A Short History of Ireland

by Richard Killeen

Publisher: Gill & MacMillan, Ltd. (Ireland)

Written in English
Published: Pages: 72 Downloads: 135
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Subjects:

  • Europe - Ireland,
  • British & Irish history,
  • Ireland,
  • Places & peoples: general interest,
  • History - General History
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages72
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7836037M
ISBN 100717121569
ISBN 109780717121564

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A Short History of Ireland. by Jonathan Bardon Frances Tomelty Audiobook. Listen to a sample Listen to a sample Description; Creators; Details; This series started on the 27th March, and ran for a total of episodes, taking you on an historical journey spanning the Ice Age, the arrival of Christianity, the Viking era, Brian Boru, the. Explore our list of Northern Ireland - History Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. A Short History of Ireland, by McMahon (This book is much briefer than Ranelagh as it assumes some basic history of Ireland, such as geography, but is my general recommendation to most people) I am going to assume that you are not looking for the neolithic origins of Ireland so here is an amazing book that is an overview from the - Modern. The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV The Irish Book in English, Edited by James H. Murphy History of the Irish Book. Part of the authoritative Oxford History of the Irish Book series; Explores canonical authors in a new context and brings neglected authors to critical attention.

Dublin: A Short History 10 Jan Ireland's 1st Taoiseach (or Prime Minister) Eamon de Valera kept the state - renamed Éire in - out of WW2. Incidentally, Ireland's first leader, or President of the Executive Council, was WT Cosgrave (). –

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Book Description. An updated edition of this classic account of the Irish national struggle and its advance into the modern world. From the earliest times in Irish history to the peace process, the author casts light on the people and events which have contributed to present-day Irish Cited by: Since its first publication in Richard Killeen's Short History of Ireland has been widely accepted as the most accessible introduction to Irish history.

It presents the history of Ireland in attractive double paged spreads, which can be quickly read to give an easy overview of the key events of Irish by: 1.

From the first prehistoric inhabitants of the island to the St Andrews Agreement and decommissioning of IRA weapons, this uniquely concise account of Ireland and its people reveals how differing interpretations of history, ancient and modernm, have influenced modern Irish by: 7.

A Short History of Ireland started on 27 March, and ran for a total of episodes, taking an historical journey spanning the Ice Age, the arrival of Christianity, the Viking era, Brian Boru, the Norman invasion, the plantation and the famine through to the creation of the Irish Free State/5.

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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.5/5(5). This is a pocket-sized history of Ireland, from Viking and Norman invasions, Plantation and the Cromwellian wars to the present. Written for visitors and holidaymakers, and published simultaneously in English, French A Short History of Ireland book German, this book is designed as an introduction to Irish history/5.

This is an updated edition of John O'Beirne Ranelagh's short history of Ireland, covering the full sweep of Irish history from the earliest times up to President Clinton's second visit to Ireland inin the wake of the Omagh bomb and the surrounding peace initiatives/5.

A brisk, concise, and readable overview of Irish history from the Protestant Reformation to the dawn of the twenty-first century Five centuries of Irish history are explored in this informative and accessible volume.

John Gibney proceeds from the beginning of Ireland’s modern period. Marianne Elliott: top 10 Irish history books 1. The Making of Modern Ireland by JC Beckett. Modern Ireland by RF Foster. Ireland: a Social and Cultural History by Terence Brown.

The Narrow Ground: Aspects of Ulster by ATQ Stewart. Scripture Author: Guardian Staff. This book is a comprehensive history of Ireland. It is compact and dense. That is a strength and weakness. With so much to cover in about pages, it is packed with names and dates but it has a limited amount of time and space to devote to any particular subject/5.

A SHORT HISTORY OF IRELAND This third edition of John O’Beirne Ranelagh’s classic history of Ireland incorporates contemporary political and economic events as well as the latest archaeological and DNA discoveries.

This third edition of John O'Beirne Ranelagh's classic history of Ireland incorporates contemporary political and economic events as well as the latest archaeological and DNA discoveries.

Comprehensively revised and updated throughout, it considers Irish history from the earliest times through the Celts, Cromwell, plantations, famine, Independence, the Omagh bomb, peace initiatives, and financial by:   A Short History of Ireland, John Gibney. out of 5 stars 8. Paperback.

£ A History of Ireland in Episodes Jonathan Bardon. An excellent up to date Irish history book (published ) ranging from prehistoric Gaelic tribes to modern times. It is written in an objective style which is an exciting and compelling read/5(98). About the Author. Richard Killeen is a historian and the editorial director of an Irish publishing company.

