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Marden, A Short History of the 6th Division: August 1914 - March 1919. A Short History of the 6th Division: August 1914 – March 1919. First published in 1920. Uckfield, The Naval & Military Press, 2003. 14 cm x 21,5 cm. 120 pages. With a full colour map. Original Softcover. Excellent, close to new condition. Reprint of original 1920 publication.

The record of a cavalry brigade which served on the Western front for four years and took part in many actions. No roll of honour but officer casualties named in the text, no list of awards, no index.The 6th Cavalry Brigade (6 Cav Bde) began to form in England on 19 September 1914, part of the new 3rd Cavalry Division. The first two regiments to join were the 1st R Dragoons (1D) and 10th R Hussars (10H), both from S Africa where they were stationed when war broke out, and they constituted the brigade when it embarked for France during the first week in October 1914. The following month they were joined by 3rd Dragoon Guards (3DG) and ten days later by the North Somerset Yeomanry (N Som Yeo). After about a week 10H were transferred to 8th Cavalry Brigade in the same division, and from then for over three years 3DG, 1D and N Som Yeo constituted 6 Cav Bde. In March 1918, shortly before the German offensive N Som Yeo were withdrawn and converted to a MG role; they were replaced by 10H. The brigade saw a great deal of fighting both mounted and dismounted – First and Second Ypres, Loos, Arras, Epehy, the March offensive in which heavy casualties resulted in the N Som Yeo being returned to the brigade, back in the mounted role, as reinforcements. The regiment was broken up and personnel distributed among the other regiments in the brigade which took part in the the advance to victory, the Hindenburg Line fighting and the final advance. In his introduction the author states that the book is a simple, unvarnished narrative of the chief events in the history of the brigade, a record that does not include personal anecdotes such as may be seen in regimental histories. Although there is no Roll of Honour nor list of awards, the narrative has plenty of references to casualties (officers named), postings in and out, apointments to the staff and changes in command but no mention of awards or decorations other than the one VC, a posthumous award to 2Lt J.S Dunville,1D, for which the citation is given in full. The five photos are portraits of the five brigade commanders; the maps are very clear and informative. (Publisher).

Keywords: 6th Division, Irish Military History, World War I

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Akeroyd - The Wild Plants of Bere, Dursey, Whiddy and other Islands in Bantry Bay. Akeroyd, John / Wolstenholme, Leander / Poole, Jenna / Atkinson, Wendy / Flynn, Paul / Janouchova, Marketa / Plant, Caroline / Fisher, Jenny. The Wild Plants of Bere, Dursey, Whiddy and other Islands in Bantry Bay. Photography by Robbie Murphy. Sherkin Island, Sherkin Marine Station, 2013. 8°. 240 pages. Original, illustrated Softcover. Excellent, as new condition. Signed by the editor.

Includes: The Environment and History of the Islands / Climate / Geology and Soils / Glacial Drift / Soil types / Vegetation / History of native vegetation / Outline of plant communities / Flora / Human history, land ownership and land use / Prehistory to the Middle Ages / 16th to 19th centuries – Invaders and Landlords / Castles, forts and towers / Population changes in the 19th to 20th centuries / History of Botanical Exploration / Historical outline / The Work of Botanists from Sherkin Island Marine Station / The Islands / Bere / Dursey / Whiddy / Garinish (Garnish Island) / Systematic Plant List of Bere, Dursey & Whiddy and other Islands of Bantry Bay / Pteridophytes: Ferns and Fern allies / Gymnosperms: conifers / Angiosperms: flowering plants / Charophytes: stoneworts / References / Index of Scientific Names / Inneacs de hAinmneacha GAeilge / Index of English Names //

Keywords: Bantry, Bantry Bay, Botanik, Botany, County Cork, Flora, Ireland, Irish Botany, Irish Flora, Irish Natural History, West Cork

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Aldous- We Declare Aldous, Richard/ Puirseil, Niamh. We Declare. Landmark Documents in Ireland’s History. With a foreword by Fintan O’Toole. London, Quercus Publishing Plc, 2008. 27.7cm x 19.5cm. 216 pages. With photographs throughout. Original Hardcover with dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.

