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Celebrating Ireland

A selection of our favourite books representing the culture, history, landscape and legends of Ireland.

100 Poems

Hardback, 28/06/2018, €14.85
€11.99
Seamus Heaney had the idea to form a personal selection of poems from across the entire arc of his writing life, small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers. But now, finally, the project has been returned to, resulting in an intimate gathering of poems chosen and introduced by the Heaney family.

The Heart's Invisible Furies

Paperback, 14/12/2017, €12.15
€12.00
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read... Cyril Avery is not a real Avery or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world.

Conversations with Friends

Paperback, 01/03/2018, €12.15
€12.00
WINNER OF THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEARA SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER AND TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEARFrances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and observant.

The President's Glasses

Paperback, 09/03/2018, €9.00
An irresistibly fun story about a forgetful president and his ever-ready pigeon! Now in paperback The President's Glasses was a number one bestseller and shortlisted for an Irish Book Award.

A Dublin Fairytale

Hardback, 17/09/2015, €13.00
Once upon a time there was a little girl called Fiona who lived in Dublin. But Dublin is full of colourful characters and creatures from the fairytale realm. Often not seen or heard, they reside in some of Dublin's most famous locations and landmarks! With beautiful quirky illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Nicola Colton.

Let's See Ireland!

Hardback, 07/03/2016, €13.00
Follow Molly's journey in this gorgeous picture book that is sure to delight adults and children alike!

A Pocket History of Ireland

Hardback, 26/03/2010, €5.00
From prehistoric times to the present day this comprehensive history presents the story of Ireland in bite-size chunks. With illustrations throughout this is an attractive and practical guide to Ireland's colourful history.

The Long Gaze Back

Paperback, 31/08/2016, €12.95
The Long Gaze Back is a collection of thirty stories from writers past and present, from the 18th Century to now. Taken together, the collected works of these writers reveal an enrapturing, unnerving, and piercingly beautiful mosaic of a lively literary landscape.

Field Guide to Irish Fairies

Paperback, 01/11/1997, €9.95

Irish Folk and Fairy Tales

Paperback, 31/03/2009, €10.00
A collection of retellings of the traditional stories of Ireland.

The Making Of Mollie

Paperback, 17/10/2016, €9.00
Mollie Carberry's life seems pretty dull until she discovers her older sister Phyllis is a suffragette! When she and her friend Nora get involved they must face the question of how far a girl should go for her beliefs.

Pocket Irish Wit and Wisdom

Hardback, 05/02/2016, €4.99
The Irish famously have a way with words and this beautifully illustrated selection of the best of Irish wit and wisdom will amuse and entertain on any occasion.

Wild Irish Women: Extraordinary Lives from History

Paperback, 29/06/2012, €12.95
From patriots to pirates, warriors to writers, and mistresses to male impersonators, this book looks at the unorthodox lives of inspiring Irish women.

Collected Poems

Hardback, 12/07/2016, €12.95
This volume contains all the major lyric poems reflecting the diverse moods and phases of this important and inspiring poet, from He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven and The Lake Isle of Innisfree to Sailing to Byzantium.

The Times Great Irish Lives: Obituaries of Ireland's Finest

Paperback, 08/03/2018, €12.95
Discover the fascinating lives of the figures that have shaped Ireland from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Explore the rich history of the island's cultural, social and political landscape, with more than 100 obituaries carefully curated from The Times archive.

Dubliners

Paperback, 03/02/2000, €10.80
A collection of modernist short stories which create a picture of the day-to-day experience of Dublin life. The author stories are rooted in the rich detail of Dublin life, portraying ordinary, often defeated lives with unflinching realism.

McCarthy's Bar: A Journey of Discovery in Ireland

Paperback, 15/03/2001, €12.95
A classic of humourous travel writing that has sold over a million copies so far

Favourite Irish Legends for Children

Hardback, 10/09/2010, €10.00
A bumper collection of Ireland's favourite legends for children.

The Spinning Heart

Paperback, 19/12/2013, €10.80
In the aftermath of Ireland's financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. This book captures the language and spirit of rural Ireland and with uncanny perception articulates the words and thoughts of a generation.

The Book of Kells

Hardback, 06/03/2008, €8.10
Picking out the images from 339 vellum leaves, this title gives insight into the manuscript and its creation. It is suitable for those interested in history, ancient artifacts or the gospels and with a passion for beautiful objects.

Ireland: The Autobiography

Paperback, 04/05/2017, €12.95

The Call

Paperback, 01/06/2017, €10.80
Every teenager in Ireland is training to survive The Call. Not all of them will make it. This is their story.

Mollie On The March

Paperback, 05/03/2018, €9.00
Mollie Carberry is a suffragette! Well, sort of. Mollie and her best friend Nora have been bravely fighting for women's rights - even though no one else really knows about it. But when they hear a big protest is being planned, they know they have to take part.

The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story

Paperback, 03/11/2011, €12.95
The Man Booker prize-winning author's critically acclaimed selection of the best Irish short stories of the last sixty years, following Richard Ford's best-selling Granta Book of the American Short Story.

The Third Policeman

Paperback, 16/04/2007, €12.15
AN IRISH MASTERPIECE Celebrate a beloved classic of Irish Literature with Dubray... A brilliantly dark masterpiece filled with unforgettable characters in a strange and wonderland-like limbo. 50 years since his death, it is the perfect time to commemorate the life of this great comic genius.

The Gathering

Paperback, 05/01/2008, €12.15
The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan gather in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother Liam. It wasn't the drink that killed him - it was what happened to him as a boy in his grandmother's house, in the winter of 1968. This novel is about love and disappointment, about thwarted lust and limitless desire.

1916: The Easter Rising

Paperback, 03/03/2005, €12.95
An account of the events, personalities and repercussions of the Irish rebellion

The Country Girls Trilogy: The Country Girls; The Lonely Girl; Girls in their Married Bliss

Paperback, 07/09/2017, €12.95
The Country Girls and its sequels, The Lonely Girl and Girls in their Married Bliss, changed the temperature of Irish literature in the 1960s and inspired generation after generation of readers and writers. This book deals with these titles.

The Origins of the Irish

Paperback, 13/07/2017, €12.95

Treasury of Irish Fairy and Folk Tales

Hardback, 04/02/2016, €39.00
€34.99
The perfect gift for anyone interested in Irish folklore. These lrish tales are reprinted from nineteenth-century sources, but they date back to a centuries-old oral tradition of storytelling that had yet to be committed to the printed page. They were passed down through the ages virtually unaltered and feature a wide variety of fantastic beings.

This is Ireland

Hardback, 01/12/2008, €14.85
Originally published in the 1960s, this title in Sasek's beloved travel series for children is reproduced in this facsimile edition, which offers a colorful, spirited, and unique tour of Ireland via the deft paintbrush strokes and witty voice of a master storyteller. Full color.

Ulysses

Paperback, 30/03/2000, €12.95
Capturing a single day in the life of Dubliner Leopold Bloom, his friends Buck Mulligan and Stephen Dedalus, his wife Molly, and a cast of supporting characters, the author pushes Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes.