Books tagged: irish emigration

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The Young Are Desperate: two novels
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 70,550. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013 by A. & A. Farmar. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Classics
The young are the heroes of these two boisterous novels by the renowned poet Brendan Kennelly. The Crooked Cross tells the dramatic story of a village in the south west of Ireland as it endures a prolonged drought, while The Florentines follows a young man who has left Ireland to go to an English university. Sharply unsentimental, these novels are told in attractive, spare and supple prose.
Salt and Emerald - a hesitant solo voyage round Ireland and the Irish
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 138,760. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Much more than adventurous travel, this book is an exploration of Ireland and her people, past and present. Observed with humour, sensitivity and insight, it is an engrossing account of encounters and experiences - astonishingly diverse - by a seasoned travelwriter. Everything from Dervla Murphy to the Mary Celeste. A journey packed with fact and anecdote that carries you along like the tide.
The Sleeping Warrior
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
This is a poetry book by Stephen A. Murphy it's inspired by the Northwest coast of Ireland as well as his travels away from home. This first collection is a journey into the mythology of the Irish past, insights into its troubled present, and reflections on life, a mix of an Ireland beyond the romantics of postcards and a philosophy heavily inspired by Oriental thought.
The Great Famine - Ireland 1847 to 1851
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
The Great Famine in Ireland is the most the most reviled, and yet the most formative event in modern Irish History. What was the Famine? What caused it? Why did so many die, or leave if they could? I look at these questions I give my take on all this, and then I look at those notorious evictions, and finally comment on the long term impact on Ireland, how it was changed, and changed forever.
On the High Seas, an Irish Odyssey, Second in a Series
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,580. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Christian » Historical
After being driven from their farms, their homes and their beloved Ireland by draconian laws imposed by the English Crown, religious persecution and failure of their potato crops, these fictitious Irish families face one challenge after another, during the voyage to America, demonstrating their resiliency mutual support and willingness to make a new start.