The Historic Case for Irish Independence

by Darrell Figgis



Creation of a National Polity, 300-1000 A.D.
State Stability, 360-1000 A.D.
Foundation of the State, 200-1000 A.D.
Re-Creation of European Culture, 600-1100 A.D.
Foreign Military Invasion, 1168-1171
Foreign State Assumption and National War, 1171 A.D.
Nature of the National War, 1171-1315
Formal Repudiation of Foreign Dominion, 1315-1318
Re-creation of National State and Renewal of the Life of the Nation, 1319-1367
Statutes of Kilkenny, 1367 A.D.
England's Difficulty: Ireland's Revival of Prosperity, 1319-1486 A.D.
Renewal of War by Statecraft, 1486-1537
Nature of the War, 1500-1541
Extension of English Crown and Polity over Irish Crown and Polity: the Manner of its Accomplishment, 1541-1558
The First Plantations: Their Cause, Meaning and Effect, 1558-1590
Hugh O'Neill, 1590-1603
Further Plantations and Uprooting of National Polity, 1603-1641
Contrast of the Two Contending Conceptions of Civilisation 1550-1641
Confiscation by Legal Craft, 1628-1641
National Bondage, 1608-1641
Renewal of War, 1641-1650
"Hell or Connacht," 1653-1654
The Return of the Nation to its Old Lands, 1660-1689
Renewed War, 1689-1691
Penal Code 1691-1795
State of the Nation, 18th Century
The Rise of the Garrison, 1698-1779
Its Demand for Independence, 1779-1783
The Character of Grattan's Parliament, and its Effect on the Nation, 1783-1800
The Rising of 1798
Act of Union, 1800
Meaning of Act of Union and its Effect, 1800
Robert Emmet, 1803
The Forces Behind Daniel O'Connell, 1823-1829
The Failure of Daniel O'Connell, 1829-1843
Starvation, 1845-1851
Young Ireland, 1843-1848
Risings the Heir to Risings, 1848-1867
The Land War and its Significance, 1848-1903
War in the Enemy's Camp, 1877-1903
The Awakening of the Nation, 1891-1913
Declaration of Independence, 1914-1916


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My Lady of the Chimney CornerMy Lady of the Chimney Corner

A memorable and moving story of the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity. In 1863 the author, Alexander Irvine, was born into dire poverty, the child of a 'mixed' marriage. His parents had survived the ravages of the famine years, but want and hunger were never to be too far away from their door. Irvine was ultimately destined to leave Ireland for America and to become a successful minister and author. He learned to read and write when he had left his home in Antrim far behind, but he came to realize that the greatest lessons he had received in life were at his mother's knee. My Lady of the Chimney Corner is the depiction of an existence that would be unthinkable in modern Ireland; but, more than that, it is the author's loving tribute to his mother, Anna, who taught him to look at the world through clean spectacles. ISBN 978-1-910375-32-7. USA orders. The book is also available as a Kindle download (UK) and Kindle download (US).

Popular Rhymes and Sayings of IrelandPopular Rhymes and Sayings of Ireland

In Popular Rhymes and Sayings of Ireland (first published in 1924) John J. Marshall examines the origin of a variety of rhymes and sayings that were at one time in vogue around different parts of the country, including those which he recalled from his own childhood in County Tyrone. Numerous riddles, games and charms are recounted, as well as the traditions of the ‘Wren Boys’ and Christmas Rhymers. Other chapters describe the war cries of prominent Irish septs and the names by which Ireland has been personified in literature over the centuries. The book is also available as a Kindle download.


Annals of the Famine in Ireland

Annals of the Famine in Ireland

Annals of the Famine in Ireland, by Asenath Nicholson, still has the power to shock and sadden even though the events described are ever-receding further into the past. When you read, for example, of the poor widowed mother who was caught trying to salvage a few potatoes from her landlord’s field, and what the magistrate discovered in the pot in her cabin, you cannot help but be appalled and distressed.

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Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger

Ireland’s Welcome to the Stranger

This book, the prequel to Annals of the Famine in Ireland cannot be recommended highly enough to those interested in Irish social history. The author, Mrs Asenath Nicholson, travelled from her native America to assess the condition of the poor in Ireland during the mid 1840s. Refusing the luxury of hotels and first class travel, she stayed at a variety of lodging-houses, and even in the crude cabins of the very poorest. Not to be missed!

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The Scotch-Irish in America

The Scotch-Irish in America

Henry Ford Jones' book, first published in 1915 by Princeton University, is a classic in its field. It covers the history of the Scotch-Irish from the first settlement in Ulster to the American Revolutionary period and the foundation of the country.

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