101 Things You Didn t Know About Irish History

101 Things You Didn t Know About Irish History Author Ryan Hackney
ISBN-10 9781440517181
Year 2006-12-14
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Discover the truth behind the myths of the Emerald Isle Forget about shamrocks, leprechans, and all that blarney; 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History dispels the myths and tells the true story of the Irish. Inside, you'll learn about: Lives of the ancient Celts before the British invasions Famous Irish including Michael Collins, Charles Parnell—and Bono! The potato famine and emigration (were there really gangs of New York?) Irish music and dance Complete with an Irish language primer and pronunciation guide, 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History is an informative reference for anyone who loves the Irish.

101 Things You Didn t Know About Irish History

101 Things You Didn t Know About Irish History Author Ryan Hackney
ISBN-10 1598693239
Year 2006-12-14
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Adams Media
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Discover the truth behind the myths of the Emerald Isle Forget about shamrocks, leprechans, and all that blarney; 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History dispels the myths and tells the true story of the Irish. Inside, you'll learn about: Lives of the ancient Celts before the British invasions Famous Irish including Michael Collins, Charles Parnell—and Bono! The potato famine and emigration (were there really gangs of New York?) Irish music and dance Complete with an Irish language primer and pronunciation guide, 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History is an informative reference for anyone who loves the Irish.

Why Do People Kiss the Blarney Stone

Why Do People Kiss the Blarney Stone Author Ryan Hackney
ISBN-10 9781440560064
Year 2012-12-18
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Fáilte! Brew yourself a cuppa and settle in to discover...Why Do People Kiss the Blarney Stone? It's the closest you can feel to the Emerald Isle without boarding a plane! You'll tickle your noggin with spirited questions, including: How did a white bull start a war? What is Brian Boru's connection to Guinness? Why was 1847 known as Black '47? Where does peat come from? What's so special about the Book of Kells? This terrific little tome provides the answers to those questions and many more. With information on Irish history, mythology, and culture, you'll be able to go on and on about anything and everything about The Old Sod.

Malachy McCourt s History of Ireland

Malachy McCourt s History of Ireland Author Malachy McCourt
ISBN-10 0762419652
Year 2004
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Running Press
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Explores the Ireland's history, from the early Celtic settlements through British occupation and struggles for independence, highlighting prominent heroes, artists, poets, and politicians.

A Massive Book Full of FECKIN IRISH SLANG that s Great Craic for Any Shower of Savages

A Massive Book Full of FECKIN    IRISH SLANG that   s Great Craic for Any Shower of Savages Author Colin Murphy
ISBN-10 9781847178947
Year 2016-09-26
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher The O'Brien Press Ltd
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The deadliest ever dictionary of Irish slang! Can you tell your cute hoors from your chancers, or your gougers from your gurriers? Do you know a slapper, a snapper, a shaper or a sleeveen when you see one? No? Well, that’s coola boola, because we’ve put together the most massive, mighty and manky collection of Irish slang in history, or at least in donkey’s years. So stop acting the maggot and give it a lash! 'Side-splitting ... Irish Slang's the business!' The Sun

A Brief History of Ireland

A Brief History of Ireland Author Richard Killeen
ISBN-10 9780762439904
Year 2012-01-24
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Running Press
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The story of Ireland has been wrapped in mythology and legend. Since its very origins, the island has become the home for a successive series of invaders--the Celts, Christians, Vikings, and Normans. And despite deprivation, desperation, and suppression, Ireland has developed an unwavering sense of purpose and place.

