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To mark the publication of A history of Ireland in 100 words here is the biography of Adomnán, who makes an appearance in the entry for the word 'Cáin', tax laws, specifically the landmark Cáin Adomnáin (law...
Celebrating the Irish launch of the book with a series of vlogs by the editors and contributors.
Take a peek inside and read Angela Byrne's chapter on anonymity, Irish women’s writing, and a tale of contested authorship
Sean O'Rourke interviews Dr John Gibney on our latest book Ireland: a voice among the nations
Discover the origins of the word 'badhbh' in our book A history of Ireland in 100 words
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The pictorical map, subject of Renaissance Galway: delineating the seventeenth-century city by Paul Walsh was the subject of a seminar dedicated to the map and celebrated at the launch by Cllr Denis Lyons,...
Our Managing Editor tells us about the two covers of A history of Ireland in 100 words
The fossilised bones of a tiny amphibian-like creature that scurried around the shores of County Clare 325 million years ago have been discovered.
Discover the origins of the words 'airgead', 'punt' and 'pingin' in our book A history of Ireland in 100 words