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Celebrating Ireland

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

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The Heart's Invisible Furies

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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.
€12.00 €12.15

The President's Glasses

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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.
€9.00

A Pocket History of Ireland

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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.
€6.00

100 Poems

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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.
€12.99 €14.85

Collected Poems

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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.
€12.95

Irish Folk and Fairy Tales

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A collection of retellings of the traditional stories of Ireland.
€10.00

Ireland - A Luminous Beauty

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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.
€20.00

The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story

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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.
€12.95

Pocket History Of Irish Famine

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This book explains what happened before and during the Famine, with an account of the consequences of this epic tragedy.
€5.99

The Book of Kells

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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.
€8.10

The Long Gaze Back

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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.
€12.95

Field Guide to Irish Fairies

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€9.95

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

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

Ireland: The Autobiography

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€14.85

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

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

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

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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.
€12.95

Dracula

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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.
€8.10

Dubliners

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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.
€10.80

Irelandopedia

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

Irishology: Slagging, Junior C Football, Wet Rain and Everything Else We Love About Ireland

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Taking a humorous, nostalgic approach, Ronan Moore provides witty guide to all things distinctly Irish from weddings to wakes and everything in between that will leave you laughing all the way to the bog.
€11.00

Let's See Ireland!

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Follow Molly's journey in this gorgeous picture book that is sure to delight adults and children alike!
€13.00

Oscar Wilde - Stories for Children

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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.
€15.00

The Pocket Encyclopedia of Ireland

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The Pocket Encyclopedia of Ireland is a comprehensive, illustrated A-Z encyclopedia, specifically devoted to subjects of Irish interest.
€6.00

Treasury of Irish Fairy and Folk Tales

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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.
€35.00

Gulliver's Travels

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Describes the four voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, a ship's surgeon. This text, based on the first edition of 1726, reproduces all the original illustrations and includes an introduction, which discusses the ways "Gulliver's Travels" has been interpreted since its first publication.
€8.10

McCarthy's Bar: A Journey of Discovery in Ireland

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A classic of humourous travel writing that has sold over a million copies so far
€14.85

Pocket Irish Wit and Wisdom

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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.
€5.99

The Gathering

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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.
€12.15

The Moon Spun Around

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This sumptuously illustrated book of carefully selected works of WB Yeats, including poems, stories, a descriptive prose passage on Sligo, extracts from his letters, an adaptation of his memories of childhood, and an account of his daughter Anne's memories of childhood.
€20.00

The Third Policeman

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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.
€12.15

Ulysses

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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.
€12.95