The Luck of the Irish

with audio recording

Author: Margaret McNamara,Mike Gordon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442426241

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Katie makes shamrocks to help celebrate and ends up learning what it means to be lucky in this Ready-to-Read eBook with audio.

When the Luck of the Irish Ran Out

The World's Most Resilient Country and Its Struggle to Rise Again

Author: David J. J. Lynch

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230112278

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Few countries have been as dramatically transformed in recent years as Ireland. Once a culturally repressed land shadowed by terrorism and on the brink of economic collapse, Ireland finally emerged in the late 1990s as the fastest-growing country in Europe, with the typical citizen enjoying a higher standard of living than the average Brit. Just a few years after celebrating their newly-won status among the world's richest societies, the Irish are now saddled with a wounded, shrinking economy, soaring unemployment, and ruined public finances. After so many centuries of impoverishment, how did the Irish finally get rich, and how did they then fritter away so much so quickly? Veteran journalist David J. Lynch offers an insightful, character-driven narrative of how the Irish boom came to be and how it went bust. He opens our eyes to a nation's downfall through the lived experience of individual citizens: the people responsible for the current crisis as well as the ordinary men and women enduring it.

Luck of the Irish

Poignant Saga of an Irish Family Arriving in England Just at the Outbreak of World War II

Author: Ronnie Carroll

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477123520

Category: History

Page: 468

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Luck of the Irish World War II has produced unspeakable horrors. The war ended 67 years ago yet still more human dramas are. emerging. The personal consequences to families and individuals, of their nature, were not the subject of historical record. But nevertheless pain and sorrow was deep and lasting. Our story covers the experiences of an Irish family forced to emigrate. They could barely afford to eat let alone clothe themselves. From this anguish and despair they found that they'd landed in England right at the outbreak of war. We follow the consequences of the evacuation to the children. The two boys experienced cruelty, violent beatings and deprivation. One of the two girls was abused by a paedophile. They were both then confined in a convent for five years. Noel and Ronnie had eventful military experiences and Mary and Clare had hapless and very unfortunate marriages. Mrs Carroll on her own, performed miracles to create a home and an income for the family, in the absence if the father who had gone off and volunteered for the army. Many families paid a high price for the government policy of evacuation; ostensibly "for their protection" But none suffered more than the Carroll family. Ronnie's family, including his wife of 44 years, died around him. In sadness and desolation he foresaw only a lonely old age in front of him - then came a phone call from Australia

The Luck of the Irish

How a shipload of convicts survived the wreck of the Hive to make a new life in Australia

Author: Babette Smith

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1742378129

Category: History

Page: 304

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The luck of the Irish was chronic bad luck, as their sad history attests. That's how it looked for 250 Irish convicts when their ship, the 'Hive', sank ignominiously off the NSW coast in 1835. Miraculously all survived, guided to safety by local Aboriginal people...They landed at a time when the so-called slave colony was at its height, ruled by the lash and the chain gang. Yet as Babette Smith tracked the lives of the people aboard the 'Hive', she discovered a very different story. Most were assigned to work on farms or in businesses, building a better life than they possibly could have experienced in Ireland. Surprisingly, in the workforce they found power, which gave rise to the characteristic Australian culture later described by DH Lawrence: 'Nobody felt better than anybody else, or higher.'..'The Luck of the Irish' is a fascinating portrait of colonial life in the mid-19th century, which reveals how the Irish helped lay the foundations of the Australia we know today...'Deeply researched and vividly written, it's a terrific new and up-to-date account of the convict experience, mainly from the bottom up' - 'Emeritus Professor Alan Atkinson FAHA, University of Sydney'..'Brings the convict era to life through personal stories and insightful analysis.' - 'Lindsay Tanner'

The Luck of the Irish

Author: Joan Larson Kelly

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.

ISBN: 144130200X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The Luck of the Irish introduces you to blarney; leprechauns and fairies; Irish humor, proverbs, and toasts; and St. Patrick.

Luck of the Irish

Author: Cindy Sutherland

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1623802857

Category: Fiction

Page: 169

View: 8689

Quinn Donovan needs a change to get over a broken heart, so when he finds out his father wants some new horses from Ireland, he jumps at the opportunity. He has always dreamed of going abroad. But when he gets there, his first meeting with breeder Cian O’Reilly is a disaster—on both sides.

Luck of the Irish

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Mills & Boon

ISBN: 9781743559994

Category: Horse farms

Page: 351

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Irish Rose: Burke Logan was a gambler, and luck had made him owner of Three Aces, one of the finest stables in Maryland. He had come to buy horses, but one look at Erin McKinnon's fiery beauty told him that he would be leaving with a whole lot more.

