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The Wake of Wellington

by Peter W. Sinnema

Soldier, hero, and politician, the Duke of Wellington is one of the best-known figures of nineteenth-century England. From his victory at Waterloo over Napoleon in 1815, he rose to become prime minister of his...

Hero-Tales of Ireland

by Jeremiah Curtin

Once upon a time all of the legends of Fin MacCool, an ancient hero of Gaelic mythology, were written down for posterity. Saint Patrick, however, was obliged to order two-thirds of them destroyed. The tales...

Ireland's Great Famine in Irish-American History

by Mary Kelly

Ireland’s Great Famine in Irish-American History: Enshrining a Fateful Memory offers a new, concise interpretation of the history of the Irish in America. Author and distinguished professor Mary Kelly’s...

Historical Dictionary of Ireland

by Frank A. Biletz

All places undergo change, but in few has this change been quite as sweeping as Ireland – both the independent Republic of Ireland and dependent Northern Ireland – so it is good to see where it is heading...

A Bloody Victory

by Harvey Dan

Post D-Day, with the Allies on the newly created ?Second Front? driving fast eastwards beyond Paris, and the Russians on the ?Eastern Front? pressing westwards, the fervour of the fanatical Fascist Nazi Regime...

Richard Mulcahy

by Ó Caoimh Pádraig

Chief of Staff of the IRA, successor to Michael Collins as Commander in Chief of the National Army, founding member of Cumann na nGaedheal and later leader of Fine Gael: Richard Mulcahy was a leading figure...

A History of Ireland in International Relations

by McGee Owen

Concentrating on Ireland?s international relations rather than domestic party politics, this essential new history of the Irish state synthesises existing research with new findings, and adopts fresh perspectives...

Retreat from Revolution

by Kotsonouris Mary

In the spring of 1920, a remarkable phenomenon occurred in Ireland: the people took over the administration of law and order in their own communities and turned their backs on the enforced British judicial system....


by McBride Sam

One of the most shocking scandals in Northern Irish political history: originally a green-energy initiative, the Renewal Heat Incentive (RHI) or ?cash-for-ash? scheme saw Northern Ireland?s government pay £1.60...

The Salamanca Diaries

by Fanning Tim

In July 1936, an army-led coup against the democratically elected republican government ushered in the Spanish Civil War. Father Alexander J. McCabe was rector of the Irish College in Salamanca when General...

Thatcher's Spy

by Carlin Willie

Early one morning in March 1985, as he climbed the six steps of Margaret Thatcher?s prime-ministerial jet on the runway of RAF Aldergrove, little did Willie Carlin know the role Freddie Scappaticci played in...

Prince Philip

by Annie Bullen

As the longest serving royal consort in British history (1921-2021), this fully-illustrated guide celebrates Prince Philip?s remarkable contribution to the monarchy.

A strong character full of vigour and verve,...

The Memory Marketplace

by Emilie Pine

What happens when cultural memory becomes a commodity? Who owns the memory? In The Memory Marketplace, Emilie Pine explores how memory is performed both in Ireland and abroad by considering the significant body...


by Paul Waters

'Extremely intriguing with intricate twists and turns' Frederick Forsyth

When maverick police sergeant Jolly Macken is banished to the sleepy 1950s Irish border village of Blackwatertown, he vows to find the...

City of London

by Paul Jagger

Pomp, pageantry, power and prestige are just a few of the words to sum up the history and vibrancy of the City of London.

Beyond its fame as the financial heart of London, this new guidebook explores the Square...

The Irish Question

by Lawrence J. McCaffrey

From 1800 to 1922 the Irish Question was the most emotional and divisive issue in British politics. It pitted Westminster politicians, anti-Catholic British public opinion, and Irish Protestant and Presbyterian...

Trad Nation

by Tes Slominski

Just how "Irish" is traditional Irish music? Trad Nation combines ethnography, oral history, and archival research to challenge the longstanding practice of using ethnic nationalism as a framework for understanding...


by Owen O'Shea

On 1 June 1921, at the height of Ireland?s War of Independence, a cycling patrol of members of the RIC was ambushed by members of the IRA at Ballymacandy, County Kerry. After an hour of fighting, four police...

Butterfly in the Well

by Robert Ewing

Churchill had one ear for history and the other for politics, and certainly listened to Chamberlain, who said long before he said it: ?we will never surrender? (March 1939). ?Long before Munich he [Chamberlain]...

Burning Heresies

by Myers Kevin

In this remarkable sequel to his critically acclaimed memoir Watching the Door, Irish journalist Kevin Myers reflects on his roller-coaster career over three decades in the Irish media, from the European conflicts...