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1950s Ireland was the age of De Valera and John Charles McQuaid. It was the age before television, Vatican II, and home central heating. A time when motor cars and public telephones had wind-up handles, when boys wore short trousers and girls wore ribbons, when nuns wore white bonnets and ...
A 1950s Irish Childhood: From Catapults to Communion Medals
1950s Ireland was the age of De Valera and John Charles McQuaid. It was the age before television, Vatican II, and home central heating. A time when motor cars and public telephones had wind-up handles, when boys wore short trousers and girls wore ribbons, when nuns wore white bonnets and priests wore black hats in church. To the young people of today, the 1950s seem like another age. But for those who played, learned and worked at this time, this era feels like just yesterday. This delightful collection of memories will appeal to all who grew up in 1950s Ireland and will jog memories about all aspects of life as it was.
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22.17 USD

A 1950s Irish Childhood: From Catapults to Communion Medals

by Ruth Illingworth
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Discover the darker side of Antrim with this collection of spine-chilling tales from across the county. This spooky selection of stories includes the phantom coach of Dundermot Mound, Devil Worship at Crebilly, the witch of Glentow and the Grey Lady of the Dark Hedges as well as tales from such ...
Haunted Antrim
Discover the darker side of Antrim with this collection of spine-chilling tales from across the county. This spooky selection of stories includes the phantom coach of Dundermot Mound, Devil Worship at Crebilly, the witch of Glentow and the Grey Lady of the Dark Hedges as well as tales from such well-known locations as Antrim Castle, the ABC Theatre and the Giant's Causeway. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources and including many first-hand experiences and previously unpublished tales, Haunted Antrim will enthrall anyone interested in the unexplained.
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25.58 USD

Haunted Antrim

by Madeline McCully
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The Little Book of Irish Landmarks is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about some of Ireland's most ironic landmarks and popular tourist attractions. Here you will find out about the Giant's Causeway, Bunratty Castle, Blarney Castle, Newgrange, Cliffs of Moher, GPO Dublin, Grianan of Aileach, Skellig ...
The Little Book of Irish Landmarks
The Little Book of Irish Landmarks is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about some of Ireland's most ironic landmarks and popular tourist attractions. Here you will find out about the Giant's Causeway, Bunratty Castle, Blarney Castle, Newgrange, Cliffs of Moher, GPO Dublin, Grianan of Aileach, Skellig Micheal and many more. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this ancient country.
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25.58 USD

The Little Book of Irish Landmarks

by Cathal Coyle
Hardback
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THE remarkable seaside town of Tramore has a rich and vibrant history which is uniquely captured in this collection of archive images. Andy Kelly and Frank O'Donoghue explore Tramore's development from a small fishing village of the early nineteenth century to the thriving town of today. Accompanied by detailed and ...
Tramore: Ireland in Old Photographs
THE remarkable seaside town of Tramore has a rich and vibrant history which is uniquely captured in this collection of archive images. Andy Kelly and Frank O'Donoghue explore Tramore's development from a small fishing village of the early nineteenth century to the thriving town of today. Accompanied by detailed and informative captions, each page captures life in the area as it once was, recalling notable people and events as well as featuring some of the town's key buildings, its businesses and leisure pursuits, its renowned beach and famous Waterford and Tramore Railway.
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28.99 USD

Tramore: Ireland in Old Photographs

by Frank O'Donoghue, Andy Kelly
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THE LITTLE BOOK OF YOUGHAL is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about the historic seaside resort of Youghal. Here you will find out about the town's history through the ages, its people and industries. Through main thoroughfares and twisting back streets, this book takes the reader ...
The Little Book of Youghal
THE LITTLE BOOK OF YOUGHAL is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about the historic seaside resort of Youghal. Here you will find out about the town's history through the ages, its people and industries. Through main thoroughfares and twisting back streets, this book takes the reader on a journey through Youghal and its vibrant past. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this historic town.
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25.58 USD

