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Briody-In the Service of the State Briody, Thomas. In the Service of the State. Edited by Michael Brody. County Louth, Choice Publishing, 2012. 21.4cm x 14cm. xxiv, 505 pages. Original illustrated softcover. As New. Signed by the author. [ The Memoirs of an Irish Forester. Volume 2].

At the age of 98, Thomas (Tosty) Briody, a native of south-west Cavan, is one of the oldest state foresters in Ireland. To date, Thomas Briody is the only Irish forester to pen his memoirs. The Road to Avondale, published in 2009, dealt with his childhood, early manhood and path to Forestry, as well as his early years as a state forester. In the Service of the State picks up his story from where The Road to Avondale left off and continues it up to his retirement from Forestry in 1979. During this time he worked in five forest centres in all four provinces of Ireland: Clonaslee forest (Co Laois); Mount Bellew forest (Co Galway); Castleblaney forest (Co Monaghan); Foxford forest (Co Mayo); and Carrick-on-Suir forest (counties Waterford, Tipperary and Kilkenny). As well as telling the story of one man’s struggle against the odds, the book sheds valuable insight on Irish Forestry in pre-Coillte days.

Keywords: Irish History

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Briody- The Road to Avondale Briody, Thomas (Tosty). The Road to Avondale. / In the Service of the State. [ The Memoirs of an Irish Forester. Volume 1 and Volume 2]. Edited by Michael Briody. 2 volumes complete. Louth, Choice Publishing & Book Services Ltd., 2009. 21.5cm x 13.8cm. (12) 373, xxiv, 505 pages. Original illustrated softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.

At the age of 96, Thomas (Tosty) Briody is one of the oldest foresters in Ireland. To date he is the only Irish forester to write an extensive account of his career in Forestry. In this book, the first volume of his memoirs, he describes the Cavan of his youth and early manhood: the traditional way of life he witnessed passing as well as the harsh years of the economic war, which he spent at home.

Keywords: Irish History

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  Brooke, Esq., W.H. Traits and Stories of The Irish Peasantry. With twelve Etchings, and Engravings on Wood. Third Edition, corrected. Two volumes (complete). Dublin/London, William Frederick Wakeman, Simpkin and Marshall, and Rich. Groombridge, 1830-1834. 17.7cm x 11.5cm. X, 235, 372 pages. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear.

Volume I includes for example:
Etchings and Engravings on Wood: “An Irish Wedding”, “The Three Tasks”/ Ned McKeown/ The Three Tasks, or The Little House Under the Hill – a Legend/ Shane Fadh’s Wedding/ Larry McFarland’s Wake/ The Battle of the Factions/ Pastimes, festivals, feasts and feuds are described/ vices, terrors and superstitions/ candid, affectionate and playful qualities of the Irish/ fact on Irish life/ language and expressions of the northern peasantry.
Volume II includes for example:
Etchings and engravings on wood by W.H. Brooke, for example “The Hedge School” and “The Station”/ The Party Flight and Funeral/ The Hedge School, and the Abduction of Mat Kavanagh/ The Station/ Pastimes, festivals, feuds and feasts are described/ vices, terrors and superstitions/ candid, affectionate and playful qualities of the Irish/ facts on Irish life/ language and expressions of the Irish peasantry.

Keywords: Irish History

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Brophy, The Corner of a Field and Other Poems. Brophy, Sean. The Corner of a Field and Other Poems. Dublin, Rainsford Press, 1995. 15 cm x 21.5 cm. 48 pages. Original hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Near fine condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following poems: Peace / Montparnasse / Evening at Bofin Harbour / Boys playing in the Phoenix Park / Gabhlan / Old Bridge at Mountallen / Dunmore East / The Picture of Reginald Gray / Loch an Teampaill / Lissadell / Swans at Falmouth / Poem for Lovers / Artillery Wood, Flanders etc.

