Great Irish Speeches

Great Irish Speeches

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By (author) Richard Aldous

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  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
  • Format: Mixed media product | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 266mm x 24mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 2 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847246583
  • ISBN 13: 9781847246585
  • Edition: Abridged
  • Edition statement: Abridged edition
  • Illustrations note: 50 black and white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 976,786

Product description

The Great Irish Speeches audio pack offers genuine historical recordings from the last 70 years of the most stirring and memorable speeches that have shaped Irish history. The CD is accompanied by an illustrated book, containing the transcripts of these and over 30 other momentous orations from throughout history. Each speech is preceded by an introduction, which places the address in context and underlines its historical significance, as well as an iconic photograph of the speaker. Presented chronologically, the book and CD together provide tremendous insight into Irish and world history. Includes the following speeches: * Eamon de Valera 'That Ireland which we dreamed of.' * Eamon de Valera 'The abuse of a people who have done him no wrong.' * John F. Kennedy 'Ireland's hour has come.' * Jack Lynch 'The Irish government can no longer stand by.' * Liam Cosgrave 'Mongrel foxes.' * Charles J. Haughey 'We are living away beyond our means.' * Joe Connolly 'People of Galway - we love you.' * John Hume 'Sit down and negotiate our future with us.' * Mary Robinson 'Come dance with me in Ireland.' * Maire Geoghegan-Quinn 'A necessary development of human rights.' * Seamus Heaney 'The achievement of Irish poets.' * David Trimble 'A cold house for Catholics.' * Joe Higgins 'Ansbacher Man.' * Gerry Adams 'Now there is an alternative.' * Ian Paisley 'A Northern Ireland in which all can live together in peace.' * Bertie Ahern 'This is what Ireland can give to the world.'

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Author information

Dr Richard Aldous is the head of the School of History and Archives at University College, Dublin. He comments regularly on international affairs on Radio 4 and 5, Prime Time, Questions and Answers and contributes to the Irish Times. His published works include a book on Gladstone and Disraeli - The Lion and the Unicorn - Tunes of Glory and Harold MacMillan.

Table of contents

Eamon de Valera 'That Ireland which we dreamed of.' Eamon de Valera 'The abuse of a people who have done him no wrong.' John F. Kennedy 'Ireland's hour has come.' Jack Lynch 'The Irish government can no longer stand by.' Liam Cosgrave 'Mongrel foxes.' Charles J. Haughey 'We are living away beyond our means.' Joe Connolly 'People of Galway - we love you.' John Hume 'Sit down and negotiate our future with us.' Mary Robinson 'Come dance with me in Ireland.' Maire Geoghegan-Quinn 'A necessary development of human rights.' Seamus Heaney 'The achievement of Irish poets.' David Trimble 'A cold house for Catholics.' Joe Higgins 'Ansbacher Man.' Gerry Adams 'Now there is an alternative.' Ian Paisley 'A Northern Ireland in which all can live together in peace.' Bertie Ahern 'This is what Ireland can give to the world.'