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Celebrating Ireland

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

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.

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 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.

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.

A Pocket History of Ireland

Hardback, 26/03/2010, €4.99
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.

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.

Pocket Irish Wit and Wisdom

Hardback, 05/02/2016, €5.00
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.

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!

How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe

Paperback, 11/03/1996, €12.95
The untold story of Ireland's role, from the fall of Rome to the rise of medieval Europe.

The Spinning Heart

Paperback, 01/11/2013, €12.15
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.

Pocket History Of Irish Famine

Hardback, 02/02/2018, €5.00
This book explains what happened before and during the Famine, with an account of the consequences of this epic tragedy.

The Origins of the Irish

Paperback, 13/07/2017, €12.95

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.

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.

Field Guide to Irish Fairies

Paperback, 13/11/1997, €9.95

Dracula

Paperback, 26/04/2012, €8.10
When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to advise Count Dracula on a London home, he makes a horrifying discovery. Soon afterwards, a number of disturbing incidents unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby; strange puncture marks appear on a young woman's neck.

Artemis Fowl

Paperback, 07/04/2011, €9.45
Rumour has it Artemis Fowl is responsible for every major crime of the new century. Just twelve years old and already he's a criminal genius, plotting to restore his family's fortune with a spot of corruption and kidnapping. Kidnapping a fairy for ransom, to be precise.

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.

Atlas of the Irish Revolution

Hardback, 01/09/2017, €59.00
The Atlas of the Irish Revolution draws together existing and ongoing new research into the revolutionary period in a broad ranging and inclusive manner. It includes contributions from leading scholars across a range of disciplines

Treasury of Irish Fairy and Folk Tales

Hardback, 04/02/2016, €35.00
€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.

Ireland: The Autobiography

Paperback, 04/05/2017, €12.95

Irelandopedia

Hardback, 15/10/2015, €19.99
This breathtakingly exciting book discovers Ireland, county by county, as you've never seen it before!

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.

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.

The Pocket Encyclopedia of Ireland

Hardback, 10/02/2012, €5.00
The Pocket Encyclopedia of Ireland is a comprehensive, illustrated A-Z encyclopedia, specifically devoted to subjects of Irish interest.

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.

Springs of Affection

Paperback, 26/05/2016, €15.00

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Paperback, 16/03/2015, €15.00
Take a photographic journey along the Wild Atlantic Way with this sumptuous book of 200 photographs, maps, and quotations the west coast of Ireland.

At Swim-two-birds

Paperback, 24/02/2000, €12.95
The undergraduate narrator lives with his uncle in Dublin, drinks too much with his friends and invents stories peopled with hilarious and unlikely characters, one of whom, creates a means by which women can give birth to full-grown people.

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.

Irish Folk and Fairy Tales

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

Favourite Irish Legends for Children

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