″The author sets out to celebrate the ordinary in life, especially in nature. He celebrates life in the corner of a field in the west of Ireland, at a traditional Irish music session, on a rainy evening in Dublin City and at the graveside of a poet in Flanders. Readers are invited to join in this world of awareness, to see the extraordinary in the ordinary, to see the poetry in life all around them.”(Sean Brophy)

Keywords: 20th Century Literature, Irish Literature, Irish Poetry, Poetry

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Brown, Down All The Days. Brown, Christy. Down All The Days. London, Secker & Warburg, 1970. 14 cm x 20 cm. 266 pages. Original hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Good condition with stronger signs of external wear to the dustjacket. Small tears at corners of cover, and top and bottom of spine. Browning of page-edges. Inscription by preowner. Otherwise clean inside with solid binding.

“A novel which focuses on a young cripple, his childhood and his coming of age, who acts as a detached observer of life in the slums of Dublin, during the 1940s and 50s.” (Amazon)

″Brown’s self-proclaimed masterpiece, Down All the Days, was an ambitious project drawn largely from a playful expansion of My Left Foot; it also became an international best-seller, translated into fourteen languages. The Irish Times reviewer Bernard Share claimed the work was “the most important Irish novel since Ulysses.” Like James Joyce, Brown employed the stream-of-consciousness technique and sought to document Dublin’s culture through the use of humour, accurate dialects and intricate character description. Down All the Days was followed by a series of other novels, including A Shadow on Summer (1972), Wild Grow the Lilies (1976) and A Promising Career (published posthumously in 1982). He also published three poetry collections: Come Softly to My Wake, Background Music and Of Snails and Skylarks. All the poems are included in The Collected Poems of Christy Brown.” (Wikipedia)

Keywords: 20th Century Literature, Irish History, Irish Literature, Novel

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Brunicardi, The Seahound, the Story of an Irish Ship. Brunicardi, Daire. The Seahound, the Story of an Irish Ship. Cork, The Collins Press, 2001. 14 cm x 21.5 cm. 152 Pages. Original Softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

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Brunicardi, John Anderson of Fermoy: The Forgotten Benefactor. Brunicardi, Niall. John Anderson of Fermoy: The Forgotten Benefactor. Being a Paper Read to the Fermoy Field Club, 23 January 1980, with Illustrations and Further Material Annexed. Fermoy, Eigse na Mainistreach Publications, 1980. 14 cm x 21 cm. VI, 45 pages including photographs and illustrations. Original softcover pamphlet. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Some browning of end pages. Fading along spine. Inscription by preowner. Otherwise clean inside with intact staple binding.

Includes the following essays: The Forgotten Benefactor / The Story of the Mail Coach / The Charleston Maltings / The New Town of Fermoy / Provision for Religion / The Bridge Widened / The Post Office / The Military Establishment / The Man of Affairs / Lord Edward / Fermoy’s First Dispensary and Hospital / Schools and Industries / The Banker / Last Known Transaction / Family Man / Summary / Appreciation / Annex A: Anderson to Marsden, letter and accompanying handbill / Annex B: The Anderson Family / Annex C: Minutes of Meeting of Creditors, with biographical notes / Annex D: Obituaries / Annex E: Sa Mhainistir La, and translation One Day in Fermoy / Sources and Further Reading.

Keywords: Cork, Fermoy, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History, John Anderson

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Brunicardi, The Bridge at Fermoy. Brunicardi, Niall. The Bridge at Fermoy. Fermoy, Eigse Books, 1985. 15 cm x 21 cm. 14 pages including several illustrations. Original softcover pamphlet. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. A couple of faint stains on back cover. Inscription by preowner. Otherwise clean inside with intact staple binding. [Fermoy Heritage Series No. 3]

Includes the following sections: The Monastery Ford / The “Great” Earl of Cork / The So-Called Battle of Manning Ford Ends at the Ford of the Monastery / Cromwell’s March / The Death March / The Bridges is Widened / The Modern Bridge / Sources.