He has written a number of books on Ireland's past including A Short History of the Rising and The Concise History of Modern Ireland/5(75).

Cambridge University Press, - History - pages 1 Review This is an updated edition of John O'Beirne Ranelagh's short history of Ireland, covering the full sweep of Irish history from the 5/5(1). Ireland, A Short History is the book for people who always thought they hated history.

The author's distillation of events, their impact on subsequent events and attitudes as well as summations of other interpretations of Ireland's history, provides the reader with an understanding Brand: Oneworld Publications.

A Short History of Ireland (Richard Killeen, ). Killeen's well-illustrated book is among the most accessible introductions to Irish history. To School Through the Fields (Alice Taylor, ). In one of the best-selling Irish memoirs of all time, Taylor fondly remembers growing up in a rural Irish town.

A Brief History of Ireland, a timeline of Irish history. BC The Megalithic tombs are constructed,(Newgrange). BC The Celts arrive from parts of Gaul and Britain. AD Christianity reaches Ireland. Patrick arrives in Ireland and confronts King Laoghaire who allows him to spread the word of Christianity in Ireland.

Monastic culture is at its height. Invasion by. A BRIEF HISTORY OF IRELAND. By Tim Lambert. ANCIENT IRELAND. The first humans arrived in Ireland between 7, and 6, BC after the end of the last ice age. The first Irish people lived by farming, fishing and gathering food such as plants and shellfish.

"A Short History of Ireland" may disturb those who view England as a still-unwelcome visitor into Irish history and culture, but Ranelagh concludes convincingly that the story of Ireland from the 13th century on is intimately related to its evolving relationship with its slightly larger neighbor and one-time persecutor/antagonist/5(2).

Goodness, so many books. If you are looking for a comprehensive, single-volume survey of Irish history, I can recommend Thomas Bartlett's Ireland: A History (Cambridge, ). He writes in a breezy, readable style and covers the subject thoroughly.

The perfect introduction to the Irish story-a story wrapped in mythology and legend. Since its very origins, Ireland has become the home for a successive series of invaders-the Celts, Christians, Vikings, and Normans. And despite deprivation, desperation, and suppression, Ireland has developed an unwavering sense of purpose and place.3/5(2).

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There are occasional rumours that his books are actually works of comic fiction Author: Martin Doyle. The Bronze Age, which came to Ireland around BC, saw the production of elaborate gold and bronze ornaments, weapons and tools.

There was a movement away from the construction of communal megalithic tombs to the burial of the dead in small stone cists or simple pits, which could be situated in cemeteries or in circular earth or stone built burial mounds known respectively as barrows and.

Start with brisk histories that were written to accompany TV series: Ireland: A History (5) by Robert Kee (Abacus) or Story of Ireland (6) by Neil Hegarty (BBC Books), a tie-in with the series.

This book covers the full sweep of Irish history from the earliest times up to President Clinton's second visit to Ireland inin the wake of the Omagh bomb and the surrounding peace initiatives. Throughout, the author's aim is to cast light on the people and the events which have contributed to Irish society, in both North and South.

A Short History of Ireland (Audio Download): : Dr Jonathan Bardon, Frances Tomelty, BBC Worldwide Ltd: Books5/5(1). I'm looking for a book about the history of Ireland that offers not too much and not too little. I don't want three-inches-thick or a once-over-lightly with pretty pictures.

I would like to get a good sense of the overall flow of events, especially the last years. A Short History of Ireland, View larger image concise, and readable overview of Irish history from the Protestant Reformation to the dawn of the twenty-first century Five centuries of Irish history are explored in this informative and accessible volume.

including the Cromwellian conquest and settlement, the Great Famine, and. Critical attention has been paid recently to the Irish short story with the publishing of three major books: A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story (), A History of the Irish Short Story (), and the collection of essays The Irish Short Story: Traditions and Trends ().Irish History: Books.

1 - 20 of results. Grid View Grid. List View List. NEW RELEASE. Add to Wishlist. Quickview. Say Nothing: A True Story of by Patrick Radden Keefe. Paperback $ $ Current price is $, Original price is $The book is just over pages long (no illustrations/pictures) and takes us through the history of Ireland since 54 BC to the early 90s (it was published in ).

It can be a bit dry at times but it gives you a decent enough overview of the development of the country, mainly in terms of political development/5(5).