Many of the generation involved in the War for Independence, such as the McSwineys in Cork, learned their Irish through this book.
This collection of short stories, some of which had been previously published, was put together by Padraig Pearse in November 1915, and published in early 1916
This book by Richard Twiss from Rotterdam was one of the most controversial of the late 18th century because of its negative view of Ireland
This impressively bound and well illustrated volume was a standard physiology textbook in its day, written by William B. Carpenter (1813-1885), a professor of physiology, with a strong commitment to scientific reason.
The full report and detailed appendices of the proceedings of the Irish Convention, and was published in April 1918.
This well-known book contains an edited version of the letters of Thomas Wentworth (1593-1641), Lord-Deputy of Ireland from 1633 to 1640, who ruled with an iron hand. The letters and dispatches contain a wealth of detail of the period up to the eruption of 1641, and the book includes a biographical sketch of Strafford by Sir George Radcliffe (1593 –1657), Strafford’s confidential advisor from 1626 on.
Three examples of books containing statute law for Ireland feature in the exhibition, containing legislation from the Great Charter of Henry III in 1225, a revised version of Magna Carta, up to the upheaval of 1798.
‘Memoirs and Letters of Ulick, Marquis of Clanricarde, Earl of St. Albans, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland …, printed, for the first time, from ‘an authentic manuscript.’ published at London, 1757