P. W. Joyce




The Manners, Customs and Institutions of the Ancient Irish


I. The Irish Language
II. Irish Literature
III. Ecclesiastical Writings
IV. Annals, Histories, Genealogies
V. Historical and Romantic Tales
VI. The Brehon Law
VII. The Law of Compensation
VIII. Grades and Groups of Society
IX. The Tenure of Land
X. Irish Music
XI. Irish Art
XII. Dwellings, Fortresses, Ecclesiastical Buildings
XIII. Various Customs


Ireland under Native Rulers


I. Legends of the Early Colonies
II. The Kings of Pagan Ireland
III. Saint Patrick
IV. Early Christian Ireland
V. Religion and Learning
VI. The Danish Wars
VII. Brian Boru
VIII. The Battle of Clontarf
IX. Preparing the Way for the Invader


The Period of the Invasion, 1172-1547


I. Dermot MacMurrogh
II. The First Anglo-Norman Adventurers
III. King Henry in Ireland
IV. Raymond le Gros
V. John de Courcy
VI. King John in Ireland
VII. A Century of Turmoil
VIII. Edward Bruce
IX. The Statute of Kilkenny
X. Art Mac Murrogh Kavanagh
XI. During the War of the Roses
XII. Poynings' Law
XIII. Garrett, the Great Earl of Kildare
XIV. Garrett, Ninth Earl of Kildare
XV. The Rebellion of Silken Thomas
XVI. General Submission


The Period of Insurrection, Confiscation and Plantation


I. New Causes of Strife
II. The State Religion
III. Shane O'Neill
IV. The Geraldine Rebellion
V. The Plantations
VI. Hugh Roe O'Donnell
VII. Hugh O'Neill Earl of Tyrone
VIII. The Rebellion of Hugh O'Neill
IX. The Battle of the Yellow Ford
X. The Earl of Essex
XI. Lord Mountjoy and Sir George Carew
XII. The Siege and Battle of Kinsale
XIII. The Siege of Dunboy
XIV. The Retreat of O'Sullivan Beare
XV. The Flight of the Earls
XVI. The Plantation of Ulster
XVII. The "Graces"
XVIII. The Rebellion of 1641
XIX. The Confederation of Kilkenny
XX. Cromwell
XXI. The Cromwellian Plantation
XXII. Restoration and Compromises
XXIII. Religious Troubles after the Restoration
XXIV. James the Second
XXV. The Siege of Derry
XXVI. The Battle of the Boyne
XXVII. The Siege of Limerick
XXVIII. The Siege of Athlone and the Battle of Aughrim
XXIX. The Second Siege and Treaty of Limerick


The Period of the Penal Laws


I. The Penal Code
II. Restrictions on Irish Trade and Manufacture
III. "The Sixth of George I. "
IV. Struggles for Parliamentary Independence
V. The Expedition of Thurot
VI. Secret Societies
VII. Progress towards Parliamentary Independence
VIII. The American War and Its Effects on Ireland
IX. The Volunteers
X. The Dawn
XI. Legislative Independence
XII. Parliamentary and Commercial Reform
XIII. More Secret Societies
XIV. An Instalment of Emancipation
XV. Disappointed Hopes
XVI. Drifting towards Rebellion
XVII. The Rebellion of 1798
XVIII. The Union
XIX. Robert Emmet's Insurrection
XX. Daniel O'Connell
XXI. Catholic Emancipation
XXII. The Tithe War


The Modern Period


I. To the Death of O'Connell
II. Parnell
III. To the Death of Parnell
IV. Industrial Progress


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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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