A Short History of Ireland

Breandán Ó hEithir

A short and entertaining history from earliest times to the present by one of Ireland's best-loved writers. It clearly shows the development of Ireland to the present time.
Date Published :
May 2016
Publisher :
The O'Brien Press
Contributor(s) :
Brendan O'Brien
Series :
Short Histories
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781847176882
Pages : 112
Dimensions : 7.7 X 5.1 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$14.00

Overview
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A short, accessible and entertaining history from one of Ireland's best-loved writers, now updated to bring our country's story right up to date.

It deals with prehistory, the Celts, Christianity, the Vikings, the Normans. The various conquests and rebellions are covered, including Cromwell, Wolfe Tone, the 1916 Rising.

Linking past to present, it brings history up to date, providing an interesting account of both North and South through the 20th century, clarifying the development and intricacies of the Northern 'troubles' and the many attempts to resolve them. Understanding and sympathetic, this little book gives a clear and stimulating grasp of Ireland, past and present.

About The Author
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Brendan O’Brien reported on Northern Ireland as RTÉ’s senior current affairs reporter beginning in 1974, and he made three major documentaries about the IRA. He won many awards for investigative journalism, including European Journalist of the Year 1998 and the Amnesty International Award 2001. Since retiring from RTÉ he has lectured extensively on the Northern Irish conflict and peace process.

He is the author of The Story of Ireland, a children’s book illustrated by Cartoon Saloon; The Long War: The IRA and Sinn Féin; and the revised and updated edition of A Short History of Ireland (by the late Breandán
Ó hEithir). He lives in Wicklow with his family.

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