Ireland

Ireland Author Jay Ben Adlersberg
ISBN-10 9781599621258
Year 2013
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Welcome Books
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A gorgeous coffee table book filled with lush photography and writings from Ireland's greatest authors. Ireland: In Word and Image is a visual celebration of Ireland accompanied by poetry and literary excerpts from renowned authors whose works were inspired by The Emerald Isle, both past and present, among them: Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, Frank McCourt, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats. Photographs are accompanied by richly informative captions. Includes 2 double gatefold and 6 single gatefold pages. There is much said about "magical, mystical Ireland", but you don't feel it until you step out of a fog bank into a forest covered by moss-coated tree trunks and edge over to a stream white with foam and red with iron from the soil. I didn't see a banshee or leprechaun, but I felt I was standing on their home turf.-from the Introduction by Jay Adlersberg

Ireland A Luminous Beauty

Ireland  A Luminous Beauty Author
ISBN-10 9781466860391
Year 2014-10-21
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Island light is magical. And none more so than Ireland's. Ireland's light floods the landscape, luring the senses with a restless presence. The water surrounding and carving through the island reflects back to us the ever-changing movement of the wind-blown clouds and light. Stop for a minute and the settings change: what was straight is bent, light is dark, still is in motion. It is as though an unseen hand directs the wind, the clouds, and the light to harness our attention. Ireland: A Luminous Beauty is a collection of stunning full-color photographs by some of Ireland's finest landscape photographers with concise text blending history, myth, and a sense of place. Many of the photographs were taken in the early morning light or as the sun set. That hour after sunrise and before sunset, with the sun low in the sky, is known to photographers as the golden hour and favored for its soft, diffused light. We take a journey to one of the most beautiful places in the world. From the ancient stone monuments of the Boyne Valley to the treacherous stone steps of Skellig Michael; from the distinctive columns of the Giant's Causeway and the spectacularly sited Dunluce Castle ruins to lush, green countryside and fields of heather; from the limestone of the Burren (the rockiest part of Ireland) to exuberant stretches of flowers and gardens; from a moody sea and crashing surf to massive stone cliffs battered by the relentless pounding of the waves, and from steely rivers to tranquil lakes, it's all here. The Irish respond to this dramatic environment by transforming it into one that solidifies and enriches their own sense of place. We all have this instinct to create our own space, but the Irish have made an art of it. Through the ancient, natural, and cultivated landscapes, surrounded by history and legend, we discover and celebrate the spirit of Ireland and its luminous beauty.

Irish Language and Culture

Irish Language and Culture Author Gerry Coughlan
ISBN-10 9781740595773
Year 2007
Pages 255
Language en
Publisher Lonely Planet
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Bejaysus and begorrah! The next best thing for anyone not blessed with the gift of gab - a grand tour through the language, lilt and laughter of Ireland old and new. So joint in the craic, forget the Blarney Stone, and wrap your tongue around English the way the Irish reinvented it. -Features special section on Irish Gaelic. -Lonely Planet's English Language & Culture series goes behind the scenes of languages you thought you knew. -Get into the culture and humor behind common - and not so common - English expressions and learn about the local languages that inspired them.

Irish Cooking Bible

Irish Cooking Bible Author Editors of Publication International
ISBN-10 1450868401
Year 2012-11-05
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Publications International
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Bring the magic of Irish cooking to your own kitchen with the Irish Cooking Bible--more than 120 delicious recipes for simple country fare. Start with memorable breakfast dishes, such as Raisin Oat Scones, Corned Beef Hash or Irish Whiskey Cured Salmon. Or savor pub food classics like Lamb and Vegetable Pie, Beef Stew and Mussels in Beer Broth. You'll find everything from hearty soups and homemade breads to simple salads, sides and desserts. More than 80 full-page color photographs.

Shannon

Shannon Author Frank Delaney
ISBN-10 1588367967
Year 2009-02-10
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Random House
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In the summer of 1922, Robert Shannon, a Marine chaplain and a young American hero of the Great War, lands in Ireland. He still suffers from shell shock, and his mentor hopes that a journey Robert had always wanted to make—to find his family roots along the banks of the River Shannon—will restore his equilibrium and his vocation. But there is more to the story: On his return from the war, Robert had witnessed startling corruption in the Archdiocese of Boston. He has been sent to Ireland to secure his silence—permanently. As Robert faces the dangers of a strife-torn Ireland roiling in civil war, the nation’s myths and people, its beliefs and traditions, unfurl healingly before him. And the River Shannon gives comfort to the young man who is inspired by the words of his mentor: “Find your soul and you’ll live.”