In Search of Ireland's Heroes

In Search of Ireland's Heroes

The Story of the Irish From the English Invasion to the Present Day

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A companion to In Search of Ancient Ireland is a narrative history of the struggle between English and Irish goals after the twelfth century that draws on original sources and traces the contributions of the O'Neill, O'Donnell, and Fitzgerald families. BOMC. History.

A history of Ireland from the twelfth century to the present, following on the author's highly successful In Search of Ancient Ireland. In addition to plumbing the historical record, McCaffrey discusses the leading Irish families and their social roles, and the great castles and homes that dot the Irish countryside.

Book News
McCaffrey (Irish studies, Johns Hopkins U.) recounts the acts of Irish activists at a time when the rest of the world thought Ireland had been subjugated. She describes the individuals and families who kept the culture, literature, history and language alive by both slick and straight means, who fought for representation and the open practice of religion in a time when asking for either was asking for death, and those who continued until the time was finally right. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
The struggle between English and Irish aspirations for Ireland began with the first English incursions into the country in the twelfth century and have persisted to the present day. Carmel McCaffrey's narrative history of these times is filled with powerful personalities and families who fought - in battle and through constitutional means - to free Ireland from English control. Her book is a sequel to In Search of Ancient Ireland, which traced the history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C. to the Norman invasion.

Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2006
ISBN: 9781566636155
Branch Call Number: 941.5 M123i
Characteristics: xii, 290 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm


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