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Little Book Of Westmeath

Author : Ruth Illingworth
ISBN : 184588227X
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The Little Book of Westmeath is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Westmeath. Here you will find out about Westmeath's history and archaeology, its buildings and architecture, its culture and sport and its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women. Through quaint villages and bustling towns, this book takes the reader on a journey through County Westmeatj and its vibrant past. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this fascinating county.

William E Wilson 1851 1908 The Work And Family Of A Westmeath Astronomer

Author : Ian Elliott and Charles Mollan
ISBN : 9781527212268
Genre : History
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Wilson was a wealthy gentleman who could afford to indulge his hobby of Astronomy. He was attracted to this subject when, as a teenager, he took part in the Total Eclipse Expedition to Algeria in 1870. He set up a well-equipped private Observatory at Daramona House in Streete, County Westmeath. His contributions to Astronomy included: The first fairly accurate estimate of the temperature of the Sun's visible surface; the first photo-electric measurements of the brightness of stars; a series of superb celestial photographs with a 24-inch Grubb reflector; The first use of cinematography in solar physics; One of the first to suggest that radio-activity might keep the stars shining. The book covers all these initiatives and much more. Wilson, though he never attended university, was elected to Fellowship of the (London) Royal Society and received an honorary doctorate from Dublin University. But the book covers his family and life style, with brief biographies of his contemporary scientific colleagues. The book is well illustrated with family and astronomical photographs. It is written for the 'educated layman', and no knowledge of Astronomy (or indeed science) is required.

The Little Book Of Stillorgan

Author : Hugh Oram
ISBN : 9780750986274
Genre : History
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THE LITTLE BOOK OF STILLORGAN is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about this vibrant suburb of Dublin. This book takes the reader on a journey through Stillorgan and its vibrant past. Here you will discover Stillorgan’s rural past, its famous sons and daughters, its churches, pubs, shops and schools, its industries and sporting heritage and its natural history. You will also glimpse a darker side to Stillorgan with a look at crime and unrest in the district. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this south Dublin suburb.

The Little Book Of Gaa Facts

Author : Eddie Ryan
ISBN : 9781781172902
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Did you know that in 1924, Mick Gill created history by winning two All-Ireland Senior Hurling medals in the same year and for different counties?Jack Lynch is the only player in GAA history to have won six successive All-Ireland medals (five in hurling).The 2013 All-Ireland Hurling Final was the first to be played under flood-lights, exactly 100 years after Croke Park was first purchased.Do you know the name of every inter-county ground in Ireland? Who was full forward on the team of the Millenium? Who was the 1,000th All Star Award winner?In 'The Little Book of GAA Facts', Eddie Ryan has gathered together a treasure trove of knowledge about a nation's passion. The book charts the history of Gaelic games, blending amazing stories and unique facts, records and outstanding achievements.

Dead Funny The Little Book Of Irish Grave Humour

Author : Allen Foster
ISBN : 9780717151530
Genre : Humor
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A collection of curious Irish gravestone inscriptions from across Ireland and further afield Dead Funny is a selection of unusual, funny and often touching epitaphs from graveyards across Ireland. Compiled by Allen Foster, an Irish journalist who specialises in finding quirky and hilarious historical stories, Dead Funny is a hilarious homage to the bizarre tombstones erected across Ireland and beyond. Here lies Pat Steel; That’s very true! Who was he! what was he! What’s that to you? He lies here, because he Is dead – nothing new. Here lies the remains of John Hall, Grocer The world is not worth a fig I have good raisins for saying so This stone was raised to Sarah Ford, Not Sarah’s virtues to record For they’re well known to all the town No Lord; it was raised to keep her down

Westmeath As Others Saw It

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105040969615
Genre : Westmeath (Ireland)
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A 1950s Irish Childhood

Author : Ruth Illingworth
ISBN : 9780750986731
Genre : History
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1950s Ireland was the age of De Valera and John Charles McQuaid. It was the age before television, Vatican II, and home central heating. A time when motor cars and public telephones had wind-up handles, when boys wore short trousers and girls wore ribbons, when nuns wore white bonnets and priests wore black hats in church. To the young people of today, the 1950s seem like another age. But for those who played, learned and worked at this time, this era feels like just yesterday. This delightful collection of memories will appeal to all who grew up in 1950s Ireland and will jog memories about all aspects of life as it was.

The Little Book Of Irish Clans

Author : John Grenham
ISBN : 0785800832
Genre : History
File Size : 46. 24 MB
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A handy guide to over eighty Irish families, in most cases showing their clan shields in full color, while outlining the family history, origins and geographical distribution.

A Little Book Of Irish Family Names

Author : Ida Grehan
ISBN : 0811812863
Genre : Ireland
File Size : 78. 62 MB
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Profiles fifty-six Irish surnames from Ahearne to Walsh, discussing the meaning, origin, and history of each name. Includes illustrations of each family's shield.

A Little Book Of Irish Myths

Author : Bob Welch
ISBN : 0862815010
Genre : Ireland
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