The Little Book of Youghal

by Kieran Groeger
Hardback
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FOUNDED in the fifth century and nestled on the banks of the Boyne, the historic and picturesque town of Trim has a rich and vibrant history which is uniquely captured in this collection of archive images. Many of the photographs were taken by Anne Crinion, a freelance photographer for many ...
Trim: Ireland in Old Photographs
FOUNDED in the fifth century and nestled on the banks of the Boyne, the historic and picturesque town of Trim has a rich and vibrant history which is uniquely captured in this collection of archive images. Many of the photographs were taken by Anne Crinion, a freelance photographer for many years. Featuring local landmarks, people and snapshots of ordinary daily routines, each accompanied by a detailed caption, they portray the development of the town and show how life here has changed over the years.
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28.99 USD

Trim: Ireland in Old Photographs

by Jake Crinion, Anne Crinion
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The Little Book of Bray & Enniskerry is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts. Here you will find out about Bray and Enniskerry's history, their famous faces, their buildings and streets, their sporting heritage and their myths and legends. Through main thoroughfares and twisting back streets, this ...
The Little Book of Bray and Enniskerry
The Little Book of Bray & Enniskerry is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts. Here you will find out about Bray and Enniskerry's history, their famous faces, their buildings and streets, their sporting heritage and their myths and legends. Through main thoroughfares and twisting back streets, this book takes the reader on a journey through the area's past. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of these ancient settlements.
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25.58 USD

The Little Book of Bray and Enniskerry

by Brian White
Hardback
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Every child has heard of Guy Fawkes and will most likely have watched a 'guy' being burnt on a bonfire and fireworks lighting up the night sky on Bonfire Night. This book answers the questions of history that lie behind the celebrations of 5 November. Who was Guy Fawkes and ...
The Gunpowder Plot
Every child has heard of Guy Fawkes and will most likely have watched a 'guy' being burnt on a bonfire and fireworks lighting up the night sky on Bonfire Night. This book answers the questions of history that lie behind the celebrations of 5 November. Who was Guy Fawkes and how did he come to be below the chamber of the House of Lords in the first hour of 5 November 1605? What desperation drove those involved to plan a horrific massacre of the Protestant royal family and government? Alan Haynes's probing analysis offers the clearest, most balanced view yet of often conflicting evidence, as he disentangles the threads of disharmony, intrigue, betrayal, terror and retribution. In this new, updated edition he gathers together startling evidence to uncover the depth and extent of the plot, and how close the plotters came to de-stabilising the government in one of the most notorious terrorist plots of British history. This enthralling book will grip the general reader, while the scope of its detailed research will require historians of the period to consider again the commanding importance of the plot throughout the seventeenth century.
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17.05 USD

The Gunpowder Plot

by Alan Haynes
Paperback
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Discover the darker side of Wexford with this collection of spine-chilling tales from across the county. This spooky selection features stories of unexplained phenomena, ghostly apparitions and poltergeist activity and includes tales from well-known locations such as Enniscorthy Castle and Duncannon Fort as well as those from private dwellings, Drawing ...
Haunted Wexford
Discover the darker side of Wexford with this collection of spine-chilling tales from across the county. This spooky selection features stories of unexplained phenomena, ghostly apparitions and poltergeist activity and includes tales from well-known locations such as Enniscorthy Castle and Duncannon Fort as well as those from private dwellings, Drawing on historical and contemporary sources and including many first-hand experiences and previously unpublished tales, Haunted Wexford will enthrall anyone interested in the unexplained
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17.05 USD

Haunted Wexford

by Michael Benson
Paperback
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The Doll's Hospital Diaries is a collection of poignant and inspiring stories from the history of the Doll's Hospital in Dublin, which has become one of Dublin's most picturesque and best-loved institutions. Touching on its foundation and beginnings, and containing both records of people's experience, together with stunning professional photographs, ...
The Dolls' Hospital Diaries
The Doll's Hospital Diaries is a collection of poignant and inspiring stories from the history of the Doll's Hospital in Dublin, which has become one of Dublin's most picturesque and best-loved institutions. Touching on its foundation and beginnings, and containing both records of people's experience, together with stunning professional photographs, this is book that captures the magic of this wonderful little world.
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22.17 USD