Luck and the Irish

A Brief History of Change from 1970

Author: R. F. Foster

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198039877

Category: History

Page: 240

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Roy Foster is one of Ireland's leading historians, the author of the much acclaimed two-volume biography of Yeats as well as the definitive history Modern Ireland, which has been hailed as "dazzling" (New York Times Book Review) and "elegant, erudite, wise, witty" (Irish Times). Now, this brilliant writer offers a "short and combative" account of Ireland's astonishing transformation over the last three decades. Has there really been an "economic miracle"? Where does the explosion of cultural energy in music, literature, and theater come from? Has the power of the Catholic Church really crumbled? Focusing largely on contemporary events, living people, current controversies, and popular culture, Luck and the Irish explores these questions and raises other provocative questions of its own. Foster looks at the astonishing volte-face undertaken by Sinn Fein, eventually taking office in a state they had once fought to destroy. He describes how Catholicism, once the bedrock of Irish identity, has been decisively compromised, as evidenced by the exploitation and abuse scandals and the drastic decline in devotions. At the same time, the position of women in Irish society has been transformed, with the growth of feminism, a revolution in sexual attitudes, far more women in the work force, the ascendancy of President Mary Robinson, and the movement of women to front-rank Cabinet posts--all of which have put the position of Irish women ahead of that in many European nations. Many old molds have been broken in Irish society over the last 30 years, and the immediate results have been breath-taking. But are these developments really as permanent or even as beneficial as they appear? Everyone curious about the recent past, the burgeoning present, and the unclear future of Ireland will want to read this superbly written and deeply thoughtful book.

The Luck of the Irish

Author: Kirsten Greenidge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780573702648

Category: Drama

Page: 99

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When an upwardly mobile African-American couple wants to buy a home in an all-white neighborhood in 1950's Boston, they pay a struggling Irish family to "ghost-buy" a house on their behalf.

The Luck of the Irish

Author: Brendan Patrick Paulsen

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780811463478

Category: Children's writings, American.

Page: 32

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A young Irish boy fights to save the Leprechauns' forest home from destruction on St. Patrick's Day.

First-Grade Bunny

with audio recording

Author: Margaret McNamara

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481410660

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 456

A visitor is coming to Mrs. Connor's class -- a bunny! Her name is Sparky and everyone wants to take care of her. Except for Reza. He doesn't want to admit it, but he's afraid of bunnies. So Mrs. Connor gives him a special job, and Reza begins to realize that maybe bunnies aren't so scary after all.

The Luck of the Irish

Our Life in County Clare

Author: Niall Williams

Publisher: Soho PressInc

ISBN: 9781569470787

Category: Travel

Page: 234

View: 9655

In their fourth book, Williams and Breen, the authors of O Come Ye Back to Ireland, When Summer's in the Meadow, and The Pipes Are Calling chronicle their life and adventure in this beautiful country, where fewer and fewer Irish men and women are lucky enough to be able to live.

Luck of The Irish

Author: Liz Gavin

Publisher: Pronoun

ISBN: 1537864327

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

View: 3244

Overprotected Keira Ashe has dreamed of visiting Ireland for as long as she remembers. Fresh out of college, she leaves her hometown Boston for a road trip through the Irish countryside. Off to a bumpy start, Keira’s luck is about to change when she meets gorgeous bartender Declan Slane. Declan Slane hasn’t been very lucky with the ladies. A troubled past he keeps locked away holds him back. Love isn’t in his plans, but Declan can’t help falling for Keira. Now he’ll do anything to keep her safe, even facing his own demons. When Keira’s innocence ignites a dangerous man’s dark desires, she’ll have to fight for her life, away from Declan’s protective arms. Will she escape the psychopath who’s targeting her? How can she save Declan, if it might mean losing him forever? Find heart-warming romance, heart-stopping suspense, and heart-searching paranormal in this series of standalone books by International bestselling author Liz Gavin.

The Luck of the Irish

Our Life in County Clare

Author: Niall Williams

Publisher: Soho PressInc

ISBN: 9781569470787

Category: Travel

Page: 234

View: 8195

In their fourth book, Williams and Breen, the authors of O Come Ye Back to Ireland, When Summer's in the Meadow, and The Pipes Are Calling chronicle their life and adventure in this beautiful country, where fewer and fewer Irish men and women are lucky enough to be able to live.

Fiona's Luck

Author: Teresa Bateman

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 1570916438

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A clever woman named Fiona must pass the leprechaun king's tests when she tries to get back all the luck he has locked away from humans.