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    Hallelujah

    Jonathan Bardon
    Brings to life a panoramic view of the Dublin city and its characters when Handel, one of the world’s greatest composers, arrives in Dublin in 1741  to prepare his masterpiece, Messiah, for its maiden performance the following spring.
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    Ireland under Austerity

    Colin Coulter and Angela Nagle
    A collection of essays from economists and political commentators delineating the reactionary course that Ireland has followed since the ignominious demise of the Celtic Tiger.
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    Arthur Griffith

    Owen McGee

    A major new biography of a monumental figure in modern Irish history. Griffith has been typified as ‘the last Young Irelander’ and Owen McGee’s account reflects on this by examining the different conceptions of Irish nationalism that existed before and after the formation of the Irish state.

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    The Projectionist

    Carlo Gebler
    In a book that is both biography and memoir, Carlo Gébler, Ernest Gebler’s estranged son, tells the enthralling story of his father’s life, covering his strange and alienated childhood, his disastrous family relationships, his marriage to writer Edna O’Brien, his staunch socialism and uncompromising disciplinary attitude, and his final heartbreaking struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
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    Redmond: A Life Undone

    Chris Dooley
    A provocative reassessment of John Redmond bringing to life seven pivotal years in Irish history, when the campaign for Home Rule seized the imagination of a nation and brought Ireland to the brink of a negotiated settlement with Britain.
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    Medieval Ecclesiastical Buildings in Ireland, 1789–1915

    Niamh NicGhabhann

    The first full-length study of the perception and treatment of Gothic architecture in Ireland in the period between 1789 and 1915, focusing on the perception of Gothic architecture; the development of a tradition of scholarship on Irish Gothic; and the actual changes wrought to the fabric of the buildings as well as the social and legal framework for those changes.

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    Blood of the Celts

    Jean Manco

    A fresh approach to the debate over who exactly the Celts were, where ultimately they came from, and whether the modern Celtic-speakers of the British Isles and Brittany are related to the Continental Celts we know from ancient history.

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    Irish Feminisms

    Clara Fischer & Mary McAuliffe (eds)
    A collection of multi-disciplinary essays from leading experts that interrogates Irish feminist activism over the last one hundred years.
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    Irish women in medicine, c.1880s–1920s

    Laura Kelly
    The first comprehensive history of Irish women in medicine in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, focusing on the debates surrounding women’s admission to Irish medical schools, the geographical and social backgrounds of early women medical students, their educational experiences and subsequent careers.
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    Culture, Northern Ireland, and the Second World War

    Guy Woodward
    An exploration of the impact of the Second World War on literature and culture in Northern Ireland between 1939 and 1970, arguing that the war, as a unique interregnum in the history of Northern Ireland, challenged the entrenched political and social makeup of the province and had a profound effect on its cultural life.
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    The Best Are Leaving

    Clair Wills
    A wide-ranging study of post-war Irish emigrant culture, covering representations of emigrants from Ireland and of Irish immigrants in Britain across a range of discourses, including official documents, sociological texts, clerical literature, journalism, drama, literary fiction, and popular literature and film.
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    Victorian Dublin Revealed

    Michael Barry

    A thorough exploration into the Victorian era in Dublin and its significance as part of Ireland's history and heritage. Fully illustrated with Michael Barry's photographs interwoven with the story of the era.

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    Handbook of the Irish Revival

    Declan Kiberd and P.J. Mathews (eds)
    Features an array of texts from authors such as James Joyce, James Connolly and W.B. Yeats as well as insightful introductions and commentaries by Declan Kiberd and P.J. Mathews.
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    Compassionate Stranger

    Maureen O’Rourke Murphy
    A biography of Asenath Nicholson revealing her kindness toward the Irish during the Great Famine.
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    The Stoic Man

    Gerald Dawe

    Gerald Dawe’s retrospective on the Northern Irish society in which he grew up during the 1950s and ’60s, set alongside a portrait of the west of Ireland where he settled in the early 1970s and concludes with some views of Irish writing and present day Ireland as seen from the poet’s home in County Dublin.


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    Old Ways, Old Secrets: Pagan Ireland

    Jo Kerrigan
    Exploring the legends, special places and treasured practices of old, Jo Kerrigan reveals a rich world beneath Ireland’s modern layers.
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    Culture and Society in Ireland since 1750

    John Cunningham and Niall Ó Ciosáin (eds)
    Collection of essays commemorating Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh’s career as a distinguished academic and educator, covering many aspects of modern Irish history, culture and the Irish language.
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    The Irish Civil War and Society

    Gavin M. Foster
    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.
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    Domhnall Ua Buachalla

    Adhamhnán O Súilleabháin
    The first biography of the cultural nationalist, Gaelic Leaguer and friend of Pádraig Pearse, who became an Irish Volunteer leader in North Kildare, organising and arming the Maynooth rebels before marching to the GPO on Easter Monday 1916.
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    Bitter Freedom

    Maurice Walsh

    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.

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