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Record of the 5th (Service) Battalion: The Connaught Rangers from 19th August 19 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 At the end of September the 10th Division was withdrawn prior to transfer to the Macedonian front.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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Anonymous. Robinson Crusoe. Anonymous. Robinson Crusoe. Ireland’s Greatest Pantomime. Dublin, Gaiety Theatre, 1974. 10.5 cm x 22 cm. 12 pages. Original softcover pamphlet. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes the following sections: Maureen Potter / Danny Cummins / Michael O’Dea / Vernon Hayden / Barbara Brennan / Cecil Nash / Ursula Doyle / Thelma Ramsey / Edward Ward-Mills / George Henry / Captain Hanson’s Chimpanzees / The Tangier Troupe / Cast List / Synopsis of Scenes.

″The Gaiety Theatre is a theatre on South King Street in Dublin, Ireland, off Grafton Street and close to St. Stephen’s Green. It specialises in operatic and musical productions, with occasional dramatic shows.” (Wikipedia)

″Maureen Potter was born in Dublin and educated at St. Mary’s school in Fairview. She had a long career in Irish theatre, mainly as Ireland’s première comedienne, but also as a straight actress. She was a regular performer at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin and for many years starred in Christmas pantomime. She became the first star to have a bronze cast of her handprints outside the theatre” (Wikipedia)

Keywords: Ephemera, Gaiety Theatre, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Plays, Pantomime, Theatre

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Arensberg- Family and Community in Ireland Arensberg, Conrad M./ Kimball, Solon T. Family and Community in Ireland. Second Edition. Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 1968. 24cm x 16cm. xxxiii, 417 (5) pages. 14 figures, 13 tables. Maps of Clare and Ennis. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Good condition with some stronger signs of external wear. Waterstain on edge. Endpaper signed by preowner. Interesting newspaper-clipping about Ballybough Jewish Cemetery included. Very rare publication.

Includes for Example: The Small Farmers/ Small Farm Economy/ Family Labor/ The Relations of Kindred/ The Kinship System/ Demography and Familism/ Family Transition at Marriage/ Dispersal and Emigration/ The Problem of the Aged/ The Old in the Community/ Familism and Sex/ Occupation and Status/ Markets and Community/ The Framework of Relationship/ The Town: Setting and People/ Shopkeepers and Shop Assistants/ Induction and Transformation/ Marriage and Family/ Mobility and Continuity/ Reciprocals of Family and Credit etc.

The authors gathered their material during the early 1930s, when they lived for two years among the people of County Clare, and managed to establish relations of mutual friendliness and confidence with their various hosts. Their study focuses on the distinctive culture of the small farmers of Eire. After a brief statistical review to establish the small farmer class and characterize the nature and scope of its economic activities, the treatment centers on the family groups dwelling on the land and following the rhythmic cycles of an ancient mode of life. The rural familial economy with its division of labor between the sexes and between age groupings, traditional patterns that govern the status and control the relations between family members, the system of kinship, the interplay of demographic and familial factors, the institution of match-making as it affects family continuity and the dispersal of members, the sex mores, the position and problems of the aged, and the social and economic bonds that weld families into the community: all are described and discerningly analyzed.

The present edition includes six new chapters on the behavior of Irish townsmen and the distinctions between rural and urban life, even as the two remain intimately linked. Once more, the clear, sympathetic presentation of material makes this volume decidedly important, not only to the social scientist and anthropologist, but also to the general reader who is interested in Ireland, in things Irish, or simply the nature of human relationships.

Keywords: Irish History

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Ashton, Two Historical Plays: The Battle of Aughrim, or the Fall of Monsieur St. Ashton, Robert / Michelburne, John. Two Historical Plays: The Battle of Aughrim, or the Fall of Monsieur St. Ruth / Ireland Preserved, or the Siege of Londonderry. Dublin, C.M. Warren, No date [c.1880] 9 cm x 14 cm. 144 pages. Softcover / Original, titled brochure. Good condition with signs of external wear. Damage to corners of front page. Spotting on page edges, front and rear page and several pages within. Otherwise clean inside and intact.

