The Story of Ireland
eBook (PDF), 337 Pages
This is the story of Ireland – not just her History, but her story. Her Music and Dance, her Poetry and Theatre, her ancient Brehon laws. How people lived in the times of Brian Boru, what they wore and what they ate and drank. It’s the story of her roads, her railways, her canals. It’s the story of her industries, her agriculture, her linen, her ship building, and her modern financial revolution. It’s the story of the Irish in America, and the trials and tribulations they faced to get there. But it’s also her history, the story of her peoples, of the Famine and the wars, of the Celts and the Norman invaders and how they blended together and eventually made that unique people with music in their souls and business in their brains, the Irish.
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Mar 21, 2014THE STORY OF IRELAND Review by Ashley LaMar Closed the Cover The Story of Ireland by Brian Igoe is a non-fiction book about the history of Ireland. It is a book that tells of Ireland’s rich past, its politics, its music, its poetry, its theatre and its ancient laws. It is a book, not of the country, but of the people of Ireland. The Story of Ireland takes a reader from approximately 3000 BC to 1366 AD. It could have been a disaster and it could have read a like a history textbook that students cringe upon opening but Igoe is too accomplished of an author to let such a rich and beautiful history fall into the trap of being a boring and tedious read. Instead, The Story of Ireland captures the beauty of the country and takes readers on a journey through it’s impressive past.Readers will be captured by Ireland’s history from the opening line. Igoe writes, “I sometimes think the story of Ireland should be written in blood.” The stereotypes of Irish history are vast – drinking, potatoes,... More > famine, St. Patrick, Snakes, Rain, Leprechauns, etc. To think of the history of Ireland written in blood? At first it seems absurd but then Igoe continues on to not only identify but explain this paradox in history. Ireland was a haven of learning, protected by the church, and full of decent people but then there was the other Ireland, the Ireland that was full of war and slaughter. Igoe blends these two perceptions of Ireland together along with all of her other intricacies throughout the entire novel. He discusses the people of Ireland – what they wore, what they ate and drank as well as how they lived. He also discusses the technical infrastructure of Ireland – her roads, her railways and her canals. Igoe mixes in details of Ireland’s textile industries and her agriculture alongside her financial revolution. It is, as the title states, the Story of Ireland. For the full review, see http://www.closedthecover.com/15/post/2013/11/review-the-story-of-ireland.html< Less
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- B M Igoe (Standard Copyright License)
- Second edition
- September 30, 2011
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- Ireland ,
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- Irish music ,
- Irish dance ,
- Irish poetry ,
- Irish Theatre ,
- Brehon laws ,
- Bianconi ,
- Atmosperic railway ,
- Irish history ,
- Irish canals ,
- Irish in America ,
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- Celts ,
- Normans ,
- Daniel O'Connell ,
- Brian Boru ,
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