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An Clairín Búirthe: The Irish Bullroarer By John W. Hurley
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This book is a brief history of the Irish bullroarer and is meant to go with the Irish bullroars the author makes.
Shillelagh: The Irish Fighting Stick By John W. Hurley
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For centuries the Irish have been associated with a stick weapon called the Shillelagh. And for generations of Irishmen, the Shillelagh was a badge of honor - a symbol of their courage, their martial... More > prowess and their willingness to fight for their rights and their honor. In modern popular culture, the Shillelagh has acquired a less appealing image, one that attempts to declaw the Irish through negative racial stereotypes of the Victorian era, which depict the Irish as harmless club-weilding Leprecauns or drunken, half-witted brawlers. John Hurley’s illuminating study forever alters our view of this much maligned and misunderstood cultural icon by revealing the true martial arts culture of the Irish people, its history, evolution and decline and the resulting effects on the Shillelagh - the most powerful and controversial of Irish icons.< Less
Druids, Bards, Satirists And Enchanters In Early Irish Literature By John W. Hurley
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"Druids, Bards, Satirists And Enchanters In Early Irish Literature", is a fascinating study into the nature of Irish Druids and Druidism as expressed in the various classes of Fílidh... More > or Poets who comprised the Druidic system.< Less
Dictionary of Irish Martial Arts By John W. Hurley
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This dictionary contains all the terms necessary to help anyone practising Irish martial arts use the right Irish language terminology. With chapters on Archery, Boxing, Fencing, Judo and Wrestling,... More > this book covers most modern martial arts and enables practitioners to access the language without being experts in it.< Less
Defensive Exercises By John W. Hurley
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"Defensive Exercises" is an abridged reprint of the manual published in 1840 by Donald Walker. It offers instruction in various forms of wrestling, boxing and stick-fighting then current in... More > Ireland and Britain, and is a precious resource for those interested in Irish martial arts.< Less
Broad-Sword And Single-Stick By John W. Hurley
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This is a reprint of Anglo-Irishman R.G. Allanson-Winn's manual on stick-fencing, with sections on singlestick, quarterstaff and shillelagh. 
The Shillelagh Makers Handbook By John W. Hurley
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"The Shillelagh Makers Handbook" instructs the reader in the basic traditions and skills of the craft of shillelagh making. Readers will learn how to craft their own shillelaghs, for use as... More > walking or fighting sticks.< Less
Self-Defense; Or, The Art Of Boxing By John W. Hurley
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This book is a reprint of Ned Donnelly's classic treatise on boxing.