Neil Hegarty Irish History (Collins Little Books)


Code 9780008340131
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From mesolithic Ireland to the peace process, this little book covers all of the main historical and cultural events, places and figures in Irish history. A must for all lovers of Ireland and the Irish.

An excellent, concise guide to how Ireland has come to be what it is today.

Some key events, people, topics and places include:

  • Monastic Ireland, Vikings and Normans
  • The Irish language, the Book of Kells
  • Patrick, Colm Cille, Brian Boru, Granuaile (Grace O'Malley)
  • Colonial Ireland, Emigration
  • Rebellion, Famine and Partition
  • The Troubles, Good Friday Agreement and Brexit

A helpful index is found at the back of the book.

Beautifully produced, Collins Little Book of Irish History is a treasure in itself and makes a perfect gift for any Ireland enthusiast.

About the Author

Neil Hegarty grew up in Derry. His non-fiction books include The Secret History of our Streets (2012), which tells the story of twentieth-century London; The Story of Ireland (2011), which accompanies the BBC-RTE television history of Ireland; and Frost: That Was the Life That Was (2015), the biography of television interviewer David Frost. Neil's novels include Inch Levels (2016) and The Jewel (2019). He lives in Dublin.

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