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The Rule of the Land

Walking Ireland's Border

Author: Garrett Carr

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571313361

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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In the wake of the EU referendum, the United Kingdom's border with Ireland has gained greater significance: it is set to become the frontier with the European Union. Over the past year, Garrett Carr has travelled this border, on foot and by canoe, to uncover a landscape with a troubled past and an uncertain future. Across this thinly populated line, travelling down hidden pathways and among ancient monuments, Carr encounters a variety of characters who have made this liminal space their home. He reveals the turbulent history of this landscape and changes the way we look at nationhood, land and power. The book incorporates Carr's own maps and photographs.

The Rule of the Land

Walking Ireland's Border

Author: Garrett Carr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571313372

Category: Ulster (Northern Ireland and Ireland)

Page: 320

View: 3244

In the wake of the EU referendum, the United Kingdom's border with Ireland has gained greater significance: it is set to become the frontier with the European Union. To uncover its secret landscape, with a troubled past and an uncertain future, Garrett Carr travelled Ireland's border on foot and by canoe. This invisible line has hosted smugglers and kings, runaways, peacemakers, protestors and terrorists, revealing the tumult of a border, changing the way we look at nationhood, land and power. From encounters with border dwellers to uncovering rituals, hidden pathways and ancient monuments, this book presents the borderland as a unique realm of its own, and asks what it holds for the future.

The Rule of the Land

Walking Ireland's Border

Author: Garrett Carr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571313358

Category:

Page: 320

View: 1296

In the wake of the EU referendum, the United Kingdom's border with Ireland has gained greater significance: it is set to become the frontier with the European Union. Over the past year, Garrett Carr has travelled this border, on foot and by canoe, to uncover a landscape with a troubled past and an uncertain future. Across this thinly populated line, travelling down hidden pathways and among ancient monuments, Carr encounters a variety of characters who have made this liminal space their home. He reveals the turbulent history of this landscape and changes the way we look at nationhood, land and power. The book incorporates Carr’s own maps and photographs. ‘Garrett Carr powerfully captures the often desolate beauty of the border landscape in language that is both robust, yet lyrical.’ David Park

Bear in Mind These Dead

Author: Susan McKay

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571252184

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 7561

'A moving and timely work, which captures the lasting pain and grief of those who lost loved ones during the Troubles.' Eoin McHugh, Sunday Independent Nearly 4,000 people were killed during the Troubles. Susan McKay's book explores the difficult aftermath of the violence for families, friends and communities. By interviewing those who loved the missing and the dead, as well as some who narrowly survived, McKay gives a voice to those who are too often overlooked in the political histories. She has found grief and rage, as well as forgiveness. This book is a powerful and important contribution to the Northern Ireland power-sharing process. Only by confronting the brutality of the past can there be any hope that the dead may finally be laid to rest. 'An exemplary undertaking . . . a necessary book, which restores humanity to those among the dead who tend to be remembered in terms of statistics alone. Susan McKay has gone about her difficult task with bravery and finesse.' Patricia Craig, Independent 'Peace can only endure if the dead can finally be laid to rest. Bear in Mind These Dead is a moving and important contribution to that process.' Derry Journal 'Tremendously moving . . . Anyone who wants to understand the sectarian conflict of Northern Ireland must examine the individual tragedies that go to make up the broader narrative. This is the grim task to which McKay so admirably applies herself.' Andrew Anthony, Observer

Bad Blood

A Walk Along the Irish Border

Author: Colm Tóibín

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330373586

Category: Ireland

Page: 193

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Soon after the Anglo-Irish Agreement, when the tension was at a peak in Northern Ireland, Colm Tóibin travelled along the Irish border from Derry to Newry. Bad Blood tells of fear and anger, and of the historical legacy that has imprinted itself on the landscape and its inhabitants.Marches, demonstrations and funerals are rituals observed by the communities that live along this route. With insight and intelligence Tóibin listens to the stories that are told, and unfolds for the reader the complex unhappiness of this fraught border.

Border

A Journey to the Edge of Europe

Author: Kapka Kassabova

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1555979785

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 2787

“Remarkable: a book about borders that makes the reader feel sumptuously free.” —Peter Pomerantsev In this extraordinary work of narrative reportage, Kapka Kassabova returns to Bulgaria, from where she emigrated as a girl twenty-five years previously, to explore the border it shares with Turkey and Greece. When she was a child, the border zone was rumored to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall, and it swarmed with soldiers and spies. On holidays in the “Red Riviera” on the Black Sea, she remembers playing on the beach only miles from a bristling electrified fence whose barbs pointed inward toward the enemy: the citizens of the totalitarian regime. Kassabova discovers a place that has been shaped by successive forces of history: the Soviet and Ottoman empires, and, older still, myth and legend. Her exquisite portraits of fire walkers, smugglers, treasure hunters, botanists, and border guards populate the book. There are also the ragged men and women who have walked across Turkey from Syria and Iraq. But there seem to be nonhuman forces at work here too: This densely forested landscape is rich with curative springs and Thracian tombs, and the tug of the ancient world, of circular time and animism, is never far off. Border is a scintillating, immersive travel narrative that is also a shadow history of the Cold War, a sideways look at the migration crisis troubling Europe, and a deep, witchy descent into interior and exterior geographies.

The Badness of Ballydog

Author: Garrett Carr

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847389848

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2343

Something is coming … something big. May knows it, but no one will listen to her. She is an outcast due to her odd ways and freakish ability with animals. Andrew knows it, but he has his position as gang leader to maintain. Ewan knows it, but what can he do? The sea creature is the biggest living thing on the face of the earth. And it won't stop until it has destroyed Ballydog. Can three teenagers save the baddest town in the world from its fate? Is it even worth saving?

Deep Deep Down

Author: Garrett Carr

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847389864

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5794

Around a hidden lake in the mountains is a perfect place. The people there live long and contented lives. But not for much longer... Andrew, May and Ewan will destroy everything. Unless the mystery that awaits deep, deep down destroys them first...

Partitioned Lives: The Irish Borderlands

Author: Catherine Nash,Bryonie Reid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317083679

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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Partitioned Lives: The Irish Borderlands explores everyday life and senses of identity and belonging along a contested border whose official functions and local impacts have shifted across the twentieth century. It does so through the accounts of contemporary borderland residents in Ireland and Northern Ireland who shared with us their reflections on and experiences of the border from the 1950s to the present day. Since the border is the product of the partition of the island and the creation of Northern Ireland, its meaning has been deeply entangled with the radically and often violently opposed perspectives on the legitimacy of Northern Ireland and the political reunification of the island. Yet the intensely political symbolism of the border has meant that relatively little attention has been paid to the lived experience of the border, its material presence in the landscape and in people’s lives, and its materialisation through the practices and policies of the states on either side. Drawing on recent approaches within historical, political and cultural geography and the cross-disciplinary field of border studies, this book redresses this neglect by exploring the Irish border in terms of its meanings (from the political to the personal) but also, and importantly, through the objects (from tables of custom regulations and travel permits to road blocks and military watch towers) and practices (from official efforts to regulate the movement of people and objects across it to the strategies and experiences of those subject to those state policies) through which it was effectively constituted. The focus is on the Irish border as practised, experienced and materially present in the borderlands.

Unapproved Routes

Histories of the Irish Border, 1922-1972

Author: Canon Murray Fellow in Irish History Peter Leary

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198778570

Category:

Page: 272

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The delineation and emergence of the Irish border radically reshaped political and social realities across the entire island of Ireland. For those who lived in close quarters with the border, partition was also an intimate and personal occurrence, profoundly implicated in everyday lives. Otherwise mundane activities such as shopping, visiting family, or travelling to church were often complicated by customs restrictions, security policies, and even questions of nationhood and identity. The border became an interface, not just of two jurisdictions, but also between the public, political space of state territory, and the private, familiar spaces of daily life. The effects of political disunity were combined and intertwined with a degree of unity of everyday social life that persisted and in some ways even flourished across, if not always within, the boundaries of both states. On the border, the state was visible to an uncommon degree - as uniformed agents, road blocks, and built environment - at precisely the same point as its limitations were uniquely exposed. For those whose worlds continued to transcend the border, the power and hegemony of either of those states, and the social structures they conditioned, could only ever be incomplete. As a consequence, border residents lived in circumstances that were burdened by inconvenience and imposition, but also endowed with certain choices. Influenced by microhistorical approaches, Unapproved Routes uses a series of discrete 'histories' - of the Irish Boundary Commission, the Foyle Fisheries dispute, cockfighting tournaments regularly held on the border, smuggling, and local conflicts over cross-border roads - to explore how the border was experienced and incorporated into people's lives; emerging, at times, as a powerfully revealing site of popular agency and action.

Where the Wild Winds Are

Walking Europe's Winds from the Pennines to Provence

Author: Nick Hunt

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1473658802

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 6826

The personalities of the winds affect everything from landscape and climate to the history, architecture, mythology and psychology of the cultures through which they blow. The author set out on a quest to meet them.

Buried Lives

The Protestants of Southern Ireland

Author: Robin Bury

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750965703

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 3170

The early twentieth century saw the transformation of the southern Irish Protestants from a once strong people into an isolated, pacified community. Their influence, status and numbers had all but disappeared by the end of the civil war in 1923 and they were to form a quiescent minority up to modern times. This book tells the tale of this transformation and their forced adaptation, exploring the lasting effect that it had on both the Protestant community and the wider Irish society and investigating how Protestants in southern Ireland view their place in the Republic today.

A Border Diary

Author: Shane Connaughton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571176618

Category: History

Page: 231

View: 6146

By the author of My Left Foot, this is a picture of the Cavan/Monaghan/Fermanagh borderland during the filming of The Run of the Country, starring Albert Finney, before and after the IRA ceasefire of 31st August 1994. More than a conventional film diary, the book is a record of the politics, characters and language of a paradise or wilderness, lost or about to be regained. It is a sometimes comic and always loving look at the people and places of the author's birthplace, caught in the glare of a Hollywood shoot.

