O'Brien Pocket History of Ireland (Pocket Books)

O'Brien Pocket History of Ireland (Pocket Books)

by Breandan Oh Eithir (Author)


New edition of this short and entertaining history from earliest times to the present by one of Ireland's best-loved writers.

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.

One of the main features is that it brings history up to date, providing an interesting account of both North and South over the past eighty years, 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.


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
Edition: 4th Revised edition
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Published: 10 Feb 2006

ISBN 10: 0862789583
ISBN 13: 9780862789589

Media Reviews
'A worthwhile starting point for anyone examining Ireland's past' -- Belfast Telegraph * The Belfast Telegraph *
'A valuable guide to Irish history' -- Irish Echo
'Of great interest and practical use for readers from Ireland or abroad' -- Leinster Leader * Leinster Leader *