Irish Academic Press

This page contains some examples of our work for Irish Academic Press.

Irish Academic Press is a long established Dublin-based publisher of high quality books of Irish interest. Their publishing programme includes Irish History, Contemporary Irish History, Military and Political History, Literature, Arts and the Media, Social History, Women's Studies and Genealogy.  Irish Academic's website can be found here.

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Jonathan Swift and the Church of Ireland 1710-1724
Christopher Fauske
ISBN: 9780716527282
Irish Academic Press
Hardback

Unpublished, overlooked, and otherwise neglected writings of Swift, studied in the light of contemporary political and economic events in England and Ireland, reveal a politically astute observer and wise, if wary, commentator on events.



Reflections on the Irish State
Garret FitzGerald
ISBN: 9780716527756
Irish Academic Press
Hardback

In this groundbreaking book, written for the non-specialist reader, former Taoiseach or Prime Minister (1981-1982, 1982-1987) Dr Garret FitzGerald reflects on the fundamental changes that have occurred and on their far-reaching consequences. Dr FitzGerald's humanity, wit and erudition have come together here to produce a classic.




Kathleen Lynn: Irishwoman, Patriot, Doctor
Margaret O'HOgartaigh
ISBN: 9780716528425
Irish Academic Press
Hardback

The life of this prominent female doctor mirrored many of the changes in Irish life between 1874 and 1955. Her biography deals with a wide range of issues including: suffragism, education, sectarian politics, maternal feminism, ecclesiastical subterfuge, public health, spirituality, ecumenism, the medical profession and social housing.



The Rebellion In Wicklow 1798
Ruan O'Donnell
ISBN: 9780716526599
Irish Academic Press
Hardback

The book draws heavily on hitherto unused primary sources. Several important documents are printed in full for the first time. The book fully explores the interaction of that county's United Irishmen with their comrades in Wexford, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare and Meath, and one of its appendices contains a list of almost 1,000 identified Wicklow United Irishmen.



De Valera, Fianna Fáil and the Irish Press
Mark O'Brien
ISBN: 9780716527336
Irish Academic Press
Hardback

The author gives a fascinating view of the role of the Irish Press in bringing Fianna Fáil to power. He explores the possibility of the Irish Press being de Valera, rather than, party-dominated and analyses the gradual disintegration of the relationship between the party and the paper as the de Valera family found itself gradually alienated from the paper's readers, a modernising Ireland and a changing Fianna Fáil party.




Irish Diplomacy At The United Nations 1945–1965
Joseph Morrison Skelly
ISBN: 0-7165-2574-7
Irish Academic Press
Hardback

With a foreword by President Mary Robinson, This book explores Irish diplomacy at the United Nations in the post-war era that constitutes a compelling chapter in the history of Irish foreign policy. In this period the Irish delegation played a highly visible, constructive role in the General Assembly.



Women In Ulster Politics 1890–1940
Diane Urquhart
ISBN: 9780716526278
Irish Academic Press
Hardback

In this pioneering study, Urquhart provides a highly detailed, thoughtful disquisition on the gendering of women's political activity and the historical patterns that developed along sectarian lines very early on in twentieth century Ulster politics.



The Carnegie Libraries
Brendan Grimes
ISBN: 9780716526186
Irish Academic Press
Hardback

"The book is nicely laid out and provides an indispensable record and reference for librarians and local historians as well as the architectural reader."– Journal of the Royal Society of Ulster Architects




Law And The Emergence Of Modern Dublin
W.N. Osborough,
ISBN: 9780716525837
Irish Academic Press
Hardback

This book aims to reconstruct part of Dublin's past from source material of an unconventional and unfamiliar sort: accounts of lawsuits generated by the evolving fortunes of the city and surrounding district. Complete with a detailed index and tables of cases and statutes, this volume is enhanced by over 100 illustrations in black and white.



Famine Diary
Brendan O'Cathaoir
ISBN: 9780716526551
Irish Academic Press
Hardback

A unique record of the Great Famine, written with insight, detachment and empathy. Based on a wide selection of sources it provides a graphic picture of conditions in the Irish countryside as the crisis developed. It combines analysis and an overview with a focus on the worst-hit areas.




Fearful Realities
Christopher Morash & Richard Hayes
ISBN: 978-0716525660
Irish Academic Press
Hardback


A new perspective on the Irish famine. The geography and implications of post-famine population decline.




Irish Intellectuals And Aesthetics
Marta Herrero
ISBN: 9780716533276
Irish Academic Press
Hardback

This book offers a novel sociological approach to art collecting with a study of the practices involved in the making of the collection for the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. Drawing on the work of sociologists Zygmunt Bauman and Pierre Bourdieu on intellectuals, it argues that art collecting can be theorised as a form of intellectual practice whereby art objects are assigned collecting value.



John Bellew
Harold O'Sullivan
ISBN: 9780716526223
Irish Academic Press
Hardback

John Bellew was the quintessential old Englishmen of stock settled in Ireland since the late twelfth century. By 1641 he had a prosperous law practice and an estate of 1,460 acres. He was Justice of the Peace, Sheriff of the County and, elected to Parliament in 1641. Suspected of collaboration with the insurrectionists of 1641, he was expelled from Parliament and outlawed.




Aftermath: Post-Rebellion Insurgency in Wicklow
RuanO'Donnell
ISBN: 9780716526285
Irish Academic Press
Hardback

County Wicklow remained the most consistently disturbed part of Ireland until 1803. Militant factions of battle-hardened United Irishmen held out in the fastnesses of the Wicklow mountains and confounded every strategy devised to defeat them for over five years. This book investigates the underlying causes of this phenomenon and provides a detailed account of the experiences of all the major groupings, including the little known elements led by James Hughes and Michael Dalton.