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Name: England's Care for the Truth - by one who knows

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Author: Casement, Roger

Editor: Lane, Jack

Category: General

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2018

ISBN: 978-0-85034-136-2

Contents: These articles by Sir Roger Casement, originally published in The Continental Times of Berlin, have lain forgotten for over a century. Now, for the first time, they are published as a collection by Athol Books to bring the authentic Casement to the general public. They take up the theme of his only published book, The Crime Against Europe: British Foreign Policy and how it brought about the First World War. They reveal Casement as a consistent Liberal when English Liberalism failed its great test in the ultimate moment of truth in August 1914. They show Sir Roger as a consistent Irish Nationalist when the Home Rulers collapsed into Imperialism. The ground shifted under his feet but he remained solid. For Casement action was consequent upon thought and knowledge. Remaining true to his principles he attempted to forge an Irish-German alliance. Not for Casement “my country right or wrong” but who was right and who was wrong. This collection explains why Casement did what he did and how it led him to Easter 1916. It shatters the British narrative of the Great War by “one who knew”. It shows why Casement was the most dangerous Irishman who ever faced up to Britain and why they had to hang him and attempt to foul his memory. They have not succeeded.

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Name: Envoi: Taking Leave Of Roy Foster

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Author: Clifford, Brendan & Herlihy, Julianne

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2006

ISBN: 1 903497 28 0

Contents: Roy Foster is an Oxford-based overlord of Irish academia. He is not the first revisionist, nor the most thorough, but the most flamboyant. He is the figurehead of a modern tendency which has been busily 'deconstructing' Irish history. The aim is to undermine pride in the achievement of national independence, to denigrate those who devoted themselves to that end and, indeed, to depopulate the historical landscape of Ireland. Correspondingly, the crimes of the conquest are relativised.

But in this book it is Foster's Irish Story which is itself 'deconstructed' by the Aubane Historical Society. His erudite references—to such matters as A.M. Sullivan's Story Of Ireland, Lady Ferguson, Gellner's Ruritania, Catholic Emancipation, Christian Brothers' education, national amnesia, De Certeau, etc.—are subjected to scrutiny by Brendan Clifford. They are found to be inapt, unhistorical—and even infantile.

Foster's sub-title to The Irish Story is Telling Tales And Making It Up In Ireland, meaning that received Irish history is unreliable. Unfortunately the Oxford History Professor undermines his own thesis by retailing a piece of hearsay about the Aubane Historical Society in his book, passing this gossip off as history!

In Part Two of the book, Selling The Product, Julianne Herlihy looks at how the media plays its part in the revisionist project by promoting Foster's work with publicity of every kind. In place of critical appreciation there has been adulation. Clearly the object is to attempt to create a readership for his work approaching that for the reminiscences of Gerry Adams, Frank McCourt, and Alice Taylor—all targets of Foster's vituperation.

David Alvey deals with Foster's influence on the Schools History Syllabus.

Brian Murphy osb shows how Foster has carried forward research errors by his three main academic sources in regard to interpretations of the national movement.

There is plenty of food for thought in this stimulating and thought-provoking book.

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Read the preface by Julianne Herlihy here

Errata: p9, last line of 2nd paragraph: title should read, No Man's Man

p36, quotation, para 2: line 6, 'guilty' should read 'gently'; line 7, 'mere' should read 'more'; line 8, 'then' should read 'than'

p40, para 3: 'in Millstreet' should read 'in Kanturk and Millstreet

p83, quotation, last line of para 1: 'strongly' should read 'strangely'

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Name: Evidence To The Parnell Commission (Duhallow)

Subtitle: A Local Conflict In The Land War

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Editor: Lane, Jack

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2000

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Contents: This takes us to the Royal Courts of Justice in London to see Jeremiah Hegarty and Canon Griffin and the local Member of Parliament, Dr. Tanner, give their evidence to a Special Commission set up to indict Parnell and the Land League where they are cross-examined by Michael Davitt and others. It gives an indication of the passions and events of one episode in the Land League period around the Millstreet area that made national news and made the place a bye word for the dramatic events of the time.

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Name: Faith And Fatherland

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Author: Buckley, Fr. Pat

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Category: Northern Ireland Collection

Publisher: Belfast Historical & Educational Society

Published: 1991

ISBN: 1 872078 02 8

Contents: The Irish News, The Catholic Hierarchy And The Management Of Dissidents. 100 pp.

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Price: £8.00

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Name: Farm Labourers: Irish Struggle, 1900-1976

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Author: Bradley, Dan

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 1988

ISBN: 0 85034 038 1

Contents: A pioneering study in the conflict of farmers and farm labourers in Southern Ireland since the time of the Land League. 131 pp.

