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Akeroyd - The Wild Plants of Bere, Dursey, Whiddy and other Islands in Bantry Ba 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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Anonymous. Ilnacullin: An Illustrated Guide to the Gardens of Ilnaculnacullin (G 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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Corcoran, RTE and the Globalisation of Irish Television. Corcoran, Farrel. RTE and the Globalisation of Irish Television. Bristol and Portland, Intellect Ltd., 2004. 17.5 cm x 23 cm. 256 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Clean inside with solid binding.

Includes the following chapters: RTE Unsettled / Regulating Irish Broadcasting / Broadcasting and Government / The Economics of Broadcasting / Digital Television / Children and Television / The Difficult Birth of Irish Language Television / Globalisation etc.

″For about 40 years, RTE’s radio and television channels have played an enormous role in shaping Irish social and cultural life.

This work is a study of the structual transformation now taking place in Irish broadcasting. The book focuses on the television sector generally, but primarily on RTE, as it adjusts to a number of radical changes in the global field of forces whose impact began to accelerate in the mid-1990s.

RTE’s work is frequently shrouded in secrecy and mystique, which means that conspiracy theories abound about how it is governed and how it relates to various power centres in Irish life. This book is firmly aimed at increasing the transparency that should characterise public broadcasting, and demystifying this national institution that plays such an enormous role in the cultural and political life of Ireland.” (Publisher)

Keywords: 20th century, Broadcasting, Globalisation, Ireland, Irish History, Irish Interest, RTE, Television

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Corkery, The Threshold of Quiet. Corkery, Daniel. The Threshold of Quiet. Dublin, The Phoenix Publishing Company, no date (c.1940). 13 x 19 cm. 310 pages. Hardcover. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Very good+ condition. Minor signs of edgewear and slight foxing.

Daniel Corkery (Irish: Dónall Ó Corcora; 14 February 1878 – 31 December 1964) was an Irish politician, writer and academic. He is unquestionably best known as the author of The Hidden Ireland, his 1924 study of the poetry of eighteenth-century Irish Language poets in Munster.
He was born in the city of Cork and educated at the Presentation Brothers and St. Patrick’s College of Education, Dublin where he trained as a teacher. He taught at schools in Cork but resigned from St Patrick’s School there in 1921 when he was refused the headmastership. He then taught art for the local technical education committee, before becoming inspector of Irish in 1925, and later Professor of English at University College Cork in 1930. Among his students were Frank O’Connor, Seán Ó Faoláin and Seán Ó Tuama. Corkery was often a controversial figure in academia for his ‘nativist’ views on Irish literature, views which resulted in conflict with many Irish Language scholars, most notably Pádraig de Brún and his niece Máire Mhac an tSaoi. Ó Tuama, however, was frequently a staunch defender of Corkery’s reputation.

In his late twenties he learnt Irish and this brought him into contact with leading members of the Irish Language revival movement, including Terence MacSwiney, T. C. Murray and Con O’Leary, with whom he founded the Cork Dramatic Society in 1908. His plays Embers and The Hermit and the King were performed by the society. Later plays were staged at the famous Abbey Theatre, including The Labour Leader (1919) and The Yellow Bittern (1920).

He was also a writer of short stories, including the collections A Munster Twilight (1916), The Hounds of Banba (1920), The Stormy Hills (1929), and Earth Out of Earth (1939), and a novel, The Threshold of Quiet (1917).

He also wrote non-fiction works, including The Hidden Ireland (1924), a highly influential work about the riches of eighteenth-century Irish poetry. In this he attempted to reconstruct a worldview preserved by Gaelic poets amongst the poor and oppressed Catholic peasantry of the Penal Laws era, virtually invisible in the Anglo-Irish tradition that had dominated the writing of Irish history. “An instant, influential classic”, wrote Patrick Walsh, “its version of the past provided powerful cultural underpinning to the traditional nationalist history that became, in the 1930s, the educational orthodoxy of the new state.” Daniel Corkery’s papers are held in the Boole Library of University College Cork. (Wikipedia)

Keywords: Cork, Cork Author, Cork City, Ireland, Irish Literature

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Gailey, The Spade in Northern and Atlantic Europe. Gailey, Alan / Fenton, Alexander. [Eds]. The Spade in Northern and Atlantic Europe. [With a section: The Use of the Spade in Ireland] Belfast, Queen’s University / Ulster Folk Museum, 1970. 17.5 x 24.5cm. (13), 257 pages, with plates and figures. Original softcover. Excellent condition, other than fading to spine and front jacket.

Includes the following essays:
Bronze Age Spade Marks at Gwithian, Cornwall / Spades and Related Tools in Roman Britain / Notes on Medieval Spades / The Typology of the Irish Spade / The Use of the Spade in Ireland / The ‘Manks Spade’: a Reassessment / Spades in the Isle of Man / Faroese Cultivating and Peat Spades / Paring and Burning and Related Practices in the Southwestern Counties of England / The Paring and Burning Spade in Sweden / Cutting of Sod and Heather-Turf in Denmark / Cutting of Turf and Peat in Scotland / Peat and Turf in Ryedale in the Early Twentieth Century / Peat Spades in Western Norway / Slanes: Irish Peat Spades / Peat Cutting in Wales: a Socio-Technical System

Keywords: Agriculture, Denmark, Europe, Farming, Folk history, Ireland, Irish History, Norway, Rural Life, Scotland

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Glebe, Wandlungen in der Kulturlandschaft und Agrargesellschaft im Kleinfarmgebi Glebe, Günther. Wandlungen in der Kulturlandschaft und Agrargesellschaft im Kleinfarmgebiet der Beara- und Iveragh-Halbinsel/Südwestirland. Düsseldorf, Geographische Institut der Universität Düsseldorf, 1977. 17 x 24cm. 310 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und 6 Faltkarten. Softcover / Originale Broschur. Sehr guter Zustand, nur minimal bestossen. Düsseldorfer Geographische Schriften (Heft 6).

