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eBooks on Ireland
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Mar 24, 2012, 06:18 PST

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Pick up one of these informative eBooks on Ireland and learn more about the Irish people and the land they call home.

County Kerry, Ireland: Ireland

County Kerry, Ireland: Ireland

Frommer's ShortCuts give you exactly what you need for your trip to County Kerry, Ireland—and no more. In this ebook, you'll get the same expert advice that you'll find in all Frommer's guides, from candid reviews and detailed maps to insider tips from our local authors. Plus, we've added planning and background information as well as our signature "Best of" features. This Frommer's ShortCuts to County Kerry, Ireland: The Iveragh Peninsula, Killarney, The Dingle Peninsula, and Tralee.Search for more Frommer's ShortCuts. Mix and match the exact destinations you need for your trip, and create your own Frommer's ShortCuts collection.


The King of Ireland's Son

The King of Ireland's Son

Chronicles the adventures of the King of Ireland's eldest and wildest son, describing how he encounters an enchanter's daughter, the king of the cats, Gilly of the goat-skin, and numerous others.


A Course Called Ireland

A Course Called Ireland

The hysterical story bestseller about one man's epic Celtic sojourn in search of ancestors, nostalgia, and the world's greatest round of golf By turns hilarious and poetic, A Course Called Ireland is a magnificent tour of a vibrant land and paean to the world's greatest game in the tradition of Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods . In his thirties, married, and staring down impending fatherhood, Tom Coyne was familiar with the last refuge of the adult male: the golfing trip. Intent on designing a golf trip to end all others, Coyne looked to Ireland, the place where his father has taught him to love the game years before. As he studied a map of the island and plotted his itinerary, it dawn on Coyne that Ireland was ringed with golf holes. The country began to look like one giant round of golf, so Coyne packed up his clubs and set off to play all of it-on foot. A Course Called Ireland is the story of a walking-averse golfer who treks his way around an entire country, spending sixteen weeks playing every seaside hole in Ireland. Along the way, he searches out his family's roots, discovers that a once-poor country has been transformed by an economic boom, and finds that the only thing tougher to escape than Irish sand traps are Irish pubs.


War and Politics in Ireland, 1649-1730

War and Politics in Ireland, 1649-1730

War and Politics in Ireland, 1649-1730


Women, Writing, and Language in Early Modern Ireland

Women, Writing, and Language in Early Modern Ireland

This book examines writing in English, Irish, and Spanish by women living in Ireland and by Irish women living on the continent between the years 1574 and 1676. This was a tumultuous period of political, religious, and linguistic contestation that encompassed the key power struggles of early modern Ireland. This study brings to light the ways in which women contributed; they strove to be heard and to make sense of their situations, forging space for their voices in complex ways andengaging with native and new language-traditions. The book investigates the genres in which women wrote: poetry, nuns' writing, petition-letters, depositions, biography and autobiography. It argues for a complex understanding of authorial agency that centres of the act of creating or composing atext, which does not necessarily equate with the physical act of writing. The Irish, English, and European contexts for women's production of texts are identified and assessed. The literary traditions and languages of the different communities living on the island are juxtaposed in order to show how identities were shaped and defined in relation to each other. Marie-Louise Coolahan elucidates the social, political, and economic imperatives for women's writing, examines the ways in which womencharacterized female composition, and describes an extensive range of cross-cultural, multilingual activity.


The Anthropology of Ireland

The Anthropology of Ireland

Where and what is Ireland? What are the identities of the people of Ireland? How has European Union membership shaped Irish people's lives and interests? And how global is local Ireland? This book argues that such questions can be answered only by understanding everyday aspects of Irish culture and identity. Please note that images or diagrams have been excluded from this text due to copyright restrictions.


How the Troubles Came to Northern Ireland

How the Troubles Came to Northern Ireland

In a new book about Northern Ireland historian Peter Rose argues that if Harold Wilson's government in the late sixties had pursued a different policy the province might have been spared The Troubles. Wilson had promised the Catholics that they would be granted their civil rights. However, new evidence suggests that Westminster was deliberately gagged to prevent MPs demanding that the Stormont administration ended discrimination in the province. Had the government acted on intelligence of growing Catholic unrest, it could have prevented the rise of the Provisional IRA without provoking an unmanageable Protestant backlash. The book draws upon recently released official documents and interviews with many key politicians and civil servants of the period to examine the failure of British policy to prevent the troubles.





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