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Celebrating Ireland

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

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.

A Pocket History of Ireland

Hardback, 26/03/2010, €5.99
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.

Irish Folk and Fairy Tales

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

100 Poems

Hardback, 28/06/2018, €14.85
€12.99
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 President's Glasses

Paperback, 13/03/2018, €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.

The Story of Ireland

Paperback, 05/07/2012, €12.95
A intriguing new take on Irish history, exploring the ways in which outside influences have shaped Ireland from 433 B.C. to the modern day.

Treasury of Irish Fairy and Folk Tales

Hardback, 04/02/2016, €35.00
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.

Ireland - A Luminous Beauty

Hardback, 30/11/2014, €20.00
Collection of stunning full-colour photographs by some of Ireland's finest landscape photographers, each with concise text, blending history, myth, and a sense of place. Many of the photographs were taken in the early morning light or as the sun set - the golden hour, which is favoured for its soft, diffused light.

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.

Field Guide to Irish Fairies

Paperback, 13/11/1997, €9.95

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.

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 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.

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.

Favourite Irish Legends for Children

Hardback, 10/09/2010, €11.00
A bumper collection of Ireland's favourite legends for children.

The Origins of the Irish

Paperback, 13/07/2017, €12.95
The first book in nearly a century to explore and satisfactorily explain how and when the Irish people came into being, now available in B-format paperback.

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.

Angela's Ashes

Paperback, 03/10/2005, €12.95
Stunning reissue of the phenomenal worldwide bestseller: Frank McCourt's sad, funny, bittersweet memoir of growing up in New York in the 30s and in Ireland in the 40s.

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Paperback, 16/03/2015, €14.99
Take a photographic journey along the Wild Atlantic Way with this sumptuous book of 200 photographs, maps, and quotations the west coast of Ireland.

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.

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.

Ireland: The Autobiography

Paperback, 04/05/2017, €14.85

Pocket History Of Irish Famine

Hardback, 02/02/2018, €6.00
This book explains what happened before and during the Famine, with an account of the consequences of this epic tragedy.

The Sea

Paperback, 02/05/2006, €12.15
Winner of the 2005 Man Booker Prize

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.

McCarthy's Bar: A Journey of Discovery in Ireland

Paperback, 15/03/2001, €14.85
A classic of humourous travel writing that has sold over a million copies so far

Oscar Wilde - Stories for Children

Hardback, 04/11/2013, €15.00
A major, beautifully-illustrated collection of Oscar Wilde's favourite children's tales known and loved throughout the world. It includes: * The Happy Prince * The Selfish Giant * The Nightingale and the Rose This gorgeous production brings Wilde's magical stories to a whole new generation.

Irelandopedia

Hardback, 15/10/2015, €25.00
This breathtakingly exciting book discovers Ireland, county by county, as you've never seen it before!

That They May Face the Rising Sun

Paperback, 05/11/2009, €12.15
Joe and Kate Ruttledge have come to Ireland from London in search of a different life. In passages of beauty and truth, the drama of a year in their lives and those of the memorable characters that move about them unfolds through the action, the rituals of work, religious observances and play.