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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
€11.99
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.

A Pocket History of Ireland

Hardback, 26/03/2010, €5.00
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, 09/03/2018, €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.

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!

The Spinning Heart

Paperback, 19/12/2013, €10.80
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 Irish Wit and Wisdom

Hardback, 05/02/2016, €4.99
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.

Favourite Irish Legends for Children

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

Irish Folk and Fairy Tales

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

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 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.

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.

The Origins of the Irish

Paperback, 13/07/2017, €12.95

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.

Pocket History Of Irish Famine

Hardback, 02/02/2018, €4.99
This book explains what happened before and during the Famine, with an account of the consequences of this epic tragedy.

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.

Field Guide to Irish Fairies

Paperback, 13/11/1997, €9.95

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, €46.40
€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.

The Moon Spun Around

Hardback, 03/10/2016, €20.00
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.

The Making Of Mollie

Paperback, 17/10/2016, €8.99
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 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.

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.

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 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.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Paperback, 17/04/2008, €6.75
Dorian Gray gives his soul for eternal youth. While his portrait changes hideously, reflecting his crimes and corruption, he remains outwardly flawless. This new edition uses the 1891 expanded text and shows how Wilde transformed his many sources.

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

Hardback, 09/10/2015, €10.99
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.

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.

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.

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.