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Hard Border

by Darach MacDonald New Island Books (September 29, 2018)

Hard Border goes to the very roots of the Irish boundary where, after decades of division and conflict, a fragile peace has prevailed since the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. Post-Brexit, it will re-emerge...

Come Here To Me! Volume 2

by Donal Fallon, Sam Mcgrath & Ciarán Murray New Island Books (September 15, 2017)

Donal, Sam and Ciarán from the hugely popular blog Come Here To Me! are back with a brand-new collection of fascinating, surprising, and little-known tales from the hidden history of Dublin, Ireland’s often...

The Great Leviathan

by Anne Chambers New Island Books (October 13, 2017)

From Ireland, England, France, Austria, Greece, Turkey and Italy to America and the West Indies, overflowing with historic events, from the French Revolution to the Great Irish Famine, with a cast of the famous...

On This Day Volume 2

by Myles Dungan & Annie West New Island Books (September 08, 2017)

More fascinating, hilarious, and uncanny historical tales based on Myles Dungan’s hugely popular Drivetime segment on RTÉ Radio One.

The journey will take you through Ireland’s historic influence at home...

Hitler's Irish Slaves

by David Blake Knox New Island Books (May 26, 2017)

Hitler’s Irish Slaves tells the shocking story of 32 merchant seamen from Ireland who were held in conditions of great hardship in an SS slave labour camp from 1943 to 1945. Mercilessly punished for their...

God-Provoking Democrat

by Fergus Whelan New Island Books (August 14, 2015)

‘I have seen many, very many United Irishmen, and with a few exceptions they are . . . the most God-provoking Democrats on this side of Hell.’ Born into the Anglo-Irish landowning class of Co. Down, Archibald...


by Paul O'Brien New Island Books (May 15, 2015)

On Easter Monday, 24th of April 1916, members of the Irish Citizen Army and the Irish Volunteers, under the command of Pádraig Pearse and James Connolly, occupied the General Post Office in Sackville Street,...

Kingdom Overthrown

by Gerard Fitzgibbon New Island Books (November 04, 2015)

‘As the Williamite troops began to gain a foothold in the street beyond the breach, the Jacobite soldiers rushed out from cover and crashed into them. The most furious and cruel hand-to-hand fighting of the...

Ireland and the Eurovision

by David Blake Knox New Island Books (April 10, 2015)

Dancing grannies, Polish milkmaids and the Bearded Lady. There’s no denying that the Eurovision Song Contest remains one of the most enduring phenomena of popular culture – and, perhaps, also one of the...

An Unconsidered People

by Catherine Dunne New Island Books (July 01, 2003)

Before the ‘Ryanair Generation’, leaving home was for good. Half a million Irish men and women left these shores in the nineteen-fifties, forced by decades of economic stagnation to make their lives elsewhere....

Suffer the Little Children

by Mary Raftery & Eoin O'Sullivan New Island Books (April 10, 2009)

Up until the late sixties in Ireland, thousands of young children were sent to what were called industrial schools, financed by the Department of Education, and operated by various religious orders of the Catholic...

On This Day

by Myles Dungan New Island Books (November 04, 2015)

In this entertaining and engaging book, based on the popular 'On This Day' segment from Drivetime on RTÉ Radio 1, Myles Dungan delivers little-known episodes from the history of Ireland, and Irish people at...

How the Irish Won The West

by Myles Dungan New Island Books (February 19, 2016)

Here is the full story of the Irish immigrants and their decedents whose hard work helped make the West what it is today. Learn about the Irish members of the Donner party, forced to consume human flesh to survive...

Foundation Stone

by Theo Dorgan New Island Books (November 11, 2013)

A critical evaluation of the changes the Irish constitution needs to bring radical reform to Ireland. "In 1949, almost offhandedly, we declared our State a Republic. Remarkably nobody seems to have thought that...

Witches, Spies And Stockholm Syndrome

by Finbar Dwyer New Island Books (November 20, 2013)

"The history of the Middle Ages [in Ireland] is so neglected that the only figure of renown is Strongbow, the man who led the Norman Invasion of Ireland in the twelfth century ... There is little written about...

The Pillar

by Donal Fallon New Island Books (May 21, 2014)

On 8 March 1966, Irish republicans blew up Dublin’s Nelson Pillar, which had stood for over 150 years, irrevocably changing the landscape of the city. No monument in the history of Ireland has proven quite...

A Question of Duty

by Paul O'Brien New Island Books (March 28, 2014)

As the world marched to war in 1914, the Army of the British Empire was secretly recovering from one of its most momentous events of its history. In the Curragh Army Camp in the rolling countryside of county...

Banished Babies

by Mike Milotte New Island Books (February 10, 2012)

Mike Milotte’s damning exposé of Church-State collusion in banishing thousands of vulnerable ‘illegitimate’ children from Ireland in the 1950s and 60s was first published to critical acclaim in 1997,...

Peace After The Final Battle

by John Dorney New Island Books (March 28, 2014)

The Lockout, the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War. Events we hear a lot about packed into just a very few years, barely over a decade. But what did they mean, what forces gave rise to them,...

Ireland 366

by Frank Hopkins New Island Books (November 20, 2013)

In this entertaining and engaging book, Frank Hopkins delivers an episode from Ireland's history for every single day of the year, including 29 February. Some are surprising, some sensational and others sad,...

The Society of St. Vincent De Paul in Ireland

by Joe Dalton New Island Books (November 01, 2014)

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is Ireland’s largest and best-known voluntary charitable organisation. For the first time, this book records the details of the Society’s origins in Ireland and its work...

Temple Street Children's Hospital

by Barry Kennerk New Island Books (November 01, 2014)

Temple Street have kept us going. Their everyday has been to care, to help, to heal, to comfort. We bring our babies into this world and we rely so much on those in the wards to help keep them there...From then...