A short and entertaining history from earliest times to the present by one of Ireland s best loved writers This book deals with prehistory, the Celts, Christianity, the Vikings and the Normans The various conquests and rebellions are covered, including Cromwell, Wolfe Tone and the 1916 Rising One of its strong features is that it brings history up to date, providing an interesting account of both North and South over the past eighty years, clarifying the development and intricacies of the Northern Troubles and the many attempts to resolve them Understanding and sympathetic, this little book gives a clear and stimulating grasp of Ireland, past and present. Free Read A Pocket History of Ireland [ Author ] Breandán Ó hEithir [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk
Breand n hEithir was an Irish writer and broadcaster wrote in both Irish and English, and was highly regarded for the originality and liveliness of his journalism, especially his work in Irish He was a regular columnist with the journal Comhar and also contributed a weekly column to the Irish Times He also served as a staff journalist with RT , working on the current affairs programmes C rsa and F ach.He was born in Galway City, but grew up on Inish one of the Aran Islands , County Galway His parents were national school teachers and hEithir attended their school in Kilronan He received his secondary school education at Col iste inde St Enda s College in Galway He attended University College Galway for three years but left without obtaining a degree.After college, he spent a number of years working as a book manager for Comhdh il N isi nta na Gaeilge He served as an editor at S irs al agus Dill, the Irish language publishing house, and as Irish language editor for the Irish Press from 1957 to 1963 he also wrote a column for Sunday Press A biography of him has been written by Liam Mac Con Iomaire.
- 144 pages
- A Pocket History of Ireland
- Breandán Ó hEithir
- 27 September 2018 Breandán Ó hEithir