Moments that Changed Us

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Gill & Macmillan, 2005 - Ireland - 318 pages
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Ireland has changed enormously since the 1960s. The old country is barely recognisable today. Crucial moments in that process of transformation are the subject of Colum Kenny s new book. He recalls a series of linked events which, taken together, fired the engines of social, economic and cultural change in modern Ireland. He gathers his material by themes: Mother and Child (including education, school beatings, working mums); Violence (including the vanished, random attacks and atrocities); Rituals (including drugs, sport, religion). Other themes are Sexual Relations, Scandals, Politics, Society, Lifestyle and Culture. This fascinating necklace of moments and events gives a unique insight into the evolution of contemporary Ireland. Colum Kenny s cool, analytical intelligence interprets Ireland to the Irish for the twenty-first century.

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From confraternity to Celtic Babes Limerick City 26 July 2000
Working mothers Dunkellin Munster 31 July 1973

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About the author (2005)

Colum Kenny teaches in the School of Communications at Dublin City University.

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