Irish Biography

The Opal and the Pearl

Paperback, 31/08/2016, €14.99
Picking up on President Michael D. Higgins' call for a new Irish ethics, Glenstal monk Mark Patrick Hederman in his latest book, The Opal and the Pearl examines sexuality in the lives and writings of Joyce, Iris Murdoch and Yeats and delivers a searching critique of the Catholic Church's monosexual stance.

Nothing is written in stone: notebooks of Justin Keating

Paperback, 03/03/2017, €20.00
Kealy and Hussey have compiled a selection of personal essays by one of Ireland's leading intellectuals and politicians. Dealing with topics as diverse Marxism, care of the earth, Zionism, and education, this illustrated volume sheds light on Keating's often progressive and sometimes controversial views on numerous aspects of Irish society.

Hurley Maker's Son

Paperback, 09/03/2017, €12.75
The author's train journey home to rural East Galway in autumn 1978 was a pilgrimage of grief: his giant of a father had been felled, the hurley-making workshop silenced. In this memoir, the author captures the rhythms, struggles and rough edges of a rural life that was already dying even as he grew.

Back of the Hack

Paperback, 09/03/2017, €14.99

An Unsung Hero: Tom Crean - Antarctic Survivor

Paperback, 01/02/2009, €12.99
Now available in a fresh, new format, this is the story of the remarkable Tom Crean who ran away to sea aged fifteen and played a memorable role in Antarctic exploration. An unforgettable story of triumph over unparalleled hardship and deprivation does justice to this enigmatic figure.

Forgotten Hero of Bunker Valentin

Paperback, 20/03/2017, €14.99
In 1943, 32 Irish POWs refused a Gestapo request to work for Germany. They were sent to a labour camp, where they were starved, beaten and forced to dig the foundations for a Nazi super-structure. This is the gripping story of Harry Callan's capture, resistance and liberation and his quest to honour the forgotten heroes of Bunker Valentin.

Times Great Irish Lives

Hardback, 06/10/2016, €18.45
Discover the fascinating lives of the figures who shaped Ireland, with over 100 obituaries carefully curated by The Times. Delve into the rich history of the most influential characters from the twentieth and early twenty-first century, from politicians, presidents and musicians to writers, artists and military personnel.

I Read The News Today Oh Boy HB

Hardback, 20/10/2016, €26.95