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In Honor of Saint Patrick's Day

In Honor of Saint Patrick's Day, enjoy a bit of an Irish tune with us.

Also, here are just a few books on the history of Ireland and the history of the Irish in the U.S. from the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) web site from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped?  Not yet registered for BARD?  Register online for BARD. You must be registered with TBBC first before you can register for BARD.

Coffey, Michael.  (2000). The Irish in America. Read by Frank Coffee. Essays on the Irish American experience and the contributions of Irish immigrants to their adopted nation. Depicts Ireland's potato famine of the 1840s and the mass migration to the United States, the efforts of the newcomers to establish themselves in American society, and the role of the prominent "New Irish." Some strong language.  DB46280.

Dolan, Jay P. (2008). The Irish Americans: A History . Read by Terry Donnelly. University of Notre Dame professor researches Irish immigration to the United States--both Catholic and Protestant--from colonial times to the twenty-first century. Highlights important figures and uses primary sources to depict the unique heritage of this group. Selects four elements--politics, religion, labor, and nationalism--that distinguish Irish Americans from other peoples. DB68852.

McCaffrey, Carmel. (2002).  In Search of Ancient Ireland: The Origins of the Irish, from Neolithic Times to the Coming of the English.  Read by Terry Donnelly. This companion to a PBS television series reviews the history, archaeology, and legends of Ireland from circa 8000 B.C. to the twelfth century A.D. The authors explore ancient sites throughout the countryside and reexamine history to distinguish between popular myth and reality. DB58296.



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