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Peter Juniper and Other Stories By Alan McConnell
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Peter Juniper and Other Stories By Alan McConnell
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The West of Ireland: Its Existing Condition and Prospect, Part 3 By Henry Coulter
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Here is presented the final eleven chapters of Henry Coulter's book 'The West of Ireland: Its Existing Condition and Prospects', first published in 1862. They relate to Counties Sligo, Donegal,... More > Leitrim and Roscommon. The book offers local historians and genealogists access for the first time to the specific sections of this important historic source related to the North West of Ireland. Coulter reports on poor harvests, the prospect of impending famine and the state of agriculture and trade. He gives an account of Belleek Porcelain, the Creevilia Ironworks and other development, while reporting on the decline of the landlord and Rundale systems and the emergence of tenants’ rights. It is bound to interest those researching the history of the North West of Ireland and those with ancestral roots in the area. This edition has been enhanced by the inclusion of an index and extensive footnotes not found in the original or in other scanned editions of the book.< Less
The West of Ireland: Its Existing Condition and Prospect By Henry Coulter
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Clachan Publishers in reprinting this 150 year old book has made a print copy available of Henry Coulters first-hand account of the condition and prospects of the people living in the western... More > counties of Ireland in 1862. Coulter was a special correspondent for the Saunder’s Newsletter who was not content simply to give general impressions of what he observed, but has supplied us with detailed information about the harvest, wages, trade and prices in Athlone, Counties Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Donegal, Leitrim and Roscommon. This carefully researched edition supplies us with footnotes and an index not available in the original, making it a rich source of information for those interested in the local histories of these areas and for those exploring how their ancestors actually lived.< Less
When Push Comes to Shov By Paul Shovlin
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“A thoroughly enjoyable read” Sir Gerry Robinson “A great story well told” Paul McGinley, European Ryder Cup Captain Paul Shovlin credits his pastoral upbringing in rural... More > Donegal for much of what he has achieved in life. His dedicated and loving parents and the quiet rituals of country life were the twin supports that enabled him to forge his own path in the world. In this honest and thought-provoking memoir, laced with a dry humour and intelligence, Paul looks back on his life, from his days as a student at the famous St Eunan’s in Letterkenny, which has produced so many of Ireland’s high achievers, to the fork in the road which led him to a successful career in banking, firstly at Ulster Bank and then as Chief Executive of Barclays Bank Ireland. During this time, he forged relationships with some of the country’s top business figures, and lived through the daily realities of running a bank in a struggling economy.< Less
When Push Comes to Shov By Paul Shovlin
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“A thoroughly enjoyable read” Sir Gerry Robinson “A great story well told” Paul McGinley, European Ryder Cup Captain Paul Shovlin credits his pastoral upbringing in rural... More > Donegal for much of what he has achieved in life. His dedicated and loving parents and the quiet rituals of country life were the twin supports that enabled him to forge his own path in the world. In this honest and thought-provoking memoir, laced with a dry humour and intelligence, Paul looks back on his life, from his days as a student at the famous St Eunan’s in Letterkenny, which has produced so many of Ireland’s high achievers, to the fork in the road which led him to a successful career in banking, firstly at Ulster Bank and then as Chief Executive of Barclays Bank Ireland. During this time, he forged relationships with some of the country’s top business figures, and lived through the daily realities of running a bank in a struggling economy.< Less
Inishowen, Its History, Traditions and Antiquities By Maghtochair
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'Maghtochair' was the pseudonym of 'Derry Journal' journalist Michael Harkin who compiled a series of articles on Inishowen and published them in 1867. His aim was to record and preserve the fast... More > vanishing traditions of this well loved peninsula before the old social order and the Gaelic language disappeared. The book sweeps through Inishowen’s ancient, medieval and modern history; its mythical past as well as its topography and archaeology. following St. Patrick, the archaeology is of ancient round towers, chapels, churches and monasteries. The Viking and English invasions are chronicles as well as the final dismantling of Gaelic Ireland. Harkin describes the demand for tenants’ rights and the abolition of tithes. To this story he adds descriptions of each parish. To this he adds colourful stories of rebels, murders, legends and folklore, along with superstitions which once abounded about them. This edition has been carefully edited and modernised for today's reader, and scholarly footnotes added.< Less
The Last of the Irish Chiefs By Margaret T. Pender
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The last of the Irish Chiefs takes you back to the start of the 17th century in Inishowen and the events leading up to the plantation of Ulster by the English. It tells the story of the last days of... More > the young Sir Cahir O’Dogherty (1587-1608) before his untimely death at the age of 21 in battle against the English forces. This was to mark the beginning of the end of the old Gaelic ways and the last of the Irish Chiefs.< Less
O'Doherty's Rebellion: The London Newsbooks By Rob Dougherty
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By 1608 Sir Cahir O'Doherty was the only remaining Gaelic chieftain still ruling in Ireland. His attempts to peacefully co-exist with the English government ultimately failed and he rebelled burning... More > the city of Derry and killing the governor. Several months later he was hunted down and killed. His head was put on a pike in Dublin. This book reproduces three newsbooks that appeared in London that year. There is an introduction explaining the historical context and history of the O'Doherty name. Website www.odoherty1608.com< Less
Ireland By Emily Killoren
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When folks of Irish descent return to the mother country a special bond is formed. All of a sudden the history of the place becomes your history, their stories become your stories, their pain and... More > joys become yours as well. Emily Killoren experienced this and captured some of the moments in photographs that capture the sights of northern and western Ireland, the homelands of the Killorens. First stop is Derry, scene of the most recent struggles of the Irish peoples. Then it's down the coast to visit the countryside and shorelines - from Donagal, through Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, to Galway. Emily also visits the grave site of W.B. Yeats and the prison memorial in Free Derry both of which call to mind the longstanding struggles and civil strife within Ireland herself and the tenuous hope of long lasting peace.< Less

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