Robert Ashton; author of Battle of Aughrim or the Fall of Monsieur St. Ruth, a verse tragedy in five acts, first seen in 1728; Dublin edns. of Aughrim in 1756, 1771, 1777, 1780, 1784, 1814, 1839, 1841; another in Strabane, 1785, and one in Limerick, 1819; often printed with Michelburne’s Siege of London-Derry; also wrote unprinted comedy, Love is the Conqueror, and is the prob. author of Congratulatory Poem to Dean Swift (1725), Poem in Honour of the Royal Society of Journeymen Shoemakers (1726), and Poem on the Birth-day of Her Late Majesty Queen Anne (1726), all printed in Dublin as folio sheets by a student of TCD; The Battle of Aughrim, called ‘the Ulster folk play par excellence’ (J. R. R. Adams), was revived in Camden Town, London, in 1990.” (Ricorso)

″Colonel John Michelburne offers, in his 1705 play Ireland Preserv’d or the Siege of Londonderry Together with the Troubles of the North, a carefully observed and highly entertaining account of the Jacobite invasion of Ulster in 1689.The author is an unusual example of a Protestant colonist and Williamite soldier who not only formed an undying attachment to his adoptive home but also earned near saintly status in Irish folklore.” (Northernirelanddotorg)

Keywords: 18th Century Literature, 19th Century, Irish Drama, Irish History, Irish Literature, Ulster

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Aston, Monasteries in the Landscape. Aston, Mick. Monasteries in the Landscape. Stroud, Tempus Publishing, 2000. 17 cm x 25 cm. 223 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Slightly worn corners. Clean inside with solid binding.

Includes the following chapters: The Illustrations / Preface / Acknowledgements / Introduction / Monasteries in the landscape / The earliest monasteries / Anglo-Saxon monasteries before the Vikings / Saxon and Norman monasteries / The new orders / Monastic precincts / Monastic estates, lands and buildings / The later Middle Ages and the Dissolution / From the Dissolution to the present day.

″In the Middle Ages monasteries were among the greatest owners of land in Britain; today their influence on the landscape can be seen not only in the magnificent monastic ruins, but also in earthworks, patterns of landholding and even industrial remains. Mick Aston examines the place of monasteries in the landscape – how they affected and were affected by the countryside in which they were built. He explains how monasticism arrived in Britain – growing from austere beginnings to rich and powerful estates. He looks at why abbeys and priories were sited where they were and at all aspects of their activities – estate management, farming policy, industrial and commercial operations in the countryside and in towns. The story does not end with the Dissolution: the book also discusses how many of their estates and buildings were bought by private owners and adapted for secular use. Whether you are an amateur archaeologist/historian or student, this magnificently illustrated book will direct you to the signs in the landscape that reveal the past glory of Britain’s monasteries.” (Publisher)

Keywords: Geography, Irish Religion, Irish Religion & Church History, Irish Religious History, landscape, Medieval, Medieval Architecture, Monasticism, Skellig Michael

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Author unknown. A history of Bunratty Castle. Author unknown. A History of Bunratty Castle. Shannon, Shannon Free Airport Development Company Ltd., No year (c 1990’s) 19 cm x 12,5 cm. 10 pages. With several black-and-white illustrations. Fold-out booklet. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. With fold-out walk around guide.

Description and history of the Castle: The Main Guard / Captains Quarters / The Great Hall / The North Solar etc etc.

Keywords: Irish History

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Ballincollig Local History Society. Journal of the Ballincollig Community School Ballincollig Local History Society. Journal of the Ballincollig Community School – 1985 Edition. Includes for example: A Sense of place / The Barrett’s and Ballincollig CAstle / Spedding’s School and Hospital / The relief of distress in Cork City during the Great Famine / Water – powered Industry on the River Lee and its Tributaries 1760 – 1900 / Restoring the Powder Mills / Soldiers in Barracks 1901 / The Church of Ireland population in the parish of Carrigohane in 1901 and 1911 / A story of emigration / They died in World War I / Crashes of belligerent aircraft on the Mizen Peninsula of South West Cork during the World War II / Ballincollig Aerodrome (with a photograph of Cobham’s Flying Circus) / Ballincollig in the good old days / Sources of Local History / Ballincollig, Ballincollig History Society, 1985. Octavo. 32 pages. Illustrated. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some staining to the brochure ! Very Rare !!

