BOOKS ON IRISH HISTORY
In Search of Ireland’s Heroes book description: This is a narrative history beginning in the twelfth century with the first English incursions into Ireland. The story is filled with individual personalities and families who fought in battle and through constitutional means to free Ireland from English control. With an extensive use of original sources―letters, personal accounts, and parliamentary documents it recounts the history of Ireland to the present day.
In Search of Ancient Ireland: The Origins of the Irish from Neolithic Times to the Coming of the English
by Carmel McCaffrey and Leo Eaton
Companion book to the TV series.
In Search of Ancient Ireland book description: This book traces the history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C., when nomadic hunter-gatherers appeared in Ireland at the end of the last Ice Age, through the centuries of Celtic cultural influence and the arrival of Christianity and the development of the unique Irish monastic system. Ancient Irish history essentially ends in 1167 A.D., when an English invasion brought the country under control of the English crown for the first time.
DVD OF THE TELEVISION SERIES PRODUCED BY PBS AND RTÉ
In Search of Ancient Ireland (DVD) funded by PBS and RTÉ
Series chief Historical Advisor: Carmel McCaffrey
Directed and Produced by Leo Eaton