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This Day in Irish History

 18.95

by Padraic Coffey

A monumental book. Unputdownable, educational, thoroughly enjoyable and historically accurate. – Joe Duffy

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This Day in Irish History

You may know all about the Easter Rising and the Good Friday Agreement, but did you know that the hypodermic needle was invented in Tallaght? Or that Dublin was the first city in the world to have a woman stockbroker, decades before London or New York? Or that the formula used to create the video game Tomb Raider was sketched on a bridge in Cabra in the nineteenth century? With one entry for every day of the year, this book marks the anniversaries of momentous events in Irish history: in politics, medicine, music, sport and innovation. In this accessible, comprehensive and authoritative book, discover the moments that have helped to shape the national identity of Ireland.

About the Author

Padraic Coffey was born in Sligo and grew up in Tubbercurry. He attended University College Dublin, where he received a BA in 2008 and an MA in 2010. After graduating from college, he worked in a freelance capacity for the Sunday Independent, as well as some other publications. This is his first book, which was inspired by his social media account of the same name.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 2.6 × 19.7 cm

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