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Newtown A History of Newtownards book cover picture

Newtown

A History of Newtownards

Trevor McCavery

Prodigally built in warm, mellow sandstone, picturesquely sited under Scrabo, at the head of Strangford Lough, the ancient town of Newtown (pronounced Newton) has a history that is in every way the equal of its stunning setting. Read more...

14.95
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Portavo: an Irish townland and its peoples

Part one: earliest times - 1844

Peter Carr

Few aspects of the Irish countryside have inspired more romance or nostalgia than townlands, the island's oldest, smallest and most enigmatic land units. Read more...

30 (hbk)
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Portavo: an Irish townland and its peoples

Part two: the famine to the present

Peter Carr

Part two offers more social, political and cultural thrills and spills as the townland steers its way through the great milestones of recent Irish history... Read more...

20, 35 (hbk)
Two Centuries of Life in Down book cover picture

Two Centuries of Life in Down

1600-1800

John Stevenson

A fascinating and highly entertaining excursion into the County Down of several centuries ago. Read more...

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 A Taste of Old Comber book cover picture

A Taste of Old Comber

The Town & its History

Len Ball & Desmond Rainey

Renowned for its spuds and whiskey, and for its great 19th century fairs, the little County Down town of Comber has a rich and eventful history. Read more...

9.95
Donaghadee, An Illustrated History picture

Donaghadee

An Illustrated History

Harry Allen

The picturesque County Down port of Donaghadee was once renowned as the 'gateway to Ulster'. Then, abruptly, in 1849, the passengers stopped coming. Read more...

11.95
The Most Unpretending of Places book cover picture

The Most Unpretending of Places

A History of Dundonald, County Down

Peter Carr

An illuminating and enjoyably lop-sided, 'worm's eye view' of the great sweep of Irish history, as experienced by one small County Down village built 'in the middle of nowhere en route to somewhere else'. Read more...

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A history of nurses and nursing at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

Yes Matron

A history of nurses and
nursing at the Royal Victoria
Hospital, Belfast

Peggy Donaldson

Tells the story of nursing at the Royal from 1797 to 1988, writing the too often overlooked figure of the nurse back into history.Read more...

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