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Kildare The Irish Revolution, 1912-23

Author: Dr Seamus Cullen Review by: Kevin, Local Studies Department- Newbridge For over a decade, Dublin-based publisher Four Courts Press have published the excellent Maynooth Studies in Local History series. With over 150 titles in total, this series has contributed immensely to promoting the study of local history in Ireland. It has also ensured that… Continue reading Kildare The Irish Revolution, 1912-23

Adult Non-fiction, Behind the Books, Digital Library Resources, General Information, History

ÉAMONN Ó MODHRÁIN ‘A REVOLUTIONARY JOURNEY’ EXHIBITION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AS A FLIPBOOK

By Kildare Libraries Local Studies Dept. A new flipbook has just been added online, based on the Éamonn Ó Modhráin 'A Revolutionary Journey' exhibition that was on display in County Kildare during 2016.It includes re-productions of original documents and personal effects belonging to Éamonn Ó Modhráin, including from his time in Frongoch Internment Camp. Éamonn… Continue reading ÉAMONN Ó MODHRÁIN ‘A REVOLUTIONARY JOURNEY’ EXHIBITION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AS A FLIPBOOK

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Breakout at Stalingrad

Author: Heinrich Gerlach Book review by: James Durney, Newbridge Library After reading the epic novel Stalingrad by Vasily Grossman I decided to follow up my appraisal of this momentous WWII battle with a view from the German side with Breakout at Stalingrad by Heinrich Gerlach. The main character in the book is Lieutenant Breuer who… Continue reading Breakout at Stalingrad

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The Choice

Author: Edith Eger Genre: Adult Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Orla Surviving the holocaust has been a blessing as well as a curse for the author. Immediate moments of relief and gratitude of being found don’t last for long. She was discovered withering with books in a forest near a concentration camp.  Survivors guilt and horrendous flashbacks… Continue reading The Choice

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Maynooth Community Library – The Robert Emmet Plaque

By Ciara Murray, Maynooth Library As you return to the library buildings you might notice the plaque on the wall of Maynooth Community Library in honour of the people of Maynooth who fought in Robert Emmets Rising of 1803.The 1803 Rising built on the work of the failed 1798 Rebellion and groundwork began shortly after… Continue reading Maynooth Community Library – The Robert Emmet Plaque

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When the Hangman came to Galway

Author: Dean Ruxton Genre: Adult Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Orla This book starts off praising James Berry, the infamous executioner in the 1880’s. He was earmarked as being outstanding in his field of work. He took his job seriously and was methodical and meticulous in his planning of executions. His grandeur reputation made him well sought… Continue reading When the Hangman came to Galway

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Bold, Brilliant and Bad

Author: Marian Broderick Genre: Adult Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Orla Irish women are known to be formidable and this book confirms it. This book is a riveting account of women who were brave enough to pave the way for others. The timeline spans from the earliest of records of Irish women to the present day. Often… Continue reading Bold, Brilliant and Bad

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Free Online History Resources

Kildare Library Account Resources eHistory: Online Electronic History Journal: http://www.kildare.ie/ehistory/ Free online electronic history journal with a wide range of materials on the history of County Kildare. Materials include archaeology, digitised resources, essays, events and attractions, industrial heritage and Kildare County archive. EMagazines – Online History Magazines: https://lgma.rbdigitalglobal.com/search/emagazine?all=history&page-index=0&page-size=60&search-source=quick-all Search a wide variety of history magazine… Continue reading Free Online History Resources