: 1999803825

    Local teacher, journalist and Irish language enthusiast, Tony Birtill, tells the fascinating history of the Irish language in Liverpool over the past 200 years and examines the Irish language vocabulary and speech patterns still in use in present day ... more

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  • Cover image of book A James Connolly Reader by James Connolly
    A James Connolly Reader - by James Connolly

    £16.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781608466467 | ISBN 10: 1608466469

    A stirring collection of James Connolly's most important speeches and writing.  Considered by many Ireland's most important revolutionary, James Connolly devoted his life to struggles against exploitation, oppression, and imperialism. Active ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Twelve Apostles by Tim Pat Coogan
    The Twelve Apostles - by Tim Pat Coogan

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784080150 | ISBN 10: 1784080152

    Ireland, 1919: When Sinn Féin proclaims Dáil Éireann the parliament of the independent Irish republic, London declares the new assembly to be illegal, and a vicious guerilla war breaks out between republican and crown forces. Michael Collins, inte ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women of the Irish Revolution by Liz Gillis
    Women of the Irish Revolution - by Liz Gillis

    £16.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781781174654 | ISBN 10: 1781174652

    Women of the Irish Revolution tells the story of the role that women played both directly and indirectly in the Irish revolution.  These women were vital to the revolutionary movement. They were part of a generation who made a conscious decision t ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1916: The Mornings After by Tim Pat Coogan
    1916: The Mornings After - by Tim Pat Coogan

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784080112 | ISBN 10: 178408011x

    The 1916 Easter Rising and its aftermath changed Ireland for ever. The British government's execution of 14 republican rebels transformed a group hitherto perceived as cranks and troublemakers into national heroes. Those who avoided the British firin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bitter Freedom: Ireland in A Revolutionary World 1918-1923 by Maurice Walsh
    Bitter Freedom: Ireland in A Revolutionary World 1918-1923 - by Maurice Walsh

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780571243013 | ISBN 10: 0571243010

    The Irish Revolution - the war between the British authorities and the newly-formed IRA - was the first successful revolt anywhere against the British Empire. This is a vividly-written, compelling narrative placing events in Ireland in the wider cont ... more

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  • Cover image of book Whispering Hope: The True Story of the Magdalene Women by Nancy Costello, Kathleen Legg, Diane Croghan, Marie Slattery and Marina Gambold
    Whispering Hope: The True Story of the Magdalene Women - by Nancy Costello, Kathleen Legg, Diane Croghan, Marie Slattery and Marina Gambold

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781409158295 | ISBN 10: 1409158292

    The harrowing account of five women who were confined in Magdalene Laundries in Ireland. "At the conclusion of my discussions with one group of the Magdalene Women one of those present sang 'Whispering Hope'. A line from that song stays in my mind ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Ordinary Women: Irish Female Activists in the Revolutionary Years 1900-1923 by Sinead McCoole
    No Ordinary Women: Irish Female Activists in the Revolutionary Years 1900-1923 - by Sinead McCoole

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781847177896 | ISBN 10: 1847177891

    Spies, snipers, couriers, gun-runners, medics women played a major role in the fight for Ireland's freedom. This book vividly recreates the characters, personalities and courage of Ireland's revolutionary women. ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Place Apart: Northern Ireland in the 1970s by Dervla Murphy
    A Place Apart: Northern Ireland in the 1970s - by Dervla Murphy

    £13.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780600116 | ISBN 10: 1780600119

    At the height of The Troubles, Dervla Murphy bicycled to Northern Ireland to try to understand the situation by speaking to people on either side of the divide. She also sought to interrogate her own opinions and emotions. As an Irishwoman and travel ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Famine Plot: England
    The Famine Plot: England's Role in Ireland's Greatest Tragedy - by Tim Pat Coogan

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781137278838 | ISBN 10: 1137278838

    During a Biblical seven years in the middle of the nineteenth century, fully a quarter of Irelands citizens either perished from starvation or emigrated in what came to be known as Gorta Mr, the Great Hunger. Waves of hungry peasants fled across th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Irish: A Photohistory by Sean Sexton and Christine Kinealy
    The Irish: A Photohistory - by Sean Sexton and Christine Kinealy

    £12.95   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780500290798 | ISBN 10: 0500290792

    This is an enthralling visual history, not just for Irish families worldwide, but for the people of every nation, and a photohistorians treasure trove.  The first Irish photographs date from 1840, a year after the discovery of the photograph ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Literature of the Irish in Britain: Autobiography and Memoir, 1725-2001 by Liam Harte
    The Literature of the Irish in Britain: Autobiography and Memoir, 1725-2001 - by Liam Harte

    £25.00   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780230296367 | ISBN 10: 023029636x

    This anthology is the first critical survey of an unjustly neglected body of literature: the autobiographies and memoirs of writers of Irish birth or background who lived and worked in Britain between 1725 and the present day.   Woven around ... more

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  • Cover image of book 101 Things You Didn
    101 Things You Didn't Know About Irish History - by Ryan Hackney and Amy Hackney Blackwell

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781598693232 | ISBN 10: 1598693239

    Forget about shamrocks, leprechauns, and all that blarney, 101 Things You Didnt Know About Irish History dispels the myths and tells the true stories of the Irish. Inside, youll learn about about: * Lives of the ancient Celts until the British ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wearing of the Green: A History of St. Patrick
    Wearing of the Green: A History of St. Patrick's Day - by Mike Cronin & Daryl Adair

    £21.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780415359122 | ISBN 10: 0415359120

    The first book to chronicle the full history of St. Patrick's Day - spanning its medieval origins, steeped in folklore and myth, to today's plastic leprechauns and green beer, and exploring the shared heritage of the Irish through the development of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Irish Round Towers by Hector McDonnell
    Irish Round Towers - by Hector McDonnell

    £5.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781904263319 | ISBN 10: 1904263313

    The Round Towers of Ireland are among the most enigmatic and extraordinary constructions of the early Irish Church. Why were they put up? What were they used for? Where did the idea come from, and when? Hector McDonnell, one of Ireland's best-k ... more

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