Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks

Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks
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Overview: Have you ever made a drunken bet?

Worse still, have you ever tried to win one?

In attempting to hitchhike round Ireland with a fridge, Tony Hawks did both, and his foolhardiness led him to one of the best experiences of his life. Joined by his trusty traveling companion-cum-domestic appliance, he made his way from Dublin to Donegal, from Sligo through Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry, Cork, Wexford, Wicklow–and back again to Dublin. In their month of madness, Tony and his fridge met a real prince, a bogus king, and the fridge got christened.

They surfed together, entered a bachelor festival, and one of them had sex without the other knowing. And unexpectedly, the fridge itself became a momentary focus for the people of Ireland.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs > Humour > Travel

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William Cecil, Ireland, And The Tudor State

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The Chronicle of Ireland by T. M. Charles-Edwards

The Chronicle of Ireland by T. M. Charles-Edwards
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Overview: The Chronicle of Ireland is the principal source for the history of events not only in Ireland itself but also in what is now Scotland up to 911. It incorporated annals compiled on Iona up to c. 740 – a monastery which played a major role in the history of Ireland, of the Picts to its east and, from 635 to 664, of Northumbria. Up to c. 740 the Chronicle is thus a crucial source for both Ireland and Britain; and from c. 740 to 911 it still records some events outside Ireland. The text of the Chronicle is best preserved in the Annals of Ulster, but it was also transmitted through chronicles derived from a version made at the monastery of Clonmacnois in the Irish midlands. This translation is set out so as to show at a glance what text is preserved in both branches of the tradition and what is in only one.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Step Dancing In Ireland: Culture And History …

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Early Christian Ireland by T. M. Charles-Edwards

Early Christian Ireland by T. M. Charles-Edwards
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Overview: This is the first fully-documented history of Ireland and the Irish from Saint Patrick to the Vikings. Other books cover either a longer period (up to the Anglo-Norman conquests) or do not indicate in detail the evidence on which they are based. The book opens with the Irish raids and settlements in Britain, and the conversion of Ireland to Christianity, and ends as Viking attacks on Ireland accelerated in the second quarter of the ninth century.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Highland Lady in Ireland by Elizabeth Grant +

The Highland Lady in Ireland: Journals 1840-50 by Elizabeth Grant
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Overview: They have made an Irishwoman of you now, and may they know the value of the daughter they adopted into their country.’ Elizabeth Grant’s sister The early life of Elizabeth Grant of Rothiemurchus, so memorably recorded in her Memoirs of a Highland Lady has had an avid readership since the book’s first publication in 1898. This volume takes up the story after she arrives in Ireland, following her marriage to Colonel Smith of Baltiboys. This journal, begun in 1840, will be recognisable to her many followers by the charm, vigour and intelligence that fill every page. They vividly depict the day to day life of her family, her immense efforts to improve the Baltiboys estate and how she coped with the terrible ravages of famine. Her sharp observations of all classes of society however, from corrupt landowners to the poor and often dissolute farm-workers, make this book a memorable and important chronicle of her times and a unique contribution to the social history of Ireland.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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My Father Left Me Ireland by Michael Brendan Dougherty

My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son’s Search For Home by Michael Brendan Dougherty
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Overview: A beautiful and heartbreakingly raw memoir of Irish identity and fatherhood.

The child of an Irish man and an Irish-American woman who split up before he was born, Michael Brendan Dougherty grew up with an acute sense of absence. He was raised in New Jersey by his hard-working single mother, who gave him a passion for Ireland, the land of her roots and the home of Michael’s father. She put him to bed using little phrases in the Irish language, sang traditional songs, and filled their home with a romantic vision of a homeland over the horizon.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Northern Ireland & England: The Troubles by Robert C. Cottrell

Northern Ireland and England: The Troubles by Robert C. Cottrell
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Overview: Contributing to the series on border conflicts around the world, Cottrell (history and American studies, California State U.-Chico) traces the long history of relations between England and Ireland. He begins with the first English meddling in Irish political affairs in the 12th century, and proceeds through English occupation, the Irish revolution and civil war, partition, and the violence beginning in the 1960s, to the present.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Medieval Ireland: An Encyclopedia by way of Sean Duffy

Medieval Ireland: An Encyclopedia by way of Sean Duffy
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Overview: Through violent incursions by way of the Vikings and the unfold of Christianity, medieval Ireland maintained a particular Gaelic id. From the sacred website of Tara to the manuscript illuminations within the Book of Kells, Anglo-Irish family members to the Connachta dynasty, Ireland right through the center ages was once a wealthy and shiny tradition.

