The History of the Irish Brigades in the Service of France from the Revolution in Great Britain and Ireland under James II, to the Revolution in France under Louis XVI was written by John Cornelius O'Callaghan, completed in January 1869 and published in London.
The History of the Irish Brigades in France covers the periods from 1688 until Louis XVI's ascendancy in France, a period of nearly a century. Despite its title, the first Books of this publication treats on the Jacobite Brigades in Ireland and their successive commanding officers, which were drawn from some of the most notable families in Ireland. The first book treat on the origins of three Irish Brigades that were formed during the Revolution in Britain and Ireland during the periods 1688 to 1691, namely the Mountcashel, O'Brien and Dillon Brigades and their original and subsequent Colonels and traces the actions of these Brigades until the Treaty of Limerick and the arrival of the Brigades in France with the remnants of King James' Army. The second Book details the Irish Brigades formed in France from these remnants and provides biographies of the first and subsequent commanding officers from the inception of the brigade until its extinction. The first two books are essentially a prelude to the actions involving the Irish Brigades in France.
Books 3 and 4 detail some of the campaigns involving Irish Brigades on continental Europe between 1692 and 1707 and includes comprehensive details on the War of Spanish Succession as well as various campaigns in Italy, Flanders and Germany. Books 5 and 6 recount the various political intrigues concerning the monarchies of Spain, France and England and attitudes of the Irish Brigades and their commanders before the opening of Book 7 in 1733 and the start of the Austrian War of Succession and the Brigades' involvement at Dettingen until the death of the commander of the Irish Jacobite Brigades, the Duke of Ormonde at Avignon in 1745. The forms the prelude to Book 8, which describes perhaps the zenith of the Irish Brigades' activities, which was short-lived and only spanned the years between 1745 and 1748, ending with the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle. Book 9 relates how the influence of the Brigades and opinions concerning them and their commanding officers quickly declined with the prospect of war between Britain and France and ends with the Irish Brigades final campaigns in the West Indies and North America and the death of its last commanders, General O'Connell in 1833 and Count de Nugent in 1859.
Republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom, the History of the Irish Brigades is a fascinating history; containing more the 650 pages, extensive biographies on the Brigades' commanding officers and containing a comprehensive Index of the major personalities, battles, campaigns and place names, this publication must appeal to anyone with an interest in the involvement of Irish soldiers in the service of France.
Republished here are The Military Novels of Charles Lever featuring his character Charley O'Malley. Originally collected and published in two volumes in 1841 and republished in 1872 by the author, this republication is number 74 of a limited edition of 250 published in Boston in 1891. In total, the two volumes contain more than 1,100 printed pages recording the antics of Charles O'Malley and his associates, the most popular serialised short stories in early Victorian Britain.
Charles James Lever (1806-1872) was born in Dublin and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. After travelling in Europe and Canada, Lever returned to Dublin to study medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons and began life as a practising physician when he was appointed the dispensary doctor at Portstewart, Co. Derry. Here he met William Hamilton Maxwell whose Wild Sports of the West, published in 1832, inspired Lever to write his own military novels. The first of these was The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, which was serialised from February 1837 in the recently established Dublin University Magazine. These portray the comic adventures of Harry Lorrequer and his army colleagues in Ireland during the Napoleonic period. In 1839 Lever moved to Brussels, where as a practising physician he wrote and published Charles O'Malley (1841), considered with The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer to be Lever's best work. 'Written under the spur of the writer's chronic extravagance, contain some splendid military writing and some of the most animated battle-pieces on record' and were said to have been avidly read, by amongst others, the Duke of Wellington. Lever was appointed to a number of vice-consulships, the last being in Trieste, in 1871, from were Lever reissued this collection of The Military Novels featuring Charles O'Malley.
The Military Novels of Charles Lever featuring Charles O'Malley are illustrated by Halbot Knight Browne, better known as 'Phiz', the illustrator of many of Charles Dickens' novels. Republished here in fully-searchable format, as a two-volume set, this publication is not to be missed.
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Much of the information contained in the Irish Army Lists, 1661-1685 was taken from the Calendars and Reports of the Marquis of Ormond MSS, but it also draws a plethora of information from the Irish State Papers, as well as the King's Letter and Entry Books. It is, therefore, a more comprehensive account than that published in the 1890s by the Historical Manuscripts Commission. This publication provides the names of all the senior ranks of officers serving in the Restoration Army of Charles II and in many cases relevant annotations have been provided by the editor. These annotations often provide useful genealogical information and can provide an essential historical perspective to the officers' careers in Ireland. Irish Army Lists provides a full index to the names of officers contained in the lists, but it is also fully and easily searchable. The Irish Army Lists provides a fascinating and detailed account of the new modelled Irish standing army during the reign of Charles II and is a welcome and much needed addition to post-Cromwellian Irish history publications.
Below you will find relevant Eneclann CD-ROMs, which we also supply. Eneclann is a partner in the Archive CD Books Ireland Project, and their CDs are essential resources for genealogists and historians alike.
The 1798 Rebellion was a watershed in Irish history. It has been estimated that up to 30,000 people were killed during the uprising, with many more wounded. This CD brings together some of the few remaining primary sources about the people involved in this conflict. It contains two lists of individuals who made claims for compensation for loss of property during the rising, and also two lists of rebels who surrendered in Dublin City and Coolock Barony.
In total there are over 8,000 names included in this publication covering two different groups those who took up arms and those whose property was damaged. These groups come from every social background, from poor Dublin city labourers and artisans to the aristocratic ascendancy of late eighteenth century Ireland.
This CD records details about:
* 1,218 people who surrendered in Coolock barony.
* 1,057 people who surrendered in Dublin City.
* 6,165 people who made a claim for losses.
These claimants came from the following counties:
Kings (Offaly) 29
Queens (Laois) 42
Wicklow 1,033 System Requirements
There is an increasing recognition of the significance of Irish participation in World War I. Over 200,000 Irish men served in the British armed forces during the war and of them the Committee of the Irish National War Memorial has recorded 49,000 deaths. This publication contains an index to the wills of 9,000 Irishmen in the British armed forces who died during the conflict 1914-1918, it is a tribute to their sacrifice but also sheds light on the realities and details of that sacrifice.
During the war soldiers sent to the front line were encouraged to write their last will and testament, if they did not survive these wills were registered, 9,000 of these wills are deposited with the National Archives of Ireland. This CD is a first time publication of an index to these wills, it contains the soldier's name, rank, serial number, regiment, date of death, date will was written, war office number, war office date, record number, names of witnesses, and names and details of beneficiaries and their family relationship. The index contains an estimated 18,000+ names and is fully searchable. It is a valuable aid to any one researching the broader context of the Irish in World War I as well as to genealogists and family historians tracing Irish family members in the early 20th Century. System Requirements
The objective of these volumes was to preserve the names of over 49,000 Irishmen who lost their lives fighting in the Great War, World War I, 1914-1918. The collection was compiled by The Committee of the Irish National War Memorial under the direction of the Earl of Ypres. It is the most complete record known to exist and was published in 1923.
This record is unique in many ways. Firstly, not only does it record the names of the dead, it also records their rank, regiment, date of death and regimental number. In most cases the soldiers county or place of birth and the place and date of death are recorded. All 32 counties in Ireland lost men in the Great War. More than 5,000 from Antrim, 4,800 from Dublin and 3,000 from Cork alone. Indeed it is likely that every village, town and city in Ireland at the time was touched in some way by the loss.
Beautiful artwork by the renowned Irish artist Harry Clarke completes this unique production, as users can view high quality scanned images from the original publication. Only one hundred copies of the original publication were ever produced. It is extremely rare.
Users can either search or browse the books, names and entries. The CD also reproduces the original introduction from 1923, and a new preface with plenty of statistic gathered while databasing the collection. There is also a biography of Harry Clarke, with information about his artwork over many years.
Every effort has been made to produce a high quality facsimile of the original 8 volumes published in 1923, whilst also using the technology available today to ease access to that information and compile valuable statistics that will enrich our understanding of Irelands place in the Great War.
This CD-ROM contains:
All eight volumes of the original publication, with 3,177 pages
Names of over 49,000 individuals who died, and all details about them recorded in the original books
16 different page designs by Harry Clarke
High qaulity scanned images of every page of the original publication
A beautifully designed DVD case incorporating the images of Harry Clarke
Help files and detailed introduction
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