Curl up with a cuppa, a bar of Mella's Irish butter fudge and a pocket book of Irish History
A Pocket History of Ireland - Encompassing stories of some of Ireland’s best known characters as well as key moments in Ireland’s past, this pocket history recalls the country’s struggles through dark times, its successes, its people and places. The wealth of Irish culture and tradition is described as well as the key events and people that have shaped the country today.
The Pocket Book of Great Irish Speeches: Inspiring and Provocative Speeches from 1782 - Today - Some of the finest speeches ever made have been spoken in Ireland. This book highlights 45 eminent and influential speeches, from Robert Emmet’s defiant speech from the dock on the eve of his execution, to Panti Bliss’s passionate 21st century oratory in support
of gay marriage in Ireland. With a short biography of each speaker and highlights of their selected speech, this book features some of Ireland’s most inspiring and evocative speakers, from politics to the arts.
A Pocket History of the 1916 Rising - The Easter Rising was arguably the most important event in Irish history. It was an armed insurrection that occurred mainly in Dublin during Easter Week, 1916, mounted by Irish republicans intent on ending British rule in Ireland and establishing an independent Irish Republic. While not immediately successful, its consequences changed the course of Irish history forever.
This book explains what happened in the years before and after the Rising, as well as providing an exciting day-by-day account of the events themselves, and biographies of the leading figures.