Medieval Ireland: An Encyclopedia brings in combination in a single authoritative useful resource the a couple of aspects of existence in Ireland prior to and after the Anglo-Norman invasion of 1169, from the 6th to 16th century. Multidisciplinary in protection, this A-Z reference paintings supplies data on ancient occasions, economics, politics, the humanities, faith, highbrow historical past, and lots of different facets of the duration.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Anthropology of Ireland by way of Thomas M. Wilson+

The Anthropology of Ireland by way of Thomas M. Wilson and Hastings Donnan
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Overview: Where and what’s Ireland?–What are the identities of the folks of Ireland?–How has European Union coverage formed Irish other folks’s lives and pursuits?This guide argues that such questions will also be spoke back most effective by way of working out on a regular basis facets of Irish tradition and identification. Such working out is acheived by way of paying shut consideration to what other folks in Ireland themselves say concerning the radical adjustments of their lives within the context of wider world transformation.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Contested Island: Ireland 1460-1630 via S. J. Connolly

Contested Island: Ireland 1460-1630 (Oxford History of Early Modern Europe) via S. J. Connolly
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Overview: Between the 1460s and the 1630s Ireland used to be remodeled from a medieval into a contemporary society. A deficient society at the outer edge of Europe, ruled via the conflicts of competing warlords–Irish and English–it later changed into a centralised political unit with a unmarried govt and code of rules, and a nonetheless primitive, however impulsively growing, marketplace economic system. These adjustments, alternatively, have been accomplished via brutal wars of conquest, whilst huge scale colonisation tasks had created lasting tensions between previous population and up to date settlers.
At the similar time the good spiritual divide of the Reformation had presented an additional supply of struggle to Ireland, dividing the inhabitants into two adversarial camps, whilst on the identical time giving it a brand new and perilous position within the struggle between England and its continental enemies. Against this perplexed and repeatedly converting background, people and teams had again and again to conform their customs and behavior, their political allegiances and aspirations, and their sense of who they have been. An extended and complicated tale, with many false begins and a lot of lifeless ends, it’s the tale of the individuals who changed into the fashionable Irish.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Ireland, the Autobiography by means of John Bowman

Ireland, the Autobiography: One hundred years of Irish existence, instructed by means of its folks by means of John Bowman (Editor)
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Overview: Ireland in its personal phrases: a blinding compendium!

Over the previous hundred years, Ireland has gone through profound political, social and cultural adjustments. But something that has no longer modified is the Irish genius for commentary and storytelling, invective and self-scrutiny. Ireland: The Autobiography attracts upon this genius to create a portrait of a century of Irish existence throughout the phrases of the individuals who lived it.

Broadcaster and historian John Bowman has mined archives, diaries and memoirs to create a remarkably numerous and delightfully readable mosaic of voices and views. Ireland: The Autobiography is a brilliantly decided on, wide-ranging and engrossing take at the remaining century of Irish existence. It offers us a portrait of Ireland in contrast to the rest we have now learn sooner than.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Transformation Of Ireland 1900 – 2000 via Diarmaid Ferriter

The Transformation Of Ireland 1900 – 2000 via Diarmaid Ferriter
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Overview: This is a ground-breaking historical past of the 20 th century in Ireland, written at the maximum formidable scale via a super younger historian. It is very important that it starts in 1900 and leads to 2000. Most accounts have begun in 1912 or 1922 and in large part omitted the tip of the century. Politics and political events are tested intimately however top politics does no longer dominate the guide, which fairly units out to respond to the query: ‘What used to be it love to develop up and reside in 20th-century Ireland?’ It makes intensive use of unused or not noted assets. It offers with the North in a complete means, specializing in the social and cultural facets, no longer simply the most obvious political and spiritual divisions.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Ireland’s History: Prehistory to the Present

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