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Name: The Poems of Geoffrey O'Donoghue

Subtitle: with Ireland's War Poets 1641-1653 by John Minahane

Author: O'Donoghue, Geoffrey

Editor: Minahane, John

Category: Gaelic Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2008

ISBN: 978-1-903-497-49-4

Contents: Séafraidh Ó Donnachadha an Ghleanna, or Geoffrey O'Donoghue of Glenflesk, wa a lively, witty and robust poet of 17th. century Kerry. This is the first collection of his work since Patrick Dinneen's pioneering edition of 1902. The Irish text is accompanied by an English translation, which tries to point to the poetry in the original (Introduction). Included also are poems doubtfully attributed to Geoffrey but interesting in their own right, and some poems relating to the Cromwellian War in which he fought.

In Ireland's War Poets 1641-1653 John Minahane ranges through the rich and striking poetry which was part of the great conflict. Among the poets featured are Pádraigin Haicéad, Piaras Feirtéar, Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair, Seán Ó Criagáin and the enigmatic Diarmaid Óg Ó Murchadha, whose three poems are among the book's highlights. This literature has been shamefully neglected by professional scholars, and much of it is published here, in whole or in part, for the first time.

Published with an essay on Ireland's War Poets 1641-1653 by John Minahane.

Translation by John Minahane.

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Name: The Rescue of Princess Clementina (Stuart)

Subtitle: A 1719 Adventure of the Irish Brigades

Author: Wogan, Sir Charles

Editor: Winch, Cathy

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Belfast Historical & Educational Society

Published: 2008

ISBN: 978-1-872078-12-0

Contents: Charles Wogan (1685?-1754) was a member of an important Catholic family in Rathcoffey near Dublin, who spent most of his life in exile in France and Spain. A deeply sympathetic character, twice in his life he had occasion to defeat measures taken by George the First, King of England. First he led an escape from Newgate gaol where he was awaiting trial for treason for his part in the rising of 1715; three years later he arranged the escape of a princess arrested on the orders of King George.

The princess was Clementina Sobieski, the grand-daughter of the Polish King who won the battle of Vienna against the Turks in 1683. She was engaged to be married to James Francis Edward, son of James II, the Stuart King who was driven from the British throne in 1688 and replaced by William of Orange, later followed by the Hanoverians.

Imprisoning the last Stuart claimant's fiancée, King George did not count on Wogan who, with the help of three of his relations, officers in the Irish brigade of Dillon based in France, scooped the princess from her prison; and they galloped over the Alps in their carriage in winter to safety. Clementina and James were married soon after and their first child was to be Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Writing to Jonathan Swift in 1732, Wogan comments on history written to adorn a country with glorious tales, and on the need for an Irish history that would fulfill that purpose. His writing of the Clementina story was a step in that direction. Letters which Chevalier Wogan exchanged with Swift are reproduced in an annex to the book. Wogan's story appears here both in the original French and in translation, together with an introduction by Cathy Winch.

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Name: The Revision Of European History

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Author: Fennell, Desmond

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Category: General

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2003

ISBN: 0 85034 104 3

Contents: In this conversational book Desmond Fennell provides three things in one: * a critique of the standard History of Europe as found in textbooks and works of reference, on the grounds that it is distorted by 'imprecise designation' and 'victors' history—and does not make sense for Europeans in the twenty-first century; * a manual which enables readers of the 'standard history', wherever encountered, to note the main distortions and make appropriate mental corrections; * an outlined 'new history of Europe' which would be 'true and clear' and make sense for Europeans living in the twenty-first century (see page 79).

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Errata: Page 18, start of page, insert 'neglect of Plato. 3 Apart from'.

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Name: The Rise And Fall Of Imperial Ireland

Subtitle: Redmondism in the context of Britain's Conquest of South Africa and its Great War on Germany, 1899-1916

Author: Walsh, Pat

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2003

ISBN: 0 85034 105 1

Contents: Why did Ireland fail to become a partner to Britain in its Empire—like Canada, Australia or conquered South Africa and instead embrace an anti-Imperialist point of view?
At the close of the 19th century, nationalist Ireland was anti-Imperialist. Pat Walsh shows how it was utterly united against Britain's conquest of South Africa.
But, after that, in the face of die-hard opposition to even the mildest expression of Home Rule, John Redmond—the compromise leader of a party re-united after the damaging Parnell split—metamorphosed into a loyal servant of the Crown: he would win Home Rule by showing that Ireland would be an asset to an expanding Empire.
After the Parnell split, Redmond had been the most anti-British of the Parliamentarians. But that was to change. He won the Irish Party to an exclusive relationship with the British Liberal Party, and, as that Party espoused active Imperialism, so did he—with political nationalism in tow.
After the Boers had been defeated, the Liberal Party had, by granting them self rule, won them over to be allies in expanding the Empire in Africa. Redmond saw in this master-stroke the template for the political future of Ireland. Home Rule would be the prelude to the new Imperial Ireland, Britain's junior partner. In 1912 the separatist minority in Ireland was so small as to be irrelevant. That was to change after Ulster Unionists and the British Unionist Party brought the gun into British and Irish politics. Ironically, it was political developments in Britain which conspired to kill off the nascent Irish Imperial development. In 1914—with Home Rule on the Statute Book and the Irish Party vigorously recruiting for Britain?s war on Germany and Turkey—Imperial Ireland looked to be a dead cert. At Easter 1915 the big Volunteer military review in support of the Empire at war was Redmondite. A year later Imperial Ireland was shattered.
Dr. Walsh, using many contemporary sources, shows exactly what happened, and why, in this most readable of histories.

