To commemorate the 1916 Sunday Easter Rising we have gathered all our titles
written about the people that have influenced it and its history. Below are some
of the newer titles and there is also a link HERE that will take you to the full list.
A Pocket History of the 1916 Rising
This book explains what happened in the years before and after Ireland’s Easter Rising, as well as providing an exciting day-by-day account of the events themselves, and biographies of the leading figures. 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.
ISBN 978-0-7171-6930-6 Cloth $9.00
1916: The Rising Handbook
Lorcan Collins, an acknowledged expert on the subject and founder of the 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour, decided that it was time to put together a truthful and factually correct reference book in one handy volume. 1916: The Rising Handbook offers bite-sized details about the organizations involved in the Rising, the positions occupied during Easter week, the weapons the rebels and army used, the documents that were passed around, and the speeches that were given. It details the women who came out to fight and profiles the sixteen executed leaders, as well as looking at the rebellion outside of Dublin. It also utilizes three different resources to give the most comprehensive list yet of all of those involved in the Rising.
ISBN 978-1-84717-599-1 Paper $20.00
According to Their Lights
Stories of Irishmen in the British Army, Easter 1916
A unique history of the Irishmen who fought for the English in Ireland’s April 1916 Easter Rising. History remembers the Rising as Irish rebel against English soldier, but the truth is more complicated. Thousands of British army soldiers in the Rising were Irishmen. Many enlisted to fight for Irish Home Rule or Ulster Unionism, to find adventure or escape from poverty. None imagined they would find themselves on the streets of Dublin, killing – and being killed by – fellow Irishmen. Forty-one Irishmen in the British army died in action during the Rising, 106 were wounded. These men became a forgotten part of their country’s history.
ISBN 978-1-84889-214-9 Paper $32.00
Grandpa the Sniper
The Remarkable Story of a 1916 Volunteer
Drawing on prison letters, personal diaries, and secret military and police files, Grandpa the Sniper retraces a remarkable journey by a reluctant hero. Frank Shouldice was a GAA footballer before violence broke out in April 1916. He fought through some of the Easter Rising, was incarcerated three times, was under close surveillance by The Security Service (MI5), and led a daring four-man escape from a Welsh prison. Extensively researched and written by his grandson and namesake, it’s a fascinating trawl through a very personal history.
ISBN 978-1-908308-80-1 Paper $28.00
The Easter Rebellion 1916
A New Illustrated History
This truly unique and riveting exploration of the 1916 Easter Rising gathers iconic photographs, manuscripts, personal notebooks, letters of insurgents and civilians, and political cartoons from the extraordinary revolutionaries themselves. By looking at some of the lesser-known dimensions, such as the role of Ireland’s revolutionary women, the experience of the civilian population, and personal papers of ordinary volunteers, this sympathetic study does not obscure the grim realities of political violence. Color illustrations throughout.
ISBN 978-1-84889-259-0 Cloth $39.00
The Abbey Rebels of 1916
A Lost Revolution
Drawing on a huge range of previously unpublished material, The Abbey Rebels of 1916 explores the experiences, hopes, and dreams of these remarkable but largely forgotten individuals: Máire Nic Shiubhlaigh, the Abbey’s first leading lady; Peadar Kearney, author of the national anthem; feminist Helena Molony, the first female political prisoner of her generation; Seán Connolly, the first rebel to die in the Rising; carpenter Barney Murphy; usherette Ellen Bushell; and Hollywood star Arthur Shields. Lavishly illustrated with 200 documents and images, it provides a fresh and compelling account of the Rising and its aftermath. Beautifully illustrated throughout.
ISBN 978-0-7171-6881-1 Cloth $45.00
A History of the Easter Rising in 50 Objects
John Gibney tells the story of the Rising and its aftermath through 50 objects that survive from that time. Some of these are what you might expect – documents, uniforms, weapons, and flags – but others are quirkier objects, like the cricket bat that died for Ireland, Sean Mac Diarmada’s hurley, the teacups the Pearse brothers used for their last cup of tea with their family. This fresh perspective makes for a very readable book.
ISBN 978-1-78117-381-7 Cloth $27.00
Years of Turbulence
The Irish Revolution and its Aftermath
Edited by Diarmaid Ferriter & Susannah Riordan
Years of Turbulence powerfully showcases many new perspectives on the Irish revolutionary period of 1912-23, through the vivid and provocative scholarship of leading and emerging historians. The contributors to this fascinating collection not only focus on new angles, they also revisit traditional assumptions, and elaborate on some of the central, current debates on the revolutionary period. Many muted voices of the revolution are given a platform for the first time in these pages. The book is richly illustrated with rare images of the period from the Des FitzGerald collection. Beautifully illustrated throughout.
ISBN 978-1-910820-07-0 Cloth $59.00
A Woven Silence
Memory, History & Remembrance
Inspired by the story of her relative Marion Stokes, one of three women who raised the tricolor over Enniscorthy in Easter Week 1916, Felicity Hayes-McCoy explores the consequences for all of us when memories are manipulated or obliterated, intentionally or by chance. Absorbing, entertaining, and touching, her story moves from Washerwoman’s Hill in Dublin to London and back again, spans two world wars, a revolution, a civil war and the development of a republic, and culminates in Ireland’s 2015 same-sex marriage referendum.
ISBN 978-1-84889-252-1 Paper $24.00
The GAA & Revolution in Ireland
Edited by Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh
This book tells the rich and multifaceted story of how the GAA – a major sporting and national body – both influenced and was influenced by the upheaval of Irish society in the decade between 1913 and 1923. It examines the effect of the First World War, the 1916 Rising and its aftermath, the emergence of Sinn Féin, as well as the War of Independence (1919–21) and the bitter Civil War (1922–23). This is an original and engrossing perspective through the lens of a sporting organization.
ISBN 978-1-84889-254-5 Cloth $45.00