Keywords: Cork, Fermoy, Irish History, Irish Local History, Robert Boyle

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Buttimer, The Heritage of Ireland. Buttimer, Neil (editor) / Rynne, Colin (editor) / Guerin, Helen (editor). The Heritage of Ireland. Cork, The Collins Press, 2000. 21 cm x 27.5 cm. XIV, 713 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Contains dedication by Neil (Buttimer?).

Includes for example the following essays: The Natural Heritage / Marine Archaeology / Civil Engineering Heritage / Vernacular Architecture / The Irish Language / English in Ireland / Place-names / Genealogy / Folklore and Ethnology / Folklore and Ethics / Science / Gaelic Games / Local Studies / Traditional Music / Irish Dance / The Visual Arts in Ireland / The Irish Film Industry / The Library Tradition / The National Library of Ireland / The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland / The CELT Corpus of Irish Texts / The Professional Conservator / Conservation and Industrial Archaeology / The Principles of Interpretation / Design and Layout of Museum Exhibitions / County Museums / Folk Museums / The European Union and Heritage / Local Authority Perspectives / The Role of FAS / An Taisce / Private-sector Archaeology / Managing Development and Developing Managers / Marketing: Complement or Compromise? / Heritage Marketing on the Internet / Investment Decision-Making / The Irish Music Industry / Airline Deregulation and Tourism / Basic Accounting / Copyright and Cultural Heritage etc.

″The first structured multidisciplinary approach to defining and describing Ireland’s rich and complex heritage and analysing its protection and management. Presented in three main parts, each includes case studies illustrating key issues.” (Amazon)

Keywords: Archaeology, Architecture, arts administration, Heritage, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History

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Campbell, Harrowing of the Heart. The Poetry of Bloody Sunday. Campbell, Julieann/ Herron, Tom (eds.). Harrowing of the Heart. The Poetry of Bloody Sunday. A collection of poetry, song and drama inspired by events in Derry on 30 January 1972. First Edition. Derry, Guildhall Press, 2008. 13 x 19,5 cm. 159 pages. Original Softcover. Very good condition with minor signs of external wear.

Bloody Sunday – sometimes called the Bogside Massacre – was an incident on 30 January 1972 in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland. British soldiers shot 26 unarmed civilians during a protest march against internment. Fourteen people died: thirteen were killed outright, while the death of another man four-and-a-half months later was attributed to his injuries. Many of the victims were shot while fleeing from the soldiers and some were shot while trying to help the wounded. Two protesters were also injured when they were run down by army vehicles. The march had been organised by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association and the Northern Resistance Movement. The soldiers involved were members of the 1st Battalion, Parachute Regiment, also known as “1 Para”. Two investigations have been held by the British government. The Widgery Tribunal, held in the immediate aftermath of the incident, largely cleared the soldiers and British authorities of blame. It described the soldiers’ shooting as “bordering on the reckless”, but accepted their claims that they shot at gunmen and bomb-throwers. The report was widely criticised as a “whitewash”. The Saville Inquiry, chaired by Lord Saville of Newdigate, was established in 1998 to reinvestigate the incident. Following a 12-year inquiry, Saville’s report was made public in 2010 and concluded that the killings were both “unjustified” and “unjustifiable”. It found that all of those shot were unarmed, that none were posing a serious threat, that no bombs were thrown, and that soldiers “knowingly put forward false accounts” to justify their firing. On the publication of the report, British prime minister David Cameron made a formal apology on behalf of the United Kingdom. Following this, police began a murder investigation into the killings. Bloody Sunday was one of the most significant events of “the Troubles” because of the high number of casualties and fatalities caused by British soldiers in full view of the public and the press. It increased Catholic and Irish nationalist hostility towards the British Army and exacerbated the conflict. Support for the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) rose and there was a surge of recruitment into the organisation, especially locally. (Wikipedia)

Keywords: Irish History, Ulster

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