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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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

Favourite Irish Legends for Children

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

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.

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.

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.

Irelandopedia

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

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.

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.

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!

Pocket Irish Wit and Wisdom

Hardback, 05/02/2016, €6.00
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.

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.

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.

Field Guide to Irish Fairies

Paperback, 13/11/1997, €9.95

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Star of the Sea: Farewell to Old Ireland

Paperback, 01/01/2004, €12.95
In the bitter winter of 1847, from an Ireland torn by injustice and natural disaster, the Star of the Sea sets sail for New York. On board are hundreds of refugees. It is the story of tragedy, mercy, love and healing, the further the ship sails towards the Promised Land, the more her passengers seem moored to a past which will never let them go.

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.

The Pocket Encyclopedia of Ireland

Hardback, 10/02/2012, €6.00
The Pocket Encyclopedia of Ireland is a comprehensive, illustrated A-Z encyclopedia, specifically devoted to subjects of Irish interest.

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 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.