The Dolls' Hospital Diaries

by Melissa Nolan
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Wicklow is full of stories, from the farmer returned from market to find he was dead and buried, to the mysterious bird who turned into a beautiful wife long missing from the glens. In this rich collection of tales from the county, you may find the cure for baldness, or ...
Wicklow Folk Tales
Wicklow is full of stories, from the farmer returned from market to find he was dead and buried, to the mysterious bird who turned into a beautiful wife long missing from the glens. In this rich collection of tales from the county, you may find the cure for baldness, or learn if it is wise to leave a sleeping army lie in Rathdrum. You will find smugglers in Bray, and a maiden who set her cap at a saint in the making in Glendalough. Wicklow has as many stories as there are people travelling its roads, and a wealth of them are gathered together here in this unique volume.
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22.17 USD

Wicklow Folk Tales

by Brendan Nolan
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To Victorian visitors, Ireland was a world of extremes - Luxurious country houses to one-room mud cabins (in 1841 40% of Irish housing was the latter). This thorough and engaging social history of Ireland offers new insights into the ways in which ordinary people lived during this dramatic moment in ...
Everyday Life in 19th Century Ireland
To Victorian visitors, Ireland was a world of extremes - Luxurious country houses to one-room mud cabins (in 1841 40% of Irish housing was the latter). This thorough and engaging social history of Ireland offers new insights into the ways in which ordinary people lived during this dramatic moment in Ireland's history from 1800-1914. It covers wide range of aspects of everyday lives: from work on the many wealthy country estates to grinding poverty in the towns. It covers the transformative effects of the railway development and Ireland's first tourist boom. Workhouse life and the new Poor Law system which incarcerated entire families behind forbidding walls. Religious divisions, educational boycotts, customs and superstitions.
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25.58 USD

Everyday Life in 19th Century Ireland

by Dr. Ian Maxwell
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A concise history of all the major figures in Irish boxing, from Dan Donnelly to Katy Taylor, this new book from highly experienced author Barry Flynn will be a must for fans of Irish boxing all over the world. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this compendium of ...
The Little Book of Irish Boxing
A concise history of all the major figures in Irish boxing, from Dan Donnelly to Katy Taylor, this new book from highly experienced author Barry Flynn will be a must for fans of Irish boxing all over the world. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about this ancient sport.
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25.58 USD

The Little Book of Irish Boxing

by Barry Flynn
Hardback
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The photographs are like black and white time machines that bring back the desolation and danger of the Troubles. The images have a documentary accuracy, but it is the aura of melancholy witness that marks them as the work of Sean Hillen. - Seamus Heaney Striking, haunting sometimes bleakly beautiful: ...
Melancholy Witness: Images of the Troubles
The photographs are like black and white time machines that bring back the desolation and danger of the Troubles. The images have a documentary accuracy, but it is the aura of melancholy witness that marks them as the work of Sean Hillen. - Seamus Heaney Striking, haunting sometimes bleakly beautiful: a record of historical importance but also much more. Roy Foster, Carroll Professor of Irish History, Hertford College, Oxford. Melancholy Witness is the published collection of the images of Sean Hillen's lauded exhibition of photography, documenting the years of The Troubles in Northern Ireland. Combining personality with documentary history, what emerges is a powerful and compelling story of unrest, beauty and change.
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34.12 USD

Melancholy Witness: Images of the Troubles

by Sean Hillen
Hardback
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The Little Book of Dundrum is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about this vibrant suburb of Dublin. This book takes the reader on a journey through Dundrum and its intricate past. Here you will find out about Dundrum's famous sons and daughters, its churches, pubs, shops ...
The Little Book of Dundrum
The Little Book of Dundrum is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about this vibrant suburb of Dublin. This book takes the reader on a journey through Dundrum and its intricate past. Here you will find out about Dundrum's famous sons and daughters, its churches, pubs, shops and great houses, its industries and its natural history. You will also glimpse a darker side to Dundrum's past with a look at crime and mayhem in the district. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this south Dublin suburb.
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25.58 USD

The Little Book of Dundrum

by Hugh Oram
Paperback
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For much of Ireland's history her people have been emigrating and the Irish Diaspora today is estimated to be over 100 million people, many times larger than the current population of Ireland. For the most part they scattered not as colonizers but as migrants, they took their culture and identity ...
Ireland's Invasion of the World: The Irish Diaspora in a Nutshell
For much of Ireland's history her people have been emigrating and the Irish Diaspora today is estimated to be over 100 million people, many times larger than the current population of Ireland. For the most part they scattered not as colonizers but as migrants, they took their culture and identity with them and made a mark on their adopted county. They fought wars, formed societies, shaped cultures, created new identities and made history. This book looks at the Irish contribution to the story of all five continents, recalling unsung heroes, tragic tales and forgotten legacies.
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19.900000 USD

