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Reading the Rising

Reading the Rising (pdf file)

The 1916 Easter Rising is probably the single most important event in the history of modern Ireland. More than 800 books have been published on the subject with almost 500 currently in print.

This promotion features a selection of the best of the currently available books on the Rising. The books selected include general introductions, biographies of the individual leaders, first-hand accounts of particular battles, details of the insurrection in particular parts of the country and accounts of the civilian experience of the Rising.

This listing is but a small selection of the books that have been written about the Easter Rising. Clare County Library’s book collection contains many more books on the subject, some of which are out of print. There are also a number of books on the subject available in ebook format. Check our catalogue on

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