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Origins of the Irish Constitution 1928-41

Gerard Hogan
ISBN 978-1-904890-75-1
900 pages • €50 • HB - Order now

The Constitution of 1937 represents the culmination of the ‘constitutional revolution’ begun by Eamon de Valera, John Hearne and others in the 1930s. Marking the 75th anniversary, the Origins of the Irish Constitution is a comprehensive selection of key documents relating to the development and drafting of the Constitution. The documents have been collected from a variety of archival holdings, covering the period 1929 to 1941. Gerard Hogan has written an extensive commentary and annotation as a guide to the complex legal and philosophical problems that arose during the drafting process.


Dublin 1911

Edited by CATRIONA CROWECover of Dublin 1911

100 years ago Ireland and Dublin were on the cusp of a dramatic decade. Little did Dubliners know of the changes coming: the lockout, the war, the 1916 Rising,
independence. It was a year of a census and a royal visit, just like 2011. Read an extract from the book here.
Read the review by Bridget Hourican in the Dubliner here.

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Dublin 1911, published by the Royal Irish Academy, will give people a chance, through rich illustration, fold-out census reports and previously unpublished photographs to experience the Dublin of 1911. Buy online

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Launch of Dublin 1911 edited by Catriona Crowe on Wednesday 26 October.

Jimmy Deenihan, TD., Minister for the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht launched Dublin 1911 edited by Catriona Crowe on Wednesday, 26 October. For more details and captions please click here

Listen back: Editor Catriona Crowe discusses Dublin in 1911 with Pat Kenny (broadcast on 31 October 2011).

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The Irish Times called Dublin 1911 ‘a triumph of book production’ in a review by Terence Killeen.


Section C, Volume 111, 2011

The editors of the Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Section C have for the first time brought together a themed issue, on ‘Domestic life in Ireland’, looking at the evolution of housing in Ireland from the Neolithic period to the twenty-first century.  Read it online here
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For more details of the launch of Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Section C please click here


reading maps book coverReading the maps: a guide to the Irish Historic Towns Atlas

by Jacinta Prunty and H.B. Clarke.
May 2011 • 978-1-904890-70-6 • €25
Reading the maps is intended to serve all users, and particularly teachers, of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas. Buy online


Irish Historic Towns Atlas

No 23 Carlingford

no. 23 Carlingford

by Harold O’Sullivan and Raymond Gillespie.
May 2011 • 978-1-904890-76-8 • <€30 with CD-ROM
Carlingford details the growth of this port and fishing town at the gateway to south Ulster and north Leinster on Carlingford Lough. Buy online




The Law of the SeaThe law of the sea

by Mahon Hayes
March 2011 • ISBN 978-1-904890-72-0 • HB/€35

This is the first book to present a narrative account, from the point of view of the Irish delegation, of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, which ran from 1973 to 1982. Buy online



Alexander Nimmo's Inverness survey and journal, 1806

Edited by Noël P. Wilkins

March 2011 • ISBN 978-1-904890-74-4 • HB/€35

Born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, in 1783, Alexander Nimmo began his career as Rector of Inverness Academy and became an engineer of unique and path-breaking skill. His 1806 ‘perambulation’ of the Inverness-shire boundary was undertaken in ‘boisterous’ conditions during a period of revolutionary change in rural life. Nimmo had an iconic role in Ireland in surveying and mapping the then isolated, uncultivated regions of Kerry and Connemara. His energetic contribution to Irish landscaping and learning spans his appointment to the Bogs Commission in 1811 to his early death in 1832. Buyonline


The Cosgrave Party: A History of Cumann na nGaedheal

the cosgrave partyby Ciara Meehan

November 2010 • ISBN 978-1-904890-65-2 • HB/€30

Telling the unique story of a political party born into government amidst the bloodshed of civil war, this book reveals the true complexity of Cumann na nGaedheal and investigates the internal politics of the party as it struggled with ideological tensions and personality clashes. Buy online


Policing the Narrow Ground: Lessons from the Transformation of Policing in Northern Ireland

Edited by John Doyle

September 2010 • ISBN 978-1-904890-66-9 • HB/€30

Ten years after the publication of the Patten Report, this book reflects on its role in the subsequent and ongoing transformation of policing in Northern Ireland and the lessons for security-sector reform internationally.
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Documents on Irish Foreign Policy Volume VII: 1941-1945

Documents on Irish Foregin Policy Volume IVEdited by Catriona Crowe, Ronan Fanning, Michael Kennedy, Eunan O’Halpin and Dermot Keogh

November 2010 • ISBN 978-1-904890-63-8 • HB/€45

DIFP VII explores Ireland’s increasingly isolated position during 1942 and 1943, and provides a unique first-hand contemporary picture of wartime Europe. Buy online

John Rocque’s Dublin: A Guide to the Georgian City

by Colm Lennon and John Montague • In association with Dublin City Council

November 2010 • ISBN 978-1-904890-69-0 • PB

John Rocque’s Dublin reproduces forty extracts from the Exact survey of the city and suburbs of Dublin (1756). Each one is accompanied by a commentary which highlights some of the features of the city’s political, social, economic and cultural history. Buy online

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