New Book: Churches in the Irish Landscape AD 400-1100 by Tomás Ó Carragáin. Cork University Press

Between the fifth century and the ninth, several thousand churches were founded in Ireland, a higher density than most other regions of Europe. This period saw fundamental changes in settlement patterns, agriculture, social organisation, rituals and beliefs, and churches are an important part of that story. The premise of this book is that landscape archaeology is one of the most

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New Book: Yeats Now: Echoing into Life by Joseph M. Hassett. Lilliput Press

W.B. Yeats believed that a poet’s life should be an experiment in living. His poems fashion into memorable words the sometimes puzzling emotions that hover over important life events. Yeats’s remarkable work can clarify our own thinking about similar situations. Joseph M. Hassett’s Yeats Now: Echoing into Life extracts and distills the rich harvest of Yeats’s experiment. As Yeats’s biographer

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New book: Midnight Again: The Wartime Letters of Helen Ramsey Turtle ed John Wilson Foster.

Midnight Again: The Wartime Letters of Helen Ramsey Turtle. Edited by John Wilson Foster. Mahee Island Press. ISBN: 978-12-5272-9411-0 (Ramsey Turtle was an American woman living in Belfast and on Mahee Island, Co. Down between 1933 and 1946 when she returned to the USA to die prematurely at the age of 35. The book is an edited and annotated selection

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New Book: Ireland’s New Traditionalists: Fianna Fáil republicanism and gender, 1926-1938 by Kenneth Shonk

Ireland’s New Traditionalists: Fianna Fáil republicanism and gender, 1926-1938 by Kenneth Shonk The creation of Fianna Fáil in 1926 marked a new era in Irish politics wherein an evolved version of Irish republicanism, suited to operate in the Irish Free State, entered the political arena. Fianna Fáil was indeed a political organisation, but it was also a nationalist project, intent

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New Book: Heroes of Ireland’s Great Hunger. Eds. Christine Kinealy, Jason King and Gerard Moran. Cork Uni Press

Heroes of Ireland’s Great Hunger Edited by Christine Kinealy, Jason King and Gerard Moran The tragedy that struck Ireland between 1845 and 1852 is often viewed through the lens of cold-hearted bureaucrats, greedy merchants or indifferent landlords who put profit, principles of political economy, and prejudice against the Irish poor, above the need to save lives. This ground-breaking volume examines

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New Book: Stepping through Origins Nature, Home, and Landscape in Irish Literature by Jefferson Holdridge. Syracuse Uni Press

Since the eighteenth century, landscape has played complex psychological and political roles in the narrative of Irishness, entailing questions of memory, family, home, exile, and forgiveness. In Stepping through Origins, Holdridge explores the interplay of these concepts in literature. For Irish writers from Swift to Heaney, the Irish landscape has remained not only a reflection of Irish troubles but, much

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New Book: Ireland [1913] by Richard Bermann translated and edited by Leesa Wheatley and Florian Krobb. Cork Uni Press

Ireland [1913] by Richard Bermann translated and edited by Leesa Wheatley and Florian Krobb Translated for the first time Ireland [1913] looks at what was happening in Ireland on the eve of World War I In 1913, the ‘Irish Question’ was hotly discussed in European capitals because on the eve of the Great War, the stability in the British Empire’s

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New Book: Colm Ó Caodháin: An Irish singer and his world by Ríonach uí Ógáin. Cork Uni Press

Colm Ó Caodháin: An Irish singer and his world by  Ríonach uí Ógáin One of the most sought after aspects of Irish vernacular culture is traditional song. Access to earlier recordings is a way to ensure the best understanding and appreciation of earlier singers, styles and repertoires. Within Ireland this is often primarily associated with the Irish Folklore Commission and

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New Book: Anne Enright: Feminine Aesthetics: Writing, Mothering, Spiraling by Caroline Eufrausino. Peter Lang Press

Anne Enright has publicly evidenced gender imbalance in publishing mentioning that men mostly praise books written by men. This book claims that Enright advocates for this cause by giving voice, in her literature, to those she considers the most repressed in the society she reports to. By telling stories of pregnancy, mothers, daughters and grandmothers, she empowers women, opens up

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Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies Edited By Renée Fox, Mike Cronin, Brian Ó Conchubhair. 20% discount code included below

Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies begins with the reversal in Irish fortunes after the 2008 global economic crash. The chapters included address not only changes in post-Celtic Tiger Ireland but also changes in disciplinary approaches to Irish Studies that the last decade of political, economic, and cultural unrest have stimulated. Since 2008, Irish Studies has been directly and indirectly

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