The Everything Irish History & Heritage Book takes you back to the old country and the distinctive personalities, places, and events that have made this country unique. From its breathtaking scenery and architecture to its celebrated saints and scholars, few places on earth match Ireland's romantic attraction and historical fascination. The Everything Irish History & Heritage Book walks you through Ireland's 1,600 years of history and acquaints you with the music, literature, food, and sports that have helped shape its inspiring legacy. Features authoritative information on: Celtic mythology and ancient folklore; The Irish literary tradition -- from The Book of Kells to Ulysses; The potato famine and the Great Hunger; The Irish in America and the immigration experience; The Troubles and the road to peace; Religion and family life. Packed with historical information and cultural insights, this fascinating guide is your ticket to the past, present, and future of the Emerald Isle.