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Savour of Ireland: A Photographic & Gastronomic Tour of Ireland a Century Ago
George Morrison. Imagine a tourist embarking on a journey through 19th-century Ireland, beginning in 1860. This book describes such an experience. Fascinating photos, romantic narrative & period recipes combine to give a flavor of the country. Some places depicted & described include: Kingstown harbor; streets in Dublin; the Royal Hotel, Glendalough; the Tholsel, Kilkenny; Waterford; Cork City; the Lake Hotel, Killarney; a Kerry farm family; the Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary; Galway; Achill Island, County Mayo; Ardara, County Donegal; Belfast; Armagh; Gormanston Castle; & Punchestown Races, County Kildare.
Travellerís Guide to Sacred Ireland: A Guide to the Sacred Places of Ireland, Her Legends, Folklore and People
Ireland possesses such a vast number of ancient sites that most of them remain unknown and all but forgotten except by those who live nearby. This book offers directions to 800 sites in both the North and South. Here are simple wells and stones which are still regarded as places of pilgrimage to the local people. Here also are sites of national importance, holy mountains, lakes and rivers created by giants and protected by fairies; ancient churches, round towers, high crosses and beautiful cathedrals built on sites held sacred for thousands of years. Some are internationally important like the complex and magnificent tombs of the Boyne Valley. Others sit alone on wild and windswept hillsides waiting to be discovered. Maps and photos.
Ireland: An Encyclopedia for the Bewildered
K.S. Daly. At last, a book on the real Ireland. This compendium of uncommon knowledge contains the essential information necessary for a true understanding of modern Ireland. Hundreds of entries, ranging form Abbatoir to Zozimus, enlighten, clarify, amuse & entertain. Here are answers to everything you would ever want (& never think) to ask, from the acronym for the Six Counties to the last words of Brendan Behan. The Irish people & their history are all chronicled through the amazing anecdotes & fantastic facts of Irish life. Wide-ranging, informative & authoritative, this book is also wildly funny.
Forgotten Ireland: Scenes From the 19th Century Camera
Martin Howard (au). In Irelandís Nat. Lib. (NL) are 40,000 negatives that have survived from the last decades of the 19th cent. Taken by Robert French for his employer William Lawrence, who operated a successful emporium in Dublin, they offer a unique glimpse of a bygone age in Ireland. Over a period of 35 years French traveled all over Ireland, carefully photographing the towns & countryside, the monuments & places of natural beauty. His photos were sold as authentic scenes of Irish life in souvenir albums or as picture postcards. The NL bought the collection; this book includes the best of those photos. Accompanied by an informative narrative, it shows a country approaching the most crucial time in its history yet still clinging to the ways of the past.
Illustrated Story of Christian Ireland: From St. Patrick to the Peace Process
Michael Staunton. This illustrated volume tells the 2,000-year-old story of faith in Ireland, sometimes bringing the Irish people together & sometimes dividing them. Religious beliefs & traditions have molded Irelandís past & present in spectacular ways. From pagan times through to the 21st century, this book brings to life the people whose faith changed Irelandís history, including St. Brigid & Jonathan Swift, Daniel OíConnell & Eamonn de Valera. The fascinating stories, from the real St. Patrick to the truth about the violence in Northern Ireland, are accompanied by striking photographs & are often told in the words of the people who experienced the events. Dr. Michael Staunton is a lecturer in History at University College Dublin. Color & b&w illustrations.
Irelandís Love Poems: Wonder & a Wild Desire
A. Norman Jeffares (ed & in). A collection of Irish poetsí expressions of love -- from heartfelt professions to whimsical flirtations -- that spans the course of Irish history. Highlights Irelandís poetic tradition, in both the English & the Irish languages, by male & female poets, both ancient & modern. Emotions of every kind are embodied in this celebration of love, in forms ranging from medieval ballads to contemporary feminist verse. Includes: Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, Oliver Goldsmith, J.M. Synge, James Joyce, Oliver St. John Gogarty, Samuel Beckett, Patrick Kavanagh, Thomas Kinsella, John Montague, Christy Brown, Eavan Boland, Paul Durcan, Seamus Heaney, Medbh McGuckian, Paul Muldoon, & Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, among others.
Protecting Human Rights & Securing Peace in N. Ireland: The Vital Role of Police Reform: Hearing Before the Comm. on Security & Coop. in Europe
Christopher H. Smith (ed). Witnesses: Harold Hongju Koh, Assist. Sec. of State for Democracy, Human Rights & Labor, U.S. Department of State; Rep. Christopher H. Smith, Donald M. Payne, & Benjamin A. Gilman; Gerald W. Lynch, Pres., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City Univ. of N.Y.; Brendan OíLeary, Prof., London School of Economics & Political Science; Martin OíBrien, Dir., Committee on the Administration of Justice, Belfast, Northern Ireland; & Elisa Massimino, Dir., Washington Office, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.
Human Rights in Northern Ireland: Promises Kept or Promises Broken?: Hearing Before the Committee on International Relations, U.S. House of Rep.
Christopher H. Smith (ed.). Witnesses: Michael Posner, Lawyers Comm. for Human Rights (HR); Jane Winter, British Irish Rights Watch, London, England; Martin OíBrien, Comm. on the Admin. of Justice, Belfast, N. Ireland (NI); Gavan Kennedy, Irish Amer. Info. Service; & Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Cynthia McKinney, Ben Gilman, & Robert Menendez. Appendix: Copy of the House Res. 128, condemning the murder of Rosemary Nelson (RN), passed by the House in 1999; Article by Elisa Massamino on the life & death of RN, HR Mag., Fall 2000; Good Friday Agree. in 2001: Promises Made -- Promises Broken, Irish Amer. Unity Conf.; & evidence presented by the NI HR Comm. in the presence of Ms. Inez McCormack.
For the Cause of Liberty: A Thousand Years of Irelandís Heroes
Terry Golway (au). The story of Irish nationalism, from the legendary king Brian Boru, who united the chieftains of Ireland to drive out the Vikings, to the unresolved conflict in N. Ireland. Tells a thousand years of Irish history, describing the achievements of the patriots who kept alive the dream of Irish freedom until they finally succeeded. This struggle was not a strictly religious dispute; in fact, many of the greatest heroes of the movement were Protestants, some of them descended only a few generations from English settlers. The U.S. played a role in this drama, especially after the heavy Irish immigration in the mid-1800s. A vivid narrative sure to fascinate anyone interested in Irish history. Photos.
Patten Commission Report on Policing in Northern Ireland: Hearing Before the Committee on International Relations, U.S. House of Rep.
Christopher H. Smith (ed.). The police force in Northern Ireland (NI), the RUC, has failed to uphold human rights for years. There have been many reports of RUC beatings & death threats. This hearing is the 4th in a series of meetings which focuses on re-orienting policing in NI onto an approach based on upholding human rights. Witnesses: Chris Patten, Chairman, Independent Comm. Policing for NI, accom. by Sen. Maurice Hayes; Michael Posner, Exec. Dir., Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, Michael Finucane, son of Patrick Finucane, Slain Defense Attorney; Maggie Beirne, Committee on the Admin. of Justice, Belfast; Julia Hall, NI Researcher, Human Rights Watch; & Jane Winter, Dir., British Irish Rights Watch.
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