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A Short History of Ireland
Author: O hEithir,Breandan

ISBN: 9781847176882
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 7 March 2016
Country of Publication: IE
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0 x 2.2
Description:
A short, accessible and entertaining history from one of Ireland's best-loved writers, now updated to bring our country's story right up to date. It deals with prehistory, the Celts, Christianity, the Vikings, the Normans. The various conquests and rebellions are covered, including Cromwell, Wolfe Tone, the 1916 Rising. Linking past to present, it brings history up to date, providing an interesting account of both North and South through the 20th century, clarifying the development and intricacies of the Northern 'troubles' and the many attempts to resolve them.

Understanding and sympathetic, this little book gives a clear and stimulating grasp of Ireland, past and present.

About the Author

In 1973 Brendan O'Brien began as presenter/reporter with the prestigious Seven Days current/political affairs programme which aired four times a week on RTE (Ireland's national television station). In Autumn 1975 he moved to the RTE Newsroom and spent three years as a journalist with the Sunday programme Newsround. This was followed by 18 months as Editor/presenter of the nightly Countrywide news programme. Then, he sp...

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