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    The Contested Identities of Ulster Catholics

    Thomas Paul Burgess
    The hostility to Northerners believed to be on the harder end of the spectrum could even, on occasion, achieve the near impossible, making Northern Catholics wonder if they might have more in common with Northern Protestants than with Southerners. 
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    Irish Presbyterians and the Shaping of Western Pennsylvania

    Peter E Gilmore
    The individuals who settled this region were not “rugged individuals” but rather committed members of communities whose hallmark was their religion. These communities “understood and shaped their world through the preaching and study of scripture, recitation ... and regular ritual performance”.
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    The Maamtrasna Murders

    Margaret Kelleher
    The Maamtrasna Murders provides a cultural history of the events and subsequent impact of the renowned Maamtrasna murders from the perspective of language change in late nineteenth-century Ireland. Professor Kelleher takes the Maamtrasna case - one that is notorious for its failure to provide interpretation and translation services for monoglot Irish speakers - and examines broader sociolinguistic issues, moving Maamtrasna's violation of human rights from a local to a global stage.
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    Cathal Brugha

    Fergus O'Farrell
    Cathal Brugha was a figure of central importance to the Irish Revolution and despite this, he is almost totally neglected in the history of this period. This is the first dedicated English-language biography to focus on this fascinating figure. Using new archival material from the Bureau of Military History, Fergus O'Farrell documents Brugha's career as a revolutionary. This closely-researched work examines Brugha's complex attitudes to violence as well as illuminating his commitment to political methods.
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    Irish Questions and Jewish Questions: Crossovers in Culture

    Aidan Beatty and Dan O’Brien
    This collection of essays makes a timely and important contribution to both Irish and Jewish studies.
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    Dublin 7

    Bernard Neary
    A beautifully illustrated volume (with maps and photographs) covering the rich history of Dublin 7, including the areas of Ashtown, Broadstone, Cabra, Cardiffsbridge, Grangegorman, the Navan Road, Phibsborough, the Royal Canal, Smithfield, Stoneybatter, Church Street and the Quays.
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    Michael Davitt After the Land League, 1882-1906

    Carla King
    Michael Davitt is known as the 'Father of the Land League', but this book uncovers Davitt above and beyond the Land League, bringing his later story back into the light by exploring his career in the 24 years between his leadership of the Land League and his death in 1906.
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    The Times Great Irish Lives

    Charles Lysaght

     A rich history of Ireland's cultural, social and political landscape, with more than 100 obituaries carefully curated from The Times archive. This book features the major Irish figures of influence from the last 200 years, from Daniel O’Connell to Ian Paisley, and this updated second edition builds includes some of Ireland’s most notable characters from the modern era, such as Maeve Binchy, Conor Cruise O’Brien and Terry Wogan.

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    The Adulterous Muse

    Adrian Frazier
    Maud Gonne was the beautiful and charismatic inspiration of Yeats’s love poetry, a leading activist in the Irish republican movement and the founder of Inghinidhe na hÉireann (Daughters of Ireland). One hundred and fifty years after her birth, everyone still knows her face, but her life remains something of a mystery. This group biography pursues the story of Gonne's romances with Lucien Millevoye, W. B. Yeats, and John MacBride.
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    Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel

    John Stubbs
    John Stubbs' biography follows Swift through his many battles, for and against authority, and in his many contradictions, as a priest who sought to uphold the dogma of his church; as a man who was quite prepared to defy convention, not least in his unshakeable attachment to an unmarried woman, his 'Stella'; and as a writer whose vision showed that no single creed holds all of the answers.

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    Modern Ireland and Revolution

    Cormac O’Malley
    Leading Irish and American historians and academics deliver critical essays that consider the life, writings and monumental influence of Ernie O’Malley, and the modern arts that influenced him. In this collection, art and revolution coincide, enriching every preconception of the minds that supported both sides of the Treaty, and revealing untoward truths about the Irish Free State’s process of remembrance.
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    Harp Studies: Perspectives on the Irish Harp

    Sandra Joyce & Helen Lawlor
    Taking an expansive view of the harp through history and music, these essays individually engage with the variety of ways in which the harp has been interpreted and implicated in Irish culture, politics and music from the 9th century to the present day.
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    A Single Headstrong Heart

    Kevin Myers

    Kevin Myers’ memoir, a prequel to Watching The Door, describes in a first-person narrative his childhood up to the early years of his career as a journalist and his departure from University College Dublin in the late 1960s.

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    Stereotypes, Ideology and Foreign Correspondents

    Fergal Lenehan

    An examination of German media representations of Ireland from 1946 to 2010, from the post-war period to the years of the Celtic Tiger and Ireland’s subsequent economic downturn.

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    The Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin

    Michael English
    A lavishly-illustrated book, the fourth in Dublin City Council’s series on engineering history and heritage, has been produced to mark the bi-centenary of the Ha'penny bridge, opened in 1816, the first dedicated footbridge over the river Liffey and the first iron bridge in Ireland.
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    Grave Matters

    Lisa Marie Griffith and Ciarán Wallace (eds)
    An examination of the universal subject of death – looking at the particular experience of death, burial and commemoration in Dublin since the sixteenth century. Using death as a way of understanding social conditions, contributions consider the role of the public funeral in establishing political hierarchies, the fate of the city’s Catholics during the era of the penal laws and the survival of the death penalty to 1990.
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    Hell at the Gates

    John Lee and Daniel McConnell
    Brian Cowen, the late Brian Lenihan, Eamon Ryan, Micheál Martin, Mary Harney and many others, recount for the first time in their own words the inside story behind the actions of the most hated government in living memory when it infamously agreed to a bailout from the Troika to save Ireland’s failing economy.
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    When Ideas Matter

    Michael D. Higgins

    A collection of remarkable and urgent speeches by Michael D. Higgins since becoming President of Ireland in 2011, setting out a vision of what he calls 'an ethical Republic'., urging his fellow citizens to consider what makes the good life.

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    Dublin: The Story of a City

    Stephen Conlin and Peter Harbison
    In detailed illustrations and words, Stephen Conlin and Peter Harbison bring alive the story of Dublin – its architecture and streetscapes, its government and its people – from Viking times to the present day.
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    Brothers of the Quill

    Norma Clarke
    The story of Oliver Goldsmith who arrived in England in 1756 a penniless Irishman, toiled for years in the anonymity of Grub Street—already a synonym for impoverished hack writers—before he became one of literary London’s most celebrated authors.
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