Entlhält u.a. – Der Naturraum / Die historichen Grundzüge eines Verharrungsraumes / Agrarverfassung und Besitzerverhältnisse in der Phase der Grundherrenherrschaft um die Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts / Wandlungen in der Agrarverfassung durch die staatliche Agrargesetzgebung im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert / Wandlungen im agrarsozialen Geflüge unter Einfluß der Entvölkerung zwischen 1850 und 1946 / Wandlungen im ländlichen Flur- und Siedlungsgefüge / Bevölkerung / Die Landwirtschaft – Struktur und jüngere Wandlungen / Struktur und Wandel in der Viehwirtschaft / Die agrarsozialen Strukturen auf der Beara- und Iveragh-Halbinsel / Die Folgerscheinungen des demographischen und sozialen Wandels in der Kulturlandschaft / Maßnahmen und Möglichkeiten zur Verbesserung der Wirtschaftsstruktur im Kleinfarmgebiet der Beara und Iveragh

Keywords: Agrarwirtschaft, Beara, Beara Peninsula, Geographie, Ireland, Irish Agriculture, Irish History, Kulturlandschaften, Small Farm Area West Cork, West Cork

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Lee, Ireland 1912-1985 Politics and Society. Lee, J.J. Ireland 1912-1985 Politics and Society. New York / Melbourne, Cambridge University Press, 1989. 15 cm x 22.5 cm. XVIII, 754 pages. Original softcover. Very condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes the following contents: Rebellion: 1912-1922 – The Easter Rising – Sinn Féin / Consolitation:1922-1932 – Northern Ireland – Fianna Fáil / Experiment: 1932-1945 / Malaise: 1945-1958 / Expansion: 1958-1969 / North: 1945-1985 / Drift: 1969-? / Perspectives.

″Ireland, 1912–1985 is the first study on this scale of Irish performance, North and South, in the twentieth century. Although stressing the primacy of politics in Irish public affairs, it argues that Irish politics must be understood in the broad context of economic, social, administrative, cultural and intellectual history. The book also explores fully the relationship between rhetoric and reality in the Irish mind, and sees political behaviour largely as a product of collective psychology. The ‘Irish experience’ is placed firmly in a comparative context. Therefore the book seeks to assess the relative importance of British influence and of indigenous impulses in shaping an independent Ireland, and to identify the relationship between personality and process in determining Irish history. Particularly close attention is paid to the role of individuals such as Eamon de Valera, Michael Collins, W. T. Cosgrove, Sir James Craig, J. J. McElligott, Sean Lemass, Terence O’Neill, and Ian Paisley, and to the limits within which even the most powerful personalities were forced to operate. This is by any standards a massive analytical study, of the first importance, which will become required reading by all who wish to deepen their understanding of the nature of modern Irish history and the way it has been shaped by the collective and individual personality.” (Amazon).

Keywords: de Valera, IRA, Ireland, Irish History, Lynch government, Politics, Sinn Féin, society, The Easter Rising

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Martin, Freedom to Choose. Martin, Micheal. Freedom to Choose. Cork & Party Politics in Ireland 1918-1932. Cork, The Collins Press, 2009. 14 x 22 cm. 288 pages. Original Hardcover in original dustjacket. Very good+ condition.

Keywords: Cork, Cork City, Ireland, Irish History

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Mersey, The Hills of Cork & Kerry. Mersey, Richard. The Hills of Cork & Kerry. Photographs by Bernd Thee. Dublin, Gill and Macmillan, 1987. 15.5 cm x 22 cm. 160 pages. With many photographs and maps. Original softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Clean inside with solid binding.

Includes for example the following: Beara’s Island / Beara West of the Castletown Road / Beara between the Castletown Road and the Healy Pass / Beara between the Healy Pass and the Kenmare-Glengariff Road / Beara to the East of the Glengariff Road , Iveragh’s Islands / The Dunkerron Range / The Mangerton Range / MacGillycuddy’s Reeks / The Glenbeigh Horseshoe / Knownadobar / Dingle’s Islands / Dingle west of Brandon / Brandon / Dingle to Inch / The Slieve Mish Mountains etc.

″The hills of south-west Ireland are higher than any in England and cover a greater area. They are wild and undocumented with no established tracks and few cairns. It is here that Richard Mersey has walked for over forty years. The Hills of Cork and Kerry is his personalized guidebook… Accompanied by Berned Thee’s superb photographs, specially commissioned for the book, this is a guide which opens up the beauty and mystery of this remarkable area for the first time.” (Publisher)

Keywords: Cork, Hillwalking, Ireland, Irish History, Kerry, Munster, Walking

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Mitchell, The Sword of O'Malley. Mitchell, Justin. The Sword of O’Malley. Dublin, The Phoenix Publishing Company, no date (c.1940). 13 x 19 cm. 290 pages. Hardcover. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Very good+ condition. Minor signs of edgewear and slight foxing.

Keywords: Ireland, Irish History

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