The republication of rare and out-of-print books provides an excellent way for the general researcher of Irish genealogical history to obtain the reference books needed to delve into otherwise unobtainable
scholarly works on Irish history.
I have republished books on two of the main ruling classes in Ireland during the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries - namely, the O'Brien and the MacNamara clans.
These three books, out of print for over a century, provide a veritable cornucopia of information on two major Irish surnames, the bearers of which have contributed to the vast majority of Irish and Celtic written history.
The MacNamaras were at one time powerful overlords of the later mediaeval period, ruling swathes of Counties Clare, Limerick and Tipperary for several centuries in succession.
The O'Briens can boast of having Brian Boru, once High King of Ireland
and famed as having broken the power of the Viking invaders, as the founder of their bloodline.
The names of O'Brien and MacNamara are now familiar throughout the
global Irish diaspora and the books have had a world-wide response from people researching their family trees, or people who simply want to know more about Ireland and Co. Clare in the Mediaeval Period.
As promised, I have now managed to procure an extremely rare copy of
another early book on the origins of the MacNamara clan.
Entitled "The Pedigree of John MacNamara, Esquire, with some Family Reminiscences" it was originally published in 1908, and I have recently had it republished.