Includes for Example: St. Patrick’s Confessio/ Bul Laudabiliter/ Statute of Kilkenny/ An Act that the King and his Successors be Kings of Ireland/ Hugh O’Neill’s War Aims/ Ulster Plantation/ Cromwell’s Report to Parliament after Drogheda/ Treaty of Limerick/ Aims and Organization of the United Irishmen/ The Act of Union/ Stanley Letter on Education/ On Conditions During the Great Famine/ The Idea of a University/ No Rent Manifesto/ Rules of Football and Hurling/ Poster for the Opening Night of the Abbey Theatre/ Ulster Solemn League and Covenant/ Report on Dublin Housing Conditions/ Proclamation of the Irish Republic/ Battle of the Somme War Diary/ Report of the Labour Commission to Ireland/ The Anglo-Irish Treaty/ Pastoral Letter Excommunicating the Republicans/ Bunreacht na hEireann (Constitution of Ireland)/ The Republic of Ireland Act/ An Irish Navy: Diary of an Exile/ Economic Development/ Demands of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association/ Chains or Change/ Widgery Report on Bloody Sunday/ Poorest of the Rich/ The Belfast ‘Good Friday’ Agreement/ Genesis Report to the Football Association of Ireland etc.

Keywords: Irish History

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Allen F.P.M., The Presentation Brothers, Volume 1: Under the authority of the Bi Allen F.P.M., D.H. The Presentation Brothers, Volume 1: Under the authority of the Bishops, 1802-1889. Cork, (Private Publication), 1993. 15 cm x 21.5 cm. 254 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: Edmund Rice; His Birth, Youth and Early Manhood / Edmund’s Religous Vocation / The Society of the Presentation / A New Beginning Douglas Street / The South Monastery and Lancasterian Schools / Westward to Killarney / Missionary Efforts of the 1840s / Killarney to Milltown / The Riordan Brothers / Greenmount / The Brothers and National Education / Papal Approval / St Brendan’s Birr / Presentation College Cork / South Monastery, 1848 – 1889 etc.

Keywords: Education, Irish History, Irish Local History, Irish Religion, Irish Religion & Church History, Irish Religious History, Religion, Religious Groups, self-published

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The Presentation Brothers. The Presentation Brothers - Volume 1 - Under the Authority of the Bishops 1802-1889. Allen, D.H. The Presentation Brothers – Volume 1 – Under the Authority of the Bishops 1802-1889. Cork, The Presentation Brothers, c 1993. 16 cm x 24 cm. 254 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: Edmund Rice – His Birth Youth and Early Manhood, The Society of the Presentation, The Congregation Survives, A New Beginning in Douglas Street, Westward to Killarney, The Companions of Michael Augustine Riordan, and The Brothers and National Education.

Keywords: Irish Religion, Irish Religion & Church History, Irish Religious History, Military History, World War I, World War One

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An tAthair Mícheál. Faire i dTeannta Chríost [Watch with Christ]. An tAthair Mícheál. Faire i dTeannta Chríost [Watch with Christ]. First Edition. Corcaigh, Mac Aogáin ‘sa Mhaca, 1951. 8°. 32 pages. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear.

Includes for Example: St. Theresa/ Sr. Elizabeth of the Trinity, translated by Benedictines of Stanbrook/ St. Therese de l’Enfant Jesus/ Le Royaume de Jesus – St. Jean Etudes/ St. Robert Southwell/ Veni Creator/ The Mother of Jesus – V. Rev. Fr. James / Leabhar an Aifrinn/ The Holy Ghost- Manning etc.

Keywords: Gaeilge, Gaelic, Gaelic Language

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Anonymous. Athbheochan na Gaeilge / The Restoration of the Irish Language. Anonymous. Athbheochan na Gaeilge / The Restoration of the Irish Language. Dublin, Oifig an tSolathair, 1965. 16 cm x 24 cm. 181 pages. Original softcover. Very good condition with some clear signs of wear. Name of preowner on endpaper, dogears, some browning of page-edges.

