I am so at home in Dublin, more than any other city, that I feel it has always been familiar to me. It took me years to see through its soft charm to its bitter prickly kernel - which I quite like too.

Ireland 1912 - 1922

Dying for the Cause

Tim Horgan tells the story of the lives and deaths of 162 Kerrymen who died while fighting for the cause of an independent Irish republic of 32 counties and provides a social history of the county and a snapshot of life in Ireland.

Inside the GPO 1916

A first-hand account of the 1916 Rising and its aftermath from Joe Good, a member of the Irish Volunteers who guarded the approach across O'Connell Bridge as the rebels took the centre of Dublin, based on his journals and edited by his son Maurice.

Waterford: The Irish Revolution, 1912–23

The first comprehensive history of Waterford during the turbulent and extraordinary years of the Irish Revolution; revealing what life was like for the ordinary men, women and children of Waterford city and county during a period that witnessed world war as well as political and social strife in Ireland.

A City in Civil War Dublin 1921-1924

The concluding volume of Pádraig Yeates’ critically acclaimed ‘Dublin at War’ trilogy, in which the author turns his attention to the Civil War.

Bitter Freedom

A narrative placing the Irish Revolution in the wider context of a world in turmoil after the ending of a global war: one that saw the collapse of empires and the rise of fascist Italy and communist Russia.

The Irish Civil War and Society

Gavin Foster re-conceptualizes class debates around the Irish Civil War (1922-3), exploring the social dimensions of the bitter conflict from fresh angles that highlight the rival social outlooks, interests, and conflicts that ruptured nationalist solidarity at the end of the Irish Revolution.

The Abbey Rebels of Easter 1916

The Abbey Theatre played a leading role in the politicisation of the revolutionary generation that won Irish freedom, and this is the story of how, in the years following the Easter Rising, the radical ideals that inspired their revolution were gradually supplanted by a conservative vision of the nation Ireland would become.

No Ordinary Women

Spies, snipers, couriers, gun-runners, medics – women played a major role in the fight for Ireland's freedom. This extended version of the book vividly recreates the characters, personalities and courage of Ireland's revolutionary women, and includes a new introduction.

The GAA & Revolution in Ireland 1913–1923

The story of how the GAA was both influenced and was influenced by the upheaval in the decade between the 1913 Lockout and the end of the Civil War in 1923. Leading writers in the field of modern Irish history and the history of sport explore the impact on ‘ordinary’ life of major events.

Courage Boys, We are Winning

The events of the Rising are brought alive and explained in a readable and accessible style, illustrated with over 550 engrossing photographs and images.

Big Jim Larkin: Hero or Wrecker?

In the first full-length biography, leading Labour historian Emmet O'Connor thoroughly evaluates Labour leader and agitator, Jim Larkin.

Revolutionary Lives: Constance and Casimir Markievicz

Drawing from new archival material, including previously untranslated newspaper articles, the book explores the interests and concerns of Europeans invested in suffrage, socialism, and nationhood; and brings Casimir Markievicz into the foreground of the story and explains how his liberal imperialism and Constance's socialist republicanism arose from shared experiences, even as their politics remained distinct.