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Price: £33.00

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Name: The Road to Independence: Howth, Sutton and Baldoyle Play Their Part

Subtitle: A microcosm of Irish history 1900-1924

Author: O'Connor, Philip

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Howth Free Press

Published: 2016

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Contents: This book tells the dramatic story of the Independence movement in Howth, Sutton and Baldoyle, from the pre-World War Irish Party, Land League, GAA and Gaelic League, to local involvement in the “Great War” that revolutionised Ireland, in the Easter Rising, the Citizen Army, Cumann na mBan and the Irish Volunteers (IRA), and in the great democratic movement for Independence from 1918 to 1922. It also tells the story of the Howth Unionist community, which was as varied in its composition as it was in its reactions to these events, as well as the dramatic impact on the area of the Civil War that followed the 1921 Treaty.

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Name: The Road to Independence: Howth, Sutton and Baldoyle Play Their Part

Subtitle: A microcosm of Irish history 1900-1924

Author: O'Connor, Philip

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Howth Free Press

Published: 2016

ISBN: 978-0-9553163-3-3

Contents: This book tells the dramatic story of the Independence movement in Howth, Sutton and Baldoyle, from the pre-World War Irish Party, Land League, GAA and Gaelic League, to local involvement in the “Great War” that revolutionised Ireland, in the Easter Rising, the Citizen Army, Cumann na mBan and the Irish Volunteers (IRA), and in the great democratic movement for Independence from 1918 to 1922. It also tells the story of the Howth Unionist community, which was as varied in its composition as it was in its reactions to these events, as well as the dramatic impact on the area of the Civil War that followed the 1921 Treaty.

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Name: The Shakespeare Conspiracies

Subtitle: Untangling A 400-Year Web Of Myth And Deceit

Author: McClinton, Brian

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Category: General

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2007

ISBN: 978 1 903497 36 4

Contents: To question the identity of the universal cultural icon known as Shakespeare might be seen as placing the sceptic in the loonier department of the conspiracy market. Yet this very challenge is now refreshingly renewed for a new generation of readers by Brian McClinton. Many in the past have doubted the orthodox claimant. Included among the doubters are Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, Henry James and Enoch Powell.

In this brilliant synthesis, with its illuminating study of one of the richest periods in human culture, Brian McClinton provides incontrovertible evidence that nothing in the life of the Stratford man is commensurate with the incomporable learning, determined literacy and philosophical and educational purpose of the plays. The depth of the author's research and the clarity of his prose point inexorably to one man as the mastermind behind the greatest literature ever penned.

Harold Bloom suggests that Shakespeare 'invented the human'. He certainly helped to extend our understanding of human consciousness and defined with greater clarity than any previous writer what it is to live as a human being in the world.

Read this book and you will see that this was not an incidental effect but indeed the central purpose of the Shakespearean canon, namely the education of humanity through a myth. Read also to discover why only one man had the genius, knowledge, skill and unparalleled understanding to carry through this task—a man, as Ben Jonson said allegedly of another, who was 'not of an age but for all time.'

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Name: The TUC and Social Partnership: The Way Forward

Subtitle: An Interview with Frances O'Grady

Author: Langhammer, Mark

Editor: Langhammer, Mark and Winch, Chris

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Publisher: Bevin Books

Published: 2015

ISBN: 978-1-874463-57-3

Contents: A new policy for the Trade Union movement

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Name: The Veto Controversy

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Author: Clifford, Brendan

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 1985

ISBN: 0 85034 030 6

Contents: This book consists of materials produced in the course of a fierce and prolonged dispute within Catholicism in Ireland concerning the mode of appointment of Bishops. The outcome was that for a century and a half Irish Bishops have been directly appointed by Rome. This was not the usual mode of appointment in Catholic countries. It made Ireland the only country, where the Church was a major social influence, in which the state had no say in the appointment of powerful spiritual princes who wielded extensive temporal authority. The triumph of anti-Vetoism gave Rome the lever by use of which it transformed the Irish Church in its own image at the moment when the modern nationalist movement was beginning. And that transformation had a profound effect on the nationalism. Included is the pamphlet by which Thomas Moore, the author of Moore's Melodies, attempted to convince the Catholics of Dublin that a Government Veto on the appointment of Bishops was necessary to the preservation of national life in the Irish Church. The "find" of the book is the Rev. Charles O'Conor, a forgotten Catholic priest whose Vetoist books make him, in the opinion of the compiler, the best Irish historian?and also something of a prophet. Here is the pre-history of modern, Catholic-nationalist Ireland: which is of considerable relevance now that nationalist Ireland is striving for a more liberal mode of development. 203 pp.

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Name: Thomas Davis

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Author: Duffy, Charles Gavan

Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2000

ISBN: 1 903497 01 9

Contents: Reprint of classic biography of 1890; with extract from Duffy's autobiography. Introduction by Brendan Clifford. 268 pp. Index.

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