Contains the following chapters in Irish and English: Introduction / Public Administration / The Gaeltacht / The Educational System / The Language in Media of Culture and Entertainment / The Language in Irish Society / Co-ordination and Implementation of Policy / Appendix: State Aid to the Gaeltacht / Map – An Ghaeltacht.

Keywords: Bilingual, Gaeilge, Gaelic Language, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish language, Irish Law

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Anonymous. Ilnacullin: An Illustrated Guide to the Gardens of Ilnaculnacullin (Garnish Island). Anonymous. Ilnacullin: An Illustrated Guide to the Gardens of Ilnaculnacullin (Garnish Island). Ireland, National Parks and Monuments Service, 1982. 15 cm x 20.5 cm. 36 pages. Original pamphlet. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: Self-guiding trail / Plant lists / Map of Ilnacullin / Historical background / Development of the gardens etc.

Keywords: Glengarriff, Ireland, Irish Geography, Irish History, Irish Plants, Tourism, West Cork

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Anonymous. Maynooth College: Celebrating 200 Years. Anonymous. Maynooth College: Celebrating 200 Years. Maynooth, St Patrick’s College, 1995. 21 cm x 29.5 cm. 62 pages. Original softcover program. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes the following chapters: Foreword by Cardinal Cahal B. Daly / Maynooth – Chronology / The Grounds and their Development / Some Maynooth Figures from the Past / The Old Collee Buildings / Glimpses into the Library / The Development of the North Campus / An Ghaeilge i Ma Nuad / Works of Art in Maynooth / The Musical Tradition / Sport in Maynooth / Maynooth Alumni Association / The Bicentenary Garden / Bicentenary Exhibitions / Bicentenary Publications / Bicentenary Programme of Events.

Keywords: Irish Architecture, Irish Art, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History, Maynooth, program, University

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Record of the 5th (Service) Battalion: The Connaught Rangers from 19th August 1914 to 17th January, 1916 Anonymous. Record of the 5th (Service) Battalion: The Connaught Rangers from 19th August 1914 to 17th January, 1916 First published in 1916. Uckfield, The Naval & Military Press, 2002. 15,5 cm x 23,5 cm. 230 pages. Original Softcover. Excellent, close to new condition. Reprint of original 1916 publication.

The Battalion’s story from formation in Ireland to active service at Gallipoli and in the Macedonian theatre in 1915The 5th Connaught Rangers began life in Galway, the regimental Depot, on the west coast of Ireland but soon moved to Dublin where the drafts to make up the battalion began to arrive. The battalion officially came into existence as the 5th Battalion on 19 August 1914 under the command of Lt Col H.F.N. Jourdain who remained in command throughout the period covered in this book. The first chapter describes the build-up in great detail, giving the names of every officer and the date of arrival, and the dates of arrival of each draft and its strength. The battalion was allocated to 29th Brigade, 10th (Irish) Division, the first Irish division in the history of the British Army, composed of battalions of all the Irish line regiments. After preliminary training in Ireland the division moved to England in May 1915, concentrating in the Basingstoke area and in July it embarked for Gallipoli. The battalion, with 29th Brigade, landed at Anzac Cove on the morning of 6th August, attached to the Anzac Corps, and thereafter took part in several actions, Lone Pine, Chunak Bair and the attack on Hill 60 (27th-29th August) which involved severe, hand-to-hand fighting. At the end of September the 10th Division was withdrawn prior to transfer to the Macedonian front. The battalion left Gallipoli on 29th September some seven weeks after landing, during that period it incurred 684 casualties (220 dead) out of an original embarkation strength of 975. On 10th October 1915 the battalion arrived at Salonika and about a month later the division advanced into Serbia and Bulgaria. Operations were conducted in rugged, inhospitable country, in freezing cold (on one occasion even the greatcoats were frozen stiff) and against a tough enemy. Fighting was particularly savage at Kosturino which cost the battalion well over 500 casualties – nearly 150 invalided with frost-bite. By the end of the year the division had fallen back to Salonika. This is a very detailed record of the battalion’s activities with frequent strength states, casualty lists with officers named as well as names of those joining. A table at the end of the book summarises the casualties from July 1915 to January 1916, they total 1,219. (Publisher).

Keywords: Connaught Rangers, Irish Military History

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