The Story of Ireland: A History of the Irish People

The Story of Ireland: A History of the Irish People

by Neil Hegarty
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The Story of Ireland: A History of the Irish People by Neil Hegarty

In this groundbreaking history of Ireland, Neil Hegarty presents a fresh perspective on Ireland's past. Comprehensive and engaging, The Story of Ireland is an eye-opening account of a nation that has long been shaped by forces beyond its coasts.

The Story of Ireland re-examines Irish history, challenging the accepted stories and long-held myths associated with Ireland. Transporting readers to the Ireland of the past, beginning with the first settlement in A.D. 433, this is a sweeping and compelling history of one of the world's most dynamic nations. Hegarty examines how world events, including Europe's 16th century religious wars, the French and American revolutions, and Ireland's policy of neutrality during World War II, have shaped the country over the course of its long and fascinating history. With an up-to-date afterword that details the present state of affairs in Ireland, this is an essential text for readers who are fascinated by current events, politics, and history.

Spanning Irish history from its earliest inhabitants to the country's current financial crisis, The Story of Ireland is an epic and brilliant re-telling of Ireland's history from a new point of view.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429941297
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/13/2012
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 362,405
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

NEIL HEGARTY was born in Derry. He holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin. After leaving Trinity, Neil travelled and worked for a travel website before becoming a professional writer. He acted as consultant editor and contributor to several editions of the Time Out Guide to Dublin. His short fiction and essays have been published widely and his journalism has appeared in The Irish Times and Daily Telegraph.


NEIL HEGARTY was born in Derry. He holds a PhD in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin. After leaving Trinity, Neil travelled and worked for a travel website before becoming a professional writer. He acted as consultant editor and contributor to several editions of the Time Out Guide to Dublin. His short fiction and essays have been published widely and his journalism has appeared in The Irish Times and Daily Telegraph.

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The Story of Ireland: A History of the Irish People 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
aallord More than 1 year ago
Irish history is one full of turmoil, battle and even unsettled government and land ownership today. The Story of Ireland does a supreme job covering these topics, the times, the turmoil of a people and nation divided trying to find their place in an ever changing world. The author is more than a little light on history of the Druids, mentioning them on only two pages and mentioned in reference only. Yet, Druids seem to have played a major role in Ireland history including some druidic customs still found in Irish customs today. So sit back, enjoy the journey as you experience the continuous changes in the history of Ireland... You will reveal Ireland was and still is fought over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago