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Killasser: Heritage of a Mayo Parish
Paperback Edition - Illustrated - Published: October 1 2012 - ISBN: 978-09850753-1-6

Bernard O'Hara's latest book entitled Killasser: Heritage of a Mayo Parish is now on sale in the USA and UK as a paperback book at amazon.com, amazon.co.uk or Barnes and Noble

This history of Killasser: Heritage of a Mayo Parish, is a must-read for anyone interested in Ireland - especially those with ties to Killasser or County Mayo. Bernard O'Hara provides a clear overview of Irish national history, as well as forensic detail about ordinary lives in this rural parish on the border of counties Mayo and Sligo. There is remarkable insight into everyday rural life down through the ages, from both a historical and sociological point of view. Topics covered include archeology, place-names, education, farming, emigration, the Church, social affairs, customs and folklore, sport and genealogy as well as the growth of modern Ireland. The print edition contains more than 133 photos in 431 pages of well-researched scholarly data, statistical information, as well as original anecdotes and humorous tales. Included are detailed footnotes and an extensive bibliography. This book contains a great deal of valuable genealogic information which will be useful to researchers working outside of Ireland.


Killasser: Heritage of a Mayo Parish
eBook and Hardcover - Illustrated - Published: February 2012 - ISBN: 978-09850753-0-9
 
This history of Killasser: Heritage of a Mayo Parish, is a must-read for anyone interested in Ireland - especially those with ties to Killasser or County Mayo. Bernard O'Hara provides a clear overview of Irish national history, as well as forensic detail about ordinary lives in this rural parish on the border of counties Mayo and Sligo. There is remarkable insight into everyday rural life down through the ages, from both a historical and sociological point of view. Topics covered include archeology, place-names, education, farming, emigration, the Church, social affairs, customs and folklore, sport and genealogy as well as the growth of modern Ireland. The print edition contains more than 133 photos in 431 pages of well-researched scholarly data, statistical information, as well as original anecdotes and humorous tales. Included are detailed footnotes and an extensive bibliography. This book contains a great deal of valuable genealogic information which will be useful to researchers working outside of Ireland.

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The Hardcover edition of this book, ISBN 978-09547493-9-2, has in excess of 420 pages, thirteen chapters
and five appendices, is published by and is available (for €20, plus postage) from:
Killasser/Callow Heritage Society,
Carrowmoremoy,
Killasser,
Swinford,
County Mayo,
Ireland.


Davitt: Irish Patriot and Father of the Land League
eBook and Hardcover - 178 pages - Illustrated - Published: November 2009 - ISBN: 0980166012
 
This is an illustrated biography of Michael Davitt (1846-1906), who was one of the most beloved and respected personalities in Irish history. He was immortalized as the "Father of the Land League" and was also a respected international journalist, author, supporter of Home Rule and Member of Parliament. Davitt loved America and was a frequent visitor. He married Mary Jane Yore, an Irish-American from Oakland, California. His family settled in Pennsylvania. His father is buried in Scranton and his mother is buried in Manayunk, Philadelphia. Davitt's legacy to Ireland was immense: a country almost free of the landlord ascendancy class, occupying-ownership of the land, a foundation for the development of an independent, inclusive, democratic State, and a wonderful role model for patriotic public service. Widely acknowledged as a hero in Ireland long before his death, Michael Davitt has a secure place in the history of his country and is rightly seen as one of its greatest patriots.



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Reviews:
 
"The book is clearly written and complex issues, such as tenant right and 'rent at the point of a bayonet', are cogently explained." - The Irish Times

"Bernard O’Hara’s concise yet thorough review of Davitt’s life and contributions distills the essential points about Davitt’s life, times, achievements, and importance.  Davitt’s life embodied the complexities and many of the curiosities and paradoxes that have been increasingly recognized as part of modern Irish history.  Bernard O’Hara’s cogent, readable portrait of Davitt captures the independence, dedication, and integrity that Mayo tradition has long acknowledged and which modern Irish historiography now recognizes.  In the words of Joe Lee in his 2009 essay "Michael Davitt:  An Appraisal," 'The most noteworthy thing of all about Davitt was that striking though he was as a public figure, he was even more remarkable as a human being.'"
- Mary Helen Thuente, Professor of English, North Carolina State University
 
"...an easy-to-read and hugely informative account of the fascinating life of a man who will forever be known in Irish history as the Father of the Land League...Bernard O'Hara is one of Ireland's foremost scholars on Davitt and his command of his subject matter is clearly evident in this hugely informative biography...He has produced a book that is the perfect starting point for those who wish to learn about the extraordinary life of Michael Davitt." - Western People


Entrepreneurship in Ireland
Paperback - 350 pages - Published: April 2011 - ISBN: 9780717149766





Regional Technical College: The First 21 Years
Paperback - 206 pages - Illustrated - Published: December 1993 - ISBN: 0951727028





The Archaeological Heritage of Killasser, County Mayo
Hardcover - 227 pages - Illustrated - Published: 1991 - ISBN: 095172701X
  




Michael Davitt Remembered
Paperback - 56 pages - Illustrated - Published: 1984 - ASIN: B0006EGR34
 




Mayo
Hardcover - 326 pages - Illustrated - Published: 1982 - ISBN: 0950823309



The Evolution of Irish Industrial Relations Law and Practice 
Paperback - 146 pages - Illustrated - Published: 1981 - ASIN: B0006EAHKI



Touring Mayo: A Guide to County Mayo, Ireland
Paperback - 48 pages - Illustrated - Published: 1994 - OCLC No. 244642471
 



Killasser: A History
Hardcover - 104 pages - Illustrated - Published: 1981 - OCLC No.: 10823631