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Recollections of a Donegal Man by Packie Manus Byrne
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,490. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017 by Stephen R.M. Jones. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Irish traditional singer Packie Manus Byrne (1917-2015) recounts his eventful life. A fascinating portrait of an isolated crofting community in the early 20th century is followed by stories of adventurous wanderings as cattle drover, smuggler, steeplejack, circus hand, actor, musician and more. Social history that leaps off the page, directly transcribed from taped interviews.
Me, Meself, and a Few Others: A Baldoyle Childhood by Michael J. Hurley
Price: Free! Words: 79,840. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
An autobiographical account of growing up in Baldoyle County Dublin Ireland in the 1950s.
My 1916: What the Easter Rising Means to Me by Celine Naughton
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,390. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: August 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
A collection of personal stories of people connecting with one of the most pivotal events in Irish history - the Easter Rising of 1916.
A Factbook of Irish History by Denis Fahey
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 319,000. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Historiography
A Factbook of Irish History is a fascinating collection of facts and figures on Irish history, from the dawn of civilisation until the end of the 1960s, delivered in a lighthearted and entertaining style.
The White Devil of Dublin by P.M. Terrell
Series: Ryan O'Clery Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 76,130. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Fiction » Romance » Historical
An historian claiming to have information about Detective Ryan O’Clery’s family has been murdered. His investigation will take him to 12th century Ireland, a time of the Viking invasion, to a man known as The White Devil of Dublin, and to a secret his family kept hidden for over eight hundred years. It will also bring him face to face with an arch enemy determined to finish the job he started.
(If you only knew) The Half of It by KJ Keegan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 154,020. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Speculation ran rampant within the family as to whether or not my grandfather had been a member of the Irish Republication Brotherhood or ran guns to Ireland upon his arrival in New York. My mother refused to talk about it. She would only say, "If you only knew the half of it," alluding to Ireland's abuse over the centuries at the hands of the English. This story attempts to tell that half.
Guide to the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection by Defence Forces Ireland
Price: Free! Words: 54,890. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
Explore the many testimonies and accounts of the surviving leaders, the veterans and volunteers who took part in the historic events of Ireland's 1916 Rising, the War of Independence and Civil War, along with a plethora of supporting documentation gathered from the participants through the unique collection that is the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection.
Limbless Landlord by Brian Igoe
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,950. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » History » European
Footless! Legless, in fact, and armless too. Nothing to do with a state of intoxication, though - Arthur MacMurrough Kavanagh was was born with no legs or arms, and yet was a most adventurous traveler, a husband and father, an expert horseman, a first class shot, a noted yachtsman, an active local Justice of the Peace and administrator, and a Member of Parliament.. This is his story.
The stealing of the Irish Crown Jewels: an unsolved crime by Myles Dungan
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,750. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
1907. the irish crown jewels are stolen from under the noses of the dublin metropolitan police in dublin castle a few days before the royal visit of king edward vii. the authorities send for scotland yard. the crime is never solved, perhaps because if the thief was ever identified a huge scandal would follow? this is the true story of an audacious robbery, blackmail, murder and political intrigue
Is It Me? The Joseph Heffernan Story by Jack Kiernan
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 86,870. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » European
Is It Me? The Joseph Heffernan Story: Last Man Hanged in Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin. Early 20th Century British Injustice in Ireland. A century old Irish murder mystery is re-opened. Joseph Heffernan paid the ultimate price for the murder of Mary Walker in Mullingar, Ireland in 1909. Mary Walker was the innocent victim of a brutal murder. But was Joseph Heffernan also innocent of the crime?
The Spirit of Irish Wit by Ian Cantwell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 123,600. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: January 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Nonfiction » History » European
A collection of 800 pieces of Irish wit, published in 1811 that encapsulates life from the humble chimney sweep to the arrogant nobleman. An essential guide to humour in culture and manners, pomp and politics, humbug and sharp tongues, class and craft, language and expression, wisdom and foolishness during the political ferment prior and during the 1798 Rebellion and after the Act of Union.
Daniel O'Connell, The Last King of Ireland by Brian Igoe
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,650. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
This is about revolution, duels, and love - love of girls until his marriage, and then of Mary, his devoted wife until the day she died. He became a lawyer, and as a barrister he won fame and fortune. As a politician he achieved greatness, and eventually became what was very close to being the ruler of Ireland ‒ the last, though uncrowned, King. The book is a novel, but historically accurate.
The Story of Ireland by Brian Igoe
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 90,820. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
This is the story of Ireland – not just her History, but her story. Her Music, her Poetry and Theatre, her ancient Brehon laws. How people lived in the times of Brian Boru, what they wore and what they ate and drank. It’s the story of her roads, her railways, her canals. It’s the story of her industries, her agriculture, her linen, her ship building, and her modern financial revolution.
A Handbook of Irish Home Rule with full original text by William Gladstone and others by Rupert Matthews
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,760. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
This book was written in 1887 at a critical time for the debate on Irish Home Rule and for Gladstone. Its influence on events proved to be great. This edition has an introduction by historian Rupert Matthews that puts this classic work into its historical and political context.
A History of the Irish at Home and Abroad by Terry O´Mahony
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 108,010. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » European(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This history endeavours to give a true account of the Irish and may read very differently from long established school text or other histories. Read how a 1,000 years of oppression impacted on Ireland and her people and how she survived with her religion, culture and identity intact.