Wednesday, 1 February 2023

50% off a selection of Irish history books from Four Courts Press

Four Courts Press, one of Ireland's leading publishers of history books, is offering some post-Christmas bargains across a range of publications likely to be of interest to researchers and anyone with a love of Irish history.

There's at least 50% off each one, so this is a great opportunity to add to your book collection!

The discounted titles include:

  • The Geraldines and Medieval Ireland, by Peter Crooks & Se├ín Duffy, editors
  • Irish Media: A critical history, by John Horgan & Roddy Flynn
  • Ireland, Germany and the Nazis, by Mervyn O'Driscoll
  • The History and Heritage of St. James's Hospital, Dublin, by Davis Coakley & Mary Coakley
  • The Irish Brigade in the Pope's Army 1860*, by Donal Corcoran
  • The Irish Revenue Police*, by Jim Herlihy
  • The Redmonds and Waterford, by Pat McCarthy 
  • Winning the Vote for Women, by Louise Ryan 
  • The Dublin region in the middle ages, by Margaret Murphy & Michael Potterton
  • Medieval Irish Buildings, 1100–1600, with Tadhg O'Keeffe
  • Richard II and the Irish Kings, by Darren McGettigan

* I have both of these books on my shelves and would heartily recommend them to genealogists with ancestral connections to the topics. The Irish Brigade in the Pope's Army 1860 lists more than 1,000 young men who enlisted; it provided me with the townload of origin for my maternal gt gt grandfather whose short obituary in a Caher newspaper mentioned his having taken part in this strange (and chaotic) mid-19th century adventure. The genealogical value of the Irish Revenue Police book is huge. It includes lists of officers who went on to join other Irish police forces after the Revenue Police disbanded in 1857 (ie the Royal Irish Constabulary, the Dublin Metropolitan Police and the Londonderry Borough Police).