Irish History For Dummies

Irish History For Dummies

by Mike Cronin
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Irish History For Dummies by Mike Cronin

A rip-roaring ride through the history of the Emerald Isle

Ireland’s story is an amazingly dramatic and intense one – and today the influence of Irish culture can be felt around the globe. This book helps you find out why, taking you on a rollercoaster journey through the highs and lows of Ireland’s past including invasions, battles, executions, religious divide, uprisings, emigration – and Riverdance!

Mike Cronin is a lecturer at the Centre for Irish Programmes, Boston College, Dublin. He has written 5 books on Irish history.


  • When and how Ireland became Celtic
  • Ireland and Britain’s complex relationship
  • The evolution of Irish culture
  • How Irish emigration has affected the world
  • Northern Ireland’s rocky road to peace

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119997283
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/14/2011
Series: For Dummies Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 402,774
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Mike Cronin studied history at the University of Kent and at Oxford, and has taught history to university students for the past fifteen years. He has published widely on the history of Ireland, and also on the history of sport. His books include a history of sport and nationalism in Ireland, a jointly authored history of St Patrick’s Day celebrations around the world, and a general history of Ireland. He is currently the Academic Director at Boston College’s Centre for Irish Programmes in Dublin, and is researching the history of major public spectacles and festivals in twentieth century Ireland.

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