Love of Country

A Journey Through the Hebrides

Author: Madeleine Bunting

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022647156X

Category: History

Page: 351

View: 4429

"Over six years, Bunting traveled the Hebrides, exploring their landscapes, histories, and magnetic pull. She delves into the meanings of home and belonging, which in these islands have been fraught with tragedy as well as tenacious resistance. Bunting considers the extent of the islands' influence beyond their shores, finding that their history of dispossession and migration has been central to the British imperial past."--Provided by publisher.

Heaven Lies About Us

Author: Eugene McCabe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140900287X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3216

In these twelve stories, Eugene McCabe plumbs the soul of the Irishborder counties, where confusion, divided loyalties, and conflict arepart of everyday life. A master of arresting dialogue and intimatecharacterisation, celebrated as a major playwright and author of one ofthe most important Irish novels of the last fifty years, McCabedemonstrates his outstanding gift for short fiction in this revelatoryand haunting collection.

Walking along the border

Author: Colm Tóibín

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 159

View: 6352

Islander

A Journey Around Our Archipelago

Author: Patrick Barkham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783781904

Category: Archipelagoes

Page: 368

View: 3590

An enticing exploration of the smallest islands of the British Isles from the award-winning, bestselling author of The Butterfly IslesThe British Isles are an archipelago made up of two large islands and 6,289 smaller ones. Some, like the Isle of Man, resemble miniature nations, with their own language and tax laws; others, like Ray Island in Essex, are abandoned and mysterious places haunted by myths, ghosts and foxes. There are resurgent islands such as Eigg, which have been liberated from capricious owners to be run by their residents; holy islands like Bardsey, the resting place of 20,000 saints, and still a site of spiritual questing; and deserted islands such as St Kilda, famed for the evacuation of its human population, and now dominated by wild sheep and seabirds. In this evocative and vividly observed book, Patrick Barkham explores some of the most beautiful landscapes in the British Isles as he travels to ever-smaller islands in search of their special magic. Our small islands are both places of freedom and imprisonment, party destinations and oases of peace, strangely suburban and deeply wild. They are places where the past is unusually present, but they can also offer a vision of an alternative future. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from local legends to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is like to live on a small island, and what it means to be an islander.

The Marches

A Borderland Journey Between England and Scotland

Author: Rory Stewart

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544105796

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 1757

“An unforgettable tale.” — National Geographic In The Places in Between Rory Stewart walked some of the most dangerous borderlands in the world. Now he travels with his eighty-nine-year-old father—a comical, wily, courageous, and infuriating former British intelligence officer—along the border they call home. On Stewart’s four-hundred-mile walk across a magnificent natural landscape, he sleeps on mountain ridges and in housing projects, in hostels and farmhouses. With every fresh encounter—from an Afghanistan veteran based on Hadrian’s Wall to a shepherd who still counts his flock in sixth-century words—Stewart uncovers more about the forgotten peoples and languages of a vanished country, now crushed between England and Scotland. Stewart and his father are drawn into unsettling reflections on landscape, their parallel careers in the bygone British Empire and Iraq, and the past, present, and uncertain future of the United Kingdom. And as the end approaches, the elder Stewart’s stubborn charm transforms this chronicle of nations into a fierce, exuberant encounter between a father and a son. This is a profound reflection on family, landscape, and history by a powerful and original writer. “The miracle of The Marches is not so much the treks Stewart describes, pulling in all possible relevant history, as the monument that emerges to his beloved father.” — New York Times Book Review

Braco

Author: Lesleyanne Ryan

Publisher: Breakwater Books Limited

ISBN: 9781550813340

Category: Yugoslav War, 1991-1995

Page: 355

View: 1502

WINNER OF THE 2011 Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, Lesleyanne Ryan's debut novel, Braco, takes place over the five days fol¬lowing the fall of Srebrenica in 1995. The narrative follows the perspectives of Bosnian civilians, UN Peacekeepers, Serbian and Bosnian soldiers, as well as a Canadian photojournalist. A retired veteran and former Bosnian Peacekeeper, Ryan vividly captures the visceral tension and horror of Bosnian refugees fleeing Srebrenica, the ensuing massacre of Bosnian men, and the inability of the Dutch peacekeepers to protect them. The award judges acclaimed the debut novel as a "compelling, captivating, and fast-paced novel, from its vivid and intriguing prologue set in Srebrenica to an ending that fits, if not satisfies."

Red Dirt

Author: E.M. Reapy

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 9781784974633

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

View: 7673

A group of young Irish migrants leave a man called Hopper for dead on an outback road in Australia. They barely know him; no-one will miss him in their world of hostels, wild nights on cheap wine and grinding work on isolated farms. In this powerful novel about the discovery of responsibility, three young people – Fiona, Murph and Hopper – flee the collapse of their country's economy. In the heat and endless spaces of Australia they try to escape their past, but impulsive cruelty, shame and guilt drag them down, and it is easy to make terrible choices.

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