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A Directory of Ulster Doctors (who qualified before 1901)

he north of Ireland has always produced a large number of doctors, not only for Ireland generally, but for the armed forces and for the wider world. This extensive two volume work of reference is a directory of all those Ulster doctors who qualified before 1901. There are nearly six thousand names with biographical notes on all, including details of parentage and dates of birth, marriage and death...

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A Short History of Ireland, 1500-2000

A brisk, concise, and readable overview of Irish history from the Protestant Reformation to the dawn of the twenty-first century Five centuries of Irish history are explored in this informative and accessible volume. John Gibney proceeds from the beginning of Ireland's modern period and continues through to virtually the present day, offering an integrated overview of the island nation's cul...

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A Very Independent County: Parliamentary Elections and Politics in County Armagh, 1750-1800

A VERY INDEPENDENT COUNTY: Parliamentary elections and politics in County Armagh, 1750-1800 analyses the background to, and traces details of general elections and by'€elections for the county and borough seats in Armagh. In the eighteenth century, County Armagh was famously referred to as ‘a very independent county'' given the distinctive nature of politics and electioneering in p...

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Abercorn: The Hamiltons of Barons Court

Abercorn: The Hamiltons of Barons Court is a lavishly illustrated book which tells the absorbing story of one of the most remarkable families in British and Irish history from its rise to prominence in late fifteenth century Scotland through to its role today in Northern Ireland and beyond. The story of The Hamiltons of Barons Court is so much more than simply the study of an individual family, ho...

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An Unlikely Success Story: The Belfast Shipbuilding Industry 1880-1935

Shipbuilding was a most unlikely success story in Belfast and its prosperity was created by a strange mixture of entrepreneurial ability, timing, technical expertise and employment patterns. It was the last of the 'main' industries to develop in Belfast but in terms of wealth-creation and prestige, it was perhaps the greatest of the city's employers. By the start of the twentieth century Bel...

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Elm Park 1626-1954: Country House to Preparatory School

Elm Park near Killylea, County Armagh, occupies an important place in twentieth-century educational history in Northern Ireland. In 1920 Seth Smith and Willoughby Weaving acquired the house and grounds known as Elm Park and established a preparatory school for boys aged between seven and fourteen. During the Second World War over 60 boys attended the school, but a decline in numbers after 1945 ...

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Essays In Scotch-Irish History

This is a reprint of the second volume in the Ulster Historical Foundation's Historical Series, which was first published in 1969. These five essays were delivered as lectures at a conference on the Scotch-Irish held in Belfast in 1965. This edition contains a new introduction by Steve Ickringill of the University of Ulster re-viewing recent research. The first essay is an examination of President...

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John King: Ireland’s Forgotten Explorer – Australia’s First Hero

In 1861 an Irish-born explorer emerged from the Australian outback, sole survivor of the country's greatest expedition. John King from Moy, Co. Tyrone, had crossed the arid continent and discovered tracts of rich, fertile land. With eight men dead, King's triumph was one of the world's great feats of endurance and thousands gathered to crown him Australia's first hero ... Yet within weeks the hand...

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People's Champion: The Life Of Alexander Bowman, Pioneer of Labour Politics In Ireland

When Alexander Bowman was elected in Belfast Corporation as Labour member in Duncairn in 1897, the very idea that he would still be remembered a century later for his relentless championing of the working class cause appeared unthinkable. Yet Bowman, a near penniless flaxdresser from a humble farming background, richly deserves his place in Irish political and labour history. Twelve years earlier ...

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Protrait of an Industrial City: 'Clanging Belfas' 1750-1914

Hammers clanging' was the sound that the great nineteenth-century novelist William Makepeace Thackeray associated with Belfast when he visited it in 1842. By then, Belfast's industrial development was well under way. Had Thackeray visited the city in 1900, he would not have been surprised to find that it was by then the fastest-growing city in the British Isles. It had outstripped Dublin as the la...

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The Life of Sir Denis Henry: Catholic Unionist

Denis Stanislaus Henry (1864-1925) occupies a unique place in the political and legal history of Northern Ireland politics. As a catholic, Henry supported the Union from the time of Gladstone's first Home Rule Bill of 1886, and after joining the Ulster Unionist Council upon its formation in 1905, unsuccessfully contested the North Tyrone constituency in 1906 and 1907, losing by the narrow margins ...

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Them Wild Woods: An Irish Quaker Familys Transatlantic Correspondence 1818-1877

That emigration tore Irish families apart is a given, but rarely is the separation chronicled across three generations. These hitherto unpublished letters describe the life of an Ulster Quaker shop-keeping family whose daughter married and emigrated in 1818. They bring out the fears of parents who will never see their child again and the preoccupations of sisters and brothers who remained behind, ...

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Transatlantic Lives: The Irish Experience in Colonial America

Transatlantic Lives: The Irish Experience in Colonial America features sixty biographical essays from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography, detailing the careers of a selection of Irish emigrants to North America in the colonial period (including the British territories that would later become Canada). Those chosen are a representative sample of some of the more notable fig...

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Ulster Emigration to Colonial America 1718-1775

First published in 1966, R. J. Dickson's Ulster Emigration to Colonial America 1718-1775 remains the acknowledged work of scholarship on migration in the eighteenth century of a quarter of a million people from Ulster to the New World. It combines detailed investigation of the economic, social and political background to the exodus with information on the emigrant trade and an analysis of the moti...

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