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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Field Guide to Irish Fairies

Paperback, 13/11/1997, €9.95

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.

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.

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 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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 Pocket Encyclopedia of Ireland

Hardback, 10/02/2012, €5.99
The Pocket Encyclopedia of Ireland is a comprehensive, illustrated A-Z encyclopedia, specifically devoted to subjects of Irish interest.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.