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.

Irish Blessings

Irish Blessings Author
ISBN-10 9780762404780
Year 1999
Pages 127
Language en
Publisher Courage Books
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Collection of traditional blessings, classic verse, and photographs from throughout Ireland. A timeless tribute to the beauty of the land and the character of its people.

The Story of the Irish Race

The Story of the Irish Race Author Seumas MacManus
ISBN-10 1566492637
Year 2004-10
Pages 720
Language en
Publisher
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In this book, Irish historian Seamus Macmanus gives not only facts and dates and names, but a real sense of the mind and temperment of a people, their ways of life, ideals, and an understanding of their culture.

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.

The Story of Ireland

The Story of Ireland Author Neil Hegarty
ISBN-10 9781429941297
Year 2012-03-13
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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In this groundbreaking history of Ireland, Neil Hegarty presents a fresh perspective on Ireland's past. Comprehensive and engaging, The Story of Ireland is an eye-opening account of a nation that has long been shaped by forces beyond its coasts. The Story of Ireland re-examines Irish history, challenging the accepted stories and long-held myths associated with Ireland. Transporting readers to the Ireland of the past, beginning with the first settlement in A.D. 433, this is a sweeping and compelling history of one of the world's most dynamic nations. Hegarty examines how world events, including Europe's 16th century religious wars, the French and American revolutions, and Ireland's policy of neutrality during World War II, have shaped the country over the course of its long and fascinating history. With an up-to-date afterword that details the present state of affairs in Ireland, this is an essential text for readers who are fascinated by current events, politics, and history. Spanning Irish history from its earliest inhabitants to the country's current financial crisis, The Story of Ireland is an epic and brilliant re-telling of Ireland's history from a new point of view.

A Brief History of Ireland

A Brief History of Ireland Author Richard Killeen
ISBN-10 9781780330730
Year 2012-01-19
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Robinson
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From the dawn of history to the decline of the Celtic Tiger - how Ireland has been shaped over the centuries. Ireland has been shaped by many things over the centuries: geography, war, the fight for liberty. A Brief History of Ireland is the perfect introduction to this exceptional place, its people and its culture. Ireland has been home to successive groups of settlers - Celts, Vikings, Normans, Anglo-Scots, Huguenots. It has imported huge ideas, none bigger than Christianity which it then re-exported to Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. In the Tudor era it became the first colony of the developing English Empire. Its fraught and sometimes brutal relationship with England has dominated its modern history. Killeen argues that religion was decisive in all this: Ireland remained substantially Catholic, setting it at odds with the larger island culturally, religiously and politically. But its own culture and identity have stayed strong, most obviously in literature with a magnificent tradition of writing from the Book of Kells to the modern masters: Joyce, Yeats, Beckett and Heaney.

The Everything Travel Guide to Ireland

The Everything Travel Guide to Ireland Author Thomas Hollowell
ISBN-10 9781605506708
Year 2010-02-18
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Everything Books
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There are few places on earth that compare to Ireland. From breathtaking landscapes to a unique culture steeped in history, Ireland is a tourist's ultimate destination. This guide features expert tips for you to get the most out of your trip to Ireland, including: Transportation, lodging, customs, and emergency advice The scoop on cultural attractions in all major cities (and in the country!) The best dining and shopping experiences for any budget Where to find traditional pubs and cutting-edge clubs How to take a genealogical tour in Ireland If you want to know Everything about traveling in the country of cottages and castles, limericks and literature, cozy pubs and exciting nightlife, then this is the easy and insightful guide you've been searching for.

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.