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|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)
Keywords: 18th Century Literature, 19th Century, Irish Drama, Irish History, Irish Literature, Ulster
|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
|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.
Keywords: 20th Century Literature, Irish Literature, Irish Poetry, Poetry
|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)
Keywords: 20th Century Literature, Irish History, Irish Literature, Novel
|Cork County Library and Arts Service. Cranes and other short stories. From the Cork County Library and Arts Service Bealtaine short story competition 2004. Cork, Cork County Library and Art Services, 2004. 15 x 21 cm. II, 106 pages. Original Softcover. Very good condition with minor signs of external wear.
Contains among others the following chapters:Cranes (Richard Cotter); Gluten Free (Mona Lynch); Mrs. Thomas (Barbara Kinderman); Passing (Gai Charis); Sweet and Sour on the Cuban Sugar Run (Bill Byrne); Built For a Purpose (James Galvin); The Tree (Pauline Jones) etc.
Keywords: County Cork, Irish Literature
|Corkery, Daniel Earth Out of Earth. Dublin, The Phoenix Publishing Company Ltd., no year (c.1920’s). 20 cm x 13 cm. 271 pages. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. [The Library of Modern Irish Fiction]
Includes for example the following essays: The Sisters Dufreno / The Old Stevedore / Richard Clery’s Sunday etc etc.
Keywords: Irish Literature
|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.
Keywords: Cork, Cork Author, Cork City, Ireland, Irish Literature
|[Corkery, Daniel] O’Sullivan, Jeremiah Dominic. Cultural Nationalism as an Influence in the Works of Daniel Corkery. A Thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Arts. Mode B. University College Cork. Cork, Privately Printed, 1985. 30 cm x 21 cm. X, 108 pages. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Inscribed by the author.
Includes for example the following essays: Daniel Corkery, Cultural Nationalist: the evolution of a myth / The Essential Trinity / History Mediated by Concept / The Stories etc etc.
Keywords: Irish History, Irish Literature
|Cowell, John. Sligo: Land of Yeats’ Desire. Dublin, The O’Brien Press, 1990. 15.5 cm x 23 cm. 192 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.
Includes the following chapters: Preface / Map of Country Sligo / The Beginnings / The Coming of Christianity / The Middle Ages / downs and Ups / Sligo is No More / The Fenians and the Landlords / The Twentieth Century / Ireland’s Nadir / Civil War / A Family Called Yeats / ‘A Tongue to the Sea Cliffs’ / The City of Sligo – Tour 1 / More of the City – Tour 2 / The Circuit of Lough Gil – Tour 3 / Knocknarea and the Ox Mountains – Tour R / South Sligo – Tour 5 / The Barony of Tirerill – Tour 6 / Northwards to Carbury – Tour 7 / Westwards through Tireragh – Tour 8 / Epilogue: ‘By His Command’ / Index.
Keywords: Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish landscape, Irish Literature, Irish Local History, Travel-Guide, Yeats
|Curtayne, Alice. House of Cards. Dublin, The Phoenix Publishing Company Ltd., no year [c1920’s]. 20 cm x 13 cm. 317 pages. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Corners slightly rubbed. [The Library of Modern Irish Fiction]
Alice Curtayne (1898–1981) was an Irish author and lecturer. She was born on 6 November 1898, 2 Upper Castle St, Tralee, Co. Kerry. She was a daughter of John Curtayne, carriage builder, or coach builder, of Castle St, Tralee, by his wife Bridget Mary O’Dwyer.
Keywords: Irish Literature
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