Ireland's Invasion of the World: The Irish Diaspora in a Nutshell

by Miki Garcia
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The years immediately after the Second World War were known as the decade of disappearing Irish - the peak period of emigration since the Great Famine. Many of these migrants went to Britain and played a key role in the rebuilding the country after the ravages of war. Their legacy, ...
Rebuilding London: Irish Migrants in Post-War Britain
The years immediately after the Second World War were known as the decade of disappearing Irish - the peak period of emigration since the Great Famine. Many of these migrants went to Britain and played a key role in the rebuilding the country after the ravages of war. Their legacy, both in bricks and mortar and also in their cultural and social influences, can still be seen today. Following a brief overview of Ireland and Britain during the post-war years, this book explores the economic and social factors of migration, the work, such as navvies and nurses, that the migrants found in Britain, and the various support systems, such as the Church, pubs, Irish clubs and charities, that were formed as a result, and which created a vibrant legacy that survives to this day.
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17.05 USD

Rebuilding London: Irish Migrants in Post-War Britain

by Miki Garcia
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In Search of a Better Life challenges the traditional histories of British and Irish migration, the stories of oppression and exile that form an essential part of the existing literature. By no means were all migrants forced to leave their country by circumstances; many looked forward to a better life ...
In Search of a Better Life: British and Irish Migration
In Search of a Better Life challenges the traditional histories of British and Irish migration, the stories of oppression and exile that form an essential part of the existing literature. By no means were all migrants forced to leave their country by circumstances; many looked forward to a better life abroad. They were largely opportunists rather than victims, whether financed by the state or by landlords or philanthropists, or, as was the case for the majority, by themselves or their families. This was a huge movement of people that formed part of a European exodus to the New World. In placing British and Irish migration alongside each other, there is recognition of the commonalities among both sets of emigrants that will surprise many readers. The poor condition of labourers in 1840s Dorset and Wiltshire were akin to those found in County Cork during the Famine years. British and Irish emigrants were commonly found on the same ships en route to the Americas and Australasia, both settling in predominantly English-speaking countries. With case studies by a variety of contributors, set within the broader context of current scholarship, this compilation features new research on a popular subject which still resonates today. It will prove particularly useful for family historians.
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32.40 USD

In Search of a Better Life: British and Irish Migration

by Graham Davis
Hardback
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In this fundamentally important work, Professor Brendan Kelly explores the background to Irish psychiatry in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, charting its progress and development. Using detailed case studies from the original records, the author examines some of the more unusual treatments explored and the history behind them. What ...
Custody, Care & Criminality: Forensic Psychiatry and Law in 19th Century Ireland
In this fundamentally important work, Professor Brendan Kelly explores the background to Irish psychiatry in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, charting its progress and development. Using detailed case studies from the original records, the author examines some of the more unusual treatments explored and the history behind them. What emerges is a collection of piercing, untold stories of crime and illness, drama and tragedy. They are filled with a sense of the powerlessness of those detained and the dedicated - and sometimes misguided - enthusiasm of those trying to help. This book sheds important light on the foundations for the treatment of mental illness in Ireland.
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34.12 USD

Custody, Care & Criminality: Forensic Psychiatry and Law in 19th Century Ireland

by Brendan Kelly
Paperback
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For over three years, photographer Heike Thiele and writer Winifred McNulty have captured images and stories from the last traditional shops in the North West of Ireland. Their journey - across Donegal, Leitrim, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Sligo and Cavan -has taken them through an Aladdin's Cave of drapery and hardware, to ...
High Shelves & Long Counters: Stories of Irish Shops
For over three years, photographer Heike Thiele and writer Winifred McNulty have captured images and stories from the last traditional shops in the North West of Ireland. Their journey - across Donegal, Leitrim, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Sligo and Cavan -has taken them through an Aladdin's Cave of drapery and hardware, to abandoned creameries and shops where empty shelves are filled only with the stories of different times. Based on a series of highly successful exhibitions across the North West, this book is a highly visual record of the stories of changing face of rural Ireland.
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28.99 USD

