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These tales written for adults transport the reader to the farthest reaches of Irish memory with wisdom, wit, history, heroics, folly, conflict, quest, loyalty and the success of both rich and poor. You will read of the deeds of some of Ireland's most beloved, long enduring heroes of pre-history and myth including Finn M'Coul the revered giant of great deeds who when faced with a giant of equal power, turns to his wife for rescue and the Warrior maiden Meav who provokes a bloody battle because a cattleman won't sell her his prize bull. You will also find the Irish fairies, charms and castles, the blend of Celtic and Christian belief is ever present, and the lilting Irish way with words will draw you in to the realms of magical Irish lore.
Ever seeking peace and quiet for her writing, Torrey Tunet believes she has found it in the quaint village of Ballynagh, nestled in the hills of rural Ireland. But something--she can't quite put her finger on it--is awry. With every change in the wind comes some strange news. First, her closest friend, Rowena Keegan, tries to run over the esteemed Dr. Ashenden, her own grandfather and master of the biggest manor in town. Why, Torrey wonders, would anyone want to kill him, least of all his favorite granddaughter? Torrey wants to believe that Rowena's attack on the doctor was a simple fluke, but when the old man later turns up dead in the forest, and Rowena confides a pressing secret to her, Torrrey can no longer stay intentionally ignorant. An outsider, Torrey looks on in bewilderment as mysteries crop up one after another in her beloved Ashenden family, which has taken her under its wing. And when the grandfather's will is read and a gypsy, shrouded in purple, arrives on the scene, family secrets fifty years old reveal themselves just as new ones begin to arise, capturing the attention of young and old townspeople alike. Ballynagh might never be the same.
4th title in the Nuala Anne McGrail series
"The poems completely move me as being Irish, they get the depth, the unspeaking of our very private people. The language is just right each time the way they pretend they are not poems. They rescue the lost emigrant culture, making a real Ireland and real myth out of Irish America. I am convinced it is a pioneer effort." -James Liddy, Back Cover
Drawing on an immense body of literature and research, Brian Jenkins analyses the forces that shaped mid-nineteenth century Irish nationalism in Ireland and North America as well as the role of the Roman Catholic Church. He outlines the relationship between newly arrived Irish Catholic immigrants and their hosts and the pivotal role of the church in maintaining a sense of exile, particularly among those who had fled the famine. Jenkins also explores the essential "Irishness" of the revolutionary movement and the reasons why it did not emerge in the two other "nations" of the United Kingdom, Scotland and Wales.
This is a major new history of the experiences and activities of Irish nationalist women in the early twentieth century, from learning and buying Irish to participating in armed revolt. Using memoirs, reminiscences, letters and diaries, Senia Pašeta explores the question of what it meant to be a female nationalist in this volatile period, revealing how Irish women formed nationalist, cultural and feminist groups of their own as well as how they influenced broader political developments. She shows that women's involvement with Irish nationalism was intimately bound up with the suffrage movement as feminism offered an important framework for women's political activity. She covers the full range of women's nationalist activism from constitutional nationalism to republicanism, beginning in 1900 with the foundation of Inghinidhe na hÉireann (Daughters of Ireland) and ending in 1918 with the enfranchisement of women, the collapse of the Irish Party and the ascendancy of Sinn Fein.
This is a book about Irish nationalism and how Irish nationalists developed their own conception of the Irish race. Bruce Nelson begins with an exploration of the discourse of race--from the nineteenth--century belief that "race is everything" to the more recent argument that there are no races. He focuses on how English observers constructed the "native" and Catholic Irish as uncivilized and savage, and on the racialization of the Irish in the nineteenth century, especially in Britain and the United States, where Irish immigrants were often portrayed in terms that had been applied mainly to enslaved Africans and their descendants. Most of the book focuses on how the Irish created their own identity--in the context of slavery and abolition, empire, and revolution. Since the Irish were a dispersed people, this process unfolded not only in Ireland, but in the United States, Britain, Australia, South Africa, and other countries. Many nationalists were determined to repudiate anything that could interfere with the goal of building a united movement aimed at achieving full independence for Ireland. But others, including men and women who are at the heart of this study, believed that the Irish struggle must create a more inclusive sense of Irish nationhood and stand for freedom everywhere. Nelson pays close attention to this argument within Irish nationalism, and to the ways it resonated with nationalists worldwide, from India to the Caribbean.
