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Irish History Matters

by Brian M. Walker THP Ireland (June 03, 2019)

This book considers not just Irish history, but also how perspectives and treatments of that history have effected modern Ireland, north and south. While knowledge of history can help explain our contemporary...


The Little Book of Rathmines

by Maurice Curtis THP Ireland (October 26, 2018)

The Little Book of Rathmines is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about Rathmines, one of the oldest and most vibrant parts of Dublin. Here you will find out about Rathmines...


The Men Who Stare at Hens

by Simon Leyland THP Ireland (November 09, 2018)

The Book Have you heard of the Irish rugby international who played in a monocle? Or the man who walked to Jerusalem and back for a bet? Or the person who tried to convert the Pope? These surreal-yet-true stories...


The Little Book of Cork Harbour

by Kieran McCarthy THP Ireland (January 02, 2019)

Cork Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world, is an historical wonder, surrounded by villages, forts, towers and churches, all of which combine to tell the colourful story of Ireland’s largest...


The Little Book of Galway

by Helen Lee THP Ireland (July 23, 2018)

The Little Book of Galway is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Galway. Here you will find out about Galway’s history, its literary heritage, its cathedrals and...


The Little Book of Merrion and Booterstown

by Hugh Oram THP Ireland (August 01, 2018)

Merrion and Booterstown is a noted residential area on Dublin’s south side, close to Dublin Bay. Its leafy streets cover a multitude of historical connections. A reliable reference book, this can be dipped...


The Little Book of Tipperary

by Debbie Blake THP Ireland (April 23, 2018)

The Little Book of Tipperary is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Tipperary. Here you will find out about Tipperary’s industrial past, its proud sporting heritage,...


The First Irish Railway

by Kurt Kullmann THP Ireland (May 28, 2018)

The first Irish railway ran from Westland Row, in the centre of Dublin, to Kingstown, then a seaside resort on the south coast of the City. This historic line is now the DART line, Kingstown has become Dun Laoghaire...


Main Street

by Nicky Rossiter THP Ireland (April 16, 2018)

Wexford is one of the few towns or cities in Ireland where Main Street is still the main retail and commercial street of the town. In Dublin this honour goes to O'Connell and Grafton Street; in Cork it is Patrick...


A Hard Local War

by William Sheehan THP Ireland (December 29, 2017)

FOLLOWING years of discontent over Home Rule and the Easter Rising, the deaths of two Royal Irish Constabulary policemen in Soloheadbeg at the hands of the IRA in 1919 signalled the outbreak of war in Ireland....


Historic Tales of Mayo

by Eamonn Henry THP Ireland (April 02, 2018)

These true stories drawn from historical sources and local reminiscences, have been brought together and retold by Eamonn Henry.This collection is a heady mix of tragic, funny, passionate and moving stories....


The Little Book of Fermanagh

by Doreen McBride THP Ireland (February 08, 2018)

The Little Book of Fermanagh is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Fermanagh. Here you will find out about Fermanagh’s industrial past, its proud sporting heritage,...


The Little Book of Irish Athletics

by Tom Hunt THP Ireland (November 24, 2017)

DID YOU KNOW? On 6 July 1924, high jumper and legendary Gaelic footballer Larry Stanley became the first athlete to represent independent Ireland in an Olympic athletics competition. Tom Kiely, arguably Ireland’s...


Wings over Wexford

by Liam Gaul THP Ireland (November 20, 2017)

In 1918, during the final year of the First World War, the USN had a force of over 400 sailors and 22 officers and 4 Curtiss H16 seaplanes based in at Ferrybank, Wexford. The base was a veritable village with...


Haunted Antrim

by Madeline McCully THP Ireland (October 20, 2017)

Discover the darker side of Antrim with this collections of spine-chilling tales from across the county. This spooky selection of stories includes the phantom coach of Dundermot Mound, Devil Worship at Crebilly,...


A 1950s Irish Childhood

by Ruth Illingworth THP Ireland (July 27, 2018)

To the young people of today, the 1950s seem like another age. But for those born around then, this era of childhood feels like yesterday. 1950s Ireland was the age of De Valera and John Charles McQuaid. It...


The Little Book of Stillorgan

by Hugh Oram THP Ireland (October 09, 2017)

The Little Book of Stillorgan is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about this vibrant suburb of Dublin. This book takes the reader on a journey through Stillorgan’s and its...


Born Upon the Tide

by Pat Nolan THP Ireland (September 01, 2017)

In this work, maritime and social historian Pat Nolan interviews a wide selection of fishermen, boatbuilders and sailors from across the coastlines of Ireland. What emerges is a picture of a way of life that...


City of Streams

by Caitríona Hastings THP Ireland (September 01, 2017)

On the eve of the Second World War in Europe, the senior pupils in the National Schools of the West of Ireland were engaged in an important, if somewhat unusual, task. With the aid of a questionnaire supplied...


Four Sisters: The History of Ringsend, Irishtown, Sandymount and Merrion

by Kurt Kullmann THP Ireland (September 01, 2017)

This book traces the development of the four coastal villages – often referred to as ‘the Four Sisters’ – that make up the eastern part Dublin 4 from their foundation to the present day. Richly illustrated...


The Little Book of Ranelagh

by Maurice Curtis THP Ireland (August 01, 2017)

The Little Book of Ranelagh is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts this Dublin suburb. Here you will find out about Ranelagh’s rural past, its sporting heritage, its arts and...


The Little Book of Irish Landmarks

by Cathal Coyle THP Ireland (November 06, 2017)

The Little Book of Irish Landmarks is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about some of Ireland’s most ironic landmarks and popular tourist attractions. Here you will find...


The Fallen: Gardai Killed in Service 1922-49

by Colm Wallace THP Ireland (May 01, 2017)

In 1922 the fledgling Irish Free State decided to replace the RIC with the Civic Guard (An Garda Síochána). This new Irish police force found itself dealing with an unsettled population, many of whom were...