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Price: £12.00

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Name: Fíon Gearmánach

Subtitle: Wine Of Germany

Author: O'Donnchadha, Tadgh

Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: German-Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2001

ISBN: 0 85034 095 0

Contents: Classical German poems are translated into Irish, and appear here in three languages on facing pages. An introduction by Brendan Clifford reviews the desolation in Irish culture consequent on the loss of the organic link with German culture which resulted from the anti-German propaganda of the Great War. 52 pp.

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Name: Freemasonry And The United Irishmen

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Author: Clifford, Brendan

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Category: United Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 1992

ISBN: 0 85034 052 7

Contents: Reprints from the Northern Star, 1792-93. With an introduction, on Freemasonry in Ireland, by Brendan Clifford. Pamphlet

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Name: From Cologne To Ballinlough

Subtitle: A German and Irish boyhood in World War II and post war years, 1946 - 49

Author: Remmel, Herbert

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Category: German-Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2009

ISBN:

Contents: This refreshingly unusual book is mainly about rural Ireland in the 1940s and it is full of fun, enjoyment, insights and sheer delight in everything about that society. It describes everything that the current literary establishment refuses to admit existed in that place at that time. But this author has no axe to grind, no agenda to follow.

Herbert Remmel's objectivity derives from the fact that he was an outsider who found himself in the middle of the society and writes atraightforwardly about what he experienced and the impressions made on him, and writes with great talent for vividly painting a variety of people and situations in a few sentences.

Herbert Remmel was one of the German children who was brought to Ireland after World War II by the Red Cross. His book begins with wartime life in Cologne and there is a graphic description of War and everyday life in a suburb of Cologne and further afield as experienced by a small child, his family and neighbours.

The rest of his book is a child's eye view of Ireland as he found it just after the War, and as such is a joy to read and a welcome release from current dogmas about the awfulness of life in rural Ireland then and since. It makes one want to invite more Germans here to spend some time and write about us because to paraphrase Kipling they would hopefully, like Herbert Remmel, come to know the real Ireland so well because they more than Ireland know.

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Name: Gofraidh Fionn O Dalaigh, Poems to the English/ Dan na nGall

Subtitle: Paperback

Author: Gofraidh, Fionn O Dalaigh

Editor: Minahane, John

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Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2020

ISBN: 978-1-903497-92-0

Contents: The Editor is John Minahane, who translated the poems and supplies an explanatory Introduction and Notes. The Irish and English versions of the poems are on facing pages. Gofraidh Fionn O Dalaigh, from Ballydaly on the presentday Cork-Kerry border, is one of Ireland’s greatest poets. This book seeks to make his poetry accessible. The selection here, including his superb poem addressed to the Hill of Clara, leads up to the three surviving poems which Gofraidh made for the English, or English-Irish, earls of Desmond. These intense communications throw light on one of the most famous but least understood facts of Irish history: that the colonists from the first English invasion took up Irish thinking-patterns and ways. The original Irish is given here, in its appropriate script, with facing translations. While the virtuoso musical qualities of the originals cannot be matched, the English versions do try to convey their vitality and main concerns. John Minahane’s introduction explores the historical and cultural context. “I love the rivers of Ireland” and some other poems attributed to the 3rd Earl of Desmond, Gerald FitzMaurice (Gearóid Iarla), are included also, as relevant to the theme. Gofraidh’s dates, incidentally, are: born about 1300; died 1387. This book is unique in recent times, as a sympathetic and respectful presentation of the work of one of the great professional poets who were such a distinctive feature of civilisation in Ireland.

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Price: £20.00

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Name: Gofraidh Fionn O Dalaigh, Poems to the English/ Dan na nGall

Subtitle: Hardback

Author: Gofraidh, Fionn O Dalaigh

Editor: Minahane, John

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Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2020

ISBN: 978-1-903497-93-7

Contents: Gofraidh Fionn O Dalaigh, from Ballydaly on the present-day Cork-Kerry border, is one of Ireland’s greatest poets. This book seeks to make his poetry accessible. The selection here, including his superb poem addressed to the Hill of Clara, leads up to the three surviving poems which Gofraidh made for the English, or English-Irish, earls of Desmond. These intense communications throw light on one of the most famous but least understood facts of Irish history: that the colonists from the first English invasion took up Irish thinking-patterns and ways. The original Irish is given here, in its appropriate script, with facing translations. While the virtuoso musical qualities of the originals cannot be matched, the English versions do try to convey their vitality and main concerns. John Minahane’s introduction explores the historical and cultural context. “I love the rivers of Ireland” and some other poems attributed to the 3rd Earl of Desmond, Gerald FitzMaurice (Gearóid Iarla), are included also, as relevant to the theme. Gofraidh’s dates, incidentally, are: born about 1300; died 1387. This book is unique in recent times, as a sympathetic and respectful presentation of the work of one of the great professional poets who were such a distinctive feature of civilisation in Ireland.

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Price: £30.00

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