Irish History / General Irish History
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|Bennett, Douglas. Irish Silver. Dublin, Eason and Sons, 1976. 15 cm x 24.5 cm. 12 pages including 28 photographs, many in colour. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. [The Irish Heritage Series: 7]
Keywords: Irish artefacts, Irish History, Irish Interest, Silver, Silversmith
|Bhulbh, Seán de. Sloinnte na hÉireann; Irish Surnames. Limerick, Comhar-chumann Íde Naofa, 1997. Octavo. IX, 385 pages. Original Softcover. Very Rare and sought after Publication ! The lower part of the frontcover slightly bumped (dogear). Otherwise in very good condition with only minor signs of wear.
Keywords: Gaeilge, Gaelic, Gaelic Surnames, Irish History, Irish Surnames, Names
|Brady, C. (Editor) / O’Dowd, M. (Editor) / Walker, B. (Editor). Ulster – An Illustrated History. London, B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1989. 14 cm x 22 cm. 256 pages. With many photographs and maps. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Clean inside with solid binding.
Includes the following: Foreword by J.C. Beckett / Ulster before the Normans: ancient myth and early history Charles Doherty / Lordships and invasions: Ulster, 1177-1500 T.E. McNeill / Sixteenth-century Ulster and the failure of Tudor reform Ciaran Brady / Continuity and change: Ulster in the seventeenth century Raymond Gillespie / The political economy of linen: Ulster in the eighteenth century W. H. Crawford / Ulster society and politics, 1801-1921 Brian Walker / Northern Ireland: from birth pangs to disintegration, 1920-1972 Eamon Phoenix / Living with the troubles: Northern Ireland since 1972 David Harkness.
Keywords: History, Irish History, Northern Ireland, Ulster
|Briody, Thomas. In the Service of the State. Edited by Michael Brody. County Louth, Choice Publishing, 2012. 21.4cm x 14cm. xxiv, 505 pages. Original illustrated softcover. As New. Signed by the author. [ The Memoirs of an Irish Forester. Volume 2].
At the age of 98, Thomas (Tosty) Briody, a native of south-west Cavan, is one of the oldest state foresters in Ireland. To date, Thomas Briody is the only Irish forester to pen his memoirs. The Road to Avondale, published in 2009, dealt with his childhood, early manhood and path to Forestry, as well as his early years as a state forester. In the Service of the State picks up his story from where The Road to Avondale left off and continues it up to his retirement from Forestry in 1979. During this time he worked in five forest centres in all four provinces of Ireland: Clonaslee forest (Co Laois); Mount Bellew forest (Co Galway); Castleblaney forest (Co Monaghan); Foxford forest (Co Mayo); and Carrick-on-Suir forest (counties Waterford, Tipperary and Kilkenny). As well as telling the story of one man’s struggle against the odds, the book sheds valuable insight on Irish Forestry in pre-Coillte days.
Keywords: Irish History
|Briody, Thomas (Tosty). The Road to Avondale. / In the Service of the State. [ The Memoirs of an Irish Forester. Volume 1 and Volume 2]. Edited by Michael Briody. 2 volumes complete. Louth, Choice Publishing & Book Services Ltd., 2009. 21.5cm x 13.8cm. (12) 373, xxiv, 505 pages. Original illustrated softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.
At the age of 96, Thomas (Tosty) Briody is one of the oldest foresters in Ireland. To date he is the only Irish forester to write an extensive account of his career in Forestry. In this book, the first volume of his memoirs, he describes the Cavan of his youth and early manhood: the traditional way of life he witnessed passing as well as the harsh years of the economic war, which he spent at home.
Keywords: Irish History
|Brooke, Esq., W.H. Traits and Stories of The Irish Peasantry. With twelve Etchings, and Engravings on Wood. Third Edition, corrected. Two volumes (complete). Dublin/London, William Frederick Wakeman, Simpkin and Marshall, and Rich. Groombridge, 1830-1834. 17.7cm x 11.5cm. X, 235, 372 pages. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear.
Volume I includes for example:
Keywords: Irish History
|Brunicardi, Niall. Haulbowline, Spike and Rocky Islands in Cork Harbour. 2nd Edition. Fermoy, Eigse Books, 1982. 15 cm x 21 cm. 58 pages. Original softcover pamphlet. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Contains a few notes by preowner in pencil, and a few underlinings or highlighted lines.
Includes for example the following essays: Navel Strategy and Seaward Defence – Growth of a Naval and Commercial Port / The Name of Haulbowline / A Fort is built / Confederate and Williamite Wars / Yachting in Cork Harbour / A Fatal Duel on Haulbowline / The Ordnance Side / Famine Years / Constabulary Barracks / First World War / Government Land Acquisition / Haulbowline Industries / Irish Steel / 18th Century Spike /Vallancey’s Plan / Spike as a Prison / John Patrick Leonard / Ellen Horgan, 1903 – 1908 / Caputre of ‘Upnor’ / Spike and Haulbowline Schools / Irish Steel Limited etc.
Keywords: Cork, Cork Harbour, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Islands, Irish Local History, Spike Island
|Brunicardi, Niall. John Anderson of Fermoy: The Forgotten Benefactor. Being a Paper Read to the Fermoy Field Club, 23 January 1980, with Illustrations and Further Material Annexed. Fermoy, Eigse na Mainistreach Publications, 1980. 14 cm x 21 cm. VI, 45 pages including photographs and illustrations. Original softcover pamphlet. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Some browning of end pages. Fading along spine. Inscription by preowner. Otherwise clean inside with intact staple binding.
Includes the following essays: The Forgotten Benefactor / The Story of the Mail Coach / The Charleston Maltings / The New Town of Fermoy / Provision for Religion / The Bridge Widened / The Post Office / The Military Establishment / The Man of Affairs / Lord Edward / Fermoy’s First Dispensary and Hospital / Schools and Industries / The Banker / Last Known Transaction / Family Man / Summary / Appreciation / Annex A: Anderson to Marsden, letter and accompanying handbill / Annex B: The Anderson Family / Annex C: Minutes of Meeting of Creditors, with biographical notes / Annex D: Obituaries / Annex E: Sa Mhainistir La, and translation One Day in Fermoy / Sources and Further Reading.
Keywords: Cork, Fermoy, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History, John Anderson
|Brunicardi, Niall. The Bridge at Fermoy. Fermoy, Eigse Books, 1985. 15 cm x 21 cm. 14 pages including several illustrations. Original softcover pamphlet. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. A couple of faint stains on back cover. Inscription by preowner. Otherwise clean inside with intact staple binding. [Fermoy Heritage Series No. 3]
Includes the following sections: The Monastery Ford / The “Great” Earl of Cork / The So-Called Battle of Manning Ford Ends at the Ford of the Monastery / Cromwell’s March / The Death March / The Bridges is Widened / The Modern Bridge / Sources.
Keywords: Cork, Fermoy, Irish History, Irish Local History, Robert Boyle
|Carey, Maurice. Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral: A Short Guide. Cork, Maurice Carey, No date (c.1980). 14.5 cm x 21 cm. 10 pages. Original softcover pamphlet. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.
Includes for example the following sections: A Sacred Site / The Medieval Cathedral / The Central Portal / The Font / The Nave / The North Aisle / The South Aisle / The Bishop’s Throne / The Sanctuary / The Painted Roof / The Organ / The Ambulatory David’s Door etc.
Keywords: Architecture, Cork City, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History, St Finbarr
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