'Round Christmastime, things are a little different on the Emerald Isle. Instead of logs thrown onto the fire, we find turf blazing bright. Instead of cold eggnog spiced just right, the mother and father are enjoying their stout. You'll find no Donner or Cupid or Blitzen, but Ould Neddy the donkey and his small cart. Father Christmas with his Irish eyes twinkling ushers in his seven elves, and thus begins the wondrous Irish Night Before Christmas. This humorous tale, in the same vein as the famous Cajun Night Before Christmas, is the Irish version of Father Christmas's yearly visit. Told in delightful brogue, it will have everyone wishing "Nollaig sona agut!" (Merry Christmas to you!)
For those times when you need a snack-or a dessert after a good meal, or a homemade food gift, or a way to preserve the season-you need only to stock an Irish pantry to be prepared for any occasion. From jams and jellies to cakes, breads, condiments, and cured meats, this traditional look at feel-good foods bursting with nostalgia will satisfy your longing for something special.Chef and restaurateur Noel McMeel has spent a lifetime first learning in the kitchen, then working there himself. His recipes are generations old: passed from his grandmother to his mother, and to Noel and the next generation. They celebrate a culture of thrift and good eating, the original "eating local" and "whole foods" movements. Noel offers ways to pack the heat of summer into jars with recipes like Blackberry and Lime Jam and Orange Confit, and his Traditional Irish Christmas Cake might become a regular at your holiday table. There's also Rhubarb Ketchup,Homemade Elderflower Liqueur, Spiced Oat Crackers, and a whole chapter of rubs and seasonings. Whether you're Irish or just a food enthusiast, the Irish pantry may well become a way of life.
This book retells the story of Irish poetry written in English between the union of Britain and Ireland in 1801 and the early years of the Irish Free State. Through careful poetic and historical analysis, Matthew Campbell offers ways to read that poetry as ruptured, musical, translated and new. The book starts with the Romantic songs and parodies of nationalist and unionist writers - Moore, Mahony, Ferguson and Mangan - in times of defeat, resurgence and famine. It continues through a discussion of English Victorian poets such as Tennyson, Arnold and Hopkins, who wrote Irish poems as the British Empire unraveled. Campbell's treatment ends with Yeats, seeking a new poetry emerging from under union in times of violence and civil war. The book offers both a literary history of nineteenth-century Irish poetry and a way of reading it for scholars of Irish studies as well as Romantic and Victorian literature.
A grand-scale historical novel from the national bestselling author of Mistress Shakespeare. Born into a first family of Ireland, with royal ties on both sides, Elizabeth Fitzgerald-known as Gera-finds her world overturned when Henry VIII imprisons her father, the Earl of Kildare, and brutally destroys her family. Torn from the home she loves, her remaining family scattered, Gera dares not deny the refuge offered her in England's glittering royal court. There she must navigate ever-shifting alliances even as she nurtures her secret desire for revenge. From County Kildare's lush green fields to London's rough-and-tumble streets and the royal court's luxurious pageantry, The Irish Princess follows the journey of a daring woman whose will cannot be tamed, and who won't be satisfied until she restores her family to its rightful place in Ireland. .
Talk about the luck of the Irish! One of the most beloved of Irish institutions (there are more than one thousand in Dublin alone), the traditional pub has served generations as the venue for local gossip, sporting news, a ceilidh or two, literary soirees, real estate deals, political debates, revolutionary plots, and, lest we forget, for knocking back a pint of Guinness or a "ball of malt." The food's not bad either--as The Irish Pub Cookbook so deliciously demonstrates. It's a celebration of over 70 pub classics: thick soups and stews; savory tarts and meaty pies; big bowls of salad (times change!); and desserts of the seconds-are-always-appropriate variety. There's shepherd's pie, fish and chips, seafood chowder, and whiskey bread pudding for those with a taste for the quintessential. Contemporary specialties such as Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Courgette Soup; Salmon Cakes with Dill and Wine Sauce; Braised Lambshanks with Red Currants; and White Chocolate Terrine spotlight modern Irish cooking's richly deserved acclaim. Complete with pub photos, history, and lore, nobody leaves hungry when The Irish Pub Cookbook is in the kitchen.
