Irish History / General Irish History
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|Barry, Siuban / Bradley, John / Empey, Adrian. A Worthy Foundation: The Cathedral Church of St Canice, Kilkenny, 1285 – 1985. Portlaoise, The Dolmen Press, 1985. 21 cm x 28 cm. 103 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.
Includes the following chapters: Foreword / Introduction / The Anglo-Norman Diocese of Ossory by Adrian Empey / The Architecture of the Cathedral by Siuban Barry / The Medieval Tombs of St Canice’s by John Bradley.
Keywords: Architecture, Church, Irish Architecture, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History, Kilkenny
|(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
|Bartlett, Robert and Mackay, Angus ed. Medieval Frontier Societies. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1996. 14.5 cm x 22.5 cm. XIII, 388 pages. Original Hardcover with dustjacket and protective Mylar covering. Small crease to back cover. Otherwise very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Includes for example the following chapters: Frontier and Settlement: Which Influenced Which? England and Scotland, 1100-1300 / Frontier Arrangements in Fragmented Societies: Ireland and Wales / Economic and Political Institutions on the Polish-German Frontier in the Middle Ages: Action, Reaction, Interaction / Bards and Barons: The Anglo-Irish Aristocracy and the Native Culture / Religion, Culture, and Ideology on the Late Medieval Castilian-Granadan Frontier / The Significance of the Frontier in the Middle Ages etc.
Keywords: European History, Irish History, Medieval
|Bennett, Richard. Elton, John. History of Corn Milling Vol. IV – Some Feudal Mills. With Memoir of the late Richard Bennett. Wakefield, EP Publishing Limited, 1975. 16 cm x 24 cm. XVI, 226 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.
Includes for example the following essays: Castle Mills Dublin – Comepnsation to St Mary’s Abbey 1254, The king and the city mill 1319, Shrewsbury Abbey Mills – The mill on the Gaye 1268, Town soke abolished 1326, and Jedburgh Corporation Mills – Creating a soke 1670.
Keywords: Irish History, Military History, World War I, World War One
|Bhulbh, Seán de. Sloinnte na hÉireann; Irish Surnames. Limerick, Comhar-chumann Íde Naofa, 1997. Octavo. IX, 385 pages. Original Softcover. Very Rare and sought after Publication ! The lower part of the frontcover slightly bumped (dogear). Otherwise in very good condition with only minor signs of wear.
Keywords: Gaeilge, Gaelic, Gaelic Surnames, Irish History, Irish Surnames, Names
|Bianconi, M. O’C. and S.J. Watson. Bianconi: King of the Irish Roads. Dublin, Allen Figgis, 1962. 14.5cm x 22cm. 190 pages. Original Hardcover with dustjacket and protective Mylar covering. The cover is slightly worn. Otherwise very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Charles Bianconi (1786-1875) helped to revolutionise the transport system of nineteenth century Ireland. This is the first full biography and it draws on his diaries and other private papers. The authors tell of his beginnings as a pedlar in Ireland, his youth in Italy and his rise to a near-monopoly of transportation throughout his adopted country. His life spanned many important events including the Famine in the 1840s and he became a close friend of Daniel O’Connell. This book includes for example the following chapters: Pedlar and Gilder / Husband and Father / Mayor and Magistrate / The End of the Road etc.
Keywords: 19th Century, Irish History, Transportation
|Blácam, Aodh De. From A Gaelic Outpost. With the printed dedication: “Respectfully inscribed to the Coarb of S. Eunan”. [And with the wonderful introductory sentence: “What ! – You were never in the Gaeltacht ? – never in the still Irish-speaking territory that fringes the Atlantic Coast ? – Then for you this book is written.”] First Edition. Dublin, Catholic Truth Society of Ireland, 1921. Small Octavo. XII, 106 pages. Original, illustrated Hardcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Beautiful publication with charming frontcover illustration. No stamps, no names, very clean.
Includes the following chapters: The Living Past / Home to the North / Heather Reading / The Schools of Tirconaill / Ideal Industrialism / An O’Connell Tale and a Note on Newman / Abroad and Back – A Remarkable Island – State / Turf, Talk and Celtic Revival / Portrait of an East Ulsterman / A Fenian Fragment /
Keywords: Gaeltacht, Irish History
|Boland, Bridget. The Wild Geese. A Novel. London / Toronto, William Heinemann Ltd., 1938. 19.5cm x 13cm. 264 pages, including a map showing A Part of the Baronies of Iveragh, Dunkerron & Glanerought in the County of Kerry Original Hardcover (green cloth) without dustjacket. The binding with some darkening and slightly stained. Else in very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Inscribed and signed by Bridget Boland: “Going away present (alas) for the Goughs (possibly actor Michael Gough) – from Bridget B.”
The daughter of the Irish politician John Pius Boland and Eileen Querin Boland/ An Irish-British sceenwriter, playwright and novelist/ Born in London, Bridget Boland was educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Roehampton and at Oxford University, where she studied philosophy, politics, and economics, graduating B.A. in 1935/ In 1937 she became a film writer/ From 1941 to 1946 she served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, producing plays for the troops to boost morale.
Keywords: County Kerry, Inscribed, Irish History, Irish Literature, Signed
|Boydell, Brian. Rotunda Music – In Eighteenth Century Dublin. Blackrock (Dublin), Irish Academic Press, 1992. 16 cm x 24 cm. 240 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.
Includes for example the following essays: Uncertainties and Rivalry 1750-58, The Sirens, Male Singers boys and Italians, A decade of consolidation and the building of the Rotunda 1759-68, The peak of popularity with Thomas Pinto 1776-82, and Music performed at the Rotunda concerts- changes in musical taste. Appendices include an Analysis of music performed 1771-91.
Keywords: Irish History, Military History, World War I, World War One
|[Boyle, Family] Budgell, Eustace. Memoirs Of The Lives And Characters Of The Illustrious Family Of The Boyle’s. Containing Many Curious Pieces Of English History The Whole Extracted From Original Papers And Manuscripts Dublin, J.Esdall, 1754. 17,3 cm x 11 cm. 268 pages. Original Hardcover. Good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Spine damaged. Bookblock tight and clean. Needs some attention from a bookbinder. Ex-libris label on pastedown.
Eustace Budgell (19 August 1686 – 4 May 1737) was an English writer and politician.
Keywords: Boyle, Family History, Family Names, Genealogy, Irish Family Names, Irish History
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