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.

Irish History & Politics

The Good Room

Explains the bizarre economics and the peculiar psychology behind Ireland's predicament.

Medieval Dublin XII

This book represents the proceedings of a symposium organised by the Friends of Medieval Dublin and more besides.

Moore Street

A history of the famous market street from the 18th century to contemporary times.

Wexford Castles

Illustrated book from a leading Wexford historian which breaks new ground in exploring the long-run cultural shadow cast by the Anglo-Normans.

His Grace is Displeased

An instructive selection from the correspondence of the legendary prelate John Charles McQuaid.

The Irish Lord Lieutenancy

In this volume a number of leading historians explore the multiple dimensions of the Irish lord lieutenancy as an institution - political social and cultural.

Glenveagh Mystery

Arthur Kingsley Porter, renowned American Harvard professor and owner of Glenveagh Castle, vanished without trace from Inishbofin island, Co Donegal, in 1933. No trace of the professor was ever found.

The World Upturning

Elsie Henry's diaries and letters touch on such subjects as the Ulster Crisis, the Howth Gunrunning, the Great War and the 1916 Rising.

For God and Ireland

Offers a full assessment of the relationship between Fianna Fail and the Catholic Church, as competing centres of power in independent Ireland.

The Famine Plot

Makes a spectacular argument for the future by dealing with the deepest wound from Ireland's past, the Famine.

The Curse of Reason

A survey of the Great Irish Famine which focuses on the testomonies of four key contemporaries.

A Twisted Root

Remarkable stories of ancestors weaving the threads of their individual lives into the sweeping panorama of Irish history.