O Brien Pocket History Of Irish Traditional Music

Author: Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
ISBN: 1847175082
Size: 69.95 MB
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O Brien Pocket History Of Irish Traditional Music from the Author: Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin. The history of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the mythological harp of the Dagda right up to Riverdance. Exploring an abundant spectrum of historical sources, music and folklore, this guide uncovers the contribution of the Normans to Irish dancing, the role of the music maker in Penal Ireland, as well as the popularity of dance tunes and set dancing from the end of the 18th century. It also follows the music of the Irish diaspora from as far apart as Newfoundland and the music halls of vaudeville to the musical tapestry of Irish America today.

O Brien Pocket History Of Ireland

Author: Breandán Ó hEithir
Publisher: O'Brien Press
ISBN: 9780862789589
Size: 25.30 MB
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O Brien Pocket History Of Ireland from the Author: Breandán Ó hEithir. Short, clear, and entertaining pocket history of Ireland, from earliest times to the present, by one of Ireland's best-loved writers.

O Brien Pocket History Of Irish Saints

Author: Brian Lacey
Publisher: O'Brien Press
ISBN: 9780862787462
Size: 56.60 MB
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O Brien Pocket History Of Irish Saints from the Author: Brian Lacey. A fascinating anthology of the lives and times of Ireland's holy men and women.

A Pocket History Of Ireland

Author: Breandán Ó hEithir
Publisher: O'Brien Press
ISBN:
Size: 21.54 MB
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A Pocket History Of Ireland from the Author: Breandán Ó hEithir. This short and entertaining history presents an introduction to the rich and varied past of this island, from prehistory to the present-day peace process. Topics include the Celts, Christianity, the Vikings, and the Normans, as well as the various conquests and rebellions, such as Cromwell's, Wolfe Tone's, and the 1916 Rising. Bringing history up to date, this book provides an engaging account of Ireland, both north and south, over the past hundred years, clarifying the development of the Northern troubles and the current peace process. Understanding and sympathetic, this little pocket book serves as the perfect primer for Ireland, past and present.

O Brien Pocket History Of Ireland

Author: Breandan O hEithir
Publisher: O'Brien Press
ISBN: 9780862788568
Size: 68.30 MB
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O Brien Pocket History Of Ireland from the Author: Breandan O hEithir. A short history from earliest times to the present. It deals with prehistory, the Celts, Christianity, the Vikings, the Normans. The various conquests and rebellions are covered, including Cromwell, Wolfe Tone, and the 1916 Rising. clarifying the development and intricacies of the Northern troubles and the many attempts to resolve them. Understanding and sympathetic, this little book gives a clear and stimulating grasp of Ireland, past and present.

O Brien Pocket History Of The Irish Famine

Author: Ruan O'Donnell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781847170194
Size: 44.19 MB
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O Brien Pocket History Of The Irish Famine from the Author: Ruan O'Donnell. Featuring new material on the Irish Famine which has never been published before, This is a comprehensive and accessible overview of one of the most significant periods of Irish history.

A Pocket History Of The Ira

Author: Brendan O'Brien
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780862786427
Size: 20.91 MB
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A Pocket History Of The Ira from the Author: Brendan O'Brien. The history of the Irish Republican Army from its roots in 1916 to the present day is analyzed in this book. Every decade of the IRA's history is discussed, from its high point in 1921, when it became the "legitimate" army of the self-proclaimed Irish Republic and dragged the British government to the negotiating table, to subsequent failures and eventual regroupings. Explored in detail are the current events surrounding the IRA, including the dramatic ceasefire in 1994, Gerry Adams's leadership, peace talks, the Northern Ireland Assembly, and the continuing quest for lasting peace.

O Brien Pocket History Of The Ira

Author: Brendan O'Brien
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
ISBN: 1847177271
Size: 70.67 MB
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O Brien Pocket History Of The Ira from the Author: Brendan O'Brien. An accessible, clearly-written account of the IRA from its beginnings to today. It covers the origins and history of the organisation, its aims, the political and military thinking which has driven its activities, and the major personalities who have shaped the direction of the movement down through the years. The relationship with the Irish and British governments is examined, as well as the effects of the major bombing campaigns and the 1981 hunger strikes. It also explains the radical shift in thinking which led to the IRA seeking a political way towards the goal of Irish unity rather than pursuing the entrenched 'Brits Out' policy at the point of a gun. The background to the IRA ceasefire, and the many factors which contributed to its ending are looked at, as well as the prospects for a lasting peace in one of the world's most troubled arenas. This is intended as an easy-to-read overview of the IRA and the Northern situation, accessible to both the tourist and the interested general reader.

O Brien Pocket History Of The Troubles

Author: Brian Feeney
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
ISBN: 1847174329
Size: 34.53 MB
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O Brien Pocket History Of The Troubles from the Author: Brian Feeney. From the first symptoms of serious unrest - the Divis Street riots of 1964 - to the tortuous political manoeuvrings culminating in the 2003 Assembly elections, the book traces the reality of life in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. It details the motivation behind the IRA 'armed struggle', the Civil Rights movement, the murder campaigns of various loyalist terror groups, the major incidents of violence and the response of the British security forces and the justice system. It describes what it was like to live with bombs, army searches in the dead of night, death threats to politicians, activists and others. A detailed account of the political and personal toll of the Northern Ireland conflict. Revised and updated in 2007.

O Brien Pocket History Of Gaelic Sport

Author: Eamonn Sweeney
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
ISBN: 184717521X
Size: 18.66 MB
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O Brien Pocket History Of Gaelic Sport from the Author: Eamonn Sweeney. A clear, concise and fascinating introduction to Gaelic sport, covering Gaelic football, hurling, camogie and handball. The two greatest finals, the All Ireland Hurling and Football finals, are the largest amateur events in the world, drawing huge crowds and bringing many parts of the country to a standstill. This book deals with the origins of these games and their revival, the history of the championships and the GAA, the main rules and scoring systems, famous teams and players, great GAA grounds, All-Star awards and tours, the women's games, famous commentators, the gear and the trophies, compromise games with Aussie rules. A compendium of information on the fastest field sports in the world.