Everything Irish Lelia Ruckenstein

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Published: July 28th 2005

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480 pages


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Everything Irish  by  Lelia Ruckenstein

Everything Irish by Lelia Ruckenstein
July 28th 2005 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 480 pages | ISBN: | 6.43 Mb

Here, in one complete volume, is the depth and breadth of the great island nation and its people represented in an easily browsed, friendly format. From the Abbey Theatre to the Dublin storyteller Zozimus- from the origin of the Troubles to theMoreHere, in one complete volume, is the depth and breadth of the great island nation and its people represented in an easily browsed, friendly format.

From the Abbey Theatre to the Dublin storyteller Zozimus- from the origin of the Troubles to the origin of the limerick- from the stunning beauty of Connemara to the shattering tragedy of Bloody Sunday- from the greatest writers of the English language to the confrontational television of Gay Byrnes The Late Late Showevery aspect of Irish culture, geography, and history is collected and annotated in more than 900 entries from A to Z.

Readers will encounter heroes and terrorists, poets and politicians, all of Irelands counties, ancient myths, and pivotal eventsall expertly and succinctly described and explained. With entries written by some of the worlds leading authorities on Ireland, Everything Irish is perfect for everyone, from the inquiring reader to the serious student. You can spend a few minutes learning about the much-maligned Travelers and then move on to the equally contentious (in its time) medieval tithe. Visit the majestic Cliffs of Moher and then delve into an analysis of paramilitary groups like the Irish Republican Army and the Ulster Volunteer Force.

Explore the ruins of a Romanesque castle or experience the piercing light of the winter solstice inside prehistoric Newgrange, a passage grave older than the pyramids. Across centuries and across counties, the rich landscape of Irish life and heritage springs to life in these pages. An indispensable source of fascinating information and captivating anecdote, this is one book that will never be far from the hands of those with curious minds or an adventurous spirit.

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