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Historical Publications

Drawn from works by literature authors and also through parish histories we are interested in promoting Ireland’s rich history. We have published many heavily researched historical projects and we look forward to unearthing the next gem. If you are writing it – or interested in writing it – let us help you publish it.

Parish Publications

We have been publishing on behalf of parishes throughout urban and rural Ireland for many years and our experience and expertise in this field is unsurpassed. We will help you to showcase all the good work and events in your parish and its associated clubs and groups.

Write your Memoirs

What could be better than giving someone the chance to publish their life story; to go on the journey to becoming an author and share it all with family, friends and further afield. What a lovely distraction for the writer; a chance to escape into happier times of life.

Featured Books

Introducing
Against the Tide

It is the job of historians to revise earlier accounts of history. As new public records, for example, continually become available, it will be necessary to revise previous accounts of certain periods of history and actors in that history. But the dominant narratives of Irish history since the 1960s have been written by a group whose revisionism claims for itself the virtues of value free and objective empirical research as exclusively forming their accounts of Irish history. As Bertolt Brecht said, however, “Whenever there are great virtues, it’s a sure sign something’s wrong”. What is wrong in this case is that such revisionism masks a particular set of ideological beliefs that result in, for example, the displacement of the Famine as the central, immiserating event in nineteenth century Ireland. This collection of essays, some previously published and some new, revises the Revisionists on their general approach to Irish history, the early history of Ulster, the Famine, the Plantation, Ireland’s status as colony, and challenges their findings through advancing counter-arguments in the spirit of academic debate and research. It is the first such collection that challenges Revisionism in various intellectually thoughtful and stimulating ways, and establishes a dialectical counter-narrative to it. Terence Bradley

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