Re: [JohnstonAustralia] Irish Books
- Is THE GENTLE JOHNSTON/ES about Irish or Scottish Johnstons? And what price and postage?Islay----- Original Message -----From: GillianSent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 2:34 PMSubject: [JohnstonAustralia] Irish Books
And does everyone know about the book THE GENTLE JOHNSTON/ES which is
available from Des Johnston of the Australian Clan Johnston/e
I am just reading it, AND enjoying it -
Jyc> -----Original Message-----
Jyc> From: WHeke [mailto:wheke@paradise. net.nz]
Jyc> Sent: Tuesday, 29 August 2006 8:51 p.m.
Jyc> To: NEW-ZEALAND- L@rootsweb. com
Jyc> Subject: Irish books
Jyc> Kia ora,
Jyc> For those of you with Irish ancestors and/or interested in Ireland the
Jyc> http://www.libraryi reland.com website is worth looking at. Each month a
Jyc> book is available to read on line - F R E E! Here is the latest
Jyc> P. W. Joyce's A Concise History of Ireland is now available to read online
Jyc> at LibraryIreland. com
Jyc> This book provides a good general overview to - and sequence of - Irish
Jyc> history from the earliest times to the beginning of the 20th Century.
Jyc> John Healy's Irish Essays: Literary and Historical is now also complete with
Jyc> essays on the Round Towers, St. Patrick in the West of Ireland, the Abbeys
Jyc> of Cong and Inismaine, and Grania Uaile (Grace O'Malley, the Pirate Queen)
Jyc> having been added.
Jyc> Happy reading.
- Jyc> Posted by: "Islay" islayk@... islaymist2000
Jyc> Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:49 am (PST)
Jyc> Is THE GENTLE JOHNSTON/ES about Irish or Scottish
Jyc> Johnstons? And what price and postage?
It traces the beginnings of the migrations from Europe to Britain - The
Vikings to the West Coast, the Scotii to Scotland, and the Celtic
people moving north under the nasty treatment of the Normans, then on
to the Border families and the first of the Johnston name. Later
with the problems of Maxwells being unkind to the Johnstons, and vice
versa, James VI/I sorted them out by encouraging them to settle in
Ulster - the Plantation. Next chapters are ULSTER THE
BEGINNING, ULSTER PRIOR TO THE PLANTATION, JOHNSTONS DEPART
THE BORDER AND ARRIVE IN ULSTER, etc. I did think it would be a dry
read, but it is very readbale and enjoyable, and also fills in the
bits about WHY the Plantation came about - and why people went to
The price was $38.50 - email Des at valdes@...