High Shelves & Long Counters: Stories of Irish Shops

by Winifred McNulty, Heike Thiele
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The Falls Curfew of 3-5 July 1970 is considered by many to be the turning point in Catholic-Army relations throughout Northern Ireland and Belfast in particular, and ultimately led to Catholic alienation from the state. The curfew was intended to dispel the violence, it lasted 36 hours during which 4 ...
From Hope to Hatred: Voices of the Falls Curfew
The Falls Curfew of 3-5 July 1970 is considered by many to be the turning point in Catholic-Army relations throughout Northern Ireland and Belfast in particular, and ultimately led to Catholic alienation from the state. The curfew was intended to dispel the violence, it lasted 36 hours during which 4 people were killed, at least 75 were wounded (including 15 soldiers) and 337 people were arrested. Allegations of army brutality towards Catholics and destruction of property have also popularised this belief. However, the seeds of Catholic mistrust were sown decades before. The partition of Ireland in 1922, the subsequent Unionist domination of government and the ignorance of the British government towards the province, ensured that it was only a matter of time that the initial welcome for the army in 1969 faded. This is the story of the Falls Curfew, its causes, and the subsequent polarisation of a community under siege. It is a story many wish could be forgotten, but its legacy still lives on.
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32.40 USD

From Hope to Hatred: Voices of the Falls Curfew

by Andrew Walsh
Hardback
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Following on from the success of Pat Dargan's previous works, Exploring Ireland's Historic Towns and Exploring Irish Castles, this new work offers an insight into the Celtic heritage of Ireland. Taking the reader through the ring-forts and crannogs, the hill forts and early churches, the author points out the details ...
Exploring Celtic Ireland
Following on from the success of Pat Dargan's previous works, Exploring Ireland's Historic Towns and Exploring Irish Castles, this new work offers an insight into the Celtic heritage of Ireland. Taking the reader through the ring-forts and crannogs, the hill forts and early churches, the author points out the details and aspects that can be easily missed, and which bring these monuments to life. Complete with maps, sketches and illustrations, this is an accessible guide to a major part of the history of modern Ireland.
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25.58 USD

Exploring Celtic Ireland

by Pat Dargan
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Derry is one of Ireland's most historic walled cities. It is also renowned for its picturesque location, straddling the River Foyle and having as its backdrop the magnificent Donegal hills. Having withstood three sieges in the seventeenth century, today its walls remain intact and add to the uniqueness of Derry's ...
Around Derry: Ireland in Old Photographs
Derry is one of Ireland's most historic walled cities. It is also renowned for its picturesque location, straddling the River Foyle and having as its backdrop the magnificent Donegal hills. Having withstood three sieges in the seventeenth century, today its walls remain intact and add to the uniqueness of Derry's heritage. Within the pages of this book the city's rich history and heritage, its social and economic development are chronicled in often poignant pictures. Added to all this is the often controversial political image which Derry has projected over the years. This book will evoke cherished memories as it captures for ever the changing face of this beautiful city over the past century.
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22.17 USD

Around Derry: Ireland in Old Photographs

by North West Archaeological & Historical Society, Northern Ireland Library Authoritty
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Discover the dark side of Carlow with this collection of spine-chilling tales from across the county. Just what was staying in Brown Street? Who is the White Lady? What kind of being did a group of Carlow students unwittingly end up sharing a house with? Featuring stories of poltergeists, phantom ...
Haunted Carlow
Discover the dark side of Carlow with this collection of spine-chilling tales from across the county. Just what was staying in Brown Street? Who is the White Lady? What kind of being did a group of Carlow students unwittingly end up sharing a house with? Featuring stories of poltergeists, phantom voices, ghostly nannies, white ladies and banshees this book contains many spooky narratives that are guaranteed to make your blood run cold. Drawing on first-hand accounts and contemporary sources and containing many tales which have never before been published, Haunted Carlow is sure to delight enthusiasts of the paranormal and locals alike.
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17.05 USD

Haunted Carlow

by Danny Carthy, Cormac Strain
Paperback
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