From master Irish Chef, Larry Doyle, comes this modern take on classic Irish cooking. Cook all your favorites, including fish and chips, and corned beef and cabbage with this easy-to-follow cookbook.
Everybody loves a fool--especially made fluffy with ripe strawberries or tangy apple. From the author of The New Irish Table comes this celebration of the Emerald Isle's classic desserts. From lemony puddings and marmalade-slathered scones to fruit-filled tarts and berry-laden crumbles, these contemporary renditions of the traditional desserts of Ireland make perfect use of common staples such as oatmeal, fruit, dairy products, and, of course, whiskey. Steel-Cut Oat Pudding is enhanced with orange zest, nutmeg, and plump golden raisins. A chocolate, walnut, and caramel tart becomes a treat for grownups with a splash of the hard stuff. A final chapter offers the most memorable of holiday delectables including mincemeat tarts, Christmas pudding, and a really good fruitcake. A glossary and source list define and locate unusual ingredients. With gorgeous painterly photographs depicting the food and countryside, this wonderful cookbook serves as a sweet reminder of the people and cuisine of Ireland.
Irish Rebel returns to the family Roberts created in her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, and brings a brand-new story featuring the next generation.
"Mike was Big Red's son, but he hardly looked or acted like the son of a champion. He was a runt, a misfit, and a general all-around mutton-head. Always wanting his own way, he never gave an inch to anyone or anything that might stand in his way. He would be worthless unless he developed some brains and showed some willingness to cooperate. Then Danny and Mike were caught in a snowstorm on Tower Head and tracked by a puma. And Mike proved his courage and loyalty in a test that would bind him firmly to Danny for the rest of his life. "This is a worthy sequel to Big Red [also available from Bookshare] ... a rousing good story. Mr. Kjelgaard interprets the out-of-doors and the relationship between man and animals with understanding and mastery." -Library Journal
From the back cover, "A rogue can be a dishonest or unprincipled person but more often he is a 'likable rogue' i.e. a rascal and a scoundrel tolerated for his fun and his penchant for taking the harm out of his indiscretions by some redeeming act. Our history has thrown up a variety of rogues and scoundrels. The likable rogue, the impish rascal, the schemer, the hypocritical plamás and the downright cad--each genre is represented in Padraic O'Farrell's collection which includes the Sham Squire, Lord Haw-Haw, Alfie Byrne, Jack Doyle, 'Kruger', Madams of Monto and other fascinating characters." Born in Co. Kildare in 1932, Padraic O'Farrell lives with his family in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. He has published 23 books, including Proverbs and Sayings: Gems of Irish Wisdom and How the Irish Speak English. He has scripted revues for professionals and amateurs and writes humorous features and theatre columns for various publications including The Irish Times, Theatre Ireland, Irish Stage and Screen and Etudes Irland. Contains three pages of notes.
The second book in the Irish Legacy Trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME. On a horse-buying trip to Ireland, Burke Logan has his head turned from business by small-town Irish lass Erin McKinnon. Desperate to see more of the world, Erin accepts his offer of a bookkeeping job at his horse farm. And as Erin makes the most of her new life in Maryland, she can't ignore the growing attraction between her and Burke, even though he's holding himself back from her--and the truth about his past... Irish Rose includes teasers for the Irish Legacy novels, Irish Thoroughbred (Book One) and Irish Rebel (Book Three).
