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Lesser-known stories about the history of Ireland




This is a book that will delight anyone interested in the rich untold history of Ireland.

There is barely a square foot of Ireland where something of historical importance has not happened at one time or another. This book looks into lesser known stories from the history of the country, reaching back to prehistoric times to make sense of the strange Stone Age monuments and ancient mines that dot the island, as well as more modern anomalies like the disused railway lines that run through the west of the country.


Bunbury explores unexpected corners of the past to offer an informative and entertaining glimpse into 36 lesser-known tales from Irish history, from the eruption of a massive volcano in County Armagh 60 million years ago to the side effects of plantation and conquest.


Ireland’s Forgotten Past celebrates the people and events that played major roles in Ireland’s fascinating past but have been overlooked and disremembered. Expect stories of spy masters and scientists, battlefields and brothels, tailors and traitors.


Ireland’s Forgotten Past by Turtle Bunbury

Published by: Thames & Hudson Published: March 2019 Price: £14.95