The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s most famous and most popular driving route, attracting thousands of visitors each year. Stretching from west Cork right up to Donegal, it is a place of incredible, breath taking scenery, with beautiful places to stay, delicious food and great craic.
This little book is both a guide to and a souvenir of one of the world’s most spectacular areas.
BORN AND BRED
A Pocket History of the 1916 Rising
The Easter Rising was arguably the most important event in Irish history. It was an armed insurrection that occurred mainly in Dublin during Easter Week, 1916, mounted by Irish republicans intent on ending British rule in Ireland and establishing an independent Irish Republic. While not immediately successful, its consequences changed the course of Irish history forever.
This book explains what happened in the years before and after the Rising, as well as providing an exciting day-by-day account of the events themselves, and biographies of the leading figures.
A Pocket Guide to Newgrange and the Boyne Valley
Older than Stonehenge, older than the Pyramids, Newgrange in Co Meath was built over 6,000 years ago. This remarkable Neolithic structure by the legendary River Boyne has fascinated visitors for millennia, but became a significant tourist site after its excavation and partial reconstruction by archaeologist Michael O’Kelly in the 1960s and 70s. Regarded as Ireland’s greatest national monument, Newgrange has entered Irish mythology through its associations with ancient deities, and today it continues to fascinate archaeologists and visitors alike.
A Pocket Guide to Newgrange and the Boyne Valleycontains everything you need to know about one of Ireland’s most significant historical landmarks.
A Pocket Guide to The Great Irish Famine
The Great Famine, an Gorta Mór in Irish, was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. Often referred to as the Irish Potato Famine, particularly outside Ireland, as around forty percent of the population were reliant on this crop. Over a million people died and over a million more emigrated, often in appalling circumstances. This book explains what happened before and during the Famine, with an account of the consequences of this epic tragedy.
The Pocket History of Northern Ireland
The book tells the history of Northern Ireland from the Third Home Rule Bill right through to Derry Girls. Covering all aspects of the beginnings of Northern Ireland as a separate state, to gerrymandering and World War II, and on to the emergence of the Troubles and finally peace, this book is a guide to all the dramatic events of the past 100 years.
Leaders such as Terrence O’Neill, Gerry Fitt, Ian Paisley, Gerry Adams, David Trimble and John Hume are profiled, along with terrorist organisations and political parties. The cultural history of Northern Ireland is also celebrated, from Seamus Heaney to Derry Girls and Game of Thrones.
The Irish Granny's Complete Cookbook
Granny has selected her best, most popular, traditional Irish recipes to create the ultimate recipe book.
It includes traditional recipes such as soda bread, Irish stew, bacon and cabbage, and the best recipe for scones.