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Subject: Irish History & Myth suggestions?
Date Posted: 10/8/2011 10:39 PM ET
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Does anybody have any suggestions for Irish History, Irish Myth/Religion, and Irish Folktales?

My library has tons available and I'm a bit overwhelmed.  To make things even more difficult, there's no option to only search non-fiction.  Any help is greatly appreciated!

Date Posted: 10/16/2011 10:28 PM ET
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You might want to read How the Irish Saved Civilization.  However, read it tongue-in-cheek, as I have also read How the Scots Saved Civilization, How the Indians Created our Civilization and others.  I may not remember the titles exactly, but they are close.

Date Posted: 10/16/2011 10:31 PM ET
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Thank you for the suggestions, Thomas.  smiley

Date Posted: 11/4/2011 5:15 PM ET
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The Great Hunger, by Cecil Woodham Smith, is a gripping story of the Irish famine of 1845 - 49 that killed a million and a half people and drove another million to the New World in "coffin ships". 

Date Posted: 11/4/2011 5:36 PM ET
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It's been added to my list.  Thank you, Bonnie.

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Date Posted: 2/20/2012 2:48 PM ET
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I know this is an old post, but I liked Wars of the Irish Kings by David McCullough.

Date Posted: 2/21/2012 1:50 PM ET
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Heroes of the Dawn: Celtic Myth (Myth and Mankind)  isbn 9780705421713

Date Posted: 2/21/2012 11:11 PM ET
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Thank you, Polbio and Linda!