May 25 2008

Irish History for Dummies

Published by at 2:06 pm under Books,Celtic Society,Historical Cycle,Irish Mythology

A rip-roaring ride through the history of the Emerald Isle Ireland’s story is an amazingly dramatic and intense one – and today the influence of Irish culture can be felt around the globe. This book helps you find out why, taking you on a rollercoaster journey through the highs and lows of Ireland’s past including invasions, battles, executions, religious divide, uprisings, emigration – and Riverdance! Mike Cronin is a lecturer at the Centre for Irish Programmes, Boston College, Dublin. He has written 5 books on Irish history. [Source at Amazon]


  • When and how Ireland became Celtic
  • Ireland and Britain’s complex relationship
  • The evolution of Irish culture
  • How Irish emigration has affected the world
  • Northern Ireland’s rocky road to peace.

You can read more about this book and buy from Amazon.


3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Irish History for Dummies”

  1. Webwitchon 27 May 2008 at 10:46 pm

    How do you download this book? I don’t know what an .rar file is.

  2. Garyon 28 May 2008 at 8:52 am

    Ah – my mistake. As an ex-computer geek, I tend to forget that everyone else lives in the real world :) My apologies..

    A .rar file is similar to a .zip file, that is, an archive or compressed version of the file(s). Just as you can open zip files with winzip so you can get a program called winrar that opens rar files.

    You can get the trial version from – if anyone has trouble getting this book ‘unRared’ (now there’s a word you won’t find in the dictionary!) then drop me a line and I’ll help however I can.

  3. Garyon 23 Aug 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Sadly this has been removed as an online book, although I have edited the article to show the book’s availability on Amazon.

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