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Irish Books and Irish People By Stephen Lucius Gwynn
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Stephen Lucius Gwynn (13 February 1864 – 11 June 1950) was... More > an Irish journalist, biographer, author, poet and Protestant Nationalist politician. and Member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. As member of the Irish Parliamentary Party he represented Galway city from 1906 to 1918. He served as an officer with the 6th (Service) Battalion, Connaught Rangers, in France during World War I. He was awarded the Legion of Honour. He founded the Irish Centre Party in 1919.He was born in Saint Columba's College in Rathfarnham, south County Dublin, where his father John (1827–1917), a biblical scholar and Church of Ireland clergyman, was warden [headmaster]. His mother Lucy Josephine (1840–1907) was the daughter of the Irish nationalist William Smith O'Brien. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Gwynn< 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
Just Irish By Charles Battell Loomis
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Just Irish By Charles Battell Loomis. With many illustrations from photographs. This scarce antiquarian book is a Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks,... More > notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature.< Less
The Irish Book of the Dead By Jillian Godsil
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An intriguing collection of quirky short stories from Irish author, Jillian Godsil, with death as the theme. Some as stark, some sad and some down right funny.
Penelope's Irish Experiences By Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Kate Douglas Wiggin (September 28, 1856 – August 24, 1923)... More > was an American educator and author of children's stories, most notably the classic children's novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 (the Silver Street Free Kindergarten). With her sister during the 1880s, she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers. Kate Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labour.Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of lawyer Robert N. Smith, and of Welsh descent. Kate herself experienced a happy childhood, even though it was coloured by the American Civil War and her father's death. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Douglas_Wiggin< Less
Early Bardic Literature, Ireland. By Standish O'Grady
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Walking Like A Queen - Irish Impressions By G. K. Chesterton
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Everything Chesterton writes is filled with wit and wisdom—surely he was the twentieth century’s most perceptive writer. Here he sets out his thoughts about Catholic Ireland, following a... More > visit in 1918 in which he met all the leading Irish thinkers. Against the backdrop of the First World War, about which he cared passionately, and the struggle for the right of the Irish to govern their own island, in which he had always believed, he narrates his visit and sets down his reflections and his previsions. No one interested in Ireland or in England, in politics or in religion or in literature will read this book without renewed astonishment at the author’s unfailing insight into whatever he touches on. This annotated edition provides over 100 new footnotes helping modern readers to understand contemporary allusions.< Less
The Revival of Irish Literature Addresses by Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, K.C.M.G, Dr. George Sigerson, and Dr. Douglas Hyde By Charles Gavan, Sir Duffy
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Douglas Hyde (Irish: Dubhghlas de hÍde; 17 January 1860... More > – 12 July 1949), known as An Craoibhín Aoibhinn (lit. "The Pleasant Little Branch"), was an Irish academic, linguist, and scholar of the Irish language (Gaeilge) who served as the first President of Ireland from 1938-45. He was a leading figure in the Gaelic revival, and first president of the Gaelic League, one of the most influential cultural organisations in Ireland at the time.Hyde was born at Longford House in Castlerea, County Roscommon, while his mother, Elizabeth née Oldfield (1834–1886) was on a short visit there. His father, Arthur Hyde, whose family were originally from Castlehyde, Fermoy, County Cork, was Church of Ireland rector of Kilmactranny, County Sligo from 1852 to 1867, and it was here that Hyde spent his early years. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Hyde< Less
Literature Help: The Boy In the Striped Pajamas By Students' Academy
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“The Boy In the Striped Pajamas” by Irish novelist John Boyne was first published in 2006. The story is presented from the point of view of a young boy. According to the author, he had... More > completed the first draft of the novel in just two and a half days. He said that he did not go to sleep until he reached the end of the first draft. Literature Help: The Boy In the Striped Pajamas Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Two Pale Irish Sisters Begin Dreaming a Tale By Katty Pants
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This storybook for adults is a fantasy tale, featuring 12 full color illustrations derived from original collage/mosiac artwork by Katty Pants