With his regal carriage and his hallmark chestnut red color, the Irish Setter is built like an elegant thoroughbred horse.<P><P> A longtime favorite of pet owners, field enthusiasts, and dog-show aficionados, the Irish Setter is as talented as he is devoted. He owes his reputation as a winning show dog to his natural elegance and beauty, just as his prowess in the field position him as a top contender at hunting events. As a companion dog, the Irish Setter is bursting with Irish charm, possessing a jovial, friendly nature that owners find irresistible. This Comprehensive Owner's Guide begins with a concise history of the breed's development in Ireland, England, and the United States, followed by a chapter on the breed's characteristics. The author, Margaret Williams, extols the breed's attributes as an appealing family companion and recommends that owners undertake the training of the young puppy with great care, given the breed's high-energy approach to life.New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author's advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.
An introduction to this hunting breed, known for its long reddish-brown coat, covering its history, development, habits, and required care. Part of Learning About Dogs series.
After 1770, Ireland experienced the establishment of modern forms of Irish Catholicism, new engagement by the public with the political process, and the growth of the modern state, represented by new legal and educational systems. An Irish-Speaking Island investigates the role in these developments of the population who spoke Irish in their daily lives#151;whether as a first or second language#151;and links the history of language contact and bilingualism with the broader history of Ireland in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. As late as 1840, Ireland had as many as four million Irish speakers#151;a significant proportion of the total population#151;who could be found in every county of the island and in all social classes and religious persuasions. Their impact on the modern history of Ireland and the United Kingdom cannot be captured by a simple conclusion that they became anglicized. Rather, Nicholas M. Wolf explores the complex ways in which the transition from Irish to English placed a premium on adaptive bilingualism and shaped beliefs and behavior in the domestic sphere, religious life, and oral culture within the community. An Irish-Speaking Island will interest not only historians but also scholars of linguistics, folklore, politics, literature, and religion.
Jacovich has been by a judge to find things stolen from her home. He becomes involved with the mob, Ira and murder.
These aren't the usual kiddie bedtime, sermonizing or excessively sweet Christmas stories we usually find in Christmas fiction. These original stories by one of Ireland's master storytellers of the everyday people living in the Irish southwestern countryside, small towns and boglands make entertaining reading all year. Husbands, bachelors, uncles and grandfathers will be caught up in the adventures of Irishmen who haggle over pints in the pubs, barrels on the road, turf in the boglands and change in their pockets. There's no preaching here. Romance is in the air, a cat gets boiled in the best sobering up soup in memory, the good and the greedy get theirs and a banshee is unveiled. These quirky characters and their culture are disappearing as Ireland is modernized. Enjoy them in this engaging volume as they celebrate until dawn and awaken to some amazing holiday surprises. A short, friendly, glossary explains Irish words like bogdeal, cadhrawn, groodle and stoolin.
Terrier-breed expert Bardi McLennan unveils the mystery of the Irish Terrier, whose "heedless, reckless pluck" has made him the indisputable "daredevil" of the dog world. Fiery, protective, friendly, and affectionate, the Irish Terrier possesses an intense personality that is only exceeded by his loyalty to his owner and family. In the history chapter that opens this Comprehensive Owner's Guide, McLennan retells the origins of the terriers of the Emerald Isle, how various terrier types evolved, and how the Irish Terrier-as a purebred dog-came to fame and favor among farmers, dog breeders, military personnel, and peasants, especially as a children's companion. In the chapter on the breed's characteristics, the author offers sound advice for all potential owners of the Irish Terrier. Recognizing the breed's bold and boisterous nature, the Irish Terrier "is not a breed for the timid, the weak-willed or those who merely wish to pamper a pet and be pampered in return." Today's Irish Terriers, though not as "reckless" as his forebears, "should not be thought of anything more than assertive. He is not aggressive toward people, but he is a dog who likes who he is and doesn't mind letting others know it."New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author's advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.
In twenty years and over one hundred books, Nora Roberts has captured readers' hearts with enthralling stories and sizzling romance. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author offers readers this special 2-in-1 edition containing her very first book and its sensational sequel. In Irish Thoroughbred, Adelia Cunnane's hot temper sets the heart of Travis Grant aflame. Now the powerful owner of Royal Meadows horse farm resolves to make her his own. In Irish Rose, Erin McKinnon accepts Burke Logan's loveless proposal and his cool promise of security and wealth. But can this ravishing beauty win her hard-hearted husband's love?