Includes for example: A Sense of place / The Barrett’s and Ballincollig CAstle / Spedding’s School and Hospital / The relief of distress in Cork City during the Great Famine / Water – powered Industry on the River Lee and its Tributaries 1760 – 1900 / Restoring the Powder Mills / Soldiers in Barracks 1901 / The Church of Ireland population in the parish of Carrigohane in 1901 and 1911 / A story of emigration / They died in World War I / Crashes of belligerent aircraft on the Mizen Peninsula of South West Cork during the World War II / Ballincollig Aerodrome (with a photograph of Cobham’s Flying Circus) / Ballincollig in the good old days / Sources of Local History /

Keywords: Ballincollig, Carrigrohane, County Cork, Irish History

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Journal of the Ballincollig Community School - 1986 Edition Ballincollig Local History Society. Journal of the Ballincollig Community School – 1986 Edition. Includes for example: The Powder Mills – Our Place / The Constitution – Royal Gunpowder Mills Ballincollig / Board of Ordnance Employees in Ballincollig in 1815 / The Hazards of Gunpowder Manufacture at Ballincollig / An Early Turbine at Ballincollig Gunpowder Works / Trades in the Powder Mills / Sir Thomas Tobin (1807 – 1881) / Renovating the Powder Mills Canal System / A History of the Carrigrohane Straight / Bridge Building and the Growth of Cork / The National School System in Ballincollig – Carrigrohane 1831 – 1921 / Tracing your Ancestors – First steps in Genealogy / Ballincollig, Ballincollig History Society, 1986. Octavo. 40 pages. Illustrated. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some staining to the brochure ! Very Rare !!

Includes for example: The Powder Mills – Our Place / The Constitution – Royal Gunpowder Mills Ballincollig / Board of Ordnance Employees in Ballincollig in 1815 / The Hazards of Gunpowder Manufacture at Ballincollig / An Early Turbine at Ballincollig Gunpowder Works / Trades in the Powder Mills / Sir Thomas Tobin (1807 – 1881) / Renovating the Powder Mills Canal System / A History of the Carrigrohane Straight / Bridge Building and the Growth of Cork / The National School System in Ballincollig – Carrigrohane 1831 – 1921 / Tracing your Ancestors – First steps in Genealogy /

Keywords: Ballincollig, Carrigrohane, County Cork, Irish History

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Journal of the Ballincollig Community School - Volume 7 (1990-1991 Edition). Ballincollig Local History Society / Dermot Lucey (Editor). Journal of the Ballincollig Community School – Volume 7 (1990-1991 Edition). Includes for example: The Approach of War / Recruiting and Recruits in County Cork during the First World War 1914 – 1918 / Cork-Born Soldiers who died in World War I / The Poetry of World War I / The War Years – An account of the Emergency in Ballincollig and District 1939 – 1945 / Scoil Eoin – A Photographic Record / Memories of a Scots Visitor / The Longs of Kilnaglory / Shandy Hall, Dripsey, and the Cross Family / Progress in the Powder Mills / Death of noted local Artist Domhnaill O Murchadha / Ballincollig, Ballincollig History Society, 1990 – 1991. Octavo. 108 pages. Illustrated. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some staining to the brochure ! Very Rare !!

Includes for example: The Approach of War / Recruiting and Recruits in County Cork during the First World War 1914 – 1918 / Cork-Born Soldiers who died in World War I / The Poetry of World War I / The War Years – An account of the Emergency in Ballincollig and District 1939 – 1945 / Scoil Eoin – A Photographic Record / Memories of a Scots Visitor / The Longs of Kilnaglory / Shandy Hall, Dripsey, and the Cross Family / Progress in the Powder Mills / Death of noted local Artist Domhnaill O Murchadha /

Keywords: Ballincollig, Carrigrohane, County Cork, Irish History

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Bartlemy Point-to-Point Races. Official Race Card. Wednesday, 6th March, 1946. (Bartlemy). Bartlemy Point-to-Point Races. Official Race Card. Wednesday, 6th March, 1946. Cork, Paramount, 1946. 8°. 4 pages (including wrapper). Softcover / Original Brochure. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. From a Mallow-collection.

Keywords: Hunt, Hunting, Irish History, Munster, Point to Point Races

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