The Everything Irish History & Heritage Book: From Brian Boru and St. Patrick to Sinn Fein and the Troubles, All You Need to Know About the Emerald Isle

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There's more to being Irish than kissing a Blarney Stone!

Few places on earth match Ireland's romantic attraction and historical legacy. Every year, millions of visitors flock to the ancient sites and burgeoning cities of this enchanted island to immerse themselves in its rich literary, musical, and political heritage.

The Everything Irish History & Heritage Book introduces readers to the people, places, and events that have shaped the past...

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The Everything Irish History & Heritage Book: From Brian Boru and St. Patrick to Sinn Fein and the Troubles, All You Need to Know About the Emerald Isle

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Overview

There's more to being Irish than kissing a Blarney Stone!

Few places on earth match Ireland's romantic attraction and historical legacy. Every year, millions of visitors flock to the ancient sites and burgeoning cities of this enchanted island to immerse themselves in its rich literary, musical, and political heritage.

The Everything Irish History & Heritage Book introduces readers to the people, places, and events that have shaped the past and given rise to the unique culture of the Irish people. From the Iron Age to the economic renaissance, this comprehensive account familiarizes readers with Ireland's history and acquaints them with the climate, food, language, and sports that make it truly unique.

Features exhaustive coverage of:

  • Celtic mythology and ancient folklore
  • The Irish literary tradition—from The Book of Kells to Ulysses
  • The potato famine and the Great Hunger
  • The Irish in America and the immigration experience
  • The Troubles and the road to peace
  • Religion and family life
Packed with historical information and cultural insights, The Everything Irish History & Heritage Book is a must-read for anyone interested in the magic and mystery of the Emerald Isle.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580629805
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 286,997
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy Hackney Blackwell graduated from Duke University with degrees in history and medieval and renaissance studies. She received her an M.A. in early modern European history from Vanderbilt University.

Ryan Hackney received his B.A. and M.A. in the history of science from Harvard University and is the author of Let's Go guides to Ireland, Britain, Europe, and Ecuador.

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  • Posted December 30, 2009

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    Perfect for an Irishman

    I gave this book to my Irish friend for Christmas. He is thrilled with what he has read so far. He called last night to tell me what he had learned about his ancestors, and he thanked me again for giving this book to him.

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    Erin go Blah Blah Blah

    This book has completely removed any interest in visiting Ireland for me and I only wish I could get back the time that I wasted on reading it